John Sheehan (moderator)

Editor, PanStadia & Arena Management magazine Hemming Group Ltd

My Speaker Sessions

Monday, October 26
14:00

LIVE DEBATE: Welcome & Opening keynote: The emergence and continued growth of esports on a global level
Andy Fahey Chester King Koen Schobbers Lale Ergin John Sheehan (moderator) Chris Overholt

SESSION SPONSORED BY

With a projected global audience of just under half a billion people by the end of 2020, the inexorable rise of esports shows no sign of slowing down.

Clear differences are emerging in terms of how the market is developing in different continents and during this session delegates will have the opportunity to listen to leading industry professionals share their opinions from both a regional and global perspective.

Speakers

Monday , October 26, 14:00 - 15:15

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

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 7: Venue Versatility – key requirements from a venue perspective to successfully host esports events
Ben Stuart Nicky Wightman Ben Akroyd Andrew Haworth Jonathon Oudthone John Sheehan (moderator)

SESSION SPONSORED BY

This session looks at how the rapid growth in esports is driving fundamental changes in the design and development of existing Stadia projects, multi-purpose entertainment venues and also mixed use development projects, all increasingly looking to include esports spaces as part of their offerings to visitors. Topics covered will include how these spaces need to be flexible, adaptable and innovative in order to thrive.

Speakers

Wednesday , October 28, 15:15 - 16:15

Session 10: Evolving trends in esports venue design (panel discussion)
Chris Dite Brian Mirakian John Rhodes John Sheehan (moderator) Chi Bhatia Matthew Batchelor

SESSION SPONSORED BY

Senior executives from 5 of the most successful sports venue design practices in the world will share their opinions on both current and future approaches to esports venue design.

Covering everything from large scale purpose built esports Arenas through to fully immersive multi-purpose ‘digital venues’ and how traditional sports venues can repurpose their space to include esports events, this session is a MUST ATTEND for everyone in both the esports and traditional sports sectors.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 15:15 - 16:15

Bonus Session: Esports Venue Development in the APAC region
Adam Van Atta Joebert Yu John Sheehan (moderator) Phid McAwesome Michael Heina Jin Teik Oon

SESSION SPONSORED BY

A panel of industry experts from around the region will share their opinions about the current esports gaming landscape in the APAC region and their predictions for how this will evolve in the short to medium term.

Topics covered will include the emergence of new flexible esports events venues, the merger between traditional sports and esports and the importance of communications infrastructure at venues for both fans and influencers.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 10:00 - 11:00
15:30

LIVE DEBATE: Welcome & Opening keynote: The emergence and continued growth of esports on a global level
Andy Fahey Chester King Koen Schobbers Lale Ergin John Sheehan (moderator) Chris Overholt

SESSION SPONSORED BY

With a projected global audience of just under half a billion people by the end of 2020, the inexorable rise of esports shows no sign of slowing down.

Clear differences are emerging in terms of how the market is developing in different continents and during this session delegates will have the opportunity to listen to leading industry professionals share their opinions from both a regional and global perspective.

Speakers

Monday , October 26, 14:00 - 15:15

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

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 7: Venue Versatility – key requirements from a venue perspective to successfully host esports events
Ben Stuart Nicky Wightman Ben Akroyd Andrew Haworth Jonathon Oudthone John Sheehan (moderator)

SESSION SPONSORED BY

This session looks at how the rapid growth in esports is driving fundamental changes in the design and development of existing Stadia projects, multi-purpose entertainment venues and also mixed use development projects, all increasingly looking to include esports spaces as part of their offerings to visitors. Topics covered will include how these spaces need to be flexible, adaptable and innovative in order to thrive.

Speakers

Wednesday , October 28, 15:15 - 16:15

Session 10: Evolving trends in esports venue design (panel discussion)
Chris Dite Brian Mirakian John Rhodes John Sheehan (moderator) Chi Bhatia Matthew Batchelor

SESSION SPONSORED BY

Senior executives from 5 of the most successful sports venue design practices in the world will share their opinions on both current and future approaches to esports venue design.

Covering everything from large scale purpose built esports Arenas through to fully immersive multi-purpose ‘digital venues’ and how traditional sports venues can repurpose their space to include esports events, this session is a MUST ATTEND for everyone in both the esports and traditional sports sectors.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 15:15 - 16:15

Bonus Session: Esports Venue Development in the APAC region
Adam Van Atta Joebert Yu John Sheehan (moderator) Phid McAwesome Michael Heina Jin Teik Oon

SESSION SPONSORED BY

A panel of industry experts from around the region will share their opinions about the current esports gaming landscape in the APAC region and their predictions for how this will evolve in the short to medium term.

