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EsportsTravel Summit

The only event organized and produced exclusively for esports organizers, event-rights holders and destination/hospitality industry representatives.

The explosive growth of esports and its impact on the travel industry will be discussed in a series of education sessions at the EsportsTravel Summit.


ABOUT ESPORTSTRAVEL SUMMIT

The EsportsTravel Summit was launched in conjunction with the TEAMS Conference & Expo in Orlando in 2017. The Summit was an immediate success because it helped fill an information vacuum that exists for both organizers of esports events and those in the travel and tourism industry who want to understand and profit from the esports phenomenon. Globally, the number of esports enthusiasts is estimated at 191 million people–and growing.

While video games have been around for more than 40 years, a transformation is occurring in the video-gaming space that will elevate the players above the games. Live events are becoming the ultimate forum for skill and achievement for players. And spectators are flocking to the live events because of their interest in the games and the rising prominence of the players. It is this transforma­tion that is creating many new opportunities, including record levels of investment in esports teams and the development of esports specific venues.

Just as the major sports leagues have identified esports as the best way to connect with the next generation of fans, visionary venues, destinations and sports organizations can leverage the esports phenomenon to attract the next generation of visitors and followers.  

The EsportsTravel Summit will be held Summer of 2020 at the Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, Texas. The Summit's unique mission will be to continue to educate esports stakeholders on the nexus between venues, destinations, the travel industry and esports.

Welcome to the vanguard of the sports-event industry. Welcome to the EsportsTravel Summit!

 

PRESENTED BY:

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CO-CREATIONAL SPONSORS:

Meet AC Logo           Atlantic City Sports Logo


PREMIER LEVEL SPONSORS:

Sports Anaheim Logo           Helix eSports Logo           New Jersey Logo           Bloomington Logo           SMG Logo

Arlington Logo           Valley Forge Sports Logo           Visit Oakland Logo           CSL Logo           INGAME Logo           CRDA Logo


SUPPORTING SPONSORS:

USADA TrueSpot Logo           BCLP Logo           TripMate Logo           Snohomish County Logo           HOK Logo

Venable Logo           PC Nametag           United for Business Logo                 Aventri           US Travel Logo

HyperX Logo           GES Logo           Manhattan Center Logo           The New Yorker Logo           STR Logo

 

ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN SACHS, THE GLOBAL ESPORTS AUDIENCE WILL GROW FROM 194 MILLION PEOPLE IN 2019 TO 276 MILLION IN 2022!



WHO WILL ATTEND?

WHO WILL ATTEND?

A mix of esports executives, esports tournament organizers and destination/hospitality industry professionals.

THE ESPORTS MARKET

THE ESPORTS MARKET

Live video-game events are maturing into a powerhouse for the travel industry.

Samantha Anton

Samantha Anton

Chief Operating Officer, North America Scholastic Esports Federation

Samantha Anton is the chief operating officer for the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), a nonprofit dedicated to using esports as an opportunity to engage and empower all students to learn, grow and thrive. Employed under leading collegiate esports program UCI Esports at the University of California-Irvine, Anton manages the program’s exclusive partnership with NASEF, funded by the Samueli Foundation. Her role includes oversight of all NASEF programs, including high school clubs, tournaments, curriculum and additional learning initiatives, and special events. An event planner by trade, Anton made the shift from higher education events to esports in 2017. Prior to then, she coordinated recruitment and outreach events for UCI Undergraduate Admissions.

Michael Brooks

Michael Brooks

Executive Director, National Association of Collegiate Esports

Michael Brooks serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of Collegiate Esports. NACE is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of member institutions and is the only governing body of college esports in North America. NACE’s members are developing the structure and tools needed to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space. Areas of collaboration include: eligibility, path to graduation, competition and scholarships, IP rights and program implementation. NACE has 131 varsity esports programs as members, accounting for 92 percent of all varsity programs across North America. Brooks worked for eight years as the director of strategic partnerships for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the governing body of 250 mainly private colleges and universities in traditional athletics.

Gregg Caren

Gregg Caren

Executive Vice President/Convention and Exhibition Centers, SMG

Gregg Caren joined SMG at the Atlantic City Convention Center in 1998 and moved to SMG’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia in 2000 as the company experienced tremendous growth through new accounts and acquisitions. Today, he is responsible for business development, expanding the company’s portfolio throughout North America and overseas. Caren also leads the convention center division’s sales and booking support for the convention centers in the SMG network.

Chris Chaney

Chris Chaney

Founder, Infinite Esports & Entertainment

Chris Chaney’s leadership experience is underlined by a 10‐year track record of success in the global sports and entertainment industry. A native of Germany, Chaney is an award‐winning serial founder, including being recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and is an active esports and entertainment advisor and investor. He currently serves, among others, as a board director of Infinite Esports & Entertainment, a leading esports media and entertainment platform that he founded. The company includes OpTic Gaming and the Houston Outlaws team in the Overwatch League.

Joseph Clemko

Joseph Clemko

Senior Attorney, Stinson LLP

Joe Clemko is an attorney with Stinson LLP in their Dallas, TX office. Clemko combines his work experience with his legal and business education to focus on counseling businesses, startups, entrepreneurs and investors, including private equity fund formation and capital raising. Over the past few years, his practice has centered on emerging technologies, representing clients in blockchain, cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence, in addition to building upon his esports and gaming practice. He came to Stinson from a large international law firm. Prior to working for that firm he worked as a regulatory compliance associate for Forex Capital Markets. While at FXCM, Clemko gained extensive experience handling various financial regulatory matters pertaining to both domestic and international regulatory bodies. He earned his J.D. from Western Michigan Cooley Law School and he is licensed to practice law in Texas.

Christopher Crook

Christopher Crook

Counsel, Venable

Christopher Crook is an intellectual property and advertising litigator and trial attorney in Venable's Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on complex litigation in the areas of intellectual property, technology and advertising. He regularly defends clients in lawsuits brought by competitors, consumers and regulators in both federal and state courts. Crook has also represented clients in alternative dispute forums, including self-regulatory proceedings before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (NAD), arbitrations and mediations. His experience covers diverse industries, including advertising and marketing, consumer products, software development, online media and services and credit repair. His experience also includes counseling and transactional work, including advertising claims and substantiation review, anti-counterfeiting/brand management strategy and analysis, technology service agreement review, software development counseling and technology system audits.

