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.


Register by May 25 to save $100!


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!






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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