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SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali 2023 successfully setting the scene for 2024 follow up

March 1, 2023

Following two days of intensive business meetings, networking and high-level conferences, the first SPORTEL Indonesian Rendez-vous wrapped up successfully! Previously held in Hongkong, Shanghai, Singapore and lastly in Macau in 2019, it was the first time that SPORTEL’s Asian event took place in Bali, after four years of absence on the continent, following the global pandemic. 

For this first edition, SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali welcomed almost 400 participants from more than 200 companies, representing 31 countries. With more than 55% of participants from the APAC market, SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali has clearly been a great opportunity for the SPORTEL community from Europe and the Americas to reconnect with sports business leaders from Indonesia, Asia and Oceania.

In addition to the traditional business market, characteristic of SPORTEL, delegates were able to attend the Conference Summit at Speakers Corner, covering the state of the industry through the “Big Picture in Asia”, the exponential success of international football properties within Asia, plus how the regional esports and specifically mobile esports sector is brimming with opportunities for savvy 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”.

To extend networking opportunities and 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 tournament 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, this great event ended by an exclusive party at Cliff at Canna Bali, Nusa Dua.

“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”, stated Laurent Puons, CEO of SPORTEL.

“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.

“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. 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”, concluded Laurent Puons.

After a sold-out edition in March 2022, SPORTEL Rendez-vous Miami will be back 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, with 7000 square meters of market floor and more than 2000 participants meeting, networking and brokering deals.

SPORTEL Rendez-Vous Bali in numbers :

  • 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 to SPORTEL Monaco 2021 and 2022

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