Every year, the sports business convention, Sportel Monaco, is held in the Principality, with the presence of international companies across different sectors including media, distribution, marketing, and software. 78 countries are represented from all continents and conferences, screenings, signings and sports galas follow one another for four days. This year, the convention will be held from the 20th to 23rd of October and the event that everyone is waiting for is quite naturally the presentation of the Sportel Awards, which each year rewards books, films, advertising… all forms of expression with sport as the heart of the subject. The prizes placed under the patronage of S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco and the International Olympic Committee. In 2019, the event, which will take place on October 22nd at 8:30 pm at the Grimaldi Forum, promises to be a big one, as it will celebrate its 30th edition.
The best sports images will be honored and divided into seven different categories: Slow Motion (obtained last year by Chris Bryan’s Cowboy Down), Discovery Award (Les Bleus 2018, at the heart of the Russian epic won it during the last edition), Innovation Award (Speechless, in 2018), Program Promotion Award (the Final Rampage 2017 in 2018), Advertising Award (Remember the latest award-winning, The Sun: Office Knockabout), Second Screen Award (awarded in 2018 to the European Championships). Not to mention the Jury Prize, decided by a panel made up of athletes, directors and official representatives of media groups and Olympic committees. Last year, the winner was the film of the Fifa World Cup 2018. Free admission, but through reservation at +377 93 10 40 14.
*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.