|Busan again plays host to the Global Esports Executive Summit.|
Since 2016, GEES has been the platform to share ideas, create synergies, and most of all, to reach a mutual consensus for esports development. 2018 saw 181 key decision makers from National Esports Federations, Publishers, Esports Media and others take part in GEES 2018 from 57 nations to openly discuss on how esports can generate synergies with traditional sports.
According to Colin Webster, IESF President, “GEES represents the spirit of openness, transparency, and willingness that is IESF’s culture to work with all role-players who are already immersed in the world of esports, as well as those who wish to become role-players in this fast growing and fascinating sport”.
GEES2019 will thus continue to enhance dialogue between esports stakeholders, and to openly discuss various issues in esports. GEES 2019 will also continue the integration with Esports Academic Seminar as a parallel program, sharing the latest academic research in the esports industry. It was in 2018 that IESF announced its vision of the Global Esports R&D Center to support Esports researches through the Academic Research Center which IESF continues to promote. (Reference: https://www.ie-sf.org/news/iesf-launches-global-esports-rdcentre-for-further-esports-development/).
Further detailed information for GEES 2019 and Academic Seminar will be announced with the opening of the registration website in the near future.