Gavin Poole

CEO Here East

As CEO, Gavin has steered Here East from a concept within a winning bid and through the subsequent design, refurbishment and operational phases. Leading a team with a 100% vision-led approach to business, Gavin ensures that Here East maintains a horizon scanning approach to be ready to enable the growth of new and often interconnecting sectors. 

Here East has maintained a strong focus on esports and games since they saw the growth indicators early on. Having created a technology focused creative campus on the home of the London Olympics, Here East saw how it could play a role as an enabler to the sector, where sports meet tech, and looks at ways to solve the real estate needs of the sector.

Gavin is a board member of Plexal, Here East’s sister company and innovation centre, sits on the advisory board of London Tech Advocates and Global Tech Advocates and is an Advisor/Judge to Stadia Ventures, the global sports innovation hub for early-stage investment in sports and esports. 

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My Speaker Sessions

Monday, October 26
15:30

Session 2: An ever changing industry and the impacts on stadia business worldwide/esports community engagement
Erik Londre Tom Lynch Gavin Poole John Sheehan (moderator) Martin Wyatt

SESSION SPONSORED BY

This session will look at the different trends in esports hosting from small scale venue hires through to using existing stadia and the emergence of a global model of franchising and the requirement to build ‘homesteads’ to drive local support.

Topics will also include how you can best ensure engagement with the esports community in your region and understand their requirements in terms of content and training facilities.

 

Speakers

Monday , October 26, 15:30 - 16:30

Session 6A: Global Projects Showcase – Level Up: Opportunities for growth in esports
Chris Chaney Michael French (moderator) Jamie Hindhaugh Gavin Poole

SESSION SPONSORED BY

Level Up: Opportunities for growth in esports

It’s been another landmark year for the esports industry with huge growth in the sector globally. Businesses are turning their attention to how they can be involved, building meaningful partnerships and pivoting their strategies to leverage the growth opportunities.

In this session you'll hear from founding business leaders in tech, sports and gaming who are collaborating across their sectors and enabling the esports industry to grow and flourish in the UK and US.

Topics will include; the evolution of the sector, key priorities for building a talent pipeline, curating a place that esports companies want to call home and the opportunities in cross-over sports partnerships.

Speakers

Wednesday , October 28, 13:45 - 14:20
Tuesday, October 27
16:30

Session 2: An ever changing industry and the impacts on stadia business worldwide/esports community engagement
Erik Londre Tom Lynch Gavin Poole John Sheehan (moderator) Martin Wyatt

SESSION SPONSORED BY

This session will look at the different trends in esports hosting from small scale venue hires through to using existing stadia and the emergence of a global model of franchising and the requirement to build ‘homesteads’ to drive local support.

Topics will also include how you can best ensure engagement with the esports community in your region and understand their requirements in terms of content and training facilities.

 

Speakers

Monday , October 26, 15:30 - 16:30

Session 6A: Global Projects Showcase – Level Up: Opportunities for growth in esports
Chris Chaney Michael French (moderator) Jamie Hindhaugh Gavin Poole

SESSION SPONSORED BY

Level Up: Opportunities for growth in esports

It’s been another landmark year for the esports industry with huge growth in the sector globally. Businesses are turning their attention to how they can be involved, building meaningful partnerships and pivoting their strategies to leverage the growth opportunities.

In this session you'll hear from founding business leaders in tech, sports and gaming who are collaborating across their sectors and enabling the esports industry to grow and flourish in the UK and US.

Topics will include; the evolution of the sector, key priorities for building a talent pipeline, curating a place that esports companies want to call home and the opportunities in cross-over sports partnerships.

Speakers

Wednesday , October 28, 13:45 - 14:20
Wednesday, October 28
13:45

Session 2: An ever changing industry and the impacts on stadia business worldwide/esports community engagement
Erik Londre Tom Lynch Gavin Poole John Sheehan (moderator) Martin Wyatt

SESSION SPONSORED BY

This session will look at the different trends in esports hosting from small scale venue hires through to using existing stadia and the emergence of a global model of franchising and the requirement to build ‘homesteads’ to drive local support.

Topics will also include how you can best ensure engagement with the esports community in your region and understand their requirements in terms of content and training facilities.

 

Speakers

Monday , October 26, 15:30 - 16:30

Session 6A: Global Projects Showcase – Level Up: Opportunities for growth in esports
Chris Chaney Michael French (moderator) Jamie Hindhaugh Gavin Poole

SESSION SPONSORED BY

Level Up: Opportunities for growth in esports

It’s been another landmark year for the esports industry with huge growth in the sector globally. Businesses are turning their attention to how they can be involved, building meaningful partnerships and pivoting their strategies to leverage the growth opportunities.

In this session you'll hear from founding business leaders in tech, sports and gaming who are collaborating across their sectors and enabling the esports industry to grow and flourish in the UK and US.

Topics will include; the evolution of the sector, key priorities for building a talent pipeline, curating a place that esports companies want to call home and the opportunities in cross-over sports partnerships.

Speakers

Wednesday , October 28, 13:45 - 14:20
Nick Sautner Koen Schobbers