The Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS), India’s self-regulatory industry body for fantasy sports (FS), is back with the third edition of its Annual Conference – GamePlan 2020. Themed as ‘Good for Sports, Good for India’, this year the conference will be held virtually on 9July, 2020. GamePlan 2020 provides a common platform to discuss and deliberate on the impact of fantasy sports on the sports ecosystem and the Indian economy.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, will be gracing this event as the chief guest. The other dignitaries include AWS worldwide technical leader games Nari Gopala , Dream Sports, and Dream11 co-founder and CEO Harsh Jain, MyTeam11 co founder and COO Sanjit Sihag , Delhi Capitals CEO Dhiraj Malhotra, Rotowire co-founder and president Peter Schoenke, and LaLiga India MD José Antonio Cachaza Pereiro . The conference will also see participation from stakeholders across the fantasy sports fraternity and sports leagues.
The third edition of GamePlan will witness two highly engaging panel discussions – “Fantasy Sports Fuels Sports Growth” and “Rapid Growth of the Fantasy Sports Ecosystem”. FIFS, in collaboration with KPMG, will launch a report on ‘Business of Fantasy Sports’ that will elaborate on FS industry’s growth, impact and future. Further, FIFS will host India’s first Fantasy Sports Awards that will recognise the outstanding work done in the fantasy sports industry.
Talking about GamePlan 2020, FIFS chairman John Loffhagen said, “We are delighted to announce the third edition of our Annual Fantasy Sports Conference, GamePlan 2020, in a virtual avatar. The Conference will focus on the current landscape of fantasy sports in India, its impact on sports and Indian economy, and the future outlook. We are also excited to launch India’s first Fantasy Sports Awards and celebrate the industry’s best. While the last few months have been tough, luckily we are one of the few industries with the potential to quickly bounce back. Sports is resuming gradually, and we look forward to delivering an engaging experience to sports fans after the break from major leagues.”
GamePlan 2020 has garnered attention and support from some of the best brands in the industry. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the ‘Title Sponsor’. FSS and Dream11 have joined as the Gold Sponsors; MyTeam11 is the Silver Sponsor and SBI General, TransUnion are the Bronze Sponsors.
The last two editions of GamePlan were held in Mumbai and witnessed attendance by 450+ delegates. Attendees for the event included leaders from organisations like technology platforms, game developers, fantasy sports operators, financial institutions, payment gateways, consulting firms, media agencies, sports leagues, and legal advisory firms.