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Sportel Bali announce event programme

February 9, 2023

An engaging series of Masterclasses and Presentations will take place at the inaugural SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali international market and summit being held from 23 – 24 February 2023. 

Sessions will dive into trends shaping the future of the sports media and tech industry and provide thought-provoking discussions led by influential sports business executives. The international blend of culture and experience, includes speakers from Indonesia, Asia, Europe, North America and beyond.

Attendees will gain vital insights to complement their meetings during the two-day market and exhibits, to evaluate and help make informed decisions when evolving their business strategies which unlock potential new revenue streams.

Monaco meets Indonesia, with Louis Ducruet, nephew, and Official Representative of SPORTEL’s Honorary President H.S.H. Prince Albert II, joining Laurent Puons, SPORTEL CEO, and event host, Transvision’s President Director Peter F. Gontha, who will officially open the event together on the morning of 23 February.
A scene-setting panel “Asia the Big Picture’, in collaboration with SportBusiness’s Kevin McCullagh, will feature Asian sports media industry leaders, including EMTEK’s Sutanto Hartono, SPOTV’s Mitch Hong, AFC’s Andrew Rogers and IMG’s Tom Broom, who will share their expert insights on the state of the industry today, how it got here, and where it is heading in 2023 and beyond.
“The “Asia the Big Picture” panel will be an excellent opportunity for AFC to share and debate with industry colleagues the major trends and challenges shaping the future of sports business in APAC and beyond”, said Andrew Rogers, Director, Commercial, Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
Another star-studded panel shining the spotlight on “Asian Audiences Embracing International Football Properties” will highlight how European and global properties have established their brands within the region, by expanding digital footprints and working side by side with broadcasters to enhance fan experiences, while adapting to sometimes challenging live sports scheduling times.

The stellar line-up includes FIFA’s Paul Calder, Serie A’s Anna Guarnerio, Bundesliga International’s Peer Naubert and Pitch International’s Henri Kamerling, and will be hosted by SportBusiness’s Imran Yusuf.
“This season marks the 10th anniversary of Bundesliga International’s office in South East Asia, and a perfect time to reflect on the lessons we’ve learned, as well as the plans for the future, as the Bundesliga fanbase continues to grow rapidly in Indonesia and across Asia.” announced Peer Naubert, CMO Bundesliga International.
Changing gear, Dorna Sports, Alex Arroyo, will share how MotoGP is “Revving up the Motorsports Experience” with Fox  Sports Adam Howarth and Telkom Indonesia’s  Dedi Suherman discussing the massive popularity of motorsports across the region. Harmonic’s Alexandre Paugam will also present a case study along with partner WRC Promotor and Philipp Maenner, titled “Accelerating Motorsports Global Reach with Rally.TV.”

The explosion in women’s sports and the importance of regional focus and innovation, will highlight how “Culture and Diversity are Shifting the Direction of Sports Media in Asia” and will be addressed by executives including, Reddentes Sports & Redd+E’s Mark Chew, RCTI’s (MNC’s) Dini Putri and Sportfive Asia’s Karen Lay and moderated by Magnifi’s Meghna Krishna who will look at best practices and shifts within the region.
Asia is the world’s biggest esports market, with a notable explosion in mobile esports and the sector is brimming with opportunities for savvy media companies that truly understand the space.  “The Future of Esports in Asia “panel, will be brought to you by SportBusiness’s Callum McCarthy and includes some of the most game changing organisations in Asia such as ESL Faceit’s Roland Lam, Moonton’s Martinus Manurung and Reddentes Sports & Redd+E’s Ren Kai Yip.
“The Esports scene in Asia has seen a rocketed increase in popularity over the years, especially during the COVID period. Now that Asia has came out of the pandemic and many sporting events return, there will be added competition for eyeballs and an increasing spotlight on what opportunities Esports can offer to the market.” commented Ren Kai Yip, Managing Director & Co-founder, Redd+E Pte Ltd.

Turning to tech, WSC Sports Guy Port, will illustrate how they are “Delivering Video Fan Experiences with AI” and how it is increasingly playing a critical role from personalized content to virtual and augmented reality. The tech theme continues with a panel looking at the current state of “The Cloud AI, NDI & Sports” as well as a debate where things are headed. The panel will be led by GSIC’s Raj Sambwani who will be joined by Snipitz’s Denny Darmo, Magnifi’s Meghna Krishna, and Ideal Systems, Fintan McKiernan.
The “OTT Streaming & FAST Channels” panel will focus on the FAST TV channels trend and how the model benefits sports content owners and broadcasters. The expert line-up includes Vision +/ MNC’s Clarissa Tanoesoedibjo, Origins Digital’s François d’Azemar and OTTera’s Stephen Hodge and moderated by SoFAST’s Sandrine Durand.
“SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali will be the perfect opportunity for us to share with the international sports community, the opportunities in the OTT and streaming space in Indonesia, as well as MNC’s Vision+ role in the development of the media ecosystem.” said Clarissa Tanoesoedibjo, Managing Director, PT. MNC OTT Network (Vision+)
“I’m honored to be part of a diverse panel that brings together voices from many different backgrounds, genders, and ethnicities. It’s incredibly empowering to see how our collective experiences offer insight, encouragement, and represent the wonderful diversity that our world has to offer.” Stephen L. Hodge, Chairman & CEO, OTTera

A new concept for the conference programme will see the introduction of a “Pitch Session” featuring selected innovative newcomers to SPORTEL who will present quick fire pitches in front of a jury and event attendees.

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