Yaroslav Meshalkin has attended XII Astana Economic Forum

ESforce Holding Chief Strategic Communications Officer Yaroslav Meshalkin participated in an esports panel discussion that took part on May 17 in Kazakhstan as part of the Astana Economic Forum. The business highlight of the republic’s capital gives a platform to politicians, scientists, entrepreneurs, and public figures from all around the world, taking place May 16-17.

Chairman of the Executive Board at Russian Esports Federation Emin Antonyan, Alisports Global Director of Digital Sports Jason Fang, and UCC Co-Owner Andrey Mikheev have also joined the panel discussion titled, “Esports as a global digital economy niche.” Qazaq Cybersport Federation President and Chairman of the Board of Kazakhtelecom Kuanyshbek Yessekee and Head of Parimatch Esports Unit Stepan Shulga acted as discussion moderators.

The speakers have discussed reasons for esports sector’s rapid growth and opportunities to systematically increase computer sports popularity in Kazakhstan by drawing in local and international players to the market. The speakers have introduced panel viewers to successful international esports cases and industry's global trends.

Astana Economic Forum is an annual focal point of Eurasia’s business life. In the 11 years of its operation, AEF has gained status of one of the most influential international platforms for discussion of development and maintenance of the international financial framework. More than 50 000 delegates from 150 countries have attended the event, among them are over 20 Nobel laureates and 30 high-level political figures from across the globe.