Intel and HP to Keynote EBS -- Conferences and Conventions

(ATR) Also: Peace and Sport Forum comes to Greece in October

(ATR) Executives from Intel and HP will be keynote speakers at the Esports Business Summit. The conference takes place from October 1 to 3 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The Esports Business Summit will cover everything from marketing to technology, with more than 25 educational sessions and workshops about how to succeed in the industry.

Topics include diversity, mobile integration, the effect of cryptocurrencies, the future of gambling, and creating an optimal viewing experience.

Workshops cover wide-ranging topics. "Collegiate Esports: Transforming the University Landscape" provides insight into an emerging part of the industry.

Pete Vlastelica, CEO of Activision Blizzard, is on the advisory board along with representatives from other major companies, such as Microsoft, Twitch, and ESL.

The Tempest Awards, given to innovators within the industry, will also be presented at the summit.

Peace and Sport Regional Forum

On October 18 the island of Rhodes will host 350 speakers from the Mediterranean region to create positive change through sport.

Sitting between three continents, the forum hopes to improve international cooperation for the region. Over 90 percent of attendees come from Asia, Africa and Europe.

The 11th edition of the forum is titled "Societies in motion: Rising up through sport". A roundtable will discuss how cities can promote inclusion.

Peace and Sport’s president and founder Joël Bouzou said in a statement: "Currently there are a great number of peace-through-sport initiatives and some remarkable actions taking place in the Mediterranean region. As a result, we are delighted to work together with the Regionof South Aegean to gather key leaders to discuss how to tackle social challenges through sport".

IF Forum

GAISF members will meet in Lausanne from November 5 to 7 for the 12th IF Forum.

The 2018 headline is Open Doors and Open Minds - New Tools for IFs. The Forum will provide attendees with new technological strategies to predict trends.

Sessions bring in experts on cryptocurrencies, 5G networks, and ticket pricing models. All topics emphasize taking advantage of the latest technology to increase media and market participation.

GAISF is also hosting an esports workshop during the event and an update on the effect of GDPR compliance.

SportAccord organizes the IF Forum with support from the IOC.

OTT Summit Brings in the Olympic Channel

SportsPro is hosting the second version of the convention, bringing together major sports media companies.

The Olympic Channel partnered with the event, which takes place in their headquarters in Madrid from November 28 to 29.

Over 500 attendees from more than 30 countries will visit, discussing topics centered around production strategies. Discussions on issues such as protecting live sports from illegal streaming and delivering content across different media platforms will be led by experts from top media companies. The Olympic Channel, Turner Sports, and NBC Sports executives are all scheduled to speak.

Sessions about eSports, artificial intelligence, and social media consumption are also featured during the event.

Olympism in Action Forum

The IOC will debut the Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires on October 5-6 prior to the Youth Olympic Games.

Speakers, businesses, athletes, and more will address topics on how to use sport to improve society. This includes removing negative aspects of competition, such as corruption and doping, while enhancing positive impacts, such as environmental sustainability and encouraging young athletes.

Topics on the first day will address current human rights issues, such as gender equality and sexual harassment. Workshops spotlight the recent strain on Olympic host cities, combating rising costs, which has hurt entire countries due to an overuse of resources. The forum wants future hosts to more positively influence their local communities.

On day two speakers, such as members of the Rio 2016 refugee Olympic team, will encourage an increased commitment to inclusion in sport. Workshops look ahead to the future, with esports and ultimate frisbee highlighting future competitions, while entrepreneurship and fan engagement continue to adjust technology advances.

All forum participants also receive an invitation to the Opening Ceremony for the Youth Olympic Games, as the focus on the next generation of athletes is a top priority for both events. YOG feature workshops and education for athletes about Olympic values and how to act as a sports ambassador.

Other Conferences

Stadia and Arena Japan: Aug. 30-31

SportsPro The Brand Conference: Sept. 26-27

Esports Business Summit: Oct. 1-3

Why Sports: Oct. 2

FIBA World Basketball Summit: Oct. 3-4

SPORTELMonaco: Oct. 22-24

Smart Cities and Sport Summit: Oct. 29-31


Soccerex USA: Nov. 15-16

Investing in Facilities and Infrastructure: Nov. 27

FINA World Aquatics Convention: Dec. 8-10

Written by Jeffrey Farek

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