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Program

JUN 5, 2024

10:00 - 11:30

INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS

Closed Door Event, Abu Dhabi

The first day of the EFI Business Days will kick off with a series of workshops tailored for local stakeholders in Abu Dhabi. These interactive sessions will be facilitated by international esports team owners, sponsors, game developers and event organizers. The workshops will cover topics such as cultivating a thriving esports and gaming community, leveraging esports as a branding and marketing tool, and exploring the potential of esports as a lucrative investment opportunity.

12:00 - 13:30

INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS

Closed Door Event, Abu Dhabi

The first day of the EFI Business Days will kick off with a series of workshops tailored for local stakeholders in Abu Dhabi. These interactive sessions will be facilitated by international esports team owners, sponsors, game developers and event organizers. The workshops will cover topics such as cultivating a thriving esports and gaming community, leveraging esports as a branding and marketing tool, and exploring the potential of esports as a lucrative investment opportunity.

Program

JUN 6, 2024

10:00 - 10:50

THE FUTURE OF ESPORTS INVESTMENTS

The Investment Landscape for Esports

SPEAKER

Jassem Osseiran, CEO 611 Capital (United Kingdom, KSA) 

11:00 – 11:30 

HOW TO DRIVE TALENT DEVELOPMENT IN ESPORTS

The Secret behind the Esports Lab in the Yas Mall (Fireside Chat)

SPEAKER

Christoph Timm, Founder Nigma Galaxy (UAE)

11:40 - 12:10

GAMES & BLOCKCHAIN

How Blockchain will change the Games Industry  

SPEAKER 

Vincent Ghossoub, Nifty Craft (UAE)

12:20 - 12:50

THE EMERGENT ESPORTS MARKET IN AFRICA

Study Cases Kenya and South Africa

SPEAKER

Rebecca Eliot, Founder ProTouch (South Africa)

James-Mark Ooko-Ombaka (Kenya)

Paul Dawalibi, Holodeck Ventures (Moderator)

12:50 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:20

THE MAGIC BEHIND ESPORTS SPONSORSHIPS

How to create successful Sponsorship Strategies in Esports

SPEAKER

Arwin Fallah Shirazi, CEO Shikenso Analytics (Germany) 

14:30 - 15:00

E&`s VISION FOR THE ESPORTS INDUSTRY - ARENA ESPORTS

SPEAKER

Meena George, Sr.Manager/Product Manager -Digital Entertainment Team E& (UAE)

15:10 - 15:40

HOW ESPORTS PUSHES TOURISM

SPEAKER

Frank Sliwka, CEO ibMedia Group (Singapore)

Paul Dawalibi, Holodeck Ventures (Moderator, UAE)

15:00 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30

BREAKING AWAY FROM THE TRADITIONAL TELCO UNDERSTANDING OF GAMING

SPEAKER

Irfan Ali, Etisalat  (UAE)

Frank Sliwka (Moderator)

16:40 - 17:30

THE FUTURE OF ESPORTS IN MENA REGION

Panel Discussion 

SPEAKERS

Klaus Kajetski, CEO YaLLa Esports (UAE)

Christoph Timm, CEO Nigma Galaxy (UAE)

Meena George, E& Arena Esports UAE)

MODERATOR

Jassem OsseiranCEO 611 Capital (United Kingdom, KSA) 

17:30

END OF THE EVENT

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