July 23, 2018
The Esports Forum took place on 20 and 21 July in Lausanne, Switzerland at The Olympic Museum. Organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), the Esports Forum brought together leading figures within the esports industry and the Olympic Movement to discuss opportunities for further engagement and interaction.
Participants included leading stakeholders in the esports industry, game publishers, event organisers, integrity bodies, players, teams, broadcasters, media, independents, academics, and representatives of the Olympic Movement, including IOC members, Olympic athletes, commercial partners, rights holding broadcasters, representatives of International Sports Federations and National Olympic Committees.
GAISF President, Patrick Baumann giving the overview at the ESports industry. Picture credits: Getty Images
The Forum objectives were to increase engagement with the esports industry, have an open discussion and share information and points of view, and build joint awareness between the eSport industry and the Olympic Movement. The Esports Forum was the first Olympic Movement meeting with the esports industry.
The ARISF President and First GAISF Vice President Raffaele Chiulli spoke at the Roundtable on SPORTS ORGANISATIONS, GOVERNANCE, STRUCTURES, AND BEST PRACTICES The Roundtable full list of panellists herewith below.