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Past Events

2018 Lagardère Sports esports Rising

November 13 - 14, 2018
The Loews Hollywood
Hollywood, CA

Conference Overview

Building the esports Economy

Last year's inaugural Lagardère Sports esports Rising conference set the standard for attracting esports stakeholders from all segments of the industry and providing a full day and evening packed with meaningful content and networking from start to finish. More than 300 industry executives were on hand to hear the speakers discuss, debate and share insights in an effort to move the industry forward.  However, the thirst for information and questions surrounding the future of gaming remain greater than ever.

This year, we will build on that momentum by expanding the program to a day and half, and provide even more content, more networking and specialty break-out sessions that drill down into specific areas. Stay tuned in the months ahead, as we start to announce the speakers and agenda.

 If you're in the sport or simply want to learn more about the business opportunities in esports, you need to be at the Loews Hollywood on November 13 and 14.

Attendee Description

Various stakeholders in the esports industry: team owners and investors, game developers/publishers, teams and leagues, tournament organizers, agencies, venture capitalists, content creators, media companies/distributors, research companies, technology vendors, colleges and college conferences, gamers, sports marketing agencies and corporate sponsors, that have an interest in the competitive gaming industry.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017

Watch highlights from the 2017 Lagardère Sports esports Rising Conference

Quotes

"Speaking at SportsBusiness Journal's inaugural Lagardѐre Sports esports Rising conference was extremely worthwhile. The event was one of the best I have attended for content, networking, and overall presentation. I feel like there were about 200-300 new sets of ears in the room from the traditional sports, venue, events, and media spaces, and I found each personal conversation an opportunity to educate or learn. I look forward to attending another SportsBusiness Journal event soon."

JUSTIN DELLARIO, Director, Programs – Twitch

“I thought the conference was extremely productive from start to finish.  The attendance, the panels, the moderators and the topics were all top notch.  It was a validation of the esports business and I think it will become required attendance for anyone in the industry.”

MATT LEDERER, Executive Director, Sports Brand Strategy – Comcast

"There are many conferences that profess to be "the esports conference" and an epicenter of esports industry knowledge and learning. However, few even come remotely close to the quality and content that SBJ was able to put together in the first year. Bringing together the quality of speakers and attendees SBJ did is not only an impressive feat, but also great evidence that this is a must attend conference in the subsequent years to come."

SEBASTIAN PARK, Director, esports Development - Houston Rockets

"SBJ put a stake in the ground when it hosted its first esports-focused conference ("esports Rising"), and the caliber of panelists and attendees combined with their collective enthusiasm about esports created a proof of concept that others will surely follow.  esports Rising offers a tremendous opportunity to hear from and interact with practitioners and experts from every perspective within the sports, media, and entertainment ecosystem, and to really understand both how esports is impacting that ecosystem and vice versa."

ARI SEGAL, President & COO - Immortals; President & COO - LA Valiant

Contact Information

For PROGRAM information, please contact Laura Case at 704-973-1446

For ATTENDANCE information, please contact Lorianne Lamonica at 704-973-1523

For information on SPONSORSHIP opportunities, please contact the following:

          East Coast and Atlantic Seaboard office HQ contact, Allison Brush: 212-500-0710

          Midwest, West Coast and Florida office HQ contact, Natalie Sharp: 212-500-0720

Sponsors