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The International Esports Federation (IESF) has announced the remaining speakers for the Global Esports Summit, which will be held from September 29 to October 2 at Busan Esports Arena.

The second day of the WE Summit will open with the second edition of the World Esports Academia Seminar and Competition, which aims to promote academic research for the global esports family and contribute to the overall growth and development of the industry. This year’s research topic is “Health, Wellness and Wellness in Esports”, and the winning paper will be presented at the seminar and will receive a grand prize of 4,000,000 KRW and an honorary certificate. of IESF President Vlad Marinescu.

Session 5: Building the Foundations of Esports Legislation
Head of Fernvaille and Negentra operations Saygin Kolasinli will moderate the first panel of day two, discussing athlete rights, intellectual property issues and other aspects of the developing world of esports legislation.
Round table:
Jason Chung– Director, Esports & Gaming Initiative/Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Tisch Institute for Global Sport
Brian Tae – Hyun Chung – Lawyer, Kim & Chang
Lukasz Klimczyk – Partner, KKiW law firm
Oh Pin-Ping – Partner, Bird & Bird ATMD LLP

Session 6: Developing Guidelines for Conducting Esports
Executive Director of the North American Scholastic Esports Federation Gerald Solomon will moderate the panel discussing the advancement of esports as a mainstream sport and the importance of fundamental education for athletes, teams and content producers.
Round table:
Dr. Joey Gawrysiak – Director and Professor of Esports, Shenandoah University
Angelica Ortiz de Gortari – Senior Researcher, University of Bergen, SLATE
Ian Smith– Commissioner, Esports Integrity Commission
Guan Wang- President, Gen.G Global Academy

Session 7: The Benefits of Esports Infrastructure on Tourism
Panel on the benefits of esports infrastructure on tourism led by the Chief and Chairman of the IESF Business Development and Partnership Commission Nalain Naidoo assess the socio-economic benefits of government investment in esports infrastructure, including the impact on tourism and other measures of success.
Round table:
Neil Johnson– Vice President and General Manager, Gaming and eSports, Hospitality Performance Network Global
Christian Nistor – World Esports 2023 Manager, City of Iasi, Romania
Yudistira Adipratama, SH., LL.M. – Head of Law and Legislation, Pengurus Besar Esports Indonesia (PBESI)
Mariusz Jankowski– Director, City of Katowice

Session 8: The dynamic roles of esports organizations
This panel will delve into the roles played by federations, associations and other governing organizations to bring the World Esports family together more effectively. The panel will be moderated by the Secretary General of the IESF, Boban Totovsky
Round table:
Daniel Cossi – President, World Esports Consortium (WESCO)
Steve Tae Hyung Kim – Director of Operations, Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) Vlad Marinescu- President, IESF
Vincent Pereira – Head of Sport and Virtual Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) David Neichel – SVP Public Affairs, ESL FACEIT GROUP

The WE Summit is supported by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Busan Metropolitan City and Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency. The IESF has hosted the event every year since 2016 and is constantly moving forward to fully support its members and serve as an exchange platform for key esports stakeholders worldwide to promote discussion, evolution and good governance.

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