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Sportel to skip winter event, launches free webinars to fill gap

By 12th January 2021 No Comments

Monaco Mediax is hoping to get back to face-to-face later in the year

Sportel logoMonaco Mediax, the organiser of the Sportel events, has decided against running the 2021 Winter edition.

Sportel Monaco 2020 had been postponed from the autumn to this coming 22-24 February due to the Covid-19 crisis, but will now not go ahead because of the re-emergence of the virus.

Sportel is still working on the 2021 calendar but currently the first confirmed face-to-face event is Sportel Monaco from 5-7 October. Before then they will be running free-to-attend webinars from March, discussing topics such as navigating media rights negotiations, ‘crossover’ partnerships between parallel ecosystems such as esports, new tech and digital evolutions and more.

Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax, said: “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.”

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