Esports Business Summit Returning to Las Vegas - Conferences & Conventions

Also: New details on hybrid Global Sports Week Paris; SIGA Youth Forum next week

(ATR) The 2021 Esports Business Summit will be a hybrid event later this year.

Organizers say it will be live at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas but will also include "a robust virtual offering online".

The "only event connecting the entire esports ecosystem" is scheduled to run from October 18-20.

Breakout sessions, keynotes, networking activities, and the annual Tempest Awards Gala are part of the event.The full 2021 program will be announced over the next few months.

Click here to register. A discount of about 20 percent off the full price is available until July 15.

The conference was last held live in September 2019 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The 2020 edition last October was virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Details Unveiled for Global Sports Week Paris

Delegates for next month's second edition of Global Sports Week Paris will only be able to attend virtually.

But speakers will gather in Paris, Tokyo, Beijing and Dakar for a livestream from the Eiffel Tower from February 3-5. Virtual hub events will replace those previously planned in Milan and Los Angeles owing to local health restrictions.

Each hub will host a 90-minute broadcast as part of more than 30 hours of content scheduled in the GSWArena, thespectacular central base inside the Eiffel Tower.

The latest details for the livestream were announced this week by the organizers.

Spanish soccer star and athlete-entrepreneur Gerard Piqué, former NBA and France basketball star Tony Parker, IOC Sports Director Christophe Dubi, IPC President Andrew Parsons and Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet are among the speakers lined up.

Organizers say more than 10,000 sports leaders, cultural changemakers, athletes, activists and emerging talents are expected to participate across Global Sports Week, which runs from February 1-5.

The second edition will again be held under the patronage of UNESCO and the high patronage of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Global Sports Week will also feature a first-of-its-kind virtual exhibition – the GSWMarketplace – comprising immersive, customizable and interactive booths, accessible for businesses and organizations of all types and sizes.

SIGA Youth Forum Next Week

The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) hosts its first ever SIGA Youth Forum next week.

SIGA says the virtual event,which runs from January 27-28,is composed of 12 "forward-thinking, interactive digital webinar sessions".

SIGA also revealed Arena Hub, AxisStars, IPDJ, India On Track, Inside World Football, Save the Dream and Soccerex are the official Institutional Partners,

The goal for the SIGA Youth Forum is to bring together young leaders under 30 years of age with more experienced athletes to promote youth empowerment and activism in the global movement for sport integrity.

SportsPro Maps Out Busy 2021

The OTT Summit USA 2021 will be held virtually on March 3-4.

SportsPro says the focus will be on strategy, content, and technology as the sports industry works to better adapt to the changes created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 50 sessions featuring 80 speakers will be available. More than 1,000 participants are expected.

Among the organizations represented by speakers at the summit are Major League Baseball, the PGA Tour, Major League Soccer, NASCAR and Twitter.

A live event pass is free while a VIP pass will cost $199. Register for either here.

SportsPro LIve (April 28-29, 2021) and SportsPro Asia (July 2021) are being planned as virtual events. It has not been decided if the SportsPro OTT Summit, scheduled for December 2021, will be in-person, virtual, or a hybrid event.

Written by Gerard Farek

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