The industry conference commences with the Hall of Fame on September 5th at gaming venue Platform in Shoreditch. Following that there will be a two-day takeover of Wembley’s BOXPARK on September 6th and 7th, where the UK’s biggest esports industry event will offer extensive panels and discussions on some of esports’ most important topics.
Speakers this year include C-Level executives such as:
- The CEO of Team Liquid, Claire Hungate, who will be discussing how esports teams are forming their identities in an increasingly competitive market
- The International Sector Director Esports and Gaming, Michael Heina, from YouGov on the state of the UK esports industry
- Teleperformance Portugal CEO Augusto Martinez Reyes will join a social impact panel, the thriving multi-billion dollar business recently opened a €1.2m esports venue at its HQ and signed a naming rights deal with Benfica
- The value of esports tournaments for destinations; cities and countries with ESL Pro League Commissioner and the Iceland Esports Association
The full line-up of speakers and events can be found here.
Alongside panels, there will also be exciting networking activities that’ll make for plenty of fun stories at future events.
The event is supported by Gold Partner Nuvei and partners MindFuture Gaming, Shikenso Analytics, SPORTFIVE, SideQuest, ISFE Esports, The Story Mob, Hotdrop, Swipe Right PR, WIGI, Bayes Esports, London & Partners and Fladgate. ESI London is set to welcome over 600 attendees, with over 100+ speakers across more than 14 live sessions.
The event will also incorporate exclusive behind-closed-doors-roundtables to enact positive change across the industry. Esports leaders are invited to discuss key topics such as sustainability in esports via the Carbon Neutral Collective, addressing the industry’s carbon footprint and how we can improve.
In addition, ESI London offers a series of networking experiences to help delegates make stronger connections. The 20,000-square-foot venue allows attendees to share drinks and business cards in the three networking zones, as well as get involved in activities like axe throwing, Hotshot pop golf powered by Hotdrop, and VR free roaming. Guests will be able to choose from a huge variety of F&B options, from sushi to pizza, and Jimmy’s Iced Coffee (including a Jimmy’s Arcade Machine) giving delegates the energy to keep driving vital esports conversations.
ESI London will also play host to Safe Space, first launched at ESI Washington DC. This is a designated quiet zone powered by WIGI (Women In Games International). In this area, attendees will be able to take a step back from the main hubbub of the event to take a moment for themselves, have a quiet conversation, or get some work done. Health and wellness at busy events are just as important as anywhere else and ESI hopes that anyone who needs it can feel comfortable taking some downtime at Safe Space.
In addition, ESI will host a number of activities including; Sim Racing with Alpine Esports and an exhibition of esports jerseys through the years. A showcase of one aspect of the industry’s history and evolution looking back at the different designs from world-renowned teams.
Sam Cooke, Managing Director & Co-Founder of ESI, commented: “We’re thrilled to be hosting ESI London at Wembley BOXPARK again, hosting so much important discussion on esports and its future. It’s an honour to be able to provide a platform for our amazing speakers to touch on vital subjects such as accessibility and social impact.
“We hope that all our attendees enjoy being fully immersed in this forward-thinking atmosphere, and take advantage of the brilliant networking opportunities BOXPARK has to offer. ESI London is more than a conference; it’s a time to make connections and drive the industry forward together.”