The XLIVE Esports Summit - NYC explores the intersection of esports, live entertainment and brand partnerships.

Featured Speakers

XLIVE Esports Summit

Sponsors & Partners

Presenting Sponsor

Foundry IV

Foundry IV

Foundry IV is a New Sports game development studio and consultancy founded by two-time "40 Under 40" winner Tobias Sherman with co-founders Simon Abitbol, Lilia Russo, and Scott Merchant. Leveraging a decade of success in the industry, Foundry IV is taking the main stage in the New Sports ecosystem with a host of products, productions, and innovative technologies. Combined with a plethora of strategic partners from the traditional sports world as well as Silicon Valley, Foundry’s first competitive game title will be developed in cooperation with MGM Resorts, and will go live on multiple casino floors in 2019.

LVCVA

LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.

LVCVA
Experient

Experient

Today’s event organizer faces changing regulations, higher-than-ever attendee expectations and tighter-than-ever budgets. Experient is the global event management agency that helps you remove your toughest obstacles. We’re the partner that delivers results for your event – and for you.

Experient
Thuzi

Thuzi

Thuzi is a worldwide leader in technology that blends events, mobile applications and digital campaigns that are truly Social by Design. Events powered by the award winning Thuzi Event Pass Platform leverage Thuzi’s extensive social media experience and game changing technology. These capabilities help our clients turn “live” events into “life” events shared across social media to achieve unparalleled brand immersion and monetization.Thuzi’s event & mobile platforms power events of any size from single photo activations for one brand to many activations across multiple brands, using one powerful registration credential.

Thuzi

Premier Sponsor

World Stage

World Stage

WorldStage provides Audio, Video and Lighting technologies to live event communities, specializing in developing unique and imaginative technical solutions. We create and deliver technologies that range from engaging an individual during an activation to delivering a transformative experience for an audience of thousands. Our 30+ year history and unparalleled technical expertise combined with an extensive R&D focus is why WorldStage is recognized as both a pioneer and leader in LED video, media servers, projection mapping, audio design and full-service lighting. This peerless combination of technology and expertise consistently positions our clients and partners as leaders in their own industries.

World Stage

Supporting Sponsor

Taylor Strategies

Taylor Strategies

Taylor is a brand counselor and public relations partner to a select portfolio of the world’s leading consumer brands. Named “Consumer Agency of the Decade” by The Holmes Group, Taylor has been at the cutting edge of digital sports for more than two decades. Our work as PR counselor to leading brands activating around the recent explosion of esports has redefined the rules for fan engagement. Founded in 1984, Taylor is headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte and Atlanta. Our current portfolio of client partners includes Activision, Allstate, AMB Group, Capital One, Circle K, Comcast, Diageo, DraftKings, Fox Sports, Mercedes Benz, P&G, and Panini America. Discover how “We’re Built Differently” at taylorstrategy.com.

MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International

Xperiel

Xperiel

Thunder Gaming

Thunder Gaming

Thunder Gaming is the gaming division of Thunder Studios, the largest independent production facility on the West coast totaling more than 150,000 square feet.

Phenix

Phenix

Sub- second end-to-end video delivery creates a user experience that is second to none. With traditional broadcast workflows, real-time delivery has not been possible. Phenix solved these challenges by building a standard compliant solution from the ground up to deliver high quality synchronous video to millions of concurrent viewers with 300-500 milliseconds of latency.

Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

Located in the heart of Shanghai, a city of over 25 million people, the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) is the largest Western owned and run exhibition center in China. It is easily accessible via multiple metro and bus lines, is 20 minutes from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), and has parking for 4700 vehicles. With over 2 million square feet of ground level indoor space (spread over 17 column-free buildings), 1 million square feet of outside space, and 3 entry points, SNIEC is designed for adaptability.

Sciensio

Sciensio

Sciensio's EventBots solution are Artificial Intelligence ChatBots that allow attendees to text questions and get answers wherever, whenever and on whatever device they choose, without the need to download an app or learn a new system. Our conversation design and AI technology combine to deliver exceptional attendee support and a superior event experience all while saving event organizers’ valuable time and money. Importantly, the system can be used to notify attendees via text on their phone of last minute changes or emergencies with just a few keystrokes from an organizer.

Backstage Networks

Backstage Networks

Backstage Networks (BSN) is THE IT expert for the the touring, festival and event industries. BSN is a licensed telecommunications carrier, facilities-based VoIP system operator and world-class venue IT operator. With over 20 years of experience in providing complex fixed and temporary wired and wireless infrastructure, BSN is the most experienced and capable service provider for sports, entertainment and commercial tours, festivals and events.

Backstage Networks

Creative Partners

GameDaily.biz

GameDaily.biz

GameDaily.biz, a trade publication relaunched by Greenlit Content in 2018,  looks at the games business through the lens of culture. Our mission is to keep industry professionals informed with key insights and analysis of the most important trends in the space but also to educate the passionate industry enthusiast.

