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Past Events

2019 Lagardère Sports eSports Rising

November 14, 2019
Marriott Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey, CA

Conference Overview

Building the Esports Economy

Per Newzoo, 2019 marks a momentous year as the global esports market will for the first time exceed the $1 Billion revenue mark, which is a year-on-year growth of +26.7%.  The global esports audience will total 453.8 million worldwide in 2019, a year-on-year growth of +15%.

These staggering statistics, along with the predications for additional revenue growth as the market continues to innovate and attract new investment, means huge opportunities.

That is why you need to join us on November 14 at the Marriott Marina del Rey, as the industry stakeholder along with anyone interested in learning more about gaming convene.

Each year the conference has drawn over 300 industry stakeholders from all segments of the industry, who discuss, debate and share insights in an effort to move the industry forward. 

Stay tuned in the months ahead, as we start to announce the speakers and agenda.

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.

Here's What They're Saying

"Speaking at Sports Business 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 Sports Business Journal event soon."
--Justin Dellario, Head, Esports – 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, Vice President, Esports - Houston Rockets & Clutch Gaming

"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, CEO - Immortals

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018

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


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