The popularity of competitive video gaming or “e-sport” has grown to such an extent in the past few years that policymakers have been caught unawares. From communities of mainly teenage boys meeting at multiplayer game conventions, the sector now commands an estimated $700 million in total forecast revenues for 2017 along with an international live audience of 260 million.
Hume Brophy, the global communications firm specialising in PR, public affairs, investor relations and corporate and financial communications, has expanded its global reach with the acquisition of Madaket+Co, a communications consultancy with a presence in New York and Hong Kong.
Hume Brophy recently hosted a panel session which brought together executives from across the investment management and fintech sectors to share insights on the challenges of embracing technology and reaching out to millennial investors.
Emmanuel Macron has outlined his vision of a new progressive Europe underpinned by closer national cooperation across a wide range of sectors.
The EU Workplan for Sport 2017-2020 has now been adopted by EU Sport Ministers. It includes initiatives on match-fixing, anti-doping, good governance, the Digital Single Market and much more. It sets out the key topics which EU Member States and the Commission will prioritise for the sport sector over the next three years.
Emmanuel Macron and his Minister of the Economy and Finance have initiated a broad tax offensive against on-line giants, Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, the so called GAFA.
Data protection is an issue which affects nearly all businesses. Any organisation that handles, processes, or stores the personal data of an EU resident is covered by the EU Data Protection rules.
Mariya Gabriel’s appointment as the new Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society has been endorsed by the European Parliament.
There is no easy answer to the question of how the EU agriculture sector will look after 2020.