Top Marks for the 2nd in the SPORTEL Rendez-vous Miami International Market & Conference Summit Series !

Back to news · Sportel · May 16, 2023

It's a wrap!


he market floor has closed its doors, the conference corner is silent, signing off a vibrant and successful SPORTEL in Miami, which featured a streamlined two-day format as part of the international market and summit “Rendez-vous” series. Hosted once again at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, from 9 -10 May and strategically following on from the Miami F1 Grand Prix weekend, the event once again brought together leading decision-makers within the Americas, from the international sports business industry for this successful second consecutive event of the series in Miami.

During two days of intensive networking, productive business meetings, a top executive fireside chat, thought leadership masterclasses and innovative presentations, SPORTEL Rendez-vous Miami, proved once again why it sets the bar as the not-to-be missed sports business event for the Americas. Providing the community with a more regionalized and intimate industry gathering within its most established market in the region, Miami, is a trusted, approved and indispensable SPORTEL event for our traditional community and an exciting setting for new clients to discover and network.

Many of the long-standing clients who continue to support SPORTEL with their fidelity include : BeIN Media Group, Bundesliga International, CAA Eleven, Canal+, DAZN, Deltatre, Endeavor Streaming, FIFA, Formula One, NBA, NFL, MLB, Pitch International, Fox, Sportradar, Magnifi, PGA Tour, Premier League, Telstra, among others and many other newcomers have joined the SPORTEL family: Corporation Santiago, Caribbean Premier Sports Limited, Prodena, Sportsedtv, Zapping, Creator Sports Network, To The New Singapore, Canela Media Inc, Brand Brigade, Bluestone Equity Partners, Minuto 90 Films and much more.

“With more than 400 participants, 250 companies (including 25% who have never attended a SPORTEL event before), it confirms the importance to run an event in the Americas and we will keep on developing SPORTEL further, particularly with a presence in other areas of the world, said Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax.

The well attended conference day was widely embraced by both the impressive international speaker line-up and participants alike. Sessions addressed trending topics relevant to the community which can help enable them to make informed decisions when contemplating business strategies. Discussions centered around private equity investment, the growth of F1 and motorsports in the US, OTT, live sports streaming and FAST channels, media rights in women's sports, evolutions in production and content distribution, AI data, the cloud, and much more.

In parallel, the market floor was a hive of activity with meetings from opening to closing on both days of the event, around table top meetings, in exhibitor suites, meeting pods or at a networking event, all setting the scene for monetizing sports content and the acquisition of disruptive technologies for the industry.

Laurent Puons concluded: “We’d like to sincerely thank all of our participants, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and partners for their continued support. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to our upcoming flagship event, SPORTEL Monaco, from 23 – 25 October 2023, which will welcome over 2,000 participants for networking, deal-making, and partnering. At this point in time, we are proud to announce that, even before registrations have officially opened, more than 80% of the exhibition floor is already sold ».

SPORTEL Rendez-vous Miami in numbers:

  • 48% of C-level attendees
  • 30% of content buyers
  • 25% news companie
  • 37 countries represented, including:
    38% Europe, 57% Americas and 5% other (Asia, Middle East...)
See you in Monaco!