28 - 29 May, 2019
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Day Two- 29 May 2019, Wednesday

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Coffee & Tea

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Welcome Remarks

9:00 am - 9:30 am Case Study: Esports as a Medal Sport in the SEA 2019 Games: One-Off or New Industry Standard?

· Understanding the rationale, experience and strategy behind the inclusion of esports as a medal sport at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines
· Highlighting the practical implications and growth opportunities for collaboration between National sport committees and the esports industry
· Evaluating the evolving role and scope of National Olympic committees and regional sporting events

9:30 am - 10:00 am Creating New Experiences for Fans and Customers through Regional Esports Tournaments: Lessons Learnt from Singtel’s PVP Championship

10:00 am - 10:30 am Driving Tourism through Esports: How Game Publishers and League Organizers Can Work with Governments

Nick Vanzetti - SVP, Managing Director, ESL Asia Pacific Japan
This session will focus on delivering best practice case studies of how event organizers and game publishers can work seamlessly with regional governments to drive tourism through the execution of world-class, memorable and large-scale esport tournaments. The session will also deep dive into the top 3 must-dos and pitfalls to avoid when thinking about esports and tourism, providing participants with  a comprehensive blueprint of how offline esports events can be an effective lever for both the industry and economy.

Nick Vanzetti

SVP, Managing Director
ESL Asia Pacific Japan

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Tea & Networking Break

11:00 am - 11:30 am Ensuring Successful National and Regional Event Roll Outs in Southeast Asia- What Do Event Organizers, Publishers and Stakeholders Need to Know?

Mervyn Lau - Founder/CEO/Lega Counsel, TOKIGAMES
·         Key criteria to consider when executing successful esports event in the SEA: content, location and infrastructure
·         Providing a case study of successful esport tournaments in stadiums and shopping malls in the Philippines
·         Preparing for the 2019 SEA Games- Current challenges and opportunities
·         Managing successful partnerships between publishers, league organizers and venue owners to successfully execute world class tournaments in SEA

Mervyn Lau

Founder/CEO/Lega Counsel

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Leveraging Successful Partnerships, Content and Infrastructure Development to Roll Out Successful Esports Tournaments: The Blizzard Story

Paul Chen - Managing Director, Taiwan/SEA, Blizzard Entertainment
·         Providing an update on the latest JVs and cross-platform esports initiatives at Blizzard
·         Showcasing and growing the Overwatch League Season Two- How arena development is supported by a strong demand for esports content
·         Maintaining sustained demand for esports titles to ensure long-term business sustainability for esports arenas
·         Reviewing current esports developments and future trends in Asia

Paul Chen

Managing Director, Taiwan/SEA
Blizzard Entertainment

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Preparing for the Asian Games in 2022: Developing an ‘Esports Town’ in Hangzhou

Frank Sliwka - COO, International Business Media Pte. Ltd
·         Providing an update on esports-ready venues planned for Hangzhou
·         Ensuring that the existing infrastructure is world class and esports-ready
·         Analysing how Ali esports is delivering the end-to-end experience for participants at the Asian Games 2022 

Frank Sliwka

International Business Media Pte. Ltd

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch and Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Building the Esports Community and Industry from the Bottom-Up: How Razer is Working with Regional Players

David Tse - Global Esports Director, Razer
·         Providing an update on Razer’s esports community building initiatives and bottom up approach
·         Highlighting the importance of strategic partnerships with stakeholders to ensure success
·         Overcoming challenges and breaking through barriers in cultural mindsets when it comes to gaming
·         Reviewing current initiatives and future developments

David Tse

Global Esports Director

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Hear from Professional Esports Teams on Talent Management and Community Building

Terence Ting - CEO and Co-Founder, Team Flash
·         Is it difficult to attract and retain talent in Asia?
·         How are esports teams working with other stakeholders to grow and nurture the esports community
·         Overcoming challenges through constant education and awareness campaigns
·         Can the SEA professional base continue to grow organically?

Terence Ting

CEO and Co-Founder
Team Flash

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Accelerating Esports Industry Growth through Mobile Gaming in Southeast Asia

Darang S. Candra - Country Manager- Indonesia and Malaysia, Niko Partners
·         Analysing the growing potential for mobile gaming for the world’s fastest growing region
·         Mapping out the road to $3.9 billion by 2019- Where do the specific opportunities lie and which countries are leading the way?
·         How can the esports market leverage mobile gaming to accelerate growth?

Darang S. Candra

Country Manager- Indonesia and Malaysia
Niko Partners

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Esports and Mobile Gaming: How Mobile Legends Has Captured the Mobile Esports Market in SEA

·         Going from mobile gaming to mobile esports: The rise of Mobile Legends as a serious esports title in the region
·         Overcoming challenges in market penetration against strong competition through game localization and solid execution
·         Building a robust community through esports and online tournaments
·         Lessons learnt for breaking into the fragmented SEA mobile market

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm Closing Remarks from Conference Chairman and End of Conference