Innovation & Tech Today

Innovation & Tech Today

Innovation & Tech Today is the leading publication for insightful coverage of today’s most innovative technologies. Our dedicated team of experts and journalists are committed to sharing the stories of top scientists, inventors, and influencers with our growing audience. We strive to bring creativity and imagination to our coverage of breakthroughs in education, engineering, science, gaming, technology, and business. Each quarter we feature special contributors and trendsetters who are propelling their industries forward. Our focus on sustainability, clean energy, business strategy, sports and medical technology, smart products, and community engagement has placed Innovation & Tech Today at the forefront of the technological evolution. Join our growing community of contributors and fans and let us keep you on the cutting edge. Twitter: @innotechtoday Facebook: @InnovationAndTechnologyToday Instagram: @innotechtoday

Esports Ad-Bureau

Esports Ad-Bureau

The Esports Ad Bureau cuts through the clutter of the rapidly expanding esports market so that brands have an easier path to reaching this valuable and engaged audience. We bring forward premium ad opportunities for U.S. marketers. The organization is dedicated exclusively to esports to facilitating value proposition messaging common to all members, providing esports ad landscape education and guidance to agencies and brands and promoting best practices and accepted ad metrics

National Sports Forum

National Sports Forum

The National Sports Forum is the largest annual cross gathering of the top team sports marketing, sales, sponsorship, promotions and event entertainment executives from throughout the broad spectrum of teams and leagues, (e.g., NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, Minor Leagues, Colleges, etc.), in North America. The Forum meets each year for three-days of networking, idea sharing and listening to the industry's top spokespeople, through numerous breakout sessions, panel discussions, networking events and keynote speeches. The 23rd Annual National Sports Forum will be held February 11-13, 2018 in Frisco, Texas.

National Sports Forum
Dot Esports

Dot Esports

Dot Esports is the premier destination for Esports coverage online: League of Legends, CS:GO, Overwatch, FGC, and more.

Dot Esports
Esports Insider

Esports Insider

Based in London and founded in the summer of 2016, Esports Insider is a business news site, media and events company. - Esports Insider.com - This is a platform which covers all news that is of interest to the industry. We feature the latest stories alongside opinion pieces and interviews with those making waves in esports business. - ESI Events - We run esports focused events and have produced more esports business events than any other, globally. These include the ESI Forum Series, ESI Super Forum, Betting on Esports Conference, ESI Birmingham and ESI London. - ESI Media - We also offer content creation, consultancy, and white label events services in partnership with our parent company SBC Global.

Esports Insider
Player 2 Studios

Player 2 Studios

Player 2 Studios is an eSports-focused sponsorship and marketing studio that connects brands with teams, publishers, and events.

Player 2 Studios
Ultimate

Ultimate

Ultimate is a highly specialized gaming and eSports innovation company with services ranging from strategic consulting & content production to creating lifestyle products & event experiences. Our team has the ultimate ability to apply our extensive gaming and Esports industry experience to help brand partners navigate the deeply nuanced global Esports game community and culture. Ultimate features venture backed innovations and initiatives in Esports lifestyle apparel, news content, VR and experiential design.

Ultimate
Canadian Music Week

Canadian Music Week

Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The 2017 edition of the Canadian Music Week festival spans 4 nights from April 18-22 with over 800 showcasing bands at more than 40 music venues in downtown Toronto.

The Confluence

The Confluence

The Confluence is a full-service media agency that delivers best-in-class publicity, branding and content strategy to many of the world’s most influential brands, festivals, and artists. We help our clients make the biggest impact possible through our proprietary processes and the distribution of compelling content. We live for analytics and die for aesthetics.

Events For Gamers

Events For Gamers

Whether you are an event coordinator, developer, media, fan, or simply curious about game industry events, Events For Gamers has the latest event updates for you in one easy to peruse location. Not only is the site an information resource, but also a vibrant community across multiple social networks.

Everfest

Everfest

Everfest puts your festival in front of millions of passionate, adventure-hungry festival fans each month. Attendees of XLIVE receive two free weeks of promotion to help grow your festival and an early invite to our premium FestClub rewards program. Email festivalgrowth@everfest.com to get started today.

Music Business Association

Music Business Association

The Music Business Association is a non-profit membership organization that advances and promotes music commerce across all delivery models.

Music Festival Wizard

Music Festival Wizard

Welcome to Music Festival Wizard. We’re a small crew of dedicated festival fans rambling the country and writing about the experience. In our spare time, we’re building the largest database of music festivals on the Internet.

Naruscope

Naruscope

eSports & Casino Resorts presented by Naruscope is a two-day event in Las Vegas that will provide commercial gambling operators with a playbook for near-term integration of eSports while providing eSports stakeholders with a path to the unique opportunities offered by the casino resort environment.

SportTechi

SportTechi

SportTechie has become the world’s leading resource devoted to the burgeoning intersection of sports technology. We cover the latest technological innovations, ideas, and products that impact the fan experience, player performance, and sports industry as a whole. You will never find the latest player news or scores on SportTechie. Instead, we report the cutting-edge developments with in-depth analysis and exclusive interviews to educate fans and industry experts alike. We exist to analyze and illuminate the growing numbers of ways technology is evolving the sports we all love so much.


At XLIVE Esports Summit You Will:

LEARN...

From 175+ senior executives as they identify the business opportunities and barriers to entry in an industry with a global audience that is expected to generate $748 million in revenue this year and will be worth close to $1 billion by 2019.

UNCOVER...

The latest Esports investment opportunities, who is deploying capital and why.

DISCOVER...

How professional sports teams, athletes and brands are developing strategies for Esports.

EXPERIENCE...

Two days of interactive discussions with industry experts from the most successful team owners, tournament organizers, broadcasters, agencies, brands and more.

ENGAGE...

a passionate community of executives that are committed to the growth and sustainability of the Esports industry.

Who Attends?

Organizations attending include team owners, Esports athletes, tournament organizers, sponsors, pro teams investing in Esports, game publishers, streaming platforms, media, federations/alliances, broadcasters, consultants, legal firms, technology providers, talent agencies, product developers, venture capitalists, and other organizations serving the Esports community.

The Esports Insight & Information Your Organization Needs

Discover the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in brand partnerships, creating extraordinary live events, analytics, monetization strategies, industry growth, broadcast reach, fan engagement, talent development and much, much, more!

For two days you will interact, learn from and build relationships with the the leading organizations shaping the high growth Esports industry.