Venuerific, in partnership with MiceNuerol, is proud to have launchedPlay-2-Earn Hybrid Expo Asia last August 10 – 13 in W Bangkok and Metaverse. Known as Asia’s Biggest Play-2-Earn Expo, the 4-Day event was the first of its kind to focus specifically on the Play-2-Earn industry only.
Its guest list comprised over 260 physical and 300 virtual C-suite attendees. This included Jason Brink from Gala Games; Rich Robinson from Animoca; Andy Koh from GEMS Esports 3.0 Platform; Tatsuya Kohrogi from Digital Entertainment Asset (PlayMining); Irene Umar from YGG SEA; and Cholo Maputol from Play It Forward DAO.
Day 1: Welcome Drinks and Snacks at The House on Sathorn
Welcoming Play-2-Earn’s biggest names from all over the world, Day 1 for Play-2-Earn Hybrid Expo Asia kicked off with welcome drinks and snacks in the House on Sathorn, a multi-entertainment venue adjacent to W Bangkok.
The driveway leading up to the entrance had rows of banners of P2E’s valued sponsors. This included Gala Games, ByBit, Ethlas, and Playgroundzero.io. By the DJ booth, there were also light-up cubes with P2E sponsor logos.
All guests had access to a wide spread of food and an open bar, which quickly livened up the evening. A short program featured the official launch of the event and a special performance from traditional Thailand dancers. A quick rundown of the Play-2-Earn Expo team was also given.
The night was also a chance for guests to start building their bridges within the industry. Many networked and made friends, some of whom were meeting for the first time.
Day 2 and 3: Keynotes, Panels, Networking, Game Pitches, and After Parties
The next two days for Play-2-Earn Hybrid Expo Asia was packed, beginning with special keynotes from Jason Brink of Gala Games (“The Web 5.0 Future of Play and Earn Gaming”) and Andy Koh of GEMS Esports 3.0 Platform (“Riding on the Wave of Blockchain and Web3”) for Days 2 and 3 respectively.
Other keynotes included “Limitless Possibilities and Opportunities in the Metaverse” by Joseph Leong of Morfyus League; “It’s a Play, Not a Game” by Sarah Buxton of Gala Music; and “Gamefi’s Ultimate Value” by Tatsuya Kohrogi of Digital Entertainment Asset (PlayMining).
August 11th and 12th also featured back-to-back panel discussions from guests such as Corey Wilton of Pegaxy; Paul Kim of Com2Us; Adrian Ho of Binance; The Bitcoin Man and more. Some of Play-2-Earn Expo’s panelists also participated virtually, such as Anastasia Drinevskaya of Cointelegraph and Charles Huh of WeMade.
While the keynotes and panel discussions went on, guests had access to a tea time snack and drink area outside the main hall. Across it were numerous Play-2-Earn booths, some promoting through activity—from VR experiences to game beta testing.
On the hybrid side, business matching portals were set up for all attendees. Through the official P2E app, guests can schedule meetings with each other. Moreover, they could meeting up physically through P2E’s Meeting Rooms or online. Virtual booths were also live during the expo, ensuring that attendees around the world can not only watch, but also participate in Play-2-Earn Hybrid Expo Asia.