Monaco Mediax decided to postpone its flagship event, which will now be held from February 22 to 24, 2021, at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, in its traditional format. Meanwhile, the Sportel Awards will still take place from October 26 to 28, 2020.
While travel restrictions are leading to a series of cancellations of the world's largest trade shows, Monaco Mediax remains on track by postponing its flagship event, Sportel Monaco, which was scheduled to be held in the Principality of Monaco from October26 to 28, 2020. The convention will now be held from February 22 to 24, 2021, at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, in its traditional format.
Faced with fears of a new Covid-19 wave, many countries are tightening restrictions and increasing border controls. Especially in Europe, governments are imposing new rules on travellers to and from France. In addition, some international companies have issued a travel ban for all their employees until the end of the year.
"Giving up is not in my vocabulary. But given the travel restrictions, it is impossible to keep our event in October. The easiest solution would have been to simply cancel the event, but the sports business economy cannot afford to put itself on hold for too long. Convinced that this economy will fully recover in the coming months, we must be there when the time comes,” said Laurent Puons, CEO of Sportel Monaco.
Now, Sportel, the world’s leading Sports Content Media Rights and Technology Convention, is offering a range of new formulas and customized solutions to bring added value to its clients and innovates by relocating the conference room within the exhibition floor.
"We must preserve our DNA. A 100% digital or hybrid concept is not adapted to our event, which above all promotes exchanges and networking. Sportel is the largest meeting platform for the key actors in international sports business," Laurent Puons added.
Notwithstanding the postponement of Sportel Monaco, Sportel Awards will still take place from October 26 to 28, 2020 at the Grimaldi Forum.
Giving up is not in my vocabulary. But given the travel restrictions, it is impossible to keep our event in October” Laurent Puons CEO of Sportel Monaco