Sportel's first-ever Sportel Indonesian Rendez-vous event celebrated its completion following two days of intensive business meetings, networking and high-level conferences. Previously held in Hongkong, Shanghai, Singapore and lastly in Macau in 2019, it was the first time that the company's Asian event took place in Bali, after four years of absence in the region amid the pandemic. “I’d like to thank all our attendees, exhibitors and speakers, who’ve followed us in this new adventure! Thank you to our host, Transvision for the hospitality in the outstanding setting of Bali and the Grand Hyatt, and a special thanks to our partners, Java Festival Production and Cubmu, for their support," Laurent Puons, CEO of Spotelm said.
For this first edition, Sportel Rendez-Vous Bali welcomed over 400 participants from more than 200 companies, representing 31 countries. More than 55% of participants were from the APAC market, giving the American and European Sportel community to reconnect with sports business leaders from Indonesia, Asia and Oceania. The event counted 45% of C-level attendees, 32% of content buyers, 55% of participants from the APAC region (versus 10% in Monaco), 40% Europe and the Americas, 75 APAC Companies that did not participate at SPORTEL Monaco 2021 or 2022. After selling out last year, the company will host its SPORTEL Rendez-vous Miami event from 9 to 10 May, gathering sports decision makers within the Americas. The SPORTEL flagship event will take place in Monaco from 23 to 25 October 2023, spanning 7000 square meters of market floor and more than 2000 participants meeting, networking and brokering deals.
“Like SPORTEL Miami, SPORTEL Bali is a regional market allowing our community to meet the business leaders from a specific region, who are not attending SPORTEL Monaco," Puons said. "Indeed, in Monaco 2022, the APAC participation only represented 10% of our participants. With 55% of APAC participation in Bali, our goal is achieved. The future of SPORTEL Asia is in Bali. This is why I am pleased and honoured to confirm that SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali will be renewed in 2024."
In addition to the traditional business market, characteristic of SPORTEL, participants were able to attend the Conference Summit at Speakers Corner, covering the industry through the “Big Picture in Asia”, the success of global football properties within Asia, the growth opportunities stemming from regional and mobile esports for media companies. "From a business tech perspective, top executives shared the latest in OTT and streaming strategies and the hot trend of FAST channels, plus the influence and innovation the cloud and AI are having on sports and broadcast. On this occasion, Louis Ducruet, Nephew and Official Representative of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, presented Monaco as a sporting paradise and Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Sandiaga Uno, delivered a special keynote “Indonesia Sport Tourism Event on Shaping National Economy”," a recent release states.
To extend networking opportunities and the SPORTEL experience, numerous events were held such as the Opening Party at the Grand Hyatt Bali, a Whisky & Cigar afterwork at Bali Collection followed by a Gala Reception at Grand Hyatt offered by Cubmu. In parallel, a Golf Tournament, under the flagship of SPORTEL, took place on two exotic Golf Courses: New Kuta and Bali National Golf as well as two e-sports tournaments PUBG (Player Unknown's BattleGround) and MLBB (Mobile Legend: Bang Bang). SPORTEL participants also had the opportunity to try out the electric cars of the Wuling brand at the Test Drive Area located at Grand Hyatt. Finally, the event ended by an exclusive party at Cliff at Canna Bali, Nusa Dua. "It is an honor for Transvision to have collaborated with Cubmu and Java Festival Production to organize the first SPORTEL Rendez-vous event in Indonesia. We hope that with this event, we will have a greater influence in the sports industry. In addition, SPORTEL Bali has also been a great opportunity to promote Indonesia as a key potential market for sports content", said Peter F. Gontha, President and CEO of Transvision.
I’d like to thank all our attendees, exhibitors and speakers, who’ve followed us in this new adventure! Thank you to our host, Transvision for the hospitality in the outstanding setting of Bali and the Grand Hyatt, and a special thanks to our partners, Java Festival Production and Cubmu, for their support.” Laurent Puons CEO of Spotelm