• 12-14 February 2019
  • Palais des Festivals

Take your place at the centre of the global esports ecosystem!

At Esports BAR, we are committed to transforming the sport of the digital generation into the future of entertainment
by providing industry leaders with the most productive and meaningful enjoyable 3-day experience.
By joining the club, you'll find enjoyable places where esports tastemakers and non-endemic top-management executives
meet to shape esports' future. 

Ready to level up in esports together?

600 Attendees
40 Countries
1100 Meetings
96 Satisfaction Rate

Breaking News: YouTube Ryan Wyatt To Keynote in Cannes

Ryan Wyatt is head VR and Gaming at YouTube where he oversees both the Gaming business and the growing Virtual Reality business.

He manages publishers partnerships, top gaming creators, live streamers and esports leagues as well as virtual reality business.

Ryan will be sharing it with us his strong expertise in esports in February.

Esports BAR Cannes 2019

Esports BAR Cannes is back to unite the world’s best business minds in esports, actively hunting for new collaboration opportunities…
A 3-day unique experience to help you develop efficient long-term businesses with peers and non-endemic partners.


The Forum

The Forum is a 3-day conference & networking programme designed to help delegates develop their business strategy in esports and grow their expertise to plan.






1-to-1 Matchmaking

Exclusive club mingling top esports tastemakers with non-endemic top management executives.

This unique mix of industry leaders only grows more diverse: next February our BARtenders will welcome buddies from over 50 countries, a cosmopolitan menu with esports leaders from all over the globe

Game Shakers Awards

Esport goes mainstream, Esports BAR celebrates the game changers of esports!
Behind packed esports arenas, behind millions of online viewers watching tournaments, there are women, men and companies working to help esports find new followers around the world.

The Game Shakers Awards is the one and only truly international event to reward outstanding professionals for their contribution to develop esports recognition and credibility throughout the world.

Attend Esports BAR Cannes 2019

Whether your business goals are, brokering a partnership deal, negotiating broadcasting licensing or gaining mentorship and business insights, Esports BAR Cannes suits suit you and your company’s needs
Ready to level up in esports together?

The Forum : Esports is The Next Stop for Entertainment

The Forum is a 3-day conference & networking programme designed to help delegates develop their business strategy in esports and grow their expertise to plan.
Esports is undeniably demonstrating what the future of entertainment will look like:
Creating the competitive environment fans look for, creating content for multi-channel distribution.
This is the live experience. This is the new TV. This is the future of entertainment.
Esports BAR Cannes discusses this & more…

The Forum Offers

Mentoring & Business Insight Sessions

To help you meet and be mentored by the people that are driving the future of esports.

Demo Space & Showcases

Featuring  a bunch of industry key players willing to showcase their latest projects.

Unparalleled Networking Opportunities

The  Forum is the place to network with the finest executives of entertainment.

The Forum: Mentoring Programme

Esports BAR Cannes is the place to meet, network and be mentored by the industry leaders who are driving esports’ development strategy.

Robb Chiarini
Head of Esports, NCSA, UBISOFT

Maria Carmen Fernandez
Digital Strategy Manager, MEDIAPRO

Wendy Lecot
Head of Strategic Alliances & Digital Markting Innovation, HYPER x GAMING

Wouter Sleijffers

Ian Smith
Integrity Commissioner, ESIC

Matthieu Dallon
Webedia Strategic Advisor, Trust Esport Ventures CEO

Hosted Brands: Special Programme

To provide non-endemic brands the support they need within the esports sector and facilitate their collaboration with the entire global community, Esports BAR hosts a dedicated and exclusive programme for leading global brands.

Who can join the Hosted Brand Programme:
The Hosted Brand programme is targeted at senior decision makers of non-endemic brands, responsible for sponsorship, marketing or advertising activities across the globe.

We define non-endemic brands as companies operating in the following industries:
Airlines, Rail ; Automobiles; Banks, Insurance; Beverages, Food; Energy; Textiles, Apparel…

We only accept the very best non endemic brand decision makers in the industry; all applicants for Esports BAR Hosted Brand Programme are required to fulfill a strict criteria and will be asked for reference checks.
Hosted Brands in attendance will meet with the best of the best in the esports industry, from game publishers to tournaments organisers and teams.

What a brand gets at Esports BAR: 
A 3-day package including access to the Forum and all networking activities
-Exclusive Mentoring Programme for Brands: NEW!

Including 2 hours of tailored round-table workshop exclusively open to hosted brands
-A Pre-scheduled Agenda of 1-to-1 meetings for 1 executive - up to 16 meetings (Value: 3.990€)
-Travel Costs to Cannes (up to 300€ from/to Europe; up to 1000€ for all other countries).
-Hotel Invitation for 2 nights (Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 February)

What a Brand does at Esports BAR:
Hosted Brands presence in Cannes are required from Tuesday 12 February, 14.00 to Thursday 14 February, 16.00.
They are actively asked to participate in all pre­scheduled 1-­to-­1 meetings with attendees.

They shared a drink at Esports BAR Cannes 2018:

Esports BAR would like to thank its sponsors & partners

Rendez-vous in Cannes

Palais des Festivals 
La Croisette CS 30051
06414 Cannes Cedex