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Changing the game: the impact of e-sports on real estate

Friday 21 May 2021

Design Meets Insight podcast

Peter Murray OBE

Curator-in-Chief

Nicky Wightman

Director of Emerging Trends
Savills

Gavin Poole

CEO
Here East

Chi Bhatia

Senior Designer
HKS Architects

E-sports started as very niche, very male-orientated, but it has evolved into an industry that now accounts for more than half of the UK’s entertainment market, according to the Entertainment Retailers Association. A lot of gaming communities exist virtually, but also meet physically. 
 
So, what’s the impact this industry could have on real estate and urban planning? How can we create a better experience for gamers to meet in physical spaces while driving growth and benefiting larger communities? As governments begin easing lockdown measures, what lessons can we learn from the gaming community? 
 
This NLA webinar brings together experts to discuss the cultural phenomena of e-sports and the future of offline and online interaction in London. 

PROGRAMME

00:00   Welcome from Chair
              Peter Murray, Curator-in-Chief, New London Architecture

01:20   Savills
         
     Nicky Wightman, Director of Emerging Trends, Savills

16:25   HereEast
         
    Gavin Poole, CEO, Here East

28:40   Designing immersive venues
            Chi Bhatia, Senior Designer, HKS

35:58   Panel Discussion and Q&A
             
 Speakers above
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Design Meets Insight podcast

Peter Murray OBE

Curator-in-Chief

Nicky Wightman

Director of Emerging Trends
Savills

Gavin Poole

CEO
Here East

Chi Bhatia

Senior Designer
HKS Architects


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