Sunday, 22 July 2018

eSports Africa Summit 2018 - 13-14 August 2018


Get In The Game!
Emperors Palace
When you picture competitive sports, what do you see? Men and women running around a pristine green field, chasing glory for their team? Or a full stadium of screaming fans, showing their support for the best shooters, strategists, and gamers on the planet?
With fans being spoilt for choice, eSports is rapidly becoming the favoured millennial sport worldwide. With tickets to watch live games selling out seats in stadiums faster than other competitive sports, online streams of tournaments gaining hundreds of millions of viewers (some say that viewership of eSports will match viewership of the FIFA World Cup in the near future) and game developers awarding massive cash prizes to the winners, it is easy to see why.
While these developments might come as no surprise to those in Asia, America and Europe, where does this leave Africa?
Eventus International has identified considerable interest in this emerging international phenomenon, and therefore will be hosting the eSports Africa Summit at Emperors Palace from 13-14 August 2018.
As lightning fast fibre rolls out across the continent, standards of living improve and infrastructure becomes more advanced on the continent, Africa will soon take its place amongst the great gaming nations of the world. Eventus International is there to connect local and international industry professionals – the world’s youngest continent demographically also has biggest potential group of supporters and players in the world.
Register for the eSports Africa Summit now in order to gain practical skills for African gaming sector, and grow your network of media, broadcasters, sportsmen and women, data analysts and high-performance coaches now and more!

To register, contact: 
Tanya Detering
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Eventus International
Phone: +27733646411


Who Should Attend
  • eSports Federations
  • Clubs and Governing Bodies
  • Software and Game developers
  • Team managers
  • Tournament organisers
  • Game testers
  • Professional players
  • Telecommunication companies
  • Publishers
  • Universities
  • Broadcasters
  • Government
  • Corporate Sponsors



Secure your seat now to hear from these experts:
  1. Johan Van Breda, Co Founder, ZAG Academy
  2. Kyle Wolmarans, Gaming & eSports Specialist, Wunderman SA
  3. Eben Kwecy Hayford. President, Ghana eSports Association (GeSA)
  4. Tonya Khoury, CEO, Acumen Media Management
  5. Chris Heaton, Managing Director, Brand inc, Sportal & eSports Industry
  6. Colin Webster, General Secretary, Mind Sports South Africa
  7. Koen Schobbers, eSports expert, FOX-Sports presenter, pro gamer, speaker & medical student
  8. Goodnews Cadogan, Chief Coaching Officer, The Village Leadership Consulting
  9. Gideon Sam, President, SASCOC
  10. Flip de Bruyn, Vice President, Namibian eSports federation
  11. Evert de Bruyn, Attorney, de Bruyn Attorneys
  12. Marcia Mahlalela, Planning and strategy Manager, SABC Sport
  13. Angelique Ramos, Team Captain. Valkyrie
  14. Alasdair Donaldson, Team Member, VexxedPhoenix
  15. Brad Kirby, Head of Product, Kwese Gamer
  16. Mlondi Mashinini, Co-Founder, GAMES (Global Assembly Marketing eSports)
  17. David Sidenberg, CEO, BMI Sport
  18. Rudi Rebstein, Peak Performance Coach, Rebstein Research Ltd
  19. Daniel Cossi, President, World Esports Consortium
DAY ONE
13 August 2018
09:00   
Registration & Morning Coffee
09:30   
Welcome and opening remarks from the chair
David Sidenberg, CEO, BMI Sport
09:35
Opening Address: Nurturing The Development Of e-Sports In Africa
Gideon Sam, President, SASCOC
10:00    
Panel: Lessons From eSports Champions – How to get started as a Pro Player
  • Angelique Ramos, Team Captain, Valkyrie
  • Alasdair Donaldson, Team Member, VexxedPhoenix
  • Koen Schobbers, eSports expert, FOX-Sports presenter, pro gamer, speaker & medical student
Moderator: Colin Webster, General Secretary, Mind Sports South Africa
11:00   
Coffee Break
11:30   
Presentation: Becoming a Recognized Club In South Africa
Colin Webster, General Secretary, Mind Sports South Africa
12:00   
Panel: Sustaining The Business Of eSports
  • Johan Van Breda, Co Founder, ZAG Academy
  • Eben Kwecy Hayford. President, Ghana eSports Association (GeSA)
  • Kyle Wolmarans, Gaming & eSports Specialist, Wunderman SA
  • Chris Heaton, Managing Director, Brand inc, Sportal & eSports Industry
  • Evert de Bruyn, Attorney, de Bruyn Attorneys
Moderator: David Sidenberg, CEO, BMI Sport
13:00  
Lunch
14:00   
Presentation: How To Be A Team Player – Team Management Tips for Gaming Industry Leaders
Goodnews Cadogan, Chief Coaching Officer, The Village Leadership Consulting

