Thursday
09.09.21

"Esports Ambition" is designed for those working within the esports and games industry and B2B markets.

The UKIE UK Games Industry report valued the games industry at £7bn (19.03.2021). The exponential growth of esports in the UK, and globally is truly phenomenal, and of course, this will not be news to you.

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£195 + VAT

VIRTUAL VIEWING TICKET
£50 + VAT

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Linked to the release of the spring 2021 strategy to curate an esports cluster between the stakeholder group of Here East, London Legacy Development Company and the Copper Box Arena, Stack Fest will bring together the leading global players based in and around the esports destination and clearly demonstrate its potential to build a UK esports powerhouse in East London.

By attending the Stack Fest Esports Ambition event you will hear from the leading brands and names on trends, strategy and forecasts as the sector continues its growth trajectory, along with the challenges and opportunities that brings.

Delegate Take-away
Receive insights, predictions and be inspired by how the UK esports (and games) most influential brands are driving engagement and excellence. Panels will feature topics around optimising 2020/21 market growth, safeguarding, diversity and inclusion, commercialisation and franchise development. The Platform Stage will be opened by a session from Founding Partner Here East and Staffordshire University London as Education Partner. The full billing for the day is in advanced development and will be released as soon as possible.

ESPORTS AMBITION PLATFORM STAGE

Esports Ambition stage host, Elle Osili-Wood, will open the Platform Stage at 11am.

Elle is an award-winning television presenter and journalist, specialising in arts and entertainment.

Session

11:05

FOUNDING PARTNERS SESSION

Building the UK Esports Destination

Presenters
Gavin Poole | Chief Executive Officer
Here East
Matt Brindley-Sadler | Director
Staffordshire University London
Session

11:35

The Future of Games + Esports

Presenters
Dr Jo Twist OBE | Chief Executive Officer
UKIE
David Gowans | Head of Creative Industries, Games + Esports
Barclays UK
Session

12:00

Creating high performance pro-teams

Presenters
Ewan Bufton | Performance Manageer for BTXL and Fortnight
Excel Esports
Sam Blackett | Performance Manager for Valorant
Excel Esports
Session

12:15

Uniting professional esports with grassroots gaming

Presenters
Oliver Weingarten | Founder + Chief Executive Officer
LDN UTD
Session

12:30

DAY 1 PARTNER SESSION

How to connect esports, NFTs and Bitcoin

Presenters
Michael Hudson | CEO
Bitstocks
Session

12:55

LUNCH IN THE COMMUNITY ARENA

Presenters
Session

13:50

Smart intelligence: Deploying research into strategy to deliveer UX and commercial growth

Presenters
Asha Easton | Immersive UK Lead
KTN
Charlie Allen | Managing Director + Founder
Road House
Session

14:10

The role brands play in supporting grassroots esports and the value of brand partnerships within the community

Presenters
Sam Hibbert | Head of Partnerships
NSE
Richard Pilbeam | Director of Marketing (GB + Ireland)
Monster Energy UK
Session

14:30

Being visionary: our takes on creating successful esports brand + pro-team

Presenters
Emmanuel Lubrani | Senior Manager, Brand Communications + Content Development
Ford of Europe Communications + Public Affairs
Kevin Soltani | Chief Executive
Semper Fortis Esports
Session

14:50

What's the same, and different, between esports + traditional sports?

Presenters
Alfie Wright | Founder + Chief Executive Officer
London Esports
Alex Harris | Head of Marketing
London Esports
Kieran Sanford | CEO
4Sake
Session

15:10

BREAK IN THE COMMUNITY ARENA

Presenters
Session

15:40

Pioneering mainstream sports across to the esports multiverse

Presenters
Chad Jones | Vice President, Business Development
Special Olympics
Jenn Panattoni | Head of Xbox Social Impact
Microsoft
Session

16:00

DAY 1 PARTNER SESSION

The emerging future of bitcoin + esports

Presenters
Pete Cheyne | Founder
Bottlepay
Session

16:25

Making esports more inclusive. Hosted by Suzanne White, Caster and Host.

Presenters
Natalie White | Social Media Executive and Content Creator
Guild Esports
Abbigale Reynolds | Head of Community
NUEL
Ruby Boulter | Co-Founder
Dota Valkyries
Session

16:45

The next generation of game makers + innovators views on the esports industry in 2021

Presenters
Year 3 Students |
Staffordshire University London - Digital Institute
Session

17:00

CLOSING DRINKS IN THE COMMUNITY ARENA

Presenters

ESPORTS AMBITION PARTNERS

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