On October 10, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II officially opened the 22nd annual Sportel Convention at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo.

Organized by Mediax Monaco, Sportel — the international sports program market for television and new media — is one of the largest gatherings of “...high level media executives coming together from all over the world to network at the most important sports media market on the sports calendar…”  and this year over 2,000+ participants will attend.

During this year’s convention there will be speaking engagements from Ben Gallop, Head of BBC Sport Interactive, Ellen Rian, Executive Editor, NRK Sport New Media to name a few.  There will also be sporting demonstrations, prizes handed out to the best illustrated sports book, and much more.  On the final day of Sportel the famous Golden Podium Awards will be handed out with H.S.H. Prince Albert II in attendance.

To view photos please click here and here.  To learn more about Sportel Monaco 2011 please click here.

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/ V.Hache/AFP