Matt Edelman

Matt Edelman

Chief Commercial Officer, Super League Gaming

Matt Edelman is the chief commercial officer of Super League Gaming, the unifying community for amateur esports players. Through premium in-person and digital events and leagues featuring top-tier video game titles, Super League provides competitive video gamers with opportunities to experience their sport like the pros within a social environment that fosters positive communication, good sportsmanship and teamwork. Edelman oversees the company’s revenue, marketing, content, community, live event and business development activities. Previously, he served as the head of digital operations and Marketing Solutions for WME-IMG (now Endeavor), where he was responsible for digital and social media growth across the company’s live event properties, digital strategy consulting for the agency’s brand clients and managing direct-to-consumer OTT businesses. His initial foray into esports included assisting with the formation of ELEAGUE, a joint venture between Endeavor and Turner.

Christie Garton

Christie Garton

Founder, 1,000 Dreams Fund

founder of the 1,000 Dreams Fund, a nonprofit that provides micro‐grants to American girls in need to help fulfill their professional and educational dreams. Since its founding in late 2016, 1DF has granted more than $100,000 to over 200 girls and Garton has launched successful partnerships with Charles Schwab, Harman International and Twitch, the global gaming and broadcasting platform owned by Amazon, among others. Garton is author of the best‐selling guidebook for college girls, “U Chic: The College Girl’s Guide to Everything.” More than 100,000 copies have been sold, with proceeds going to support the 1,000 Dreams Fund. Garton is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Jason Gewirtz

Jason Gewirtz

Editor and Publisher, SportsTravel

Jason Gewirtz is the editor and publisher of SportsTravel. A veteran daily newspaper journalist and editor prior to joining SportsTravel in 2008, Gewirtz worked for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, where he started as a city hall reporter and was promoted to the position of executive city editor in charge of city and business coverage. He also worked as a reporter at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado, and at the Broomfield Enterprise in Broomfield, Colorado. He is a former member of the board of directors for the National Association of Sports Commissions. Gewirtz graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has won numerous awards as both a writer and editor.

Eric Griffin

Eric Griffin

Managing Director of Research and Innovation, Dallas Regional Chamber

Eric Griffin is the managing director of research and innovation at the Dallas Regional Chamber where he provides technical research and data/policy analysis to support sustainable economic development and emerging technologies in the Dallas metropolitan area. The things he likes most about his day job is telling data-rich stories about his home town and his constant proximity to the next big thing that elevates people to higher levels of social evolution. Esports, and more generally gaming, is currently that next big thing for him. Griffin has a particular bundle of competencies and diversity of experience that includes legislative advocacy and policy formulation; performance-based budgeting and measurement; resource (financial) development; natural resource management, sustainability and smart cities activism; workforce talent recruitment, development and retention; and economic development. He is interested in the intersection of emerging technologies like AI, XR, IoT, blockchain, quantum computing and gaming—specifically how each might support and enhance the capabilities of the others in order to raise the lowest standards of living that humanity is currently willing to accept.

Neil Johnson

Neil Johnson

Director of Global Sales, MGM Resorts International

Neil Johnson is the director of global sales for MGM Resorts International assigned to the sports and esports markets. He has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality and sports industry and is working to establish MGM Resorts as the ultimate destination for esports events and competitions. Johnson most recently was the national director of hotel sales at the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board focusing on the western region, HPN Global and American Express Meetings & Events. Prior to this role he served on the sales staffs of the Tropicana Las Vegas, Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority focusing on self-contained hotel programs and events. Previous to those roles he worked for the Las Vegas Bowl, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and ESPN Regional at UNLV.

Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson

Esports Performance Consultant

Taylor Johnson is an esports performance consultant committed to transforming the esports industry and the millions of people worldwide it impacts with education on health, wellness, and performance. He has built comprehensive initiatives for elite training, research and education for five esports organizations, 15 professional teams and a developmental academy. He currently consults organizations, teams, players and esports startups on how to build strategic programs to enhance all aspects of in-game and out-of-game performance as well as advising startups on go-to-market strategies. Prior to his work in esports, Johnson worked with a number of collegiate and professional sports teams, including the San Francisco 49ers as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. During his stint at the 49erss, he was in charge of the physical preparation and rehabilitation of the players as well as developing and implementing the team’s nutrition and sports science/wellness program. He has both a master’s degree in exercise science and rehabilitation and a bachelor’s degree in exercise biology as well as certifications in strength and conditioning training, corrective exercise, nutrition, and sports performance.

David Lee

David Lee

Vice President of Operations, Estars Studios

David Lee oversees operations and white label production at Estars Studios. Lee was previously senior manager, publisher/developer relations and legal counsel at ESL Gaming and has produced widely watched esports competitions, including programs for Amazon’s Mobile Masters and Supercell’s Clash Royale. Lee is the head of production for the World Showdown of Esports (WSOE) and has produced events such as the Vainglory Premier League World Invitational and the Mountain West Esports Series Championship.

Todd Lehrke

Todd Lehrke

Director of Sports Development, Bloomington CVB

Todd Lehrke joined the Bloomington (Minnesota) Convention & Visitors Bureau in June 2011 as the director of sports development and has an extensive hospitality background dating to 1999. He is in charge of attracting regional and national sporting events for Destination Bloomington – Home of Mall of America. Over the past few years, Lehrke has played a variety of roles in hosting the Ryder Cup, Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four. The esports market continues to evolve in Bloomington, and Lehrke is focused on creating and bringing new events to the destination. He also serves as the chair of Minnesota Sports, which is a statewide collaborative of CVBs and sports commissions with a mission to increase business opportunities and exposure on a state level.

Nathan Lindberg

Nathan Lindberg

Director of Global Esports Sponsorships, Twitch

Nathan Lindberg is the director of global esports sponsorships at Twitch. As an esports veteran, hen is dedicated to educating brands about the competitive gaming phenomenon and ways to leverage Twitch to reach marketing goals. Lindberg is responsible for sponsorship sales for elite esports leagues like the Rocket League Championship Series, Capcom Pro Tour, Tekken World Tour, and Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix, as well as esports organizations like Team Liquid, Team SoloMid, Cloud9, Evil Geniuses and Alliance. His esports experience began in 2010 at Curse Media as vice president of global sales, where he created and sold team and league sponsorship packages for the company’s esports division and websites. Before joining Curse, Lindberg worked at GamePro Media, IDG Entertainment and Universal McCann where he worked front and center with live streaming, mobile and other emerging media. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports media from Ithaca College.

