Learn & be inspired with our esports conferences programme

Discover the Conference Programme of Esports BAR Cannes 2021

Esports BAR Cannes has the ambition to provide you with the best insights with esports conferences and to be the most productive esports business event.

Our events provide a stage for over 50 speakers – all stars in their fields – to inspire and to share.  They range from legendary professional esports players, famous game publishers to niche market specialists and key figures from the world of business.

Our content strategy focus around 4 pillars : monetization, innovation, Investment & audiences. We also talk about social inclusion, mental health, and working with young audiences, to help them grow as fans, as people and as community members. 

This year’s speaker line-up

International C-level speakers from top companies ready to share their knowledge and stories through insightful esports conferences. 

Alvaro Alvarez

Documentary Filmmaker

Jerome Coupez

Founder & CEO
Prodigy Agency

Ivan Danishevsky

Esports Charts

Maria Carmen Fernández Tallon 

Innovation & New Business Manager

MediaPro Group

Nick Jekyll

Creative Director
Paradise Agency

Paul Johnson

VP Commercialization
Electronic Arts

Philippe Laurent


Dr. Lindsey Migliore

Esports Medecine Physician

Samy Ouerfelli

Head of New Business
Freaks 4U Gaming

François Singer

Purpose & Impact
Partnerships Manager 
17 Sport

Jessica Stahlbom

Head of Marketing Nordic and Baltics

Michelle Tierney

Director of Commercial Partnerships
Guild Esports

Our content pillars: the heart of our Esports BAR conference programme

The esports industry keeps on growing, fast; and innovation has the power to drive esports mainstream, to make the industry bigger and better than ever. How can esports lead the entertainment industry in terms of innovation?

As a brand, how can you make the most out of esports? What commercial opportunities do esports offer? How are brands monetising their activities? How can agencies help to activate brand image in the esports industry?

What are the key factors in esports investment? How do different regions around the globe address investing in the esports market? Is there a winning model for esports investment? How is the industry viewed by VC (venture capitalists)?

Thanks to its naturally digital devotees, the rapidly growing and evolving esports sector is one of the most influential elements in the future of the relationship between consumers and digital technology and traditional media. Esports leagues also have had to adapt in a way that emphasises their digital-first nature. What are the challenges?

The esports industry has a responsibility to create content to help gamers looking to have a positive social impact on their communities. It is about working with audiences to address issues including mental health, gender inequality, lack of diversity and bullying. This comes also at a time when the worlds of esports and education are coming together.

Don’t miss Esports Business Arena series, insightful online panels on esports trends

The sessions that make up each series take place online, with renowned experts sharing their experience, knowledge and expertise.  The sessions cover topics not only to match your business needs but also to help you understand the esports industry.

Watch the sessions for free, on our social media channels, to learn more about the latest esports industry trends and news.

Esports BAR Cannes in maximum safety

We can't wait to welcoming the whole esports community back to Cannes this October.

Our priority is to provide the safest environment that we can. That's why, we are working with our colleagues at Reed Exhibitions, host city authorities and specialist medical advisors to build a coherent and consistent programme of advanced measures to ensure a safe & healthy event. 

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Esports BAR Cannes

13-15 October 2021

Early Bird rates available: 
✔ Save up to 10% until August 2nd for the VIP Arena Pass

✔ Save up to 13% until July 10th for the Forum Delegate Pass