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  • Two Versions of Esports Venue Summit -- Conferences & Conventions


    (ATR) The inaugural Esports Venue Summit will be offered in both live and virtual formats in October.

    Twickenham Stadium will host the live version of Esports Venue Summit 2020. (Flickr)
    Organizers describe the new forum as the only one dedicated solely to esports venues and spaces.

    The live event will be held at London’s Twickenham Stadium, the home of England rugby, on Oct. 21-22. It will feature nine sessions over the two days and will include six periods for networking, including an evening reception on the first day.

    The virtual version will run from Oct. 26-29. It will include two live Q&As with a selection of speakers from the live event as well as new guests. Those choosing the virtual option will be able to replay the live sessions from the week before and download material and videos where available.

    Registration for both the live and virtual summits is now open. Early bird rates saving 40 percent on the standard delegate fees are available here.

    Should the live event be canceled, those who have purchased the live summit delegate pass will be able to either transfer their pass to the next available live event or use it for the virtual event with the cost difference being refunded.

    SportAccord Seeks Host Cities

    SportAccord officially begins the search process for future host cities for both its World Sport & Business Summit and Regional SportAccord events.
    Ekaterinburg, Russia hosts the 2021 SportAccord. (AIBA)

    Interested cities are invited to submit an application for any future SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit beginning with the 2022 edition.

    Those interested in hosting Regional SportAccord events in any year through 2023 are also welcome to apply. Applications will be considered to host a dedicated Regional SportAccord for Europe, Asia, Africa or Oceania, as well as Pan America. The first Regional SportAccord was for Pan America and it was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in December.

    Each Bid City Application Form should be submitted along with a formal Letter of Commitment that has been signed on behalf of the prospective host city.

    More information and the bid form for SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit can be found here and for Regional SportAccord here.

    “We have already received numerous expressions of interest regarding future editions of both of these industry-leading events from prospective host cities from across the globe,” said Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord, in a statement.

    “We are focusing on the future with great optimism, with the highly anticipated World Sport & Business Summit 2021 in Ekaterinburg serving as a significant signpost, and we look forward to receiving formal applications in the coming weeks and months for events that will support a bright new chapter for the international sports movement.”

    SportAccord 2021 will be held from May 23-28 at the IEC Ekaterinburg-Expo in the Russian city.

    Host City Plans for 2020

    The seventh edition of the Host City conference and exhibition returns to Glasgow, Scotland in November.

    Social distancing may create a different feel from last year's event. (Host City)
    The physical event will be paired with an online platform as the annual international meeting of cities and sports explores how to produce “Recovery with a Purpose for the Digital Age”.

    In keeping with the Covid-19 pandemic in which we are living, the theme for this year is "The Big Restart".

    The event is scheduled for Nov. 17-18.

    Agenda topics will include hosting in the new normal, Environmental and Social Governance, digital transformation and international collaboration.

    Structured networking and exhibition activities will be available.

    Click here to register for the early bird rates, which run until Sept. 4. 

    Soccerex Connected 2020

    Soccerex will be bringing together 2000 stakeholders from around the world to discuss the challenges of the pandemic via a dedicated online platform.

    Described as "the meeting place for the global football community to chart the ongoing course through the ‘new normal’", Soccerex Connected 2020 will be held from Sept, 21-25.

    The Soccerex Connected platform will include a virtual expo area, SoccerMatch networking sessions and a number of other networking solutions.

    Click here to sign up.

    SportsPro Offering Two Virtual Events for 2020

    SportsPro goes online with two summits planned for later this year.

    This year's SportsPro Live will be virtual. (SportsPro Live)
    The seventh edition of SportsPro Live, with the theme “Driving the new era of sports”, will be held on Sept. 16-17, with each six-hour day running from 12 pm-6pm BST (1100-1700 GMT). 

    There will be 40 sessions available with 65 industry leading speakers on the docket, including representatives from Manchester United, the San Francisco 49ers, the Boston Celtics, Wimbledon, Formula 1, and the European Golf Tour.

    Click here to register for SportsPro Live. 

    The inaugural SportsPro Asia will follow on Oct. 21-22. Each five-hour day will run from 1 pm – 6pm Singapore time (0500-1000 GMT).

    SportsPro Asia is a new adaptation of the OTT Summit Asia, with a wider cross-section that includes digital and social media as well as OTT.

    International Table Tennis Federation CEO Steve Dainton is among the speakers lined up for the event.

    To register for SportsPro Asia, click here.

    Attendance at both events is free. A premium pass that includes access to an exclusive interactive networking platform is being offered at a discount through August 31. The cost varies for each event.

    Written by Gerard Farek and Greer Wilson

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