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Project Anime: Global

November 17-18, 2020 | Online Event

As the landscape of the industry changes rapidly in response to current events, events and businesses have been compelled to adapt accordingly. This has given rise to new uncharted ventures and opportunities, including virtual/hybrid events and unique digital engagement

Together, we strive to weather the present circumstances and establish long-term sustainability and success. Project Anime 2020 invites event organizers and business professionals to join us for engaging discussions on how to navigate these changes and shape the future of the industry.

Topics include:

  • Anime, manga, and streaming service trends and analysis
  • Defining brand voice & influencer marketing
  • Event merchandising
  • Marketing to the esports community
  • Event risk management and insurance policies
  • Grant writing
  • and more TBA!

Conference Access Includes:

Live Panels + Q&As

On-Demand Videos

Downloadable Reports & Resources

Recent Updates

Project Anime: Global 2020 Event Track Highlights

Case Study: DoKomi 2020’s Success Amidst the Pandemic With the events industry upended by COVID-19, some believe that events will never return to what it looked like prior to March 2020, while others are optimistic that it will, given enough time. While no one can predict the future, it is widely accepted that in the short-term, events must adjust and adapt in order to safely and responsibly take place. Andreas Degen, the co-founder of Germany’s largest anime convention, DoKomi, joined […]

Project Anime: Global 2020 Business Track Highlights

Examining the Data, Growth, and Future of the Manga Industry “Print books are very much alive,” proclaimed McLean (Executive Director/Industry Analyst at The NPD Group) during her panel at Project Anime: Global 2020. Drawing from NPD Bookscan, Pubtrack Digital, and Bookscan License Reporting datasets, McLean shared U.S. manga market data prepared exclusively for Project Anime: Global 2020. While 2020 is not over yet, it is projected to be the best year ever for the book industry. Joined by Ben Applegate […]

An Intro to Influencer Marketing with Tasty Design Studio

Influencer Marketing is an organic way to extend your brand into new audiences and forge strong communities. Learn how partner with influencers that broaden and build your brand from Tasty Design Studio’s Joanna Metoki and independent artist/influencer Crisalys. Extending Your Reach with Influencer Marketing Influencer marketing has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, a marketing tactic comprised of both the persuasiveness of celebrity endorsement with the organic feel of social media. But what exactly goes into an influencer partnership, and […]

Stephanie Guzzardo (Influencer Marketing Manager, Twitch) Joins Project Anime: Global 2020

We are pleased to welcome Stephanie Guzzardo to Project Anime: Global 2020! She joins Charlene Ingram (Crunchyroll Hime’s Cosplay Cup) and Kirilee Cosplay (#ScripEpicChallenge) for From Stage to Screen – Capturing the Cosplay Contest Experience, where they’ll be identifying ways to translate cosplay experiences into a virtual format. From Stage to Screen – Capturing the Cosplay Contest Experience As organizers begin to explore the realm of virtual events, they’ve also been challenged to find a way to virtually preserve the […]


Tue, Nov 17: Business Track Tue, Nov 17: Event Track Wed, Nov 18: Event Track Wed, Nov 18: Business Track

Tue, Nov 17: Business Track

Tue, Nov 17: Event Track

Wed, Nov 18: Event Track

Wed, Nov 18: Business Track

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Director of Events, Crunchyroll

President, Otakuthon

Chairman/Founder, DoKomi

Senior Director of Business Development, SPJA

Director of Publishing Services, Penguin Random House

Director of Sales, The Novo at L.A

Vice President, Interpret

Vice President of Event Services, Los Angeles Convention Center

Managing Director, The Frame Shop

Creator, Crunchyroll Hime's Cosplay Cup

Co-Chair, MomoCon

CEO & Publisher, Anime News Network


Nonlinear World

Marketing Manager, Idea Factory International

Founder/President, The Kliman Group & Co-Founder, Events Industry Council APEX COVID Business Recovery Task Force

Founder, The Frame Shop

Co-Founder & President, Attack The Music, Inc.

Trade Shows & Events Senior Manager, VIZ Media

General Manager, Los Angeles Convention Center

Director of Business Operations, MAGFest

SVP, USI Insurance Services.

Co-Chair, MomoCon

Founder, Tasty Design Studio

Founder & CEO, Davidson Learning Company

Research Manager, Interpret

VP of Events, Envy Gaming

Business Development Manager, Shotcall

Let's Get Grants

Cosplayer & Creator, #ScrapEpicChallenge

Executive Director of Business Development, NPD Books

General Manager, The Novo

Vice President of Events, LeftField Media

Sr. Director, Head of Audience Development, Funimation

Head of Events, Crunchyroll

Assistant Marketing Manager, SPJA

Talent Manager & Chief Operations Officer, GeeXPlus Inc

Head Project Manager, AoE Creative

VP, Antinos Management America Inc.

Event Management Consultant

Executive Director, MAGFest

VP of Anime Events, Leftfield Media

Founder & Managing Principal, Japan Intercultural Consulting

Content Manager, Japan Weekend

Influencer Marketing Manager, Twitch

Director, Japan Music Culture Export (JMCE)