YOUR ESPORTS NETWORKING WISHLIST, ALL IN ONE PLACE
The inaugural and hugely successful Esports BAR took place over three days in Cannes, France, with the very best esports’ businesswomen and men seeking new collaboration opportunities.
Non-endemic & endemic brands, media, esports teams, professional leagues, game publishers, advertising agencies and more met industry tastemakers through 1-to-1 pre-scheduled meetings, dedicated networking sessions and over drinks.
Want to drop by the BAR? Stay tuned for more details, coming soon!
1-to-1 pre-scheduled meetings
The 1st Esports Bar… in Their Words!
« I’m thrilled to have been part of the inaugural Esports BAR. This format is exactly what I was dreaming for: meeting the whole esports industry at the same time and in a great place. This is the most efficient event I’ve attended so far. »
Senior Entertainment Marketing Manager
The Coca-Cola Company (USA)
« Every first is a journey to something unknown. Esports BAR was such a fantastic experience and not only made the unknown exciting but exceeded all expectations. Cannes, the beach, the people, veterans and very interesting new people plus the format made it the best esports conference I attended so far and makes me look forward to the next iteration. »
ESL-Turtle Entertainment (Germany)
“The one-to-one meetings, which is unique to Esports BAR, meant that in a short space of time one could have very productive initial exchanges with the major actors in the sector.”
Vice President, Project Development
VIVENDI CONTENT (France)
« Esports BAR had by far the largest amount of decision-makers and industry leaders of any conference I’ve been to. The meeting organized were informative, meaningful and well-rounded. I’ve been able to make several meaningful connections and met players in the esports space who are pioneering the next generation of content.”
Global Head of Esports
“By far the most productive conference I’ve attended. The innovative format provided a perfect combination of efficient meetings and fun social interactions with industry leaders from around the world.”
Global head of esports partnerships
« Esports BAR in Cannes has been an amazing experience overall. Very well rounded event with a highly dedicated team at the heart of it. »
SK Gaming (USA)
“Considering the high level decision makers gathered at Esports BAR, the business discussions I’ve hold there have been of high value and truly accelerating to our esports projects. I’ve left Cannes with an enriched network, and re-energized about the potential of esports for a brand and company such as Voyages-SNCF.com.”
Chief Communications Officer
« ESports BAR has proven to be a valuable and enjoyable event with highly effective match-making for business dealings. In 2 days, we’ve been able to meet and discuss collaborations with brands, agencies and media companies that otherwise would have taken us weeks to cover. »
To provide the most productive esports matchmaking event possible, Reed MIDEM has aligned itself with a team of elite sector professionals, directly invested in the future of esports.
Esports BAR ensured a smooth entry into the esports arena: brands, agencies and media professionals were guaranteed 16 1-to-1 pre-scheduled meetings with Esports Companies.
If you were an esports business person, you could have met with 16 brands, agencies & media companies.
Then added up to 8 more open 1-to-1 meetings with other participants of your choice.
Planning a productive 3 days was simple and quick. With our plug-and-play solution, set up a company profile, planned your first 16 meetings, and received a bespoke meeting schedule.
Your 8 additional meetings can be organised on-site!
In addition to 1-to-1 meetings, did business « the old-fashioned way » over lunch, dinner and the diverse activities we had prepared.
No atmosphere could have been better: Sipped your drink of choice on a rooftop, and enjoyed a 360° view of Cannes while organically expanding your esports network.
At Esports BAR, your first afternoon was dedicated to sessions, providing industry context and insights for decision-makers across sectors.
Needed some inspiration? Best practices and market data offered you a glimpse of the esports possibilities.
The bar was open from Wednesday afternoon to friday night
They were at the inaugural Esports Bar
REED MIDEM, BARTENDER AT YOUR SERVICE
Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading exhibition and conference organiser, and its subsidiary Reed MIDEM, have a 50-year history of helping entertainment businesses grow through international professional markets. More than 60,000 leading executives from over 130 countries have already experienced Reed MIDEM B2B events all over the world (MIPCOM, MIDEM and MIPTV).
ReedPOP, the pop culture division of Reed Exhibitions, also organises the PAX shows, the largest gaming events around the world, attracting the top influencers in the global gaming community.
To honour esports’ huge, passionate fan community, and explosive market interest, “the sports of the digital generation” merits a major B2B event.Ready to level up together?
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