Programme

Stay tuned for programme and speaker updates

08:30 - 19:00
Conference Day
Junior Ballroom, 5th Floor

A high end one-day conference format created for the SPORTEL community, delivering new added value content and networking experiences, will set the tone for the Miami spring convention.

08:30 - 09:15
ALDEA Welcome Breakfast
Plaza 1, 5th Floor

Exclusive access to Conference Day registered participants

Start the day the healthy way, with a buffet breakfast.

Sponsored by

09:15 - 09:30
Welcome to SPORTEL Miami
Junior Ballroom, 5th Floor

Laurent Puons, CEO, SPORTEL

09:30 - 10:00
Opening Keynote
Junior Ballroom, 5th Floor

A Fireside Chat with Ray Warren, President, Telemundo Deportes

Join Ray Warren, President of Telemundo Deportes, for an insightful discussion about the impact that sports is having at Telemundo and across the industry around the current sports media landscape, the impact that Latinos have in sports, how innovation and digital are shaping the industry and the growing opportunities in the market place. He will offer insights into how Telemundo Deportes is embracing the latest trends to continue growing audiences and staying relevant. As the company gets ready to present the Summer Olympic Games, Warren will also discuss the planning of big, global events and importance of delivering an authentic, high- quality experience for the viewers.

In collaboration with

Speakers
Ken KERSCHBAUMER

Ken KERSCHBAUMER
Executive Director, Editorial
SPORTS VIDEO GROUP
Moderator

Ray WARREN

Ray WARREN
President
NBCUNIVERSAL TELEMUNDO ENTERPRISES

10:00 - 11:00
Sports Media Content Panel
Junior Ballroom, 5th Floor

The Shift in Paradigms Influencing Sports Media Content, Deal Making & Distribution

- Rights holders embracing direct to consumer distribution
- Fans sharing video images on social media at live sports events: Protecting rights or finding new ways to monetize?
- International distribution: reaching new audiences and tackling a critical but fragmented international market
- Impact of a growing esports market on the value of traditional sports media rights
- Buyers and sellers connecting directly to manage content and data
- The deal arena for minor sports properties

Speakers
Matt BRABANTS

Matt BRABANTS
SVP Global Media Distribution & Business Operations
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Amikam KRANZ

Amikam KRANZ
VP Media Sales & Operations
INFRONT SPORTS & MEDIA AG

Ricardo RODRIGUES

Ricardo RODRIGUES
Head of Business Development, Americas
TELSTRA
Moderator

11:00 - 11:30
FRIEND MTS Coffee Break
Junior Ballroom Foyer, 5th Floor

Exclusive access to Conference Day registered participants

Meet the Speakers & Networking Session

Sponsored by

11:30 - 12:00
Case Study
Junior Ballroom, 5th Floor

FACEBOOK and IRONMAN - A Partnership Case Study

For the past two years, IRONMAN has partnered with Facebook to distribute its live events on Facebook Watch.
Hear from Facebook and IRONMAN, as they discuss how IRONMAN has leveraged the social network to build an audience and drive meaningful business results.

Speakers
Ken KERSCHBAUMER

Ken KERSCHBAUMER
Executive Director, Editorial
SPORTS VIDEO GROUP
Moderator

Devi MAHADEVIA

Devi MAHADEVIA
Director of Emerging & Digital Sports Partnerships
FACEBOOK

Matthieu VAN VEEN

Matthieu VAN VEEN
Chief Revenue Officer
THE IRONMAN GROUP

12:00 - 12:45
Digital Piracy Panel
Junior Ballroom, 5th Floor

Living with Piracy

The promise of digital delivery and OTT business plans run into one constant issue: piracy and the way it strips away revenue opportunities and weakens the entire ecosystem. Every day there are new ways to deal with piracy but every day there are also new forms of attack. How can your organization tackle piracy in an efficient and effective way? Is learning to live with piracy the only way forward? And if not, how can rights owners, rights holders, and distribution platforms work together?

In collaboration with

Speakers
Antonio BRICEÑO

Antonio BRICEÑO
Deputy Managing Director
BEIN SPORTS NORTH AMERICA

Ken KERSCHBAUMER

Ken KERSCHBAUMER
Executive Director, Editorial
SPORTS VIDEO GROUP
Moderator

Brad PAROBEK

Brad PAROBEK
SVP Sales Americas
FRIEND MTS

Alexander STEINBERG

Alexander STEINBERG
Of Counsel
DLA PIPER LLP (US)

12:45 - 14:00
BITCENTRAL Networking Lunch
Plaza 1, 5th Floor

Exclusive access to Conference Day registered participants

Continue the discussions whilst enjoying a selection of locally inspired culinary delights and beverages.

