SPORT EVENTS | BUSINESS
Sala de negocios SPORTEL MIAMI 2023
Tim Leister, Media Sales Manager de SPIIDEO
Ryu Takagi, Manager Overseas Group. Director, NFT Group de PLM
Reineer Zedrix O. Reyes y Rochelle C. Cuyco de PGN de Filipinas
Lara Isoardo. Executive Director de SPORTEL en Miami SPORTEL 2023
Sandrine Durand y Ella Helfer de SOFAST
SPORTEL 2023 Miami Hotel Marriott en el Downtown
Photos: Amanda Ospina
With the slogan “CONNECTING THE SPORTS BUSINESS INDUSTRY IN THE AMERICAS” the event brought together leaders from all continents in Miami on May 9 and 10.
The event closed its doors with a taste of satisfaction. This was expressed by its organizers and the participants interviewed by TVMAS.
37 countries represented, including: 38% Europe, 57% America and 5% others (Asia & Middle East…).
“The event featured a streamlined two-day format as part of the “Rendez-vous” series and has been really effective because we’ve had more time to meet with clients and friends,” said Rochelle C. Cuyco Assistant Vice President of Affiliate and Marketing Development PGN (Pilipinas Global Network) business.
Hosted once again in beautiful Biscayne Bay at the Downtown Miami Marriott and strategically following the Miami F1 Grand Prix weekend, the event brought together the top decision makers in the Americas, from the business industry sports.
During two days of intensive work, business meetings, a courtyard chat by top executives, master classes and innovative presentations, SPORTEL Rendez-vous Miami proved that it is a standard-setting event as the epicenter of growing sports business in the Americas.
“There are many participants from different continents, but the important thing is that this event brings together a regionalized community in the Americas, to establish new contacts,” said Ryu Takagi from PLM and who also explained to TVMAS how Baseball is the number one sport in Japan. “PLM is a business company with our greatest strengths in the digital and video fields and this event is a wonderful space to boost our business in the Americas.”
The support of important brands such as Bein Media Group, Bundesliga International, CAA Eleven, Canal+, DAZN, Deltatre, Endeavor Streaming, FIFA, Formula One, NBA, NFL, MLB, Pitch International, Fox, Sportradar, Magnifi, PGA Tour, Premier League , Telstra, among other new participants such as: Corporation Santiago, Caribbean Premier Sports Limited, Prodena, Sportsedtv, Zapping, Creator Sports Network, To The New Singapore, Canela Media Inc, Brand Brigade, Bluestone Equity Partners, Minuto 90 Films.
“With more than 400 participants, 250 companies (including 25% that had not attended the event before, confirms the importance of holding a meeting in the Americas and we will continue to develop SPORTEL, particularly with a presence in other regions of the world, said Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax.
The level of international speakers and sessions with current issues for decision-making was part of the program that the participants appreciated.
Sandrine Durand, co-founder & VP of Channel Development at SOFAST, told TVMAS that “This event is vital at a time when FAST channels are booming”.
Discussions focused on private equity investment, the growth of F1 and motorsports in the US, OTT, live sports streaming and FAST channels, media rights in women’s sports, evolutions in content production and distribution, AI data, the cloud and much more”.
The renovated event offered table meetings in a single room, in exhibitor suites, meeting and networking modules, a stage to monetize sports content and the acquisition of disruptive technologies for the industry.
Laurent Puons in the closing statement concluded: “We thank the participants, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, and partners for their continued support. We hope to see you at our next flagship event, SPORTEL Monaco, from October 23-25, 2023, which will welcome more than 2,000 participants to network and do business. We are proud to announce that even before registrations officially open, more than 80% of the show floor has already been sold.”
SPORTEL Rendez-vous Miami in numbers
48% of C-level attendees
30% content buyers
25% news companies
37 countries represented, including: 38% Europe, 57% America and 5% others (Asia and Middle East…)