At SportsInnovation 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany, numerous innovation drivers from the fields of Broadcasting, Digital Services, Match Analysis, Matches and Tournaments as well as Stadium Experience will once again present their companies and products from March 25 – 26, 2020.“This compact and exclusive live platform offers companies the ideal conditions to convince business partners of the potential and benefits their solutions can bring to the respective sports,” explained Heinz Küsters, Director SportsInnovation Messe Düsseldorf. The MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA in Düsseldorf offers exhibitors the perfect venue to present their cutting-edge technologies to the world of sports during several live innovation matches.  


   Among the exhibitors will be Vodafone Deutschland GmbH, which is opening up new fields of application for entertainment with its real-time mobile network and will showcase the potential offered by the new 5G mobile radio standard in the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA. Riedel Communications GmbH & Co. KG is represented at SportsInnovation for the second time and presents its solutions for live broadcast technologies and fan entertainment as well as OTT and Second Screen solutions.   “SportsInnovation is a stimulating environment for innovation and creativity that never ceases to inspire us. This collaborative event gives an excellent outlook on future trends in sports broadcast and technology. In Düsseldorf, we feel amongst friends, discussing challenges and continuously working on further innovations in the business.. “ stated     Thomas Riedel, CEO Riedel Communications. “


   Umbrella Software Development GmbH will present its Soccerbot360 at SportsInnovation 2020 and show how this technology optimizes the training operations of top clubs through data analysis. “The leaders of the German and Austrian Bundesliga have been using our Soccerbot360 in their daily training for several years. The Soccerbot360 trains cognitive abilities in a soccer specific way and thus has a direct effect on the decision-making ability of the players in competitive matches. In addition, analysts gain new insights into the game and injured players have the opportunity to better prepare their comeback.  The SportsInnovation event is an exciting platform for us. We have a special surprise in store for the visitors”, noted Daniel Held, Founder & CEO of Umbrella Software Development GmbH




  At the technology platform, SAP SE will present its services for ticketing, payment systems, data collection and data visualization. EVS Broadcasting Equipment SA from Belgium, deltatre AG, Quantiphi Inc. from the U.S. and SBG Sports Software from the UK will also present their innovations in the fields of Digital Services and Broadcasting.


   Exhibitors can still register for the event at


   SportsInnovation 2020 is an  event  by invitation only; to receive an invitation, send an e-mail to


FUTURE SUMMITS provide perspective and insight on SportsInnovation 2020


   To prepare for SportsInnovation 2020 in Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf held FUTURE SUMMITS in Beijing and New York, in cooperation with DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga [German Soccer League] and SportsInnovation gold sponsor deltatre. Leading personalities from the worlds of sport and media joined the organizers to discuss the important role technologies play in the further development of the sports industry in China and the U.S. Invitations to SportsInnovation 2020 in Düsseldorf were issued at these summits.


A top-class program of talks

   The wide range of exhibitor presentations in the arena’s VIP suites and Business Club will be complemented by the program of talks on the main stage. Top-class speakers will provide an exclusive outlook on future trends and technologies.


Heads of Content Christian Holzer and Dr. Hendrik Weber are responsible for the Match Analysis module. They will highlight how the combination of event and position data as well as the availability of advanced KPI may change match analysis.


Tim Achberger is Head of Content for the Broadcasting module will take a closer look at the following questions: Which innovative technologies will be used in the field of broadcasting for the Bundesliga in future, and which impact will this have on the Bundesliga as a media product?


Michael Brill, Head of Content for the Stadium Experience module will share his experience and knowledge regarding the needs of event organizers and visitors within the fields of fan entertainment, advertising, ticketing, technology and the operation of sports venues.


Professor Daniel Memmert, Head of Content for the Matches & Tournaments module will present his concept, which focuses on (technical) innovations in cognitive training. These innovations will be presented and discussed live at the arena.


The focal points at SportsInnovation 2020 will be:

  • Broadcasting: Live broadcast technologies; enhancing and transmitting signals; Media Asset Management systems (MAM).
  • Stadium Experience: Fan entertainment; applications and advertising media; ticketing; payment systems; safety, security and technology.
  • Match Analysis: Data collection, enhancement and visualization; electronic recording systems; evaluation of performance, position and vital data.
  • Matches & Tournaments: Radio systems; goal-line technology and video referee systems; sports medicine and physiotherapy; equipment and appliances.
  • Digital Services: E-sports; streaming solutions, apps and cloud-based micro services that can be used in all subject areas.

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About SportsInnovation

SportsInnovation is a joint event by Messe Düsseldorf and its partners, the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga [German Football League], Sportcast GmbH and SportsInnovation gold sponsor deltatre.


Messe Düsseldorf Press Department
SportsInnovation 2020
Daniel Krauß / Sabrina Giewald
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Fax +49 (0) 211 4560-87598

Sportcast GmbH
Henning Wenzel
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 (0) 221 99559 160

January 2020


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