Sponsored by

14:00 - 14:45
Keynote Panel
Junior Ballroom, 5th Floor

Boxing in the Digital Era

Today's consumers love navigating life with their mobile device on hand, which creates an opportunity for streaming services like DAZN to deliver high-quality content that is relevant to their passions and available at their fingertips. This trend is not only impacting entertainment but is changing the way boxing fans enjoy the sport. During this "heavyweight" keynote panel Eddie Hearn, Group Managing Director at Matchroom Sport, will discuss how this trend has created an opportunity to connect with new consumers, the importance of social media in marketing events, and the role that boxers play in promoting their own fights and viewing options. Additionally, Joe Markowski, EVP North America of DAZN Group, will offer insights into how the viewing experience can be more engaging and what the company is doing to pioneer sports streaming.

Speakers
Eddie HEARN

Eddie HEARN
Group Managing Director
MATCHROOM SPORT

Joe MARKOWSKI

Joe MARKOWSKI
EVP, North America
DAZN GROUP

Claudia TREJOS

Claudia TREJOS
Sports Analyst/Commentator
DAZN GROUP
Moderator

14:45 - 15:45
Technology Panel - Part 1
Junior Ballroom, 5th Floor

Tech & Digital Disruptors Enabling New Content Experiences for Fans & Revenues for Rights Holders

Digital platforms like social media and OTT offer a new way to reach fans with personalized content that resonates and builds loyalty, engagement, and revenue. But it also requires a disciplined approach to content creation that is authentic, professional, and additive. Learn how digital platforms are approaching new content experiences for fans in the stands, at home, and on the go.

In collaboration with

Speakers
Lionel BENTOLILA

Lionel BENTOLILA
CEO
ALDEA SOLUTIONS, INC.

Fred FOURCHER

Fred FOURCHER
Founder & CEO
BITCENTRAL

Eric HANSON

Eric HANSON
Senior Director: Product Development
PGA TOUR

Ken KERSCHBAUMER

Ken KERSCHBAUMER
Executive Director, Editorial
SPORTS VIDEO GROUP
Moderator

José Luis KRUYFF

José Luis KRUYFF
SVP Broadcast/OTT Americas
MPP GLOBAL

15:45 - 16:15
MPP GLOBAL Coffee Break
Junior Ballroom Foyer, 5th Floor

Exclusive access to Conference Day registered participants

Meet the Speakers & Networking Session

Sponsored by

16:15 - 17:00
Soccer Panel
Junior Ballroom, 5th Floor

North America: A Major Soccer Territory?

With the rise in popularity of soccer in North America, including the home growth of MLS and with the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the bag, more and more international clubs and leagues are moving into the territory and setting up a North American base, tailoring their product to better position themselves to the local markets. What new opportunities and challenges does this bring for these international media content owners and their broadcast partners and for growing the game in North America?

Speakers
Jason MILLER

Jason MILLER
SVP & Head of Properties
EXCEL SPORTS MANAGEMENT

Heidi PELLERANO

Heidi PELLERANO
Chief Commercial Officer
CONCACAF

Jose ROCHA

Jose ROCHA
VP Programming & Production
DIRECTV LATIN AMERICA

Phil SCHOEN

Phil SCHOEN
Sports Journalist
BEIN SPORTS NORTH AMERICA
Moderator

17:00 - 17:45
Technology Panel - Part 2
Junior Ballroom, 5th Floor

Tech & Digital Disruptors Enabling New Content Experiences for Fans & Revenues for Rights Holders

Digital platforms like social media and OTT offer a new way to reach fans with personalized content that resonates and builds loyalty, engagement, and revenue. But it also requires a disciplined approach to content creation that is authentic, professional, and additive. Learn how digital platforms are approaching new content experiences for fans in the stands, at home, and on the go.

In collaboration with

Speakers
Greg BOBOLO

Greg BOBOLO
SVP, Strategy & Global Partnerships
WAVE

Ken KERSCHBAUMER

Ken KERSCHBAUMER
Executive Director, Editorial
SPORTS VIDEO GROUP
Moderator

Mahdi MOTAMEDI

Mahdi MOTAMEDI
Director of Sales
VIMEO

Bruno PARREIRAS

Bruno PARREIRAS
Brazil Division Country Manager
WTVISION, INC.

