• February 2020
  • Palais des Festivals

Take your place at the centre of the esports industry

Esports BAR is once again bringing together the world’s best businesswomen and men in esports, this time with a packed Forum Programme. Three days of keynote sessions and mentoring opportunities with the brightest minds of esports to understand the esports market growth…

Esports BAR Cannes is over but Esports BAR Miami is coming fast...! 

How to invest in esports? The Forum offers you the clues:

Business Insights

Get the latest data, facts and figures on global esports market trends. Hear from decision-makers sharing insights on how to build efficient business models & strategies within the entertainment sector.

Mentoring Programme

Exclusive at Esports BAR
A packed schedule of mentoring in various formats: round-table mentored workshops, face-to-face mentoring sessions and informal meet-ups with esports industry leaders.

Unparalleled Networking

Over the 3 days of Esports BAR Cannes our BARtenders organise unparalleled networking activities so you can meet the industry leaders driving esports’ market growth.

Join the true game changers of the esports industry

Esports BAR Cannes features an exclusive line-up of international leaders sharing insights and esports business ideas that have been designed to shape the future developments of the sector.

Jack Etienne
CEO & Founder

Justin Dellario
Head of Esports

Matt Schnider
Head of Digital Production

Alban Dechelotte
Head of Esports Sponsorships and Business Development in Europe, Riot Games

Ryan Wyatt
Head of Global Gaming & VR, Content & Partnerships


Dirk Baur
President Marketing Labs
Universal Music Germany

Carlos "ocelote" Rodríguez Santiago
Founder & CEO
G2 Esports

Jens Hilgers
Founding Partner
BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

Ralf Reichert

Be mentored by the people that are shaping esports

Benefit from a packed schedule of mentoring and networking sessions: round-table workshops, face-to-face and informal meet-ups with esports experts!
Made up of unparalleled networking opportunities with esports decision-makers and key leaders, The Forum will ensure you can test and grow your knowledge 'live'.
And to maximise your Cannes experience, the Esports BAR mentors will customise sessions according to attendees' needs.

Pick the mentor who'll best serve you!

Robb Chiarini
Director of Esports

Wendy Lecot
Head of Strategic Alliances & Digital Innovation, Hyper X Gaming

Leo De Biase
CEO, ESL Brazil
Founder & Partner, BBL

Wouter Sleijffers

Anna Baumann
Managing Director and General Counsel, Rogue Sports Europe

Anna Lockwood
Head of Global Sales
Telstra Broadcast Services

Martin Wyatt
Head of Partner Relationships
Gfinity Plc

Ian Smith
Integrity Commissioner

Duncan McMonagle
Attention Sports & Media Ltd

Maria Carmen Fernandez
Digital Strategy Manager

Matthieu Dallon
Strategic Partner, Webedia & CEO, Trust Esport Ventures

David Yarnton
Sensei & Chairman
Edge Esports Ltd

#1: Round-table mentoring sessions: 
Need an in-depth understanding on the do’s & don’ts of esports and on how to invest in esports? Then take your seat at one of our round-table sessions. Just choose your table and let you curator walk you through the challenges and opportunities inherent to developing a long-term strategy in esports.

Session themes:
- How to work with brands?

- How to work with publishers?

- How to work with media partners?

- How to produce esports content for broadcast?

- How to pitch to VC & funds?

- How to stay ahead of esports regulations?

- How to work with Brazil? 

- How to work with leagues? + do’s & don’ts of esports…& more!

#2: 101 Mentoring & Meet-ups: 
Face to Face with Experts 
New to esports and need a 1O1?
If you’re looking to connect with, and get advice from, key industry veterans, this session is for you. Our Esports BAR Mentors—a world-class team of decision-makers—have joined forces to help you through your biggest challenges and find the right esports business ideas.


How to invest in esports? Find out more with our brand new Investors Programme

Investing in esports has become a central topic for the entire esports industry with outside investments that have ramped up all over the year.
Esports BAR, the world’s must-attend B2B esports event, is committed in helping the esports market to find out new forms of growth and development.
For the first time, a special programme to help connections between funds & start-ups will be especially scheduled for all of us.

What do I get:
- A kick-off Keynote:
Featuring Jens Hilgers, Founding Partner of Bitkraft.
- An outlook presentation + investors panel:
Featuring Matthieu Dallon from Trust Esports, Michael Cheung from Makers Fund and more to be announced.
- A full-day of Face to Face with Investors:
That will give the opportunity to start-ups and new esports companies to pitch a selection of investors.

Esports BAR Cannes: Agenda 2019

Attend Esports BAR as a Forum Delegate

Key Learning & benefits for Delegates

Mingle with top-level management and opinion leaders from around the world
Intimate, in-depth understanding on working with non-endemic brands and media
Personalised, exclusive training sessions with Esports BAR Mentors
Exclusive data, facts and figures on global esports market trends

Esports BAR Cannes Forum Delegate Pass

Included in your registration:

Access to 3 day Forum
Access to all networking activities including 2 lunches and the Warmup Cocktail
Access to all keynotes & insight sessions
Access to mentoring & roundtables sessions
Access to Esports BAR Networking App
Access to The Game Shakers Awards

12-14 February 2019

Forum Delegate Pass:

Regular :


Esports BAR Cannes is over but Esports BAR Miami is coming fast...!