• 2021
  • 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 and how to invest in esports.

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 to undertstand how to invest in esports. 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.

The true game changers of the esports industry converge to Cannes in February

Esports BAR Cannes features an exclusive line-up of international leaders sharing esports insights to shape the future developments of esports.

Next February, Esports BAR Cannes will welcome:

Fabien Allegre
Chief Brand Diversification Officer
Paris Saint Germain

Bertrand Amar
Head of Esports

Anna Baumann
Managing Director

Tobias Benz
Director IES and Head of Esports
Universities Germany

Nikita Buffee
Head of Business Development & Partnerships Europe
Allied Esports

Matthieu Dallon
Founding Partner
Trust Esports

Glen Calvert

Alexander Chegrinez

Robb Chiarini
Director Esports
NCSA Ubisoft

Darren Cox
President & CEO
Torque Esports

Leo De Biaise

François-Xavier Deniele
Esports Director Ubisoft EMEA

Robbie Douek
Blast Pro

Lindsey Eckhouse
Commercial Director
G2 Esports

Stephan Euthine
Co-Founder and Director,

Dennis Gehlen
TakeTV GmbH

Bernd Gottsmann
Senior Manager Esports
Tencent Games PUBG Mobile

Adrien Guerra
Marketing and Communications Director - France & Benelux
Bandai Namco Entertainment

Dominik Hahn
Head of Licensing & eSport, 
Bundesliga International

Michael Heina
Head of Esports Europe & Middle East

Joe Hills
Esports Sales Manager
Lagardere Sports

Sebastian Hornung
Manager Branded Entertainment, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG


Allen Hsu
Regional Head of Strategic Partnership and eSports Development

Stephen Hutchins
Marketing Director
Hi-Rez Studios

Jan Michael Jahnke
Senior Manager Esports
Tencent Games PUBG Mobile

Paul Johnson
VP, Commercialization
Electronic Arts

Nicholas Aaron Khoo

Sidney Kim
Rox Gaming

Mathieu Lacrouts

François “Fauster” Le Brun
Smash Bros

Duncan McMonagle
Attention Sports & Media

Hugues Ossart
Senior Global Marketing Manager

Anne-Marie Pecoraro
IAEL, Aturquoise

Akshat Rathee
Managing Director

Marta Ruiz de Gauna
Ubeat Managing Director

Ronald Robins
Founder and CEO
Mineski Event Teams

Josh Williams
Founder & Managing Director
The Nuel

Be mentored by the people who 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.

Next February, Esports BAR Cannes mentors will include:

Anna Baumann
Managing Director

Tobias Benz
Director IES and Head of Esports
Universities Germany

Johanna Byrane
Head of Business Development
Twickenham Stadium

Duncan Calow
Partner IAEL
DLA Piper

Robb Chiarini
Director Esports
NCSA Ubisoft

Julien Dupont
Head of Partnerships
Team Vitality

Todd Harris

Tobias Heim
Managing Director
Build A Rocket GmbH

Kieran Holmes-Darby
Co-Founder & CGO
Excel Esports

Wendy Lecot
Head of Strategic Alliances and Digital Marketing Innovation Development

Bill Le Voir-Barry
CTO Esports & Video Games

Joep Meddens
Partner IAEL

Angela Natividad
Co-Founder & COO

Anne-Marie Pecoraro
IAEL, Aturquoise

Ricardo Rodrigues
Head of Business Development - Americas, Broadcast Services

David Smith
Founder & COO
Women in Games

Romain Sombret
Chairman & Founder

Oscar Soriano
CEO and Co-Founder
Play the Game

How to invest in esports?

Find out more with the Esports BAR Cannes 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.

Back again in 2020, 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 + track of sessions:
Featuring international investors, funds & VCs.

- 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 2020 : At-a-glance Programme

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Attend Esports BAR Cannes 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 with your registration:

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

11-13 February 2020

Forum Delegate Pass:

Regular Rate