10:00 - 10:30
10:35 - 12:20
Esports & Governance: building a solid foundation for stronger esports local ecosystem
Together with local authorities, legislators and specialists we discuss how different forms of esports organizations can help build the local esports ecosystem. This year, Iași aims to become not only the national capital of esports, but most importantly, the world capital of esports, hosting some of the most important esports events: The World Esports Championship, The Romanian Esports Summit and the European Esports Summit.
12:35 - 13:45
Esports World Championship 2023 in Iași: A Milestone Event for Romania and the local esports industry
What are the opportunities and challenges that come with hosting an Esports World Championship? May the hosting of this international event put our country on the map in the esports world and enhance long-lasting positive effects on the local Iași economy and national esports community?
This event can bring opportunities for networking and collaboration among stakeholders in the gaming industry, leading to innovations and advancements.
13:45 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:30
From hobby to academics: Exploring the Intersection of esports and higher education
Educators and schools around the world are increasingly recognizing the benefits of esports and are incorporating them into their curriculum and extracurricular activities. University officials are developing esports teams, and some schools are even offering esports courses and degrees. What are the plans of the romanian universities and how can esports enter the local curriculum or extracurricular activities and also find a growth pipeline in the academic field?
Adrian Iacobini — Director of the University Sports Club ASE
Diana Buzoianu — Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Eduard Mititelu — Secretary of State, Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization
Adrian Socaciu — President of Romanian Sports Institute
Alin Moldoveanu — Computer Science and Engineering Department, Politehnica University Bucharest
Mihai Mocanu — CMO Adservio
Marius Marcu — Dean of Politehnica University of Timisoara
15:45 - 17:00
Winning the Game: Developing effective communication strategies for brands in the esports industry
Esports offers opportunities for brands to connect with fans and gamers through sponsorships, advertising, and partnerships with esports teams and events. With the esports industry growing rapidly, brands that invest in esports now have a chance to establish themselves as leaders in a fast-paced, exciting space but also benefit from increased brand awareness and exposure, as well as opportunities to engage with fans and build brand loyalty.
Costin Bogdan — Executive Creative Director, McCann
Katerina Todorovski — Head of Brand Marketing BCR
Roxana Baias — Group Head of Marketing, NEPI Rockcastle
Laurențiu Ion — Marketing Manager Europe, Energy Category, PepsiCo.
Alexandru Ion — Founder Nexus Gaming
Vlad Nagîț — Founder of 101HP.ro
Alex Mazilu — Head of France & Benelux, Logitech
17:15 - 18:30
The road to victory and beyond: the career journey of a professional esports player
What does it take to succeed and become a professional esports player? Success in professional esports requires not only exceptional gaming skills, but also a range of professional skills such as teamwork, communication, and strategic thinking. Beyond being a professional player, esports also offers exciting other career opportunities in fields such as coaching, management, and event production. As esports continues to grow, the demand for skilled professionals in the industry is expected to increase.