The Investment Summit returns on September 20th at Birmingham NEC, taking place alongside EGX - the UK's largest video games consumer show.

The Investment Summit, now in its eighth year, is the place to discuss the latest trends in games publishing and funding. It brings together small-to-medium games companies and games investors for talks, a panel, lunch, networking and formal meetings in the afternoon - a real chance for publishers and developers to connect and bring the next major indie blockbuster to life.

Investors include VCs, angels, publishers, platform-holders, trusts, public bodies, private investment companies and government initiatives - and this year's guests include Jagex, London Venture Partners, PlayStation, Nintendo, SEGA, UK Games Fund, Creative Europe, EA Origins, Team17, Humble Bundle, Fig, Amazon, Take-Two's Private Division and loads more (check out our full list below)

Last year more than 200 meetings between games developers and investors took place at the event - and this year we will exceed that by a large margin. The Investment Summit 2018 is sponsored by Jagex and Harbottle & Lewis, also gives all attendees special access to EGX 2018 from 20 - 23 September.

  • Thursday 20th September
  • 9.30am - 6pm
  • NEC Birmingham, Gallery Seminar Suites 1-3
  • 09:30 Sign-in and refreshments
  • 10.00 Introduction by Jamie Sefton, Organiser
  • 10.05 John Polson, Humble Bundle
  • 10.20 Francesca Walker, Creative Europe
  • 10.35 Jon Bellamy, London Venture Partners
  • 10.55 Alex Amsel, Fig
  • 11.10 Markus Wilding, Private Division
  • 11.25 Networking break
  • 11.45 Jagex (speaker TBC)
  • 11.50 The Games Investment Panel hosted by Chris Dring ( featuring Saad Choudri (Miniclip), Debbie Bestwick (Team17), Rob Letts (EA Originals), Kirsty Gibson (UK Games Fund), Alan Moss (Harbottle & Lewis LLP)
  • 12.30 Networking Lunch
  • 1.30 Formal meetings between games companies and investors
  • £99 + Booking Fee
Event Location
  • NEC Birmingham
  • Birmingham International
  • You'll find the NEC clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC don't follow your satnav anymore, look out for EGX signs. Then, simply jump on our free shuttle bus or take a leisurely stroll along our signposted footpaths.
  • Jumping on a bus in Birmingham City Centre? You'll want the X1 service (every 15 minutes) or the 97A (every 30 minutes). Local services also run from Solihull (966) and Coventry (900).
    Arriving by plane? Simply take the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1.
2017 In Pictures
Please note: Any formal meetings will be at the discretion of the investors. Also, Gamer Network and cannot guarantee that any meetings with investors will result in investment for your company. Tickets are non-refundable.