Kevin Lyman

Kevin Lyman

CEO & Founder, Kevin Lyman Group

Award-winning entertainment and music industry icon Kevin Lyman has reimagined the live show and festival experience, shaped popular culture and rocked corporate branding. Lyman founded the Vans Warped Tour in 1995 and has curated and ran the groundbreaking festival throughout its 24-year run. In addition, he has produced or promoted such live-music experiences as Taste of Chaos, It’s Not Dead Festival, the Alternative Press Music Awards, Pilgrimage, Mayhem Festival and Country Throwdown, among others. His punk rock intrepidness, his steely commitment to philanthropic pursuits, his savvy business instincts and his on-the-pulse aesthetic sensibility have guided him on a successful and winding career that has spanned 37 years. Today, he embraces a new era of unbound creative and business opportunities with The Kevin Lyman Group, a premier event production and strategy firm.

Kim Meltzer

Kim Meltzer

CEO, KidKesty Productions; CEO, Destination Esports

Kim Meltzer is a 25-year veteran in the luxury hotel and hospitality industry having worked with Hilton Worldwide, Rock Resorts, Parker Palm Springs and Ojai Valley Inn & Spa to name a few. In her extensive career she has supported and produced more than 500 corporate and entertainment events globally, along with co-producing a top music video hitting 5 million views for Sony Music. In the video gaming industry, her gamer tag, given to her by the Call of Duty community, is "COD Mom. " Meltzer has worked with Twitch, Amazon, DreamHack, Activision, Blizzard, Riot Games, Treyarch and Psyonix to name a few. Supporting the community, production and developers, she has been branded the "Esports Event Mom" who has raised and supported more than 1,000 pro players across more than eight gaming titles at global events since 2010. She is also CEO of Destination Esports, a creative esports group. DE focuses on working with global destinations and venues, esports teams, talent, broadcasters, investors, gaming publishers, production companies and brands that want to cohesively activate and be leaders in this one-of-a-kind market.

Brian Mirakian

Brian Mirakian

Senior Principal, Populous

Brian Mirakian is a senior principal at Populous and serves as director of brand activation in the Americas, which features an innovative approach that powerfully brings brands to life through design. Through a core focus on connective strategy in the entertainment and hospitality industries, Mirakian creates opportunities for engagement by linking people to immersive user experiences on all levels, design mediums and interactive technologies. Most recently, his team debuted Esports Stadium Arlington, America’s most robust new esports venue. His award-winning work has helped create transformative social experiences for his clients, having collaborated with nearly every professional team, some of the world’s leading advertising agencies, the Olympic Games, the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball and top brands including Adidas, Pepsi and Dow. His work has been recognized internationally in ID Magazine, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, the Discovery Channel and Sports Business Journal.

Devin Murphy

Devin Murphy

Product Lead, Riot Games

Devin Murphy is the product lead for League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Finals and events for the game’s publisher, Riot Games. In that role, he drives the vision, strategy, development and execution of Riot's North American esports road shows, which include two finals per year in select North American cities, along with weekly studio shows from January through August in West Los Angeles. He is currently planning out a three-year road map for LCS Finals, as well as Worlds 2021, which will return the world championship to North America.

Ryan Musselman

Ryan Musselman

President, Houston Outlaws

Ryan Musselman is an early pioneer in the convergence of digital media and esports, with over 12 years of industry experience, and is one of the original founders of OpTic gaming, the world's most-engaged esports organization. He was instrumental in the development and scale of Machinima’s 10,000-strong network of gaming influencers, prior to joining Google to develop YouTube’s gaming and esports vertical. Musselman now leverages his history of industry defining expertise as president of the Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws.

Tyler Othen

Tyler Othen

Senior Analyst, Conventions, Sports and Leisure International

Tyler Othen leads CSL’s research efforts focused on the fast-growing esports segment. For destination marketing organizations, sports commissions and the private sector, his work helps provide a roadmap for the development and/or positioning of event venues designed to accommodate esports events. Othen has recently led market demand studies for groundbreaking esports facility concepts in the Atlantic City and Los Angeles markets and has worked with a number of destination marketing organizations and sports commissions throughout the country on positioning their markets and facilities for future esports events. Othen has also led over 70 visitor industry and public facility development studies spanning a wide range of market sizes. His involvement with research, analysis and strategy for these projects has helped provide planning for multi-use sports, entertainment, convention and other public assembly facilities.

Peter Perez

Peter Perez

Marketing Director, Evos Esports Arena

Peter Perez is a U.S. Army veteran with diverse alliances in esports and private equity. In 2013, he began his career as a producer for DOTA2 competitions in central Texas with MOBA Esports Gaming and Austin Dota 2. In 2016, Perez was hand-picked by esports powerhouse DreamHack to galvanize marketing efforts in Texas. He directly impacted growth in ticket sales for DreamHack Austin, Atlanta and Denver events in 2017. More importantly, he played a significant role in growing attendance numbers for DreamHack Austin from 22,000 in 2017 to nearly 30,000 attendees in 2018. In addition to marketing, he attends esports business summits to educate destinations on the economic impact of esports and how these events begin at the grass-roots level. Currently, Perez is the marketing director for Evos Esports Arena and managing member of a new convention series titled “Upload–Amatuer Esports Combine.”

Jennifer Royer

Jennifer Royer

Director of TrueSport and Elite Athlete Education, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

Jennifer Royer, Ph.D., is the director of TrueSport and elite athlete education for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. A former public school teacher, coach and college instructor and administrator, she has nearly two decades of educational experience and is passionate about youth sports leadership development. She received a Ph.D. in history from Texas Christian University, an M.A. in history from F. Austin State University, and a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas A&M University. She currently holds state board of education certifications from both Texas and Colorado. Dedication to the success of young athletes is a family affair for the Royer household. Her husband, a two-time Colorado Springs high school football coach of the year, has spent a career in education and coaching at the high school level and begins the 2019 season coaching football at the United States Air Force Academy Prep School. As the mother of two young boys involved in competitive sport, she understands fully the importance of youth sport and activities communities in establishing the foundations for healthy childhood and adolescent experiences.