17:45 - 19:00
SPORTEL WELCOME RECEPTION
Atrium, 5th Floor

Open to all SPORTEL participants

Mix and mingle with the SPORTEL community.

Co-sponsored by

09:00 - 18:00
Convention DAY 1
Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

It's GAME DAY! Welcome to SPORTEL convention.

09:00 - 10:00
WINNERS BREAKFAST
Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

Kick start your day with our breakfast for winners.

09:00 - 10:00
BUYERS BREAKFAST
Bayview Lounge, 3rd Floor

Experience one hour of high quality and intense networking whilst enjoying our premium breakfast buffet. (By Invitation Only)

12:00 - 14:00
HALF TIME LUNCH
Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

Re-energize during the half time break.

13:45 - 14:15
myQuiz Presentation
Presentation Room, Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

Digital Fan Engagement: How Technology is Redefining the Fan Experience

Multi screen content consumption, Clip Thinking, new media and a sharing society are the new challenges that marketers need to embrace, while providing the sports industry with a unique opportunity to redefine the fan experience and develop new sponsorship channels. Whether you are a sports club, manager of a venue, or a sports marketing company, adopting new technologies could empower you with alternative ways to interact with your fans and create more memorable experiences. We will be discussing how new digital platforms like myQuiz could help drive more fans to the venues, create a better in-stadium experience and build the community during the off season. We will be sharing our best practices, and show how our clients are benefiting from this new approach to fan engagement.

Speakers
David SPANGLER

David SPANGLER
Vice President Business Development
MYQUIZ

14:45 - 15:15
UNBND Presentation
Presentation Room, Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

The Small Change that Makes Mobile (finally) Pay Its Way

See a new immersive technology format that will fundamentally change how people will access content on their mobile devices. Using immersive technology methodologies, Australian company Unbnd has created a next-gen OTT, 5G enabled product, that can deliver content and new revenue streams, with ease.

Speakers
Antony ARENA

Antony ARENA
Chief Executive Officer
UNBND GROUP

15:30 - 16:00
Florida Sports Foundation Presentation
Presentation Room, Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

Teaming Up: The Significance of State and Local Partnerships

With Florida sports creating more than $57 billion in economic impact while providing more than 580,000 jobs and attracting 16 million out-of state visitors every year, the state has deservingly earned the moniker "Sports Capital of the World." The Florida Sports Foundation strives to enhance that reputation by assisting Florida's local communities with securing, hosting and retaining sporting events that generate considerable economic impact through grant programs and other meaningful initiatives. Data, insight and successes of the partnerships will be shared.

Speakers
Angela SUGGS

Angela SUGGS
President & CEO
FLORIDA SPORTS FOUNDATION

16:30 - 17:30
LaLiga Presentation
Presentation Room, Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

The Ultimate Soccer-Viewing Experience

The way we watch sports is already changing. And advanced technologies are today entering a market that could alter the sports-watching landscape even further. From Kenya to China, Spanish soccer is undeniably undergoing a global revolution affecting the foundations of key areas such as marketing, fan engagement, business intelligence, eSports and the fight against piracy.

Speakers
Javier TEBAS

Javier TEBAS
President
LALIGA

18:00 - 20:00
SPORTEL KICK-OFF PARTY
Corporate Lounge, 19th Floor

Show off your billiard and bowling skills and rub elbows with the creme de la creme of the sports industry.

Co-sponsored by

09:00 - 18:00
Convention DAY 2
Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

The flag drops for ROUND 2 of the convention.

09:00 - 10:00
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

Start your engines and enjoy our Pole Position breakfast buffet.

09:00 - 10:00
BUYERS BREAKFAST
Bayview Lounge, 3rd Floor

Experience one hour of high quality and intense networking whilst enjoying our premium breakfast buffet. (By Invitation Only)

12:00 - 14:00
REFUEL LUNCH
Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

Make a pit-stop and recharge for the second half.

17:00 - 18:00
TELSTRA HAPPY HOUR
Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

Mix & mingle with other business professionals, wrap up your day over drinks.

Sponsored by

09:00 - 14:00
Convention DAY 3
Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

The last corner is in sight but it ain't over 'till the fat lady sings.

10:30 - 13:30
GRAND SLAM BRUNCH
Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

Game. Set. Match. Finish the event in style and enjoy the deluxe brunch buffet.