120 officials from the e-Sports and sports industries will participate in the Global e-Sports Executive Summit,which will be held by the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) in Shanghai, China for 2 days, from July 30th to July 31st.
The goal and vision of the summit is to share ideas between key stakeholders in different e-Sports industries, to align understandings and ensure e-Sport develops in the right direction and manner. The summit will also involve the participation of the international sport society to openly discuss the potentials of e-Sports and its synergies it can produce together with traditional Sports.
Various key stakeholder from the e-Sports industry will be attending the summit. Games related companies, such as Blizzard Entertainment, Wargaming, Smilegate, Mail.Ru, Tencent Games, Garena, and professional e-Sports teams from NAVI and FCShalke04 have decided to participate as well. E-Sports related companies such as Sony Interactive Entertainment and Logitech, live streaming companies from Twitch, SPOTV, LeSports, and sports medias from SinaSports, Daily Dot, The Score will also be in attendance.
Furthermore, the summit will involve the presence of key roles within the international sports society. Charmaine Crooks, the 1984 LA Olympic silver medalist who was elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) athletes commissions and an executive board member of Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), Vlad Marinescu, former SportsAccord general director, and Patrick Nally, who is regarded as father of sports marketing and the CEO of West Nally, will attend as a panel member of panel discussion during the summit.
The agendas of panel discussion will be:
- e-Sports, road to official sports;
- good causes, universal value, and social responsibility in e-Sports;
- athlete welfare;
- clean e-Sports environment;
what is the platform for the next generation e-Sports and how it can change your lives, will be in discussed during the summit on July 31st
“We expect the Global e-Sports Executive Summit will be the place were various e-sports and sports officials could speak togather on the synergy of e-sports and traditional sports. IeSF plans to host the summit as an annual event for e-sports partners to discuss e-sports development and have relationships with international sports society. We request for all e-sports partners, fans and traditional sports officials who are interested in e-sports for your continuous interests and support,” said Byung Hun Jun, President of IeSF.