Israeli Esports Forum 2019

The Sport of the Next Generation

The Israeli Esports Forum is the inaugural professional Israeli Esports conference that delves into the competitive gaming industry. The Forum is held by the Israeli e-Sports Association, and will feature leading figures active in Esports. If you are an investor, entraponour, a start-up, work for a tech company or generally interested in deepening your understanding in one of the fastest growing industries in the world and create relationships with other players in the field, than this event is for you.

Meet & Connect

Join the networking sessions and connect to the people that shape the industry in technology, marketing, investment and business.

Watch & Learn

Gain real insights into the Israeli startups and investors that are getting into Esports, and learn more about the key markets that lead the industry.

Experience & Practice

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to experience inventive new approaches to the industry with our Startup Showcase.

200

attendees

1

Tracks

15

Sessions

FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Ido Brosh

President

Israeli Esports Association

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Yvonne Scheer

Head of Communications

ESVÖ (Austrian Esports Association)

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Colin Webster

President

International Esports Federation

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Hans Jagnow

President

eSport-Bund Deutschland (German eSports Federation)

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Sangwon Leopold Chung

General Secretary

International e-Sports Federation

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Adam Bäcklin

Board Member

Swedish Esports Federation

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Tal Itzhak Ron

Chairman & CEO

Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm

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Or Briga

Co-Founder & CEO

NOVOS

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Samy Ouerfelli

Founder & Board Member – International Relations

France Esports

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Boaz Sity

Advocate & Partner

Ron Gazit, Rotenberg & Co.

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Roy Hessing

CEO

Maccabi World Union

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Alon Kaplan

Team Leader

Biohex Games

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Tim Friedland

CEO

forwARdgame

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Guy Ben-Dov

Chairman

GameIS

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Kevin Baxpehler

Managing Partner

Remagine Ventures

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Lior Alterman

Co-Founder & CTO

Justbuild.lol

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Max Shapiro

CEO

Esports Alpha

Who Should Attend?

Governmental Organizations

Sports Authorities

Investments Firms

Tech & IT Companies

Start-Ups

National Federations

Esports Organizers

Teams & Clubs

ORGANIZERS

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SPONSORS

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AMONG THE MAIN TOPICS AT THE 2019 FORUM

Topics and questions, we will be addressing at the Israeli Esports Forum include:
• How can the Israeli Esports start-up scene can help European Esports organizations?
• European Esports Market - an overview
• National Esports Federations - Who are they, and how they help nurture the industry
• What is Esports? (Hebrew introduction for Israeli governmental and corporate representatives)
• Esports Olympics - What it really means
• Esports Investments - why now is the time to get into Esports
• Israeli Start-up Showcase

WE MEET AT THE CONFERENCE…...

ESPORTS is the not only a sport of the future, but also a booming industry that is capturing the attention of major corporations and governments around the world for its economical and industrial benefits.
Israel is a world-leader in technological developments, software and high-tech solutions in almost any imaginable area, and the start-up community and investors are starting to explore and develop solutions for the Esports industry.
The Esports industry in 2018 accumulated more than $1B in annual revenues, and this is expected grow dramatically in the next couple of years. Europe is the 3rd largest Esports market in the world, accounting for about 25% of the global Esports audience in 2019.

AGENDA

*All times are in IDT (Israel Daylight Time) UTC/GMT +3 hours
**Please note that the schedule is not final and subject to changes

30 mins
Ido Brosh | President, IESA

Introduction to the Esports industry

 

*This session is in Hebrew.

20 mins
Ido Brosh | President, IESA
10 mins
Panel

Introduction to the EU Esports ecosystem and current key players and stakeholders in the market

Tal Itzhak Ron | Chairman & CEO, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm

Guy Ben-Dov | Chairman, GameIS

20 mins
20 mins
Investors Panel

Why now is the time to invest in Esports

 

Or Briga | Co-Founder & CEO, NOVOS

Kevin Baxpehler | Managing Partner, Remagine Ventures

30 mins
Leopold Chung (General Secretary, IESF)

Introduction to IeSF and its mission to promote and standardize Esports on a global scale

20 mins
Lunch

Enjoy your lunch in the conference exhibition and networking area

60 mins
NF Panel

What are the challenges of building national federation to govern the sport of tomorrow?

 

Ido Brosh | President, Israeli Esports Association

Hans Jagnow | President, ESBD (German Esports Association)

Adam Bäcklin‎‏ | Board Member, Swedish Esports Federation

Yvonne Scheer | Head of Communication & Social Media, ESVÖ (Austrian Esports Federation)

Samy Ouerfelli | Board Member, Head of International Relations, France Esports

20 mins
Panel

How does the Olympic movement regard Esports and what are the benefits

Boaz Sity | Advocate, Partner @ Ron Gazit, Rotenberg & Co.

Roy Hessing | CEO, Maccabi World Union

20 mins
Players & commentators

An Esports match demonstration in one of the popular games. The demonstration will be managed by an officially-certified IESA referee and will include commentary in English

20 mins
  • NOVOS.GG – Personalized training platform for gamers
    Presented by Or Briga | CEO, NOVOS.GG
  • forwARdgame – How we give the connected generation the fun of playing active games in the real world
    Presented by  Tim Friedland | CEO, forwARdgame
  • Training platform for gamers
    Presented by Lior Alterman | Co-Founder, justbuild.lol
  • Online analytics platform for professional Esport coaches and aspiring players
    Presented by Max Shapiro | CEO, Esports Alpha
  • Moduwar – Developing our RTS game while having Esport in mind
    Presented by Alon Kaplan | Team Leader, Biohex Games
60 mins
Colin Webster | President, IESF
15 mins
Ido Brosh | President, IESA
15 mins

VENUE: BE ALL ALON

REGISTER

The Israeli Esports Forum 2019 will be held at BE ALL ALON, Israel on May 15.