Sportel Rendez-vous Bali wrapped up with 350 participants from 31 countries

Hosted at the InterContinental Bali Resort from February 22 and 23, the 2024 edition welcomed 350 participants from about 200 companies representing 31 countries.

23 FEB 2024

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Sportel Rendez-vous Bali 2024 closed its gates after two days of intensive business meetings, networking and high-level conferences. This year’s edition gathered 350 participants from about 200 companies representing 31 countries.

“We sincerely thank all our esteemed participants, partners, and speakers who contributed to the success of Sportel Rendez-vous 2024 in Bali. Thank you to our host, Transvision, for the hospitality in the outstanding setting of InterContinental Bali Resort,” stated Laurent Puons, CEO of Sportel.

Attracting 60% of participants from Asian and Oceania territories and 30% of content buyers, the 2024 rendez-vous has been a great opportunity for the Sportel community from Europe and the Americas to meet the most consequential C-level decision makers (48%) within the APAC sports business industry, who are usually not attending Sportel Monaco, which will take place this year from October 28 to 30.

Bundesliga, FIFA, Premier League, LFP Media, NBA, ATP Media, Matchroom, Lega Serie A, FIBA, Team Marketing, Fight Nation, Infront, Mediapro, BIGG, WSC Sports, Baseball United and many more were present during the two-day conference and shared with rights holders and broadcasters, as well as sports industry players from the APAC region. Many representatives from Indonesia were in attendance, such as Vision+, Vidio, RCTI, TVRI, Trans TV, and Trans 7, among others, but also, thanks to its proximity to Bali, numerous companies from Australia, like Jam TV, Fox Sports, National Basketball League, and Australian Sports Technologies Network, who attended with several of their members.

In addition, participants were able to participate in the conference summit at Speakers Corner. A line-up of international and regional senior sports executives discussed topics covering regional trends from Indonesia to India, evolutions shaping sports broadcast and tech including OTT, streaming, D2C, social media and content delivery for premium and niche sports, best practices for tackling piracy, gaming, the future of football, women’s sports, the impact of sustainability and social awareness within the sports industry.

“This edition proved once again that our events abroad act as connectors between sports media rights executives from a region and our Community to develop valuable business opportunities during an intimate and qualitative regionalized industry gathering. We will continue in this direction in 2024 and stay tuned for the 2025 calendar, which is announced to be very rich,” concluded Laurent Puons.

"We are thrilled that Sportel has once again selected Bali, Indonesia, as the host city for Sportel Asia, an internationally renowned event. Our commitment is unwavering in delivering the premier sports media and technology convention and conference, facilitating invaluable interactions between industry players, sports organizers, buyers, and stakeholders across the Asia Pacific region. This event underscores our dedication to bolstering tourism and fostering the growth of the creative economy, further solidifying Bali's position as a top global tourist destination. Indonesia's proven track record in hosting high-quality events reinforces our standing as a key player in the sports content market," stated Peter F. Gontha, President and Director of Transvision.

Looking ahead, Sportel will relocate its spring event dedicated to the Americas to the Southern part of the continent. The next Rendez-vous will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from May 14 to 15. 2024 also marks the celebration of 35 years of the historical flagship event Sportel Monaco, taking place from October 28 to 30.