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EGAA announces speaker line up

EGAA announces speaker line up

The EGAA has today unveiled the full speaker list for the first annual conference on March 14 at Sydney’s L’Aqua.

The conference will be followed by the inaugural Esports Pro Oceania Awards. Tickets for both events are still available here.

Speaking to Esports Pro Oceania, Mat Jessep, Interim CEO of EGAA said, “The board members and executive of the Esports Games Association Australia (EGAA) have worked hard over a short lead up to put together a conference next Wednesday in Sydney that will address a wide range of issues and opportunities to a very broad audience.”

“In doing so, we have been extremely fortunate to receive significant support from a group of individuals representing various stakeholders, people whom we consider to be industry experts and thought leaders, who will each speak on the day.”

“It is our hope that the topics raised by the speakers, and the discussions each panel generates, will lay a foundation for the EGAA to build upon for future community engagement and stakeholder buy-in, and to also stimulate an interest in audiences wishing to learn more about esports.”

“We thank the speakers and look forward to presenting a wonderful conference on 14 March.”

You can check out the full schedule below and the website for more information.

Session 1

9:00am – Introduction – presented by Mat Jessep and David Harris from the EGAA

9:20am – Market Insight: The Growth of Esports Fans – presented by Neilson Research

10:10 – Behind Esports: The Big Players – presented by Daniel Ringland (Head of Oceanic Esports, Riot Games), Nick Vanzetti (Managing Director, ESL Australia), Lewis Mitchell (Partnerships Associate, Twitch)

Session 2

11:20am – Brand and Business Promotion – presented by Lalor McMahon (Marketing Manager, Razer), Samuel Harris (Chief Operating Officer, Gfinity Australia), Ben Sellinger (Global Marketing CEO, Bastion Collective), Paul Houlihan (Business Director, Double Jump Communications)

12:10pm – Diversity and Inclusion in Esports – presented by Zoe “xChi” Lusted (Competitive COD Player, Tainted Minds), Dominic Remond (CEO, Gfinity Australia), Mary Konstantopoulos (Founder and Owner, Ladies Who League), Anna Lockwood (Head of Market Development, Telstra Broadcast Services)

Session 3

2:00pm – The Esports Transition – presented by Andrew Wang (Head of Marketing, Mwave), Steve Sams (Chief Operating Officer, CyberGamer), Daniel Chlebowczyk (Strategic Director, CouchWarriors), Tim Wendel (Head of Esports at AFC, Legacy Esports)

2:50pm – Growth and Issues in Esports – presented by Brett Sullivan (CEO, Flaktest Gaming), Chris Smith (PR & Marketing, Corsair), Jason Spiller (Marketing Specialist, HP Omen), Albert Nassif (Owner, Mindfreak)

4:00pm – Esports Policies: The EGAA Panel – presented by Mat Jessep (Interim CEO, EGAA), Dave Harris (Board Member, EGAA), Daniel Chlebowczyk (Board Member, EGAA), Chris Smith (Board Member, EGAA), Nick Vanzetti (Board Member, EGAA), Jason Spiller (Board Member, EGAA)

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