Timothy Schneider

Timothy Schneider

Founder and Chairman, Sports Division, Northstar Travel Group

Tim Schneider is the founder and chairman of the Sports Division of Northstar Travel Group. He is the founder of SportsTravel magazine and the TEAMS Conference & Expo—the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers—as well as the EsportsTravel Summit. A passionate advocate for the esports and travel industries, Schneider has served in leadership positions for several nonprofit organizations. He was a two-term member on the board of directors of the National Association of Sports Commissions and was inducted into the inaugural class of the organization’s Hall of Fame in 2017. Schneider also chaired the Destination & Travel Foundation and has served on the boards of Destinations International and the U.S. Travel Association.

Rashed Singaby

Rashed Singaby

Senior Designer, HOK

Rashed Singaby has more than 10 years of experience working for architectural firms in the United States and Egypt to design and deliver high-performance, community-driven sports and entertainment facilities. His well-rounded skill set and depth of technical expertise is leveraged on each of his projects to rapidly develop, analyze and communicate conceptual objectives. His past experience working on large-scale sports venues across three continents offers strong capabilities in vision setting, schematic design development, design detailing, construction coordination and management. He leverages his deep experience and creativity to deliver unique and impactful experiences to fans, athletes and clients. With a passion for innovation, Singaby leads HOK’s research and exploration of the future of esports venues, collaborating with clients and companies to design forward-thinking and intuitive spaces for esports fans and gamers.

Way Stark

Way Stark

Founder, Pridestark Entertainment and Gaming

Way Stark is the founder of Pridestark Entertainment and Gaming and is a pioneer of the professional gaming industry having helped bring the gaming scene together by bridging communities to businesses at the local and national level. Through his guidance and assistance he has been at the forefront of multiple conventions that have helped pave the way for the future of the professional gaming world to launch. Whether it be on a local community setting, collegiate level or international stage, Stark’s organizations and events have made a successful impact on the esports community.

Robert Tuchman

Robert Tuchman

Head of Premium Experiences, Entertainment Benefits Group

Robert Tuchman has stood at the forefront of the emerging experiential economy for his entire career. He is a successful entrepreneur in the sports and entertainment industry having started, built and then sold two best-in-class experiential companies. Today, each of those companies is separately owned by two of the largest sports and entertainment agencies in the world (Creative Artists Agency and William Morris Endeavor). His most recent venture, Goviva, an industry leader in the business of unique once-in-a-lifetime client experiences, was acquired by Creative Artists Agency in 2016. His first business, Tuchman Sports Enterprises (TSE), was an innovator in the experiential industry as one of the first companies to create and market exclusive client experiences to attend live sporting and entertainment events. TSE was acquired by the private equity firm Pfingsten Partners in 2006, and through several subsequent acquisitions became part of a business that was purchased by William Morris Endeavor in 2019. Prior to being sold, both Goviva and TSE had been named to the Inc 500 list of the fastest-growing companies in America. Tuchman has authored two books, “100 Sporting Events You Must See Live” and “Young Guns: The Fearless Entrepreneur's Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own.”

Murphy Vandervelde

Murphy Vandervelde

CEO, Helix eSports, LLC

A recent newcomer to the esports industry, Murphy Vandervelde and his partners started making investments in the gaming space in early 2017 and since that time, he and his partners have founded or invested in several venture-staged companies, all based on the common theme of individual player development. In December 2018, Helix opened one of the largest gaming centers (150 stations) in North Bergen, New Jersey, just minutes from Midtown Manhattan. Helix also owns a stake in GG Circuit, one of the largest global LAN Center software and consulting groups, as well as a stake in Team Genji, a data analytics firm that also owns the top Hearthstone team in the world. Vandervelde has over 30 years of investment experience and has worked in the public equity markets and venture capital business as real estate investments. He was a founding member of Navigator Asset Management, a Boston-based hedge fund, Midway United Limited, Summit Street Partners as well as several software company start-ups. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, he sits on several nonprofit boards including MYCW, an organization that operates a mentoring program for inner-city youth in Boston as well the Delaware Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association.

Kelsie Waite

Kelsie Waite

Business Development Executive, STR

An Indiana native, Kelsey Waite attended Ball State University, where she graduated from the Honors College with a double major in travel and tourism, and video production. Waite previously worked at a major airport hotel in her hometown of Indianapolis and held a position at a small visitors bureau in Parke County, Indiana. As STR’s business development executive for destinations Waite works with destinations in Canada, the West Coast and the Midwest, which lets her engage with clients and support them while they grow their businesses. Waite also holds a certification in hotel industry analytics.

Dr. Marc Wiliams

Dr. Marc Wiliams

Managing Partner, WD | Esports + Entertainment

Dr. Marc Williams is the managing partner of WD | Esports + Entertainment and regarded as a sports marketing pioneer. He is the co-founder of the Esports and Entertainment Program at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, and also teaches esports and sports marketing at the University of Houston. Williams has worked for three of the largest sports brands in the world: Champs Sports, Footaction and Reebok. During his tenure at Champs Sports, he was in charge of strategic partnerships, oversaw advertising and media strategies and managed the day‐to‐day relationships for the company's sports and entertainment properties: EA Sports, Activision, NBA, NFL, MLB, 20th Century Fox, Universal Music and Atlantic Records. He was instrumental in negotiating the sports retail industry’s first product placement deal in the gaming industry for the 2003 Streethoops Basketball game by Activision. Throughout his career he negotiated product placement in 30 video games, 75 feature films and 100 music videos. WD | Esports + Entertainment brand manages esports marketing for heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder. Williams has a master’s degree in sport Management from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned his doctorate in education at West Virginia University.

