As the resurgence of the pandemic continues, leaving uncertainty for the coming months, Monaco Mediax has taken the decision to not pursue the organization of Sportel Winter, due to be held in Monaco from February 22-24, 2021.
“When I postponed Sportel Monaco to February 2021, the horizon was quite positive, but today I have to face the reality. We cannot hold an international event in this current sanitary context. The regulations and health situation in Monaco, France, Europe and the world as a whole evolve and change by the day, stating the obvious that the sports industry is not able to travel and meet face-to-face. However, the vaccine is giving us hope for the near future. We are not giving up and will continue to work hard to be ready for the day we can organize an event that can meet the expectations of our clients,” said Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax.
The organizers also announced that their teams are working on the 2021 calendar, which may be adapted depending on the evolution of the pandemic. Sportel Monaco will be back from October 5-7, reuniting the entire sports media and tech community to rebuild and reshape the industry.
Finally, while preserving its DNA of face-to-face events, which enable deal making and networking, a series of free to attend webinars will launch beginning in March 2021. Following the success of a collaborative e-sports webinar organised last November, Sportel will continue to connect with the sports business community digitally. Industry heavyweights and dynamic innovators will discuss key industry trends emerging through the disruptive Covid climate including: navigating media rights negotiations, “crossover” partnerships between parallel ecosystems such as e-sports, exciting new tech and digital evolutions and more.
We are not giving up and will continue to work hard to be ready for the day we can organize an event that can meet the expectations of our clients” Laurent Puons CEO of Monaco Mediax