Topics covered will include the emergence of new flexible esports events venues, the merger between traditional sports and esports and the importance of communications infrastructure at venues for both fans and influencers.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 10:00 - 11:00
Tuesday, October 27
16:30

LIVE DEBATE: Welcome & Opening keynote: The emergence and continued growth of esports on a global level
Andy Fahey Chester King Koen Schobbers Lale Ergin John Sheehan (moderator) Chris Overholt

SESSION SPONSORED BY

With a projected global audience of just under half a billion people by the end of 2020, the inexorable rise of esports shows no sign of slowing down.

Clear differences are emerging in terms of how the market is developing in different continents and during this session delegates will have the opportunity to listen to leading industry professionals share their opinions from both a regional and global perspective.

Speakers

Monday , October 26, 14:00 - 15:15

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

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 7: Venue Versatility – key requirements from a venue perspective to successfully host esports events
Ben Stuart Nicky Wightman Ben Akroyd Andrew Haworth Jonathon Oudthone John Sheehan (moderator)

SESSION SPONSORED BY

This session looks at how the rapid growth in esports is driving fundamental changes in the design and development of existing Stadia projects, multi-purpose entertainment venues and also mixed use development projects, all increasingly looking to include esports spaces as part of their offerings to visitors. Topics covered will include how these spaces need to be flexible, adaptable and innovative in order to thrive.

Speakers

Wednesday , October 28, 15:15 - 16:15

Session 10: Evolving trends in esports venue design (panel discussion)
Chris Dite Brian Mirakian John Rhodes John Sheehan (moderator) Chi Bhatia Matthew Batchelor

SESSION SPONSORED BY

Senior executives from 5 of the most successful sports venue design practices in the world will share their opinions on both current and future approaches to esports venue design.

Covering everything from large scale purpose built esports Arenas through to fully immersive multi-purpose ‘digital venues’ and how traditional sports venues can repurpose their space to include esports events, this session is a MUST ATTEND for everyone in both the esports and traditional sports sectors.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 15:15 - 16:15

Bonus Session: Esports Venue Development in the APAC region
Adam Van Atta Joebert Yu John Sheehan (moderator) Phid McAwesome Michael Heina Jin Teik Oon

SESSION SPONSORED BY

A panel of industry experts from around the region will share their opinions about the current esports gaming landscape in the APAC region and their predictions for how this will evolve in the short to medium term.

Topics covered will include the emergence of new flexible esports events venues, the merger between traditional sports and esports and the importance of communications infrastructure at venues for both fans and influencers.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 10:00 - 11:00
Wednesday, October 28
15:15

LIVE DEBATE: Welcome & Opening keynote: The emergence and continued growth of esports on a global level
Andy Fahey Chester King Koen Schobbers Lale Ergin John Sheehan (moderator) Chris Overholt

SESSION SPONSORED BY

With a projected global audience of just under half a billion people by the end of 2020, the inexorable rise of esports shows no sign of slowing down.

Clear differences are emerging in terms of how the market is developing in different continents and during this session delegates will have the opportunity to listen to leading industry professionals share their opinions from both a regional and global perspective.

Speakers

Monday , October 26, 14:00 - 15:15

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

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 7: Venue Versatility – key requirements from a venue perspective to successfully host esports events
Ben Stuart Nicky Wightman Ben Akroyd Andrew Haworth Jonathon Oudthone John Sheehan (moderator)

SESSION SPONSORED BY

This session looks at how the rapid growth in esports is driving fundamental changes in the design and development of existing Stadia projects, multi-purpose entertainment venues and also mixed use development projects, all increasingly looking to include esports spaces as part of their offerings to visitors. Topics covered will include how these spaces need to be flexible, adaptable and innovative in order to thrive.

Speakers

Wednesday , October 28, 15:15 - 16:15

Session 10: Evolving trends in esports venue design (panel discussion)
Chris Dite Brian Mirakian John Rhodes John Sheehan (moderator) Chi Bhatia Matthew Batchelor

SESSION SPONSORED BY

Senior executives from 5 of the most successful sports venue design practices in the world will share their opinions on both current and future approaches to esports venue design.

Covering everything from large scale purpose built esports Arenas through to fully immersive multi-purpose ‘digital venues’ and how traditional sports venues can repurpose their space to include esports events, this session is a MUST ATTEND for everyone in both the esports and traditional sports sectors.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 15:15 - 16:15

Bonus Session: Esports Venue Development in the APAC region
Adam Van Atta Joebert Yu John Sheehan (moderator) Phid McAwesome Michael Heina Jin Teik Oon

SESSION SPONSORED BY

A panel of industry experts from around the region will share their opinions about the current esports gaming landscape in the APAC region and their predictions for how this will evolve in the short to medium term.

