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The 3rd Biz-eSports Summit

May 18-19, 2017 • Sheraton Grand Los Angeles • Los Angeles, CA

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The eSports industry is huge and you need to secure your position in this rapidly growing industry and ensure a stable yet sustainable growth pattern. Plan to attend the “Biz eSports Summit” this May, 2017, in Los Angeles. Through in-depth research with a wide-array of renowned industry leaders, we’ve carefully crafted an agenda that’s primed to be the best eSport event of the year.

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STUDENT RATE

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$399

STARTUP RATE

BUSINESS LESS THAN 2YRS OLD
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$599

DEVELOPER RATE

Developers, publishers andTournament Organizers
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$995

STANDARD RATE

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$1695

Get answers to the following key questions:

  • How should you scale growth in this industry?
  • Who should you align yourself with?
  • How can you increase revenue?
  • Where are the real growth opportunities?

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Monetizing Esports: From Non-Endemic Brands to Ticket Sales and EVERYTHING in Between
  • WESA & PEA Regulation Updates: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed
  • Diversity & Demographics in Esports
  • Tapping in on Collegiate Growth Patterns
  • A Behind-the-Curtain Look at Team Owner & the Player Perspective
  • Eleague Strategies, Opportunities, and Nuances
  • Professioal Player Contracts/Negotiation Must-Haves
  • And so much more!

Special Appreciation to Our 2017 Advisory Board Members

WHAT YOU’LL HEAR AT THIS YEAR’S eSPORTS SUMMIT

There is no denying the dramatic growth patterns for eSports investments. But as industry people, how do you make sense of the investment options, implementation, monetization, regulation, media changes, risk factors, scalability, and so much more? Financial Research Associates’ “Maximizing Revenue in eSports Summit,” slated for February 1-2, 2017 at The Four Seasons, Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, brings together leading product developers, team owners, tournament organizers, consultants, players, talent agencies, venture capitalists, and legal advisors for one purpose — strategic growth and execution in eSport investing. Through in-depth research with a wide-array of quality thought leaders, we’ve carefully crafted an agenda that’s primed to be the ultimate eSports event of the year.

OUR RENOWNED SPEAKING FACULTY:

Steve Arhancet
Co-Owner, TEAM LIQUID
Abe Gottesman
Co-Founder, PROMETHEAN.TV
Adam Rosen
Business Operations Manager, Esports, BLIZZARD
Andy Vander Woude
CEO, NEXT GENERATION ESPORTS
Carolyn “artStar” Noquez
Professional Gamer, TEAM DIGNITAS
Devin Nash
CEO, COUNTER LOGIC GAMING
Eros Resmini
CMO, DISCORD
Heather Garozzo
TEAM DIGNITAS
Jason Lake
Founder & CEO, NEXTGEN TECH, LLC
Jesse Wang
UCI ESPORTS ALUMNI
Kurt Melcher
eSports DirectorROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY – ILLINOIS
Lisa Malambri
BROADCASTER/TALENT
Mark “Garvey” Candella
Director of Strategic Partnerships, TWITCH
Mark Reed
Director, HEAVEN MEDIA
Marty Strenczewilk
CEO & President, SPLYCE.GG
Matt Dillon
Esports Lawyer, GATZKE DILLON & BALANCE LLP
Michael Stanowski
Owner, ESPORTS SQUARED
Nate Eckman
Chief Strategy & Brand Officer/Co-Founder, ULTIMATE MEDIA VENTURES
Neil Duffy
Vice President, COLLEGIATE STARLEAGUE (CSL)
Saira Mueller
Managing Editor, DOT ESPORTS
Sergey Nevodnichiy
Co-Founder, TEAM EMPIRE
Stephanie Harvey
Professional Gamer, COUNTER LOGIC GAMING
Sundance DiGiovanni
ACTIVISION
T.L. Taylor
Professor of Comparative Media Studies, MIT
Tobias Sherman
Head of Esports, WME-IMG
Tony Yuan
President, MICHIGAN PREMIER ESPORTS
Tyler Rosen
Business Operations Manager, Esports, BLIZZARD
Wim Stocks
CINEPLEX WORLD GAMING
Matthew Gunnin
Founder & CEO, ESPORTSPEDIA/ESPORTSOLOGY
Stan Press
Managing Director, Digital and Gaming, MAGID ADVISORS
Yvette Martinez Rea
COO, ESL
Tristan Bunyard
President, UBC ESPORTS ASSOCIATION
Kevin Hoang
Co-Founder, ESPROUTS

RAVE REVIEWS FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES:

Excellent! Approachable panelists and influencers who are experts and leaders in their industries

Colin Schimpf, Student at the University of Miami

Excellent! Great opportunity to network

Steven Borawski, Tiffin University

The speakers were incredibly knowledgeable and the food was amazing

Chalin Cahlik, Tiffin University

Good panel speakers, great venue

Jared Torres, Bet On It

Good knowledgeable speaker with relevant topics

Justin Surber, University of Oregon

Great environment, great people, fostering engagement and insightful conversation in a nice yet casual setting. I was inspired by the genuine dialogue and interaction

