WORLD SPORTS ELITE ARRIVE AT THE SUNSET SPORTS MEDIA FESTIVAL

Apart from being the most important form of entertainment in the world, sport is also the most-watched TV spectacle and the only media event that must be followed live. The trend of globalization of sports is stronger today than ever and that is why the interest in the world of sports is so great.

photo by Mak Vejzović, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media
Photo by Mak Vejzović, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media

SUNSET Sports Media Festival is a project that will set new standards in the organization of sports business events. It is a fusion of the global sports and media industries and brings together the greatest professionals in the world of sports. The festival is organized by Peppermint, the agency behind the Weekend Media Festival, with more than 20 years of experience.

Stephen Espinoza, photo by Mak Vejzović, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media Festival
Stephen Espinoza, photo by Mak Vejzović, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media Festival

The first international festival on the global sports and media industries will be held in Zadar from June 911

“As active participants in the global sports and media scenes, we have the opportunity to understand the main challenges of the industries and recognize innovators and key players. Croatia’s position and role in the world of sports give us the opportunity to become a leader in such events,” said Boris Kovaček, organizer of the first SUNSET Sports Media Festival in Croatia.

Ray Lewis, photo by Mak Vejzović, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media Festival
Ray Lewis, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media Festival

The program, featuring major global sports stars, will give us a unique opportunity to listen to lectures by football’s legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, winner of many trophies, including the UEFA Champions League with Manchester United and the European title with the Danish national team; but also former American football players, Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, who played 12 NFL seasons for New England Patriots, and Ray Lewis, one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history.

Peter Schmeichel, photo by Mak Vejzović, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media Festival
Peter Schmeichel, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media Festival

“Everybody wants to rule the world: Football vs. Football”

Some of the most interesting topics to be covered at the SUNSET Sports Media Festival are “Everybody wants to rule the world: Football vs. Football”, which will take a look behind the NFL phenomenon and explore the key elements that separate the two football worlds as they fight for global dominance and viewer attention. Stephen Espinoza, president of Showtime Sports, shares his insights into his success in the world of boxing, in the lecture “Inside the ring with Stephen Espinoza”.  Find out about sports betting, including the challenges of digital and traditional formats, as well as many other topics seen through the lens of the man who revolutionized Sky Sports and currently chairs IMG, Executive Vice President and Global Production Manager Barney Francis, at the lecture “Production in the new era”.

Pete Radovich, photo by Mak Vejzović, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media Festival
Pete Radovich, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media Festival

In the role of ambassador and advisor, the festival will feature famous Croatian-American Pete Radovich, Jr., winner of more than 40 Emmy awards, executive producer of Inside the NFL, and coordinating producer of the UEFA Champions League, and vice president of production and senior creative director at CBS Sports. Pete will also bring us closer to the topic of “Power of story”.     

Julian Edelman photo by Mak Vejzović, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media Festival
Julian Edelman, photo credit by SUNSET Sports Media Festival

Many more interesting topics await us, such as “Access is king”, Underdogs, “Started from the bottom now we’re here”, “Women in sports”, “Future of Serie A”, and “Politics in sport/it’s complicated” to name a few. Learn more at www.sportsmediafestival.hr .

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