Jim Wood

Jim Wood

President and CEO, Meet AC

In June 2014, Jim Wood joined Meet AC, a nonprofit sales organization with a sole focus on building the convention, meeting and group market for Atlantic City, New Jersey. Wood staffs a team of 25 employees and leads the Meet AC sales effort to generate both citywide and single - property bookings. He also led the formation of the Atlantic City Sports Commission in January 2015. Wood brings a wealth of experience to Atlantic City’s new, more efficient convention and group sales structure. He previously served as president and CEO of the Louisville (Kentucky) Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Providence Warwick (Rhode Island) Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Bryan Yale

Bryan Yale

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Rival.AI

Esports industry veteran Bryan Yale is the chief operating officer and co-founder of Rival.AI, an esports company that provides advanced industry standard scouting reports for teams, trainers and the betting community through artificial intelligence. He is also a founding member of Infinite Esports and Entertainment, GGEA and a co-founder of NGAGE. He is continually focused on developing the complete ecosystem for esports. Through a solid foundation of analytics and experience in esports starting in the late 1990s, Yale is uniquely positioned to assist those that have made esports their priority. His professional esports experiences have included team ownership, player development, scouting, statics, analytics and predictive modeling that provide invaluable insights to all levels of the esports industry.

Tuesday, June 25

2:30pm 5:30pm
Registration Desk Open
Sponsored by: United for Business
7:30pm 9:00pm
Opening Celebration

It’s Game On Atlantic City at the Opening Celebration for the EsportsTravel Summit! Summit

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attendees will be welcomed at Kennedy Square on Atlantic City’s storied Boardwalk. Private tours of iconic Boardwalk Hall and thrills of the last century—such as the world’s largest pipe organ—will give way to thrills of the next century during a red-carpet arrival at Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Theater, outfitted for the evening as an esports arena. Be prepared for several fast-paced rounds of gameplay and your chance to take the stage as a competitor. Our hosts for the Opening Celebration are Meet AC, the Atlantic City Sports Commission, CRDA and INGAME Esports.

Sponsored by: Meet AC, Atlantic City Sports, CRDA, INGAME

10:00pm 12:00am
Late-Night Lounge

Sponsored by: Visit New Jersey

Wednesday, June 26

8:00am 9:00am
Breakfast
Sponsored by: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

9:00am 9:10am
Welcome

Sponsored by: Bloomington

9:10am 9:30am
Chat: “The Esports Ecosystem: Opportunities for the Travel Industry"

Every day seems to bring growth and change to the esports landscape, and that is especially true

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when it comes to in-person esports tournaments and events. This session will set the stage for the day of education at the EsportsTravel Summit with an overview of who’s who in the esports ecosystem and how the organizations that comprise the world of esports are having a growing and positive impact on the travel industry.
 
Presenters:
Michael Brooks / NACE
Tim Schneider / Northstar Travel Group
Scot Thor / KemperLesnik
Kelsey Waite / STR

9:30am 9:40am
E-Talk: “Live Events and the Growth of Esports"

Big-name publishers and production companies continue to level up while staging esports spectacles

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in large venues. But growth in live events is happening at all levels. And the events themselves are evolving. In this session, hear about the latest trends in live events, who is organizing them and how effective partnerships with destinations and the travel industry will lead to sustainable future growth for the epsorts industry.
 
Presenter:
Devin Murphy / Riot Games

9:40am 10:30am
Panel: “The Rapid Evolution of Esports Venues”

The past year has seen the opening of some of the first esports-specific venues by private

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companies and destinations seeking a piece of the lucrative live-event esports business. But new venues aren’t limited to arenas or convention centers. Entertainment centers are getting into the mix in a big way, and in this session, we’ll learn the latest on how the very definition of an esports-specific venue continues to evolve.
 
Presenters:
Tyler Othen / CSL
Rashed Singaby / HOK
Way Stark / Pridestark Gaming
Murphy Vandervelde / Helix eSports
Jim Wood / Meet AC

10:30am 10:45am
Networking Break

Sponsored by: The New Yorker, Manhattan Center

10:45am 12:00pm
Esports 101 for Destinations

Many destinations are familiar with the traditional sports landscape. But working in esports is

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another world entirely. The esports landscape is particularly different when it comes to live events, who holds the rights to those events and how best to cater to the participants and spectators who place a high value on authenticity. In this interactive session, learn the basics of how to navigate the esports ecosystem and where to begin when your destination or venue seeks to host esports tournaments and events.
 
Presenters:
Dorothy Ferguson / Two Bit Circus
Todd Lehrke / Bloomington CVB
Kim Meltzer / Destination Esports

10:45am 12:00pm
Destination & Supplier Marketplace Session 1

Esports tournament and event organizers will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with

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destinations, hotel chains and other suppliers interested in forging business relationships with them during the first of two marketplace sessions. Event organizers should come prepared with plenty of business cards, their RFPs and information on their organizations to exchange with destinations and suppliers at the marketplace.

Open to event organizers and registered marketplace participants only.

12:15pm 1:15pm
Lunceon Panel: "The Localization of Esports"

Sponsored by: SMG

Traditional sports have worked on a simple model to build fan bases in

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cities: Teams compete under the name of those cities or regions in dedicated venues, building affinities over time. Historically, video gaming has largely deconstructed that model, particularly with online competitions and teams competing by game titles under their own team brand names. Now the trend is toward localization at the youth, collegiate and professional levels of esports. In this session, learn how geographically based teams and leagues are working to engage participants as well as fans, and the impact that localization will have for destinations, venues and the travel industry.

Presenters:
Matt Edelman / Super League Gaming
Kevin Lyman / Kevin Lyman Group
Brian Mirakian / Populous
Ryan Musselman / Houston Outlaws
Neil Johnson / MGM Resorts International
Moderator: Jason Gewirtz / SportsTravel

1:15pm 1:30pm
Networking Break

Sponsored by: Valley Forge Sports

1:30pm 1:40pm
E-Talk: "The Missing Half: Girls and Women in Esports"

Gender equality has the potential to nearly double the size of the global esports audience. In this

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session, learn what organizations have done to grow the number of girls and women in esports and why increased female participation in the predominantly male esports world is of paramount importance to the continued growth of live events.

Christie Garton/1000 Dreams Fund

1:40pm 2:15pm
Panel: "Positive Values for Continued Growth"

In this session, we’ll take on the toughest issues surrounding video gaming and esports, including

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video-game addiction, the violence portrayed in some games and what can be done to combat toxicity among gamers. For esports enthusiasts and evangelists, confronting the negative—especially when they’re largely stereotypes—is key to the future of the esports industry. In this session, learn how smart esports organizations are incorporating STEM curricula and health and wellness into their programs.

