The GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit UK returns on October 17th at London ExCel, taking place alongside EGX - the UK's largest video games consumer show.

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

Investors include VCs, angels, publishers, platform-holders, trusts, public bodies, private investment companies and government initiatives - and this year's guests include Xsolla, Jagex, Miniclip, BFI, MTG, Frontier Developments, London Venture Partners, Team17, Green Man Gaming and many more major names to be announced (check out the full list below).

Last year more than 350 meetings between games developers and investors took place at the event - and this year we will exceed that. The GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit UK is sponsored by Xsolla and Jagex. Attendees also receive a pass to EGX 2019.

Investor and Publishing tables cost £500. To apply for these, contact Jamie.Sefton@gamesindustry.biz

  • Thursday 17th October
  • 9.30am - 6pm
  • London ExCel, South Gallery Rooms, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks
Schedule
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Refreshment
  • 10:00 - 10:05 Introduction
  • 10:05 - 10:25 Google Stadia Presentation -- Teddy Keefe, Google
  • 10:25 - 10:40 Far East Investment -- Hannah Waddilove, Unit 2 Games
  • 10:40 - 10:55 VC Investment -- Mustafa Kamal, London Venture Partners
  • 10:55 - 11:15 Debbie Bestwick in conversation with Chris Dring
  • 11:15 - 11:35 Tea Break
  • 11:35 - 11:45 LEGO talk -- TBA
  • 11:45 - 12:00 Xbox Game Pass Presentation -- Agostino Simonetta, Microsoft
  • 12:00 - 12:10 Xsolla Presentation -- Justin Berenbaum, Xsolla
  • 12:10 - 12:40 The Games Investment Panel -- Speakers: Saad Choudri (Miniclip), Roberta Lucca (Bossa Studios), Ella Romanos (Fundamentally Games), Christopher Bergstresser (MTG), Sam Lee (Kowloon Nights). Hosted by Matt Handrahan, GamesIndustry.biz
  • 12:45 - 13:45 Networking Lunch
  • 13:45 - 18:15 Formal One-to-One meetings between publishers/investors and developers
Tickets
  • £99 + Booking Fee (Normal Price)
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Event Location
  • London ExCel, South Gallery Rooms, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks
  • DLR (Docklands Light Railway)
  • If you're arriving via the M11, the North Circular (A406) or the A13, as you get closer you'll pick up signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL London. There are numerous car parks on site, download the parking map here.
  • When travelling to ExCeL London, alight at North Greenwich Pier for the O2, where you can use the Emirates Air Line Cable Car for a quick journey to the venue.
  • The Investment Summit will take place at the South Gallery Rooms.

"The Investment Summit was a great day - really useful sessions and practical advice on funding and investment. Congratulations."

Alex Tutty, Sheridans

"The Investment Summit was great - we had 13 very successful meetings and a few unscheduled ones making this a highly valuable event. Just fantastic that it is coming to the US."

Jon Higgins, New World Interactive LLC

"We're regular attendees at the Investment Summit because we see it as a great way to discuss the latest ideas and opportunities with other organisations who, like us, are seeking to improve the flow of working capital to the games development sector. It's also a bonus to be able to meet companies attending the afternoon networking sessions and hear about their projects in the context of both their funding needs and business ambition"

Paul Durrant, UK Games Fund

"The entire ethos of PlayStack is to discover and support the next generation of talented developers in our industry. The GamesIndustry Investment Summit has become a must-attend event for us in achieving that goal, and its expansion to the US is an exciting step in connecting us with even more developers working across mobile, PC and console."

Harvey Elliott, PlayStack
Investment Summit in Pictures
Please note: Any formal meetings will be at the discretion of the investors. Also, Gamer Network and GamesIndustry.biz cannot guarantee that any meetings with investors will result in investment for your company. Tickets are non-refundable.