Donata Hopfen opens SportsInnovation 2022

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11 May 2022 – SportsInnovation 2022 in Düsseldorf has begun: In opening the trade fair for future technologies from the areas of sport, media and stadiums, Donata Hopfen, DFL CEO, spoke about the importance of innovations for professional football and the future of media in sport.

You can find the full text of the speech here:

The purpose of SportsInnovation 2022 is to highlight future trends which are of interest to sports institutions, the media and sport venues. On 11-12 May, around 1,000 visitors and more than 50 exhibiting companies will participate in the one-of-a-kind sports technology event at the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA in Düsseldorf. But the most unique and outstanding feature of the event are the “innovation games”: three football matches that will showcase the latest technologies live. SportsInnovation 2022 is organised by the Düsseldorf venue operator and event specialist D.LIVE and hosted jointly with DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and the sport business conference organiser “Spielmacher”.