14:30   
Panel: Social Diversity in eSports
  • Flip de Bruyn, Vice President, Namibian eSports federation
  • Angelique Ramos, Team Captain, Valkyrie
  • Eben Kwecy Hayford. President, Ghana eSports Association (GeSA)
  • Koen Schobbers, eSports expert, FOX-Sports presenter, pro gamer, speaker & medical student
Moderator: Colin Webster, General Secretary, Mind Sports South Africa

15:30   
Coffee Break
16:00   
Panel: Analysing the ROI of Advertising and sponsorship of eSports
  • Kyle Wolmarans, Gaming & eSports Specialist, Wunderman SA
  • Chris Heaton, Managing Director, Brand inc, Sportal & eSports Industry
  • Mlondi Mashinini, Co-Founder, GAMES (Global Assembly Marketing eSports)
  • Daniel Cossi, President, World Esports Consortium (tbc)
Moderator: Tonya Khoury, CEO, Acumen Media Management

17:00   
Closing Remarks From The Chair
David Sidenberg, CEO, BMI Sport
17:05   

End of Day One

DAY TWO
14 August 2018

09:00   
Registration & Morning Coffee
09:30   
Welcome and Opening Remarks From The Chair
David Sidenberg, CEO, BMI Sport
09:35   
Presentation: Social Acceptance of Esport as a Sport - Has Africa Accepted it yet?
Rudi Rebstein, Peak Performance Coach, Rebstein Research Ltd
10:00   
Panel:  How Pro Players Can Work Together With Developers To Make Better Games
  • Angelique Ramos, Team Captain, Valkyrie
  • Alasdair Donaldson, Team Member, VexxedPhoenix
  • Koen Schobbers, eSports expert, FOX-Sports presenter, pro gamer, speaker & medical student
  • Daniel Cossi, President, World Esports Consortium (tbc)
Moderator: Kyle Wolmarans, Gaming & eSports Specialist, Wunderman SA
11:00   
Coffee Break
11:30  

Presentation: All Things Legal in eSports
Evert de Bruyn, Attorney, de Bruyn Attorneys

12:00   
Panel: Broadcasting and Media Coverage Of eSports Events – Online VS T.V
  • Chris Heaton, Managing Director, Brand inc, Sportal & eSports Industry
  • Koen Schobbers, eSports expert, FOX-Sports presenter, pro gamer, speaker & medical student
  • Kyle Wolmarans, Gaming & eSports Specialist, Wunderman SA
  • Marcia Mahlalela, Planning and strategy Manager, SABC Sport
  • Brad Kirby, Head of Product, Kwese Gamer
  • Mlondi Mashinini, Co-Founder, GAMES (Global Assembly Marketing eSports)
Moderator: Tonya Khoury, CEO, Acumen Media Management

13:00   

Lunch

14:00   

Presentation: Training South Africa’s eSports Champions of Tomorrow

Johan Van Breda, Co Founder, ZAG Academy

14:30   

Panel: eSports At The Olympics: The Future Of Gaming And Sports
  • Eben Kwecy Hayford. President, Ghana eSports Association (GeSA)
  • Colin Webster, General Secretary, Mind Sports South Africa
  • Gideon Sam, President, SASCOC
  • Daniel Cossi, President, World Esports Consortium (tbc)
Moderator: Evert de Bruyn, Attorney, de Bruyn Attorneys

15:30   

Coffee Break

16:00   

Panel: Looking to the future of eSports – What needs to be done for Africa to succeed
  • Colin Webster, General Secretary, Mind Sports South Africa
  • Gideon Sam, President, SASCOC
  • Eben Kwecy Hayford. President, Ghana eSports Association (GeSA)
  • Flip de Bruyn, Vice President, Namibian eSports federation
Moderator: Johan Van Breda, Co Founder, ZAG Academy

17:00
Closing Remarks From The Chair
David Sidenberg, CEO, BMI Sport
17:05
End of conference

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