POSTED: October 25th 2016

Olympics: SPORTEL doubles exhibition space at the Grimaldi Forum for 2016

Amparo Di Fede, SPORTEL General Manager and Santiago Martinez, Nexus Sport © SPORTEL
Amparo Di Fede, SPORTEL General Manager and Santiago Martinez, Nexus Sport © SPORTEL



LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) SPORTEL Monaco is off and running in the Principality and General Manager Amparo de Fede noted on the growth of the event this year in its 27th edition. This year organizers had to move over to make more space as demand superceded the usual requirements. 

The annual sports media market and convention racked up solid numbers last year hosting 2786 attendees from 75 countries representing 994 companies.

The General Manager explained, "2016 is another special year for SPORTEL. We kicked off this year with an amazing SPORTELAsia in Singapore and since have announced the increase of exhibition space for SPORTELMonaco. Since the announcement our team was bombarded with exhibition interest and had over 80% of the new venue booked out within weeks. On behalf of our team, we are very honored about your interest in SPORTEL and appreciate your continuous participation.

"With the bigger exhibition we also faced the challenge of directing the traffic in the venues and in result found the solution moving the main entrance and exit, so that everybody flows naturally in the new venue. This created a great energy and gives all delegates the chance to see all new exhibitors. Also conferences is a challenge we face every year. We always aim to provide best possible conferences that present new groundbreaking insight into the industry and show new business opportunities and how to increase your revenues.

"This year our SPORTELTech panel concentrates on Virtual and Augmented Reality, how it works and how to generate revenue with these technologies. I am thrilled to introduce you the SPORTELMarketing panels that will give all you marketing interested professionals great insight into the world of brand communication and use of content for effective fan interaction. And on Wednesday we present an entire day on legal issues of the industry in the new SPORTEL-Law conference.

"I personally invite you to the popular networking events, starting off your day with the Networking Breakfast followed by the Networking Lunch, offering you the opportunity to meet other decision makers in person. I highly recommend you use the online Networking Tool to connect with other participants. It is designed to help you better communicate with others and schedule meetings. SPORTEL offers you the opportunity to meet in one of the designated meeting lounges. I thank all participants for trusting SPORTEL as your business platform and wish you the best possible business and success at SPORTELMonaco 2016.

Laurent Puons, CEO added, "Last year broke all sports broadcasting records*"

"From 2,485 hours of footage in 2014 to 3,119 in 2015! I cannot wait to see the figures for 2016... With more programmes, more broadcasters, more sports covered, more platforms offered and an ever greater number of devoted television viewers, the rising statistics certainly suggest that the future is bright for our international event - SPORTEL. In response to significant demand, with more people hoping to attend than in any other year, we have had to double our exhibition space at the Grimaldi Forum.

"I wanted to take this brief opportunity to thank you for your trust and support. Throughout our preparations for this edition, we have devoted a great deal of thought and effort to ensuring that we address your questions and concerns, provide insights into market trends, and anticipate which areas the industry will focus on. SPORTELMonaco 2016 will meet your every expectation. Between Panels and networking events, Sportel Awards Ceremony and after-party, I wish you a productive and entertaining stay," he concluded.

* Not including current-affairs or specialist sport programmes. Source: annual Fast Sport study, conducted in conjunction with France's broadcasting regulator, the CSA -

**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-five years of experience in the Olympic Movement, formerly at the European Olympic Committees with SportEurope under former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario Pescante. She worked with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge during his campaign for the presidency. 

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