Topics covered will include the emergence of new flexible esports events venues, the merger between traditional sports and esports and the importance of communications infrastructure at venues for both fans and influencers.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 10:00 - 11:00
Thursday, October 29
10:00

LIVE DEBATE: Welcome & Opening keynote: The emergence and continued growth of esports on a global level
Andy Fahey Chester King Koen Schobbers Lale Ergin John Sheehan (moderator) Chris Overholt

SESSION SPONSORED BY

With a projected global audience of just under half a billion people by the end of 2020, the inexorable rise of esports shows no sign of slowing down.

Clear differences are emerging in terms of how the market is developing in different continents and during this session delegates will have the opportunity to listen to leading industry professionals share their opinions from both a regional and global perspective.

Speakers

Monday , October 26, 14:00 - 15:15

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

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 7: Venue Versatility – key requirements from a venue perspective to successfully host esports events
Ben Stuart Nicky Wightman Ben Akroyd Andrew Haworth Jonathon Oudthone John Sheehan (moderator)

SESSION SPONSORED BY

This session looks at how the rapid growth in esports is driving fundamental changes in the design and development of existing Stadia projects, multi-purpose entertainment venues and also mixed use development projects, all increasingly looking to include esports spaces as part of their offerings to visitors. Topics covered will include how these spaces need to be flexible, adaptable and innovative in order to thrive.

Speakers

Wednesday , October 28, 15:15 - 16:15

Session 10: Evolving trends in esports venue design (panel discussion)
Chris Dite Brian Mirakian John Rhodes John Sheehan (moderator) Chi Bhatia Matthew Batchelor

SESSION SPONSORED BY

Senior executives from 5 of the most successful sports venue design practices in the world will share their opinions on both current and future approaches to esports venue design.

Covering everything from large scale purpose built esports Arenas through to fully immersive multi-purpose ‘digital venues’ and how traditional sports venues can repurpose their space to include esports events, this session is a MUST ATTEND for everyone in both the esports and traditional sports sectors.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 15:15 - 16:15

Bonus Session: Esports Venue Development in the APAC region
Adam Van Atta Joebert Yu John Sheehan (moderator) Phid McAwesome Michael Heina Jin Teik Oon

SESSION SPONSORED BY

A panel of industry experts from around the region will share their opinions about the current esports gaming landscape in the APAC region and their predictions for how this will evolve in the short to medium term.

Topics covered will include the emergence of new flexible esports events venues, the merger between traditional sports and esports and the importance of communications infrastructure at venues for both fans and influencers.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 10:00 - 11:00
15:15

LIVE DEBATE: Welcome & Opening keynote: The emergence and continued growth of esports on a global level
Andy Fahey Chester King Koen Schobbers Lale Ergin John Sheehan (moderator) Chris Overholt

SESSION SPONSORED BY

With a projected global audience of just under half a billion people by the end of 2020, the inexorable rise of esports shows no sign of slowing down.

Clear differences are emerging in terms of how the market is developing in different continents and during this session delegates will have the opportunity to listen to leading industry professionals share their opinions from both a regional and global perspective.

Speakers

Monday , October 26, 14:00 - 15:15

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

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 7: Venue Versatility – key requirements from a venue perspective to successfully host esports events
Ben Stuart Nicky Wightman Ben Akroyd Andrew Haworth Jonathon Oudthone John Sheehan (moderator)

SESSION SPONSORED BY

This session looks at how the rapid growth in esports is driving fundamental changes in the design and development of existing Stadia projects, multi-purpose entertainment venues and also mixed use development projects, all increasingly looking to include esports spaces as part of their offerings to visitors. Topics covered will include how these spaces need to be flexible, adaptable and innovative in order to thrive.

Speakers

Wednesday , October 28, 15:15 - 16:15

Session 10: Evolving trends in esports venue design (panel discussion)
Chris Dite Brian Mirakian John Rhodes John Sheehan (moderator) Chi Bhatia Matthew Batchelor

SESSION SPONSORED BY

Senior executives from 5 of the most successful sports venue design practices in the world will share their opinions on both current and future approaches to esports venue design.

Covering everything from large scale purpose built esports Arenas through to fully immersive multi-purpose ‘digital venues’ and how traditional sports venues can repurpose their space to include esports events, this session is a MUST ATTEND for everyone in both the esports and traditional sports sectors.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 15:15 - 16:15

Bonus Session: Esports Venue Development in the APAC region
Adam Van Atta Joebert Yu John Sheehan (moderator) Phid McAwesome Michael Heina Jin Teik Oon

SESSION SPONSORED BY

A panel of industry experts from around the region will share their opinions about the current esports gaming landscape in the APAC region and their predictions for how this will evolve in the short to medium term.

Topics covered will include the emergence of new flexible esports events venues, the merger between traditional sports and esports and the importance of communications infrastructure at venues for both fans and influencers.

Speakers

Thursday , October 29, 10:00 - 11:00
Ben Feferman Chi Bhatia