The first and only stand-alone event organized and produced exclusively for esports organizers, event-rights holders and destination/hospitality industry representatives.


The explosive growth of esports and its impact on the travel industry will be discussed in a series of education sessions at the eSportsTravel Summit.



The eSportsTravel Summit was launched in conjunction with the TEAMS Conference & Expo in Orlando in 2017. The Summit was an immediate success because it helped fill an information vacuum that exists for both organizers of esports events and those in the travel and tourism industry who want to understand and profit from the esports phenomenon. Globally, the number of esports enthusiasts is estimated at 191 million people–and growing.


While video games have been around for more than 40 years, a transformation is occurring in the video-gaming space that will elevate the players above the games. Live events are becoming the ultimate forum for skill and achievement for players. And spectators are flocking to the live events because of their interest in the games and the rising prominence of the players. It is this transforma­tion that is creating many new opportunities, including record levels of investment in esports teams and the development of esports specific venues.


Just as the major sports leagues have identified esports as the best way to connect with the next generation of fans, visionary venues, destinations and sports organizations can leverage the esports phenomenon to attract the next generation of visitors and followers.


In 2018, Northstar Meetings Group will hold the first-ever stand-alone eSportsTravel Summit, July 17-18 in Las Vegas and will also hold the second annual eSportsTravel Summit in conjunction with the TEAMS Conference & Expo October 1-4 in Louisville. The Summits’ unique mission will be to continue to educate esports stakeholders on the nexus between venues, destinations, the travel industry and esports. The biggest names in the esports world will be included as presenters.


Welcome to the vanguard of the sports-event industry. Welcome to the eSportsTravel Summit!


Confirmed Conference Participants (As of June 21):

AIC Hotel Group

Allied Esports

Arena World Championship

Atlantic City Sports Commission

Blizzard Entertainment

Bloomington Minnesota CVB

Call of Duty

City of Grapevine

Conference Center of Las Vegas

Dallas Mavericks/Mavs Gaming

Destination Irvine

DeVos Place


Electronic Gaming Federation Inc.

ESP Gaming

Finney County CVB

514 eSports

Foundry IV

4G44 Esports


Gankstars Esports

Gaylord Hotels

GDUS Global

Gen.G Esports

George Washington University

GES - Global Experience Specialist

Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance 

Harris County - Houston Sports Authority

Hashtag Con

Hearthstone Championship Tour

Hearthstone Global Games

Heroes of the Dorm

High School Esports League


Hotel Angeleno

HPN Global

Impact Gaming

Indiana Sports Corp


Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

Joint Forces Initiative

JTB Americas. Ltd.

Kansas City Kansas CVB

KidKesty Productions, Inc.

LA Marriott Burbank Airport

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

Las Vegas CVA

League of Legends

Los Marriott Burbank Airport

Louisville Sports Commission

Main Street Baseball

Manhattan Center

Maryland Sports


Meet AC

MGM Resorts International

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Mythic Dungeon Invitational

Naples Marco Island and Everglades CVB

National Sports Forum

Nielsen Sports & Entertainment

North American Scholastic Esports Federation

Omaha Sports Commission

Orange County High School Esports League

Overwatch League

Overwatch World Cup

Pacific World


Phoenix Convention Center

Play Crafting

Red Roof Inns LLC

Revolution RFP Inc.

Rev Up Consulting

Rhode Island Sports Commission

Richmond Region Tourism

Riot Games

San Diego Convention Center 

San Francisco Giants

San Jose Sports Authority

Signature Lifestyle Group


Snohomish County Sports Commission

Social Code

Sports Anaheim


StarCraft World Championship

Station Casinos

Super League Gaming

Tacoma South Sound Sports

Tampa Bay Sports Commission

TEAM Maryland

Team San Jose

The Armory

The New Yorker–A Wyndham Hotel

Travel Salem


Ultimate Media Ventures

University of South Carolina

U.S. Travel Association

USC Games Esports

Visit Cabarrus

Visit Houston

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast

Visit Myrtle Beach

Visit Stockton

Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge

Warrior Gaming League

World Karting Association

Youth Esports of America





Timothy Schneider
Founder & Chairman, Sports Division
Shalise DeMott
Vice President, Sales

Florence Nalepka
Global Director of Sales, Sports Division

Barbara Cox-Dunn
Sports Sales Director
Beth Dean
Event Director, Sports Division

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