A Look at E-Sports and Christmas Drink for IFs

The explosive growth of eSports is one of the trends shaking up the world of sports entertainment. Now, more than ever, it is imperative to understand how digital innovation can empower sports in delivering millennials to brands, see where the future of the hyper-fast digital entertainment market is heading - and how you can join the growth.

iSportconnect and the AISTS are delighted to announce an exclusive Christmas networking drinks bringing together international federations and innovators in the digital entertainment space to share their insights. The event is set to take place 13th December 2016, from 17:00-21:00 CET, in the Maison du Sport International, Lausanne, Switzerland.

This exciting event will feature Daniel Marion, Chief of ICT at UEFA; Spike Laurie, Joint Managing Director UK, International Director at ESL; Alex Sanchez 3x3 Managing Director at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA); and Asimina Tsellou, Media Manager at the International Fencing Federation (FIE) as keynote speakers to share their expertise and insight.

The event is full and is no longer accepting registrations.


17:00 – 18:00              Networking and drinks

18:00 – 18:15              Keynote talk by Spike Laurie, Managing Director UK, Electronic Sports League (ESL)

18:15 – 18:45              Discussion Panel moderated Jay Stuart (iSportConnect), featuring:

Spike Laurie, Managing Director UK, Electronic Sports League (ESL)

Asimina Tsellou, Media Manager, FIE (International Fencing Federation)

Alex Sanchez, 3x3 Managing Director, FIBA

18:45 – 19:00              Interview and Q&A led by Jay Stuart (iSportConnect) with Daniel Marion, Chief of Information and Communication Technology, UEFA

19:00 – 20:30              Networking and drinks with light snacks



Spike Laurie

Spike Laurie has been an International Director and UK Co-Managing Director of ESL, the world’s largest eSports company, since September 2015.

Daniel Marion

Daniel Marion has experience in delivering IT solutions enabling the operations of major football competitions, including the UEFA Champions League.

Alex Sanchez

Alex Sanchez has been leading FIBA’s effort to structure and develop 3x3 basketball as a new stand-alone discipline.

Asimina Tsellou

Asimina Tsellou, in her role as Media Manager at the FIE, has worked in strengthening edit relations and the global image of fencing.

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