The 1st Sports Conference Game Changer in Sports, organized by 24MEDIA and the communications company Symeon Tsomokos S.A., came to a successful conclusion on Monday 18 April, at the Hilton Athens. More than 300 attendees gained valuable insight into successful case studies concerning sport and its business and marketing aspects, presented by renowned speakers. The speakers included, Mr. Stavros Kontonis, Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, Mr. Jordi Bertomeu Orteu, President and CEO of Euroleague, Mr. Jesus Bueno Pascual, Vice President for Europe, Africa & the Middle East, for NBA, Mr. Giannis Panousis, Professor of Criminology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Mr. Panos Papadopoulos, Forthnet CEO, Mr. Nikos Dabizas, Technical Director of OMONIA FC, Mr. Periklis Iakovakis, athletics champion, Mr. Giannis Spanoudakis, BoD member of Stoiximan.gr, as well as Mr. Srdjan Djokovic, father of the tennis player Novak Djokovic. The main issues discussed during the conference focused on the future of sport, the phenomenon of hooliganism, sport as a necessary tool for sponsorship investment as well as the future of sport as formulated through new media.
Eleni Chatzimitsou, Director of Group Business Development for 24MEDIA stated: “We are particularly proud of the outcome of the 1st Game Changer in Sports conference and we wish to sincerely thank all participants, speakers and coordinators, as well as our big sponsors STOIXIMAN.GR and NOVA for their valuable contribution. We also wish to thank our supporters AMSTEL, GLOBE ONE DIGITAL and SPORTRADAR, the Hilton Athens for hosting the event, the company Podium for its translating services and Digitribe Mediahouse for producing the video material. Finally our warm thanks to media sponsors Novasports and Direction Business Network which supported the 1st sports conference Game Changer in Sports with Adbusiness, Advertising.gr and All Star Basket”.