The 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 held 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 at the EsportsTravel  Summit in Las Vegas:

AIC Hotel Group
Allen Events Center
Allied Esports
Arena World Championship
Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Arlington Sports Commission
Atlantic City Sports Commission
Blizzard Entertainment
Bloomington Minnesota CVB
Bryan College Station Sports & Events
Caesars Entertainment
Call of Duty
Chicago Sports Commission
City of Grapevine
City of Indian Wells
Conference Center of Las Vegas
CSL International
Dallas Mavericks/Mavs Gaming
Delta Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center
Destination Irvine
DeVos Place
Disover Kalamazoo
Discover Ontario
EagleTree Capital
Electronic Gaming Federation Inc.
Elevate Magazine
ESP Gaming
Esports Now Inc.
Event Mode
Eventure, LLC
Finney County CVB
514 eSports
Fort Worth Sports
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 New Orleans Sports Foundation
Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance 
Harris County/Houston Sports Authority
Hashtag Con
Hawaii Convention Center
Hearthstone Championship Tour
Hearthstone Global Games

Heroes of the Dorm
High School Esports League


Hilton Grand Vacations
Hilton Portland
Hotel Angeleno
HPN Global
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
HyperX Gaming
Impact Gaming
Indiana Sports Corp
InGame Esports
International Center for Gaming Regulation
International Trade Information
Inven Global
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 CVA
League of Legends
Louisville Sports Commission
Main Street Baseball
Manhattan Center
Maryland Sports
Meet AC
Meeting News
MGM Resorts International
Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
Mohegan Sun
Mythic Dungeon Invitational
Naples Marco Island and Everglades CVB
National Sports Forum
New Orleans & Company
Nielsen Sports & Entertainment
North American Scholastic Esports Federation
Odysea in the Desert
Omaha Sports Commission
Ontario CVB
Orange County High School Esports League
Overwatch League
Overwatch World Cup
Pacific World
Pali Mountain Retreat & Conference Center
Palms Casino Resort

PC Nametag

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

PHL Sports
Phoenix Convention Center
Play Crafting
Red Roof Inns
Revolution RFP
Rev Up Consulting
Rhode Island Sports Commission
Richmond Region Tourism
Riot Games
Room Roster
San Diego Convention Center 
San Francisco Giants
San Jose Sports Authority
Signature Lifestyle Group
Smedley Events
Snohomish County Sports Commission
Social Code
Sports Anaheim
StarCraft World Championship
Station Casinos
Successful Meetings
Super League Gaming
Synergy Sports Agency
Tacoma South Sound Sports
Tampa Bay Sports Commission
TEAM Maryland
Team San Jose
The Armory
The New Yorker–A Wyndham Hotel
Thunder Gaming
Travel Salem
Treasure Coast Sports Commission
Tropicana Las Vegas
Ultimate Media Ventures
University of Las Vegas Nevads
University of South Carolina
U.S. Olympic Committee
U.S. Travel Association
USC Games Esports
Vancouver Convention Center
Visit Anaheim
Visit Cabarrus
Visit El Paso
Visit Frisco
Visit Houston
Visit Irving
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast
Visit Myrtle Beach
Visit Stockton
Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge
Warrior Gaming League
World Karting Association
Youth Esports of America






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Sports Sales Director
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Event Director, Sports Division

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