Presenters:
Samantha Anton / North America Scholastic Esports Federation
Christie Garton / 1000 Dreams Fund
Taylor Johnson / States Space Labs
Jennifer Royer / USADA

2:15pm 2:45pm
Panel: "Entrepreneurism, Esports and Economic Development"

Esports are spawning a surprising array of entrepreneurial enterprises. In this session, learn how

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esports events can be used to attract the tech-savvy next generation of business entrepreneurs and workers while propelling economic development in the cities that host them.
 
Presenters:
Chris Chaney / Chaney Group Holdings
Joseph Clemko / Stinson LLP
Eric Griffin / Dallas Chamber
Dr. Marc Williams / WD | Esports + Entertainment
Bryan Yale / Rival.AI

2:45pm 3:00pm
Networking Break
Sponsored by:
3:00pm 3:45pm
Panel: "Profiting from Influencer Marketing"

The stars of esports have more reach than you might imagine and they’re not just professional

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gamers. In this session, learn how your organization can work with streamers and influencers to successfully market both events and destinations. 

Presenters:
Christopher Crook  / Venable
David Lee / Estars Studios
Nathan Lindberg / Twitch
Christie St. Martin / United Esports

3:45pm 4:00pm
E-Talk: "The Future of Esports Events and Travel"

Our day of education at the EsportsTravel Summit ends with a look ahead. What are the trends your

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organization needs to be thinking about as you plan your future involvement with esports? Don’t miss these takeaways on how to position your organization for success in the year to come.
 
Presenters:
Robert Tuchman / Entertainment Benefits

4:00pm 5:00pm
Destination & Supplier Marketplace Session 2

All attendees will be welcome to join us in the Marketplace area beginning at 4:00 p.m. Those who

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have reserved Marketplace tables will conduct their second group of one-on-one appointments while representatives of esports organizations that do not have appointments will be stationed at designated tables so that destinations and suppliers can easily find the organizations with whom they’re hoping to establish relationships. Event organizers should come prepared with plenty of business cards, their RFPs and information on their organizations to exchange with destinations and suppliers at the marketplace.  

5:00pm 6:00pm
Reverse Marketplace Happy Hour

The networking and dealmaking will continue during this reception sponsored by CSL International.

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7:30pm 9:00pm
Closing Reception
Sponsored by:

Thursday, June 27

9:00am 5:00pm
Optional Activities

SITE TOURS FOR ESPORTS TOURNAMENT AND EVENT ORGANIZERS: Make the most of your trip

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to Atlantic City by seeing the venues best suited for your events during tours tailored to your needs provided by the Atlantic City Sports Commission on Thursday, June 27. Whether it’s Boardwalk Hall, the Atlantic City Convention Center or any of the dazzling array of meeting and convention space available at Atlantic City’s numerous casinos, hotels and resorts, the Atlantic City Sports Commission is your one-stop resource for finding the perfect venue for your esports tournament or event. To arrange your custom tour or site inspection, please contact Tanya Curran no later than Monday, June 17, by email at [email protected] or by phone at (609) 449-7152.

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE VANS WARPED TOUR: Join the founder of the Vans Warped Tour for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the storied festival during set up. Kevin Lyman will be answering questions and showing attendees the ins and outs of the Vans Warped Tour as it is being built on the beach in Atlantic City. This is a rare opportunity that few will get to experience. The tour will be on Thursday, June 27, from 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Please RSVP to [email protected]. All RSVPs for the tour must be submitted by Wednesday, June 26, at 7:00 p.m. ET.  Please meet outside on the Boardwalk in between the Caesars Boardwalk Bar and It's Sugar.  For more info on the Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Atlantic City, please visit vanswarpedtour.com/events/atlantic-city.

 

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OPENING CELEBRATION AT BOARDWALK HALL: It’s Game On Atlantic City at the Opening Celebration for the EsportsTravel Summit! Summit attendees will be welcomed at Kennedy Square on Atlantic City’s storied Boardwalk. Private tours of iconic Boardwalk Hall and thrills of the last century—such as the world’s largest pipe organ—will give way to thrills of the next century during a red-carpet arrival at Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Theater, outfitted for the evening as an esports arena. Be prepared for several fast-paced rounds of gameplay and your chance to take the stage as a competitor.

Meet AC Logo      Atlantic City Sports Logo      CRDA Logo      INGAME Logo

Esports Exclusive 2

LATE-NIGHT NETWORKING LOUNGE: Forge new business relationships and get to know more about the esports industry from the people who are shaping its future. Conduct real business during this informal networking opportunity.

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Esports Exclusive 3

CLOSING RECEPTION AT THE ICONIC STEEL PIER: Create unforgettable memories at Atlantic City's Steel Pier, home of The Wheel. The Wheel is the newest and greatest attraction on the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk featuring 360° panoramic views of Atlantic City.

Steel Pier Logo      The Wheel Logo


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SITE TOURS FOR ESPORTS TOURNAMENT AND EVENT ORGANIZERS: Make the most of your trip to Atlantic City by seeing the venues best suited for your events during tours tailored to your needs provided by the Atlantic City Sports Commission on Thursday, June 27. Whether it’s Boardwalk Hall, the Atlantic City Convention Center or any of the dazzling array of meeting and convention space available at Atlantic City’s numerous casinos, hotels and resorts, the Atlantic City Sports Commission is your one-stop resource for finding the perfect venue for your esports tournament or event. To arrange your custom tour or site inspection, please contact Tanya Curran no later than Monday, June 17, by email at [email protected] or by phone at (609) 449-7152.

Atlantic City Sports Logo


Esports Exclusive 5

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE VANS WARPED TOUR: Join the founder of the Vans Warped Tour for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the storied festival during set up. Kevin Lyman will be answering questions and showing attendees the ins and outs of the Vans Warped Tour as it is being built on the beach in Atlantic City. This is a rare opportunity that few will get to experience. The tour will be on Thursday, June 27, from 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Please RSVP to [email protected]. All RSVPs for the tour must be submitted by Wednesday, June 26, at 7:00 p.m. ET.  Please meet outside on the Boardwalk in between the Caesars Boardwalk Bar and It's Sugar.  For more info on the Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Atlantic City, please visit vanswarpedtour.com/events/atlantic-city.

