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11-13 February 2020
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Last day to register as a delegate!

Coronavirus Information

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, we are monitoring developments closely with the latest guidance from local and national authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) as it relates to travel to, and participation in, our events.

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What is Esports BAR Cannes?

Esports BAR Cannes is the world's business esports event where top management esports executives and non-endemic leaders meet to shape esports’ future.

Over three days, Esports BAR Cannes offers an exclusive 1-to-1 Matchmaking service that carefully mixes esports industry leaders, together with a 3-day Forum programme featuring mentoring and insights on how to invest in esports and develop business expertise in esports.

700 Attendees
45 Countries
2400 Meetings
87 Satisfaction Rate

2020 esports focus: what is the future esports?

Maksym Bilonogov used to produce plays in national theaters and for a year and a half worked in the STB television network as Director Assistant and Senior Director Assistant. 

Since 2015, he has been WePlay! Esports General Producer. His main areas of work are the creation of audio-visual content, esports arenas and studios, and also live broadcasting with the AR implementation.

He will give a keynote about AR: Taking esports into the 4th Dimension - a case study on the recent WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020. 

Take part into this esports conference on Wednesday 12.

Ricardo Rodrigues, Head of Business Development, Americas -  Broadcast Services of Telstra will be one of the mentor at Esports BAR Cannes!

Expert about identifying, creating and fostering new business opportunities with an overall of twenty years of experience, Ricardo Rodrigues is passionate about Media & Entertainment industry. He will bring his expertise during the mentoring sessions planned at Esports BAR 2020.

Curious about mythical car brand Porsche AG's involvement in esports? Join us on February 13 to learn how Sim Racing has influenced esports marketing, with Sebastian Hornung, Manager, Branded Entertainment at Porsche. This esports conference will round-up Sim Racing topic from the track to the screen.

Why come to Esports BAR Cannes?

A 3-day unique experience to help you develop efficient and long-term businesses in esports with peer and non-endemic partners.

The Forum

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

The Forum offers:
• Mentoring & Business Insight Sessions
• Demo Space & Showcase
• Unparalleled Esports Networking Opportunities

1-to-1 Matchmaking

An exclusive "club" where top esports tastemakers interact with non-endemic top management executives.

The most direct, cost effective & easy way for non-endemic & endemic brands, media, advertising agencies, publishers and esports organisations to forge successful business partnerships through the esports industry.

Game Shakers Awards

Esport goes mainstream, Esports BAR celebrates the game changers of esports!

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


Esports BAR will host the first esports event organised by genre and title: approaching esports from the outside and growing it from the inside, by seeing esports as a universe, with specific galaxies.

This year, we will continue to provide the best esports insights and esports conferences!

Esports BAR Cannes 2020 : At-a-glance Programme

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, 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 selected will meet with the very best of the esports industry, from game publishers to tournament 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: 4 250€)
-Travel Costs to Cannes (up to 350€ from/to Europe; up to 1175€ for all other countries).
-Hotel Invitation for 2 nights (Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 February)

What a Brand does at Esports BAR:
Hosted Brands presence in Cannes are required from Tuesday 11 February, 14.00 to Thursday 13 February, 16.00.
They are actively asked to participate in all pre­-scheduled 1-­to-­1 meetings with attendees.

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Enjoy your visit by well-preparing your stay

Esports BAR, the world's business esports event, is concerned about your well-being during your stay for the Cannes 2020 show. To help you saving precious time, we have negotiated preferential rates and special booking conditions for you.

2020 Official Sponsors

Rendez-vous in Cannes

Esports BAR Cannes, the must-attend esports event to meet the industry leaders and built the future of entertainment, will take place in Cannes, 11-13 February 2020, at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. 

Palais des Festivals 
La Croisette CS 30051
06414 Cannes Cedex

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