Nate Eckman, Ultimate Media Ventures

It was very fun and I heard from a lot of people that it provided a ton of value so thank you for creating such an awesome event

Kevin Hoang, Esprouts

Honestly best vibe and atmosphere of any industry panel. By far. The whole feel of the event was legit street cred esports meets corporate and it’s a GREAT networking and connection summit

Tobias Sherman, WME-IMG

Was a fantastic event and one that I would gladly attend again. If only more summits adhered to similar standards as you guys

Matthew Gunnin, Esportsology

Awesome job with everything – I have heard nothing but great feedback from everyone

Kurt Melcher, Robert Morris

AGENDA

DAY ONE:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Esport Industry Update: Failures, Success Stories, Projections, and Momentum

Sundance DiGiovanni

ACTIVISION

A Three-Part Series on Monetizing Esports:

PART I:

Reaching Scalability and Sustainability in an Uncertain Industry

Stan Press, Managing Director, Digital and Gaming

Magid Advisors

Nate Eckman, Chief Strategy & Brand Officer/CoFounder

ULTIMATE MEDIA VENTURES

Andy Vander Woude, CEO

NEXT GENERATION ESPORTS

Jason Lake, Founder & CEO

Nextgen Tech, LLC

PART II:

Maximizing Revenue through Sponsorship: Capitalizing on the Endemic and Non-Endemic Sponsorship Opportunities

Mark Reed, Director

HEAVEN MEDIA

Tobias Sherman, Head of Esports

WME-IMG

Sergey Nevodnichiy, Co-Founder

TEAM EMPIRE

Eros Resmini, CMO

Discord

PART III:

Hear From the Brands Supporting Esports: What Made You Support this Industry and What is Your ROI?

A Behind-the-Curtain Look at Team Owners & Their Players: Lifestyle Dynamics, Competition, and So Much More

Stan Press, Managing Director, Digital and Gaming

Magid Advisors

Devin Nash, CEO

COUNTER LOGIC GAMING

Carolyn “artStar” Noquez

GO PLAYER

A Two-Part Series on Regulations, Contracts, & Brand Protection:

PART I:

WESA & PEA Regulatory Updates: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed?

Marty Strenczewilk, CEO & President

SPLYCE.GG

PART II:

Professional Player Contracts/Negotiations Must Haves

Stan Press, Managing Director, Digital and Gaming

Magid Advisors

T.L. Taylor, Professor of Comparative Media Studies

MIT

Stephanie Harvey, Professional Gamer

COUNTER LOGIC GAMING

Matt Dillon, Esports Lawyer

GATZKE DILLON & BALANCE LLP

Making eSports Broadcasting a Win-Win for Audience, Brands, Teams, and Broadcasters

    People are watching more. Advertising doesn't engage them or deliver a return and ad block rates are at an all-time high. The eSports audience makes many of their purchase decisions based on what and who they are watching. It's time for tools that deliver a return on the investments companies are making into eSports, drive investment growth from the current players, and bring in investment from non-endemic brands.
    Abe Gottesman, Founder

    PROMETHEAN.TV

DAY TWO:

Friday, May 19, 2017

Women & Esports: Taking a Close Look at Diversity in Esports: Female Esports Demographic Study Results

Saira Mueller, Managing Editor

DOT ESPORTS

Heather Garozzo

TEAM DIGNITAS

Lisa Malambri

BROADCASTER/TALENT

Stephanie Harvey, Professional Gamer

COUNTER LOGIC GAMING

Established Publishers Vs. the Little Guy: Do the Little Guys Stand a Chance to Compete?

Wim Stocks

CINEPLEX WORLD GAMING

Matthew Gunnin, Founder & CEO

BROADCASTER/TALENT

How Influencers Are Changing the World of Esports

Carolyn “artStar” Noquez

GO PLAYER

Lisa Malambri

BROADCASTER/TALENT

New This Year

A Three-Hour Focus on Collegiate Esports

  • • How to take your club to an official program recognized by your university
  • • University administrators - establishing an official Esports program
  • • Esports graduation - how to work in the esports industry

Collegiate eSports: Tapping Into Collegiate Growth in Esports: Growth Patterns, Opportunities, and Longevity

  • Collegiate esports industry overview: Where are we now and where are we headed?
  • Where do you begin?
  • Student advocacy groups
  • How to things started?
  • What are your resources
  • Budgetary constraints
  • What would the content look like?
  • Formalizing the process

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May 18-19, 2017

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
711 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
p: (213) 488-3500 www.sheratongrandlosangeles.com
We have a block of rooms reserved at a special rate of $219/night. Mention the “Maximizing Revenue in Esports” when placing your room reservation by phone to receive the negotiated rate. We urge you to book your room early as we expect the block will sell out. Upon sell out of the block, room rate and availability will be at the hotel’s discretion. Please call (213) 488-3500 to book your room.