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PARTICIPATE IN THE DESTINATION & SUPPLIER MARKETPLACE

Destination, hotel and other supplier representatives will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with esports tournament and event organizers during the Destination & Supplier Marketplace at the EsportsTravel Summit. 

Destination & Supplier Marketplace Participants at the 2019 EsportsTravel Summit include:

  • Anaheim CVB
  • Arlington Sports Commission
  • Bloomington MN CVB
  • Branson CVB
  • Chicago Southland CVB
  • City of Rock Hill PRT
  • Dallas Sports Commission
  • Daytona Beach CVB
  • Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission
  • Experient - A Maritz Global Events Company
  • Greater Birmingham CVB
  • Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance
  • Greenville/Pitt County CVB
  • Hawaii Convention Center
  • JR Global Events
  • Long Beach CVB
  • Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
  • Louisville Sports Commission
  • Marriott Waikiki Complex
  • Meet Chicago Northwest
  • Meet AC
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional CVB
  • Mohegan Sun
  • Myrtle Beach Regional Sports Alliance
  • NYC & Company
  • Orleans Arena/Orleans Hotel & Casino
  • Pearl River Resort Casino & Hotel
  • Pheasant Run Resort
  • RevUp
  • Richmond Region Tourism
  • SMG
  • Travel Salem
  • Trip Mate
  • United Airlines
  • Valley Forge Sports
  • Visit Charlotte
  • Visit Colorado Springs
  • Visit Oakland

 

BECOME A SPONSOR

Enterprise Package

WHY YOU SHOULD SPONSOR AND PARTICIPATE IN THE ESPORTSTRAVEL SUMMIT

The EsportsTravel Summit is the only event focused on the travel side of the esports business. A Sponsorship Package provides your organization with the opportunity to increase exposure among decision makers who are organizing and hosting esports events. This is your chance to drive results by tapping into the esports market—the next generation of sporting events.

    For more information on the Destination & Supplier Marketplace and on sponsorship opportunities—which can include your registration and Marketplace participation—please contact Florence Nalepka or Timothy Schneider.

     

    REQUEST INFO

     

     

    SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS

    Participants at the 2019 EsportsTravel Summit include:

    • 1,000 Dreams Fund
    • 4G44 Esports
    • 514 eSports
    • ABXY Video Games
    • AIC Hotel Group
    • AllMid
    • Amazon's Mobile Masters
    • American Bank Center
    • Anaheim CVB
    • Andromeda Consultants Ltd
    • Ann Arbor Sports Commission
    • Apex Events
    • Arlington CVB
    • Arlington Sports Commission
    • ASA Entertainment
    • Atlantic City Sports Commission
    • Austin Sports Commission
    • BigAir USA
    • Bloomington MN CVB
    • Blue Star Sports Tech
    • Branson CVB
    • Burnaby Conference Centre
    • CAA
    • Carey International
    • Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
    • Central PA CVB
    • Century Center
    • Chaney Group Holdings
    • Chester County CVB
    • Chicago Southland CVB
    • Cinema Esports
    • City of Glendale, AZ
    • City of Rock Hill PRT
    • CKR Law LLP
    • CLT Esports
    • Colorado Convention Center
    • Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau
    • Conventions, Sports & Leisure International
    • CSL International
    • Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Dallas Sports Commission
    • Dana Communications
    • Daytona Beach CVB
    • Defend The North
    • Delta Hotels by Marriott
    • Destination Esports
    • Destination Irvine
    • Detroit Sports Commission
    • Dreamhack
    • Drone Racing League
    • Duke Energy Convention Center
    • EGXL
    • Elite Esport Events
    • Entertainment Benefits Group
    • ESL Gaming
    • ESL One
    • ESL Pro League Finals
    • ESP Gaming
    • Esports Awards Ltd
    • Esports Now
    • Estars
    • Estars Studios
    • Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission
    • ExCeL London
    • Experience Columbia SC Sports
    • Experience Scottsdale
    • Experient
    • Fleming Tech Camps
    • Florida Sports Foundation
    • Fort Worth Sports
    • Full Sail University
    • GAC Events
    • George Washington University
    • Get On My Level
    • GG Circuit
    • GGWP Foundation
    • Ghanna Esports
    • Giants Like Us
    • Global Center for Health Innovation
    • Great Zion Convention & Tourism Office
    • Greater Birmingham CVB
    • Greater Lansing Sports Authority
    • Greater Newark CVB
    • Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau
    • Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
    • Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance
    • Greater Wilmington CVB
    • Greenville/Pitt County CVB
    • Grow uP eSports
    • Hawaii Convention Center
    • HBC Event Services
    • Helix eSports
    • Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority
    • High School Esports League
    • Hilton Grand Vacations
    • Hiltons of Branson
    • HOK
    • Hotel Angeleno
    • Houston Outlaws
    • Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
    • Huntsville/Madison County CVB
    • HyperX
    • Impact Gaming
    • Indiana Sports Corp
    • Infinite Esports & Entertainment
    • InGame Esports
    • Integrated Sports Solutions
    • Intel Extreme Masters
    • Irving Convention Center
    • Irving CVB
    • JR Global Events
    • KemperLesnik
    • KidKesty Productions
    • Kissimmee Sports Commission
    • League of Legends Championship
    • Legacy
    • Level Up Tournament
    • Long Beach CVB
    • Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
    • Lost Tribe Esports
    • Louisville Sports Commission
    • MAGFest
    • Manhattan Center
    • Maritz Global Events
    • Marriott Waikiki Complex
    • Meet AC
    • Meet Chicago Northwest
    • Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
    • MGM Resorts International
    • Midwest eSports
    • Military Gaming League
    • Minefaire
    • Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional CVB
    • Mohegan Sun
    • Mountain West Esports Series Championship
    • Myrtle Beach Regional Sports Alliance
    • National Association of Collegiate Esports
    • National Sports Center
    • NCompass Gaming + Esports
    • North America Scholastic Esports Federation
    • NRG Park
    • NYC & Company
    • NYXL
    • Omad Concept Ltd
    • OpTic Gaming
    • Opulent Events by Gracie
    • Orleans Arena
    • Orleans Hotel & Casino
    • Palm Springs Convention Center
    • pc/nametag
    • Pearl River Resort Casino & Hotel
    • Pheasant Run Resort
    • Play All Gaming
    • Player Omega
    • Populous
    • PrideStark Entertainment & Gaming
    • Rainbow 6 National Championships
    • RC Digital
    • Red Roof Inns
    • Reed Exhibitions
    • ReedPOP
    • Reset Gaming
    • Revel Marketing
    • Revolution RFP
    • Rhode Island Sports Commission
    • Richmond Region Tourism
    • Riot Games
    • Rise Above The Disorder
    • Rival.AI
    • Rochester NY Sports Commission
    • Rutgers University Esports
    • Salem Convention Center
    • San Francisco Travel
    • SJ Geekfest Smash Tournament
    • SMG
    • Snohomish County Sports Commission
    • Sparks
    • Sports Anaheim
    • Sports Pittsburgh
    • SportsTravel
    • Stinson LLP
    • Stockton University
    • STR
    • Strategic Venue Studies
    • Super League Gaming
    • Super Smash Con
    • Supercell's Clash Royale
    • Taylor Johnson Performance
    • Team Genji
    • The Connecticut Convention Center
    • The New Yorker
    • The Plaza Resort and Spa
    • The Tower
    • Thunder Gaming
    • Tourism Burnaby
    • Tourney Kings
    • Travel Salem
    • Trevanna Gaming
    • Trip Mate
    • Turtle Entertainment
    • Twitch
    • U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
    • U.S. Travel Association
    • UCI Esports
    • ULT
    • Ultimate Media Ventures
    • United Airlines
    • United Gaming League
    • Untitled Smash Tournament
    • Vainglory Premier League World Invitational
    • Valley Forge Sports
    • Valley Forge TCB
    • Velocity KC
    • Venable LLP
    • Visit Charlotte
    • Visit Colorado Springs
    • Visit El Paso
    • Visit Kansas City, KS
    • Visit Oakland
    • Visit Pittsburgh
    • Warlords
    • Waveform Entertainment, Inc.
    • WD Esports + Entertainment
    • West Michigan Sports Commission
    • WillPower Esports
    • Wilson County TDA
    • WSOE (World Showdown of Esports)


