Sportel America Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Miami -- Conferences and Conventions

(ATR) Also: Eindhoven to host next Play the Game conference; Leaders Hosts first bi-annual Sport Performance Summit of 2017

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(ATR) The Sportel America conference heads to Miami, Florida, USA on Mar.14 where organizers expect hundreds of business leaders in attendance.

The location of the event is crucial to its development and mission to target the U.S. and Latin America markets.

"Sportel America is essentially the convention that unites a part of the international sports marketing and media industry that is interested in doing business with North, Central and Latin America" CEO of Oceanworx - the marketing agency for all Sportel events – David Jones tells Around the Rings.

The event will be Sportel America’s 20th anniversary and kicks off in celebration with a cocktail party to welcome its delegates.

Under the theme "Meet the Elite" participants will have the opportunity to attend numerous panel discussions on the industry's latest trends and developments as well as network with key decision makers in sport.

Among the conference panels are two centered around technology. The tech panels will concentrate on advancements in social media and more in order to "help the content industry to do better business, generate more revenue and fan interaction and help provide an understanding on how certain markets and territories, particularly the Americas work," according to Jones.

"At any Sportel event you have the opportunity to meet business decision makers you don’t usually have access to."

Details on the full list of panels and program for Sportel America are soon to be announced.

The conference will conclude on Mar. 16.

Click here to register for the event.

The next Sportel event will be held in its annual location in Monaco from October 23-26.

"For (Sportel Monaco) 2017 we have added more booths, more stands and more possibilities for branding and marketing opportunities to participating companies, essentially it’s going to be a bigger show yet again," states Jones.

Eindhoven to Host Next Play the Game Conference

The 2017 Play the Game conference will be held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands for the first time.For the last two years the event had been held in Aarhus, Denmark.

The Dutch minister for health, welfare and sport, Edith Shippers has recently committed to donating $107,085 (EUR100,000) in support of the event.

"For 20 years, Play the Game has proven its ability to arrange high-quality sports debates," Schippers said in a statement.

"That is why I am honored that this year’s Play the Game conference is hosted here in The Netherlands. Let’s make this a critical and constructive conference about the important cause that binds us all: fair and clean sports, worldwide."

Nearly 400 journalists, scientists and sport officials are expected to attend.The event will take place at the Van Der Valk Hotel from Nov. 26-30.

More information on registration and program schedule is soon to be announced.

Leaders Hosts first Bi-annual Sport Performance Summit of 2017

The Leaders Sport Performance Summit will head to Los Angeles, California on March 11.

The Summit is the bi-annual gathering of organizations and businesses within the international sports movement.

Leaders says interested parties will "Learn, engage and hear from the most senior knowledgeable global performance practitioners". The first summit of 2017 will feature 11 speakers. Among those are Australian Rugby Union head coach Michael Cheika and Quarterback Coach of the Green Bay Packers Alex van Pelt.

The full list of confirmed speakers will soon to be announced.

The Summit intends to cover topics including 'Coaching Millennials in California' and 'Looking inside the Mind of a Decision Maker' in sessions based on management, leading, talent, coaching and more.

Previous to the event, Leaders will be hosting a facility tour at the Los Angeles Dodgers stadium on March 10.

Conference Schedule

Sinergi and Sawi Host 3rd "Sports Marketing Expert" course: Feb. 14

Laureus World Sports Awards: Feb. 14

ITU Event World Conference: Feb. 24-26

R&A Golf Seminar - Japan: Mar. 13

Sportel America : Mar.14-16

R&A Golf Seminar - South Korea: Mar. 17

NASC Sports Event Symposium: Mar. 27-30

SportAccord/LawAccord: April. 2-7

World Stadium Congress: May 9 -11

Host City Asia: May 16-17

TSE 'The Academy: June 7-8

VISTA 2017: Sep. 20-23

Sportel Monaco: Oct. 23-26

Play the Game: Nov. 26-30

Written by Courtney Colquitt

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