SPOBIS Gaming & Media 2018
20 August 2018
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SPOBIS Gaming & Media


20 August 2018


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Highlights SPOBIS Gaming & Media 2017
Hackathon | SGM 2017
WESA CEO Ken Hershman: eSport-trends and how to be successfull in eSports | SPOBIS 2017
Draftkings CEO Robins in discussion with Sportradar CEO Koerl | SPOBIS 2017
Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood on the future of eSports-betting in Germany and worldwide | SPOBIS 2017
Eurosport CEO Hutton about TV rights for the Olympics and Eurosport's strategy for the future | SPOBIS 2016

Speakers 2017

Olaf Coenen

Vice President European Publishing

Electronic Arts

Ralf Reichert



Andreas Nassauer

Head of Group Media

Deutsche Telekom

Stefan Kuerten

Director Sports & Business

European Broadcasting (EBU)

Thomas Fuhrmann

Head of editorial department sport


David Lampitt

Managing Director

Sportradar UK

Gregor Gründgens

Director Brand Marketing


Carsten Cramer

Director Sales & Marketing

Borussia Dortmund

Alexander Jobst

Chief Marketing Officer

FC Schalke 04

Alexander Wehrle

Managing Director

1. FC Köln

Dr. Peter Görlich

Managing Director

TSG Hoffenheim

Quotes about SPOBIS

    “Ultimately, all of us can develop further and each make a contribution to such an event.”

    Carsten Cramer
    Director of Sales and Marketing Borussia Dortmund

    “This conference reflects the issues in the fields of marketing, sponsorship and licensing currently preoccupying the sports business industry. Answers for extremely crucial questions can be found here.”

    Zeljko Karajica
    COO ProSiebenSat.1

    “Countless decision-makers attend and excellent presentations are given – and we wish to position ourselves in this environment.”

    Thomas Krohne
    Former Managing Director, the sportsman media group 

    “Sports fans’ media consumption is changing radically.”

    Jan Menneken
    Former Associate Vice President Germany, Nordics, Central Europe NBA

    “There are countless interesting presentations and a great deal of valuable impetus to be gained.”

    Oliver Kahn
    Former national goalkeeper

    “An excellent opportunity to network with sponsors and partners alike – and it is not least for this reason that the SPOBIS has become so well established.”

    Thomas Bach
    President IOC

    “You will find interesting topics, a good atmosphere and excellent opportunities for networking here. These three components characterise the SPOBIS.”

    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
    Chairman FC Bayern München


Save the date!

On August 20, 2018 - with the start of the Gamescom - the SPOBIS Gaming & Media will take place in Cologne for the second time.

The conference will connect the gaming and sports business industries, providing an opportunity to consider the latest topics of relevance to both worlds and to bring top decision-makers from the different industries together.

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Congress Centre North Koelnmesse/KölnKongress

50679 Cologne



The Congress Centre North Koelnmesse is located near the river Rhine in the center of Cologne and has an ideal transport infrastructure. The convention center is not far from the Cologne/Bonn Airport and is easy to reach via public transport or by car.

How to get there

Get directions here

The parking space P21 is available for your use.



If necessary, you can use the hotel service of our partner Koelnmesse when booking a suitable accommodation. As many hotels are already fully booked due to the gamescom which will start a day later, we recommend an early reservation.




Press Accreditation

Please fill out the press form and send it in addition to your press card to presse@sponsors.de. After we’ve checked your request we will send you a special code for your registration. We will come back to you until the latest of 3rd August 2018. Please bear in mind that we get a lot of press accreditation requests and we only have a limited amount of accreditations to give away.

For other press inquiries, please also contact presse@sponsors.de.




SPONSORs is the leading German-language provider of information in the sports business industry.

Since its founding back in 1996, SPONSORs has offered all market participants comprehensive information and platforms to enable them to interact as well as to further their expertise. The company portfolio ranges from media coverage (SPONSORs) to conferences and corporate events (SPOBIS) through to further training for the managers of the future (SPOAC).