Sportel Monaco postponed until 22-24 February 2021

While travel restrictions and COVID-fears are forcing the cancellation of some the world’s largest trade shows, Monaco Mediax remains on track by postponing its flagship event, Sportel Monaco, which was scheduled to be held in the Principality of Monaco from 26 to 28 October 2020. The internationally renowned convention will now be held from 22 to 24 February 2021, at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

This information was first announced through a personal communication to each participant planning to attend Sportel Monaco. Faced with fears of a new COVID-19 wave, many countries are tightening restrictions and increasing border controls. Especially in Europe, governments are imposing new rules on travellers to and from France. In addition, some international companies have issued a travel ban for all their employees until the end of the year.

“Giving up is not in my vocabulary. But given the travel restrictions, it is impossible to keep our event in October,” says Laurent Puons, Sportel Monaco, CEO. “The easiest solution would have been to simply cancel the event, but the sports business economy cannot afford to put itself on hold for too long. Convinced that this economy will fully recover in the coming months, we must be there when the time comes.”

By postponing its event, Monaco Mediax demonstrates the attention and consideration given to participants and exhibitors, in order to offer them an event that meets their expectations and needs. However, finding new dates for the postponement of Sportel Monaco was difficult due to a 2021 calendar that was already saturated with trade shows and congresses.

The event will take place at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, in its traditional format, offering an ever-increasing variety of services to facilitate exchanges. SPORTEL, the world’s leading Sports Content Media Rights and Technology Convention, is offering a range of new formulas and customized solutions to bring added value to its clients and innovates by relocating the conference room within the exhibition floor.

“We must preserve our DNA. A 100-per cent digital or hybrid concept is not adapted to our event, which above all promotes exchanges and networking. SPORTEL is the largest meeting platform for the key actors in international sports business,” adds Laurent Puons.

In this ambitious context, the organizers are choosing solid and transparent communication plans to reassure participants and exhibitors and maintain their confidence to welcome them in 2021!

Notwithstanding the postponement of Sportel Monaco, Sportel Awards will still take place from 26 to 28 October 2020 at the Grimaldi Forum. Organised under the Honourary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, SportelAwards rewards the best sports sequences of the year during a prestigious ceremony open to the public and in the presence of many great champions.

Sportel Awards also proposes a range of events dedicated to the public to offer them special moments with renowned sports personalities: screenings, exclusive meetings, etc. The complete Sportel Awards programme will be unveiled in the coming weeks, offering an exclusive content.

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