The CEC/EIC Northeast Summit takes place next month, between 18 and 19 October, bringing together the esports and casino gaming industries, as well as many companies involved on the periphery of both.
This is the sixth year that the event will be run and comes after a highly successful event held in Las Vegas earlier this year. This event has quickly become a focal point for companies, individuals, fans and many more people that have a deep-seated interest in how the esports and casino communities, along with educators, cinema, marketing experts, lawyers, developers, and more, can work together for the benefit of industries’ innovations.
Here’s our preview of the conference set to take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
What is the CEC/EIC Northeast Summit 2022, and when will It be held?
The first of two conferences on the horizon is the CEC/EIC Northeast Summit. This event will take place on October 18 and 19 at the Stockton University Esports Innovation Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
This will be the first of two shows scheduled for the seventh year of the conference, with another planned for Las Vegas, set to take place between February 27 and 2 March 2023.
At the CEC/EIC summit, the focus will be on an “Esports Deep Dive,” which will allow those in attendance to look at how esports and video gaming and wagering can be incorporated alongside existing casino, college and cinema industries.
With speakers and attendees from all spheres, the conference will cover a huge number of topics with the overarching aim of being able to incorporate the ‘esports video gaming phenomenon’ in a variety of innovative ways across other industries.
Which organizations are promoting this event?
The founders and organisers of the event are brothers Ben and Ari Fox, and this will be their seventh year of hosting such conferences.
Such is the popularity and growing importance of these events, the conference has attracted a huge number of sponsors from different fields, including online payment provider Neosurf, esports betting giant Entain, esports betting odds provider Oddin.gg and Fox Rothschild LLP Attorneys at Law amongst the main sponsors of the event.
What’s on the agenda for the conference
The full agenda for the conference is available to view in this link, but each day starts with a continental breakfast at 9 am, with the first speakers and presentations starting at 10 am. A busy but hopefully productive first day will conclude at 5 pm with the end-of-day Mixer, which allows those in attendance to meet up and make contacts based.
Day two is slightly shorter and finishes with the final presentation at 2 pm, before attendees will continue networking before returning home.
Some of the highlights of the two days include a look at:
- The current state of esports in relation to the different gambling industries.
- Esports and the current and future of high school, college and amateur sports.
- Current laws and regulations
- Competitive esports wagering and esports events
- Investment in esports and skill-based games for the gambling industry.
Alongside these presentations, there are also some keynote speakers.
Who are the keynote speakers?
At 12.45pm on Day One, Tim Sullivan, the CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority will make his 15-minute keynote speech.
Others set to make their own speeches and presentations include Rob Johnson (CEO of Playfly Esports), Ahman Green (former Green Bay Packers running back), Seth Schorr (Chairman of Downtown Grand) and Lucas R. Levenson, Esq. (Attorney at Cooper Levenson Law).
Who will be in attendance and why?
There will be a rich and varied number of attendees from across the whole spectrum of esports, casino gaming, education, law, online payment methods, game developers, esports betting sites operators and much more.
Organizations have attended these events include Button Smasher, EEG, DraftKings, IGT, Microsoft, NextGen Gaming, Panasonic, Saber VR, Unikrn, University of Dakota School of Law, WESCO Pools and Lottery Ltd, Atlantis Casino Resort and Catena Media US.
What are the benefits of attending this esports and casino conference?
There are plentiful benefits for those in attendance at the conference, including:
- Cross-collaboration: This is the sole event that aims to bring together esports and entertainment technology with online gaming and land-based operators, with a shared goal of working together to develop the next generation of play into the metaverse and beyond.
- Markets & products insights: The event also allows casino operators clear, accurate and detailed information on how to integrate many different aspects of esports into their services, as well as giving guidance on how to market to what will be a new demographic of customers.
- Industry legal & regulatory insights: The latest information on regulations and the legality of online esports wagering.
- Networking: Attendees can network to gain easy access to contacts to help facilitate future planning and development based on their future needs and their own skill set and requirements.
Given that the CEC/EIC Northeast Summit 2022 is one of the key conferences for the esports industry and casino gaming industry, here at EsportsBets we will be bringing you coverage across both days of the conference to keep you right up to date with what has been announced and under discussion. EsportsBets is an official media partner of this event.
We’ll be publishing coverage on those days, so do remember to check back to gain fresh insights into how the esports and casino industries will continue to develop and innovate how they work together for the future of both.