    For more information on the Destination & Supplier Marketplace and on sponsorship opportunities—which can include your registration and Marketplace participation—please contact Florence Nalepka or Timothy Schneider.

    REQUEST INFO

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    CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY HOTEL & CASINO

    2100 Pacific Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    The 2019 EsportsTravel Summit will take place at the iconic Caesars Palace Atlantic City where the spectacular happens every minute of every day. Located right on the famous Boardwalk, Caesars Atlantic City is just steps away from the beach, Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center. Book your room at the special EsportsTravel Summit rate of just $109 plus tax, via the link or phone number below, to stay in the luxurious Centurion Tower, featuring spectacular ocean views, daily wi-fi access, admission to the Fitness Center, a plethora of entertainment and dining options, including the new Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, and the most convenient access to all EsportsTravel Summit events, including educational sessions, the Marketplace and the Opening Celebration at Boardwalk Hall.

    Book your room by clicking on the button below or by calling 1-888-516-2215 (8am – 2am EST seven days a week). Mention group name "EsportsTravel Summit" and group code "SC06ET9".

    Please book your room no later than June 11, 2019.


    BOOK ROOM

    If you are flying into the Philadelphia International Airport, there are lots of convenient options for getting into Atlantic City:

    Shuttle Service

    Joe’s Transportation Services

    Please visit the link below to book door-to-door shuttle service from PHL to Caesars Atlantic City:

    https://joes.addons.la/m/shuttle/?s=Esports+Travel+Summit+

    Train

    To take the train from PHL into Atlantic City, take the Septa High Speed Rail Line (Estimated Cost $6.00/person) into the PHL 30th Street Station.  At 30th Street Station, switch trains to NJ Transit, which provides service via the AC Rail Line into Atlantic City.  The train station is located inside the Convention Center.  (Estimated cost is $10.00/person.)

    Rental Car Companies

    The following Rental Car Companies operate at the Philadelphia Airport:

    Avis
    (609) 383-9595
    www.avis.com

    Budget
    609-383-0682
    www.budget.com

    Hertz
    609-646-7733
    www.hertz.com

    Enterprise
    609-272-1791
    www.enterprise.com

    National
    (888) 501-9010
    www.nationalcar.com

    Dollar Rent a Car
    (800) 800-4000
    www.dollar.com

     

    Advisory Notice Regarding Outside Solicitations

    Please be advised that numerous companies have been emailing and calling attendees of Northstar events attempting to book them into non-official hotels.

    Here are the companies and their representatives that we have been made aware of:

    • Avenge
    • Bay Exhibits
    • CMI Event Travel / Sean Martin
    • Corporate Booking Services / Carlos Viera and Hank Morgan
    • Demand Generation / Amber, Ruby, Pamela Fox, David Smith
    • EHRS / Zach and Alex
    • Elegant Housing  LLC
    • Exhibition Housing Services / Liam Chris
    • Global Expo List
    • Global Expo Travel
    • Global Housing Corporation / Harry Harrington
    • Global Travel Partners
    • Kelly Brooke
    • Mars Data Leads / Jacob Fernando
    • World Expo Lists / Anna Jasmine,  Jennifer White
    • World Wide Travel / Zack Willis
    • ​Xpo Solutions Transportation / Evan Eissens

     

    Be advised that these companies and individuals have no relationship with Northstar events. Our attendees are encouraged to disregard any communication received from these companies or any others that are not affiliated with Northstar Meetings Group.

     

    EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

    2019 EVENT PHOTOS

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

    Esports Organizer Contact:

    Nicole Goddeyne

    Event Organizer Liaison

    [email protected]

    Supplier Contact:

    Timothy Schneider

    Founder & Chairman, Sports Division

    [email protected]

     

    Florence Nalepka

    Global Director of Sales, Sports Division

    [email protected]

    Event Logistics Contact:

    Beth Dean

    Event Director, Sports Division

    [email protected]