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August 2019

gamescom: Opening Night Live

The new live event from the games industry produced by “The Game Awards” host and creator Geoff Keighley.

“gamescom: Opening Night Live” will be produced in English and aired live in front of around 1,500 fans in Cologne. This will give gamers around the world an overview of what to expect during gamescom week. The brand new show will feature announcements from major publishers and independent developers as well as world premiers with new footage and guest appearances by stars from the international games industry.

Gamescom 2019

The biggest B2B video games show in the world, and also the biggest consumer games show on the planet. Featuring big games and hundreds of companies of all different sizes.

Insomnia65

Insomnia65 is a four-day event, bringing over 40,000 Gamers to the NEC in Birmingham, UK.

i65 announced UK Exclusive plays of 2k's Borderlands 3, some of Ubisoft's titles launched at E3, including Just Dance & Ghost Recon, plus Interactive Zones, including Retro, Indie, Hado & various free Tournaments, including a Fortnite Battle Royale.

Insomnia has the BYOC - Bring Your Own Computer - & the Belong Esports Competition Stage. The UK?s biggest LAN Community is located within the BYOC with 2,900 gamers bringing their own hardware to participate in tournaments across the weekend, alongside enjoying the social side of gaming.

GameDaily Connect USA

The re-branded Casual Connect USA conference will feature 250 speakers over 14 tracks representing leaders in the next generation of games

PAX West

The major US games expo returns, complete with the latest games, special features, board games, upcoming titles, huge stage shows and a new GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit

September 2019

Capital Creative Showcase

Capital Creative Showcase is Sacramento Developer Collective's premiere annual exhibition event where the capital region's creative talents are brought together to showcase their products and promote their work. Join us in celebrating the incredible pool of talent this region has, experience exclusive access to in development games, see incredible artwork, and hear from some of the area's successful women in the industry.

DICE Europe

This year’s annual D.I.C.E. theme kicks off in Croatia and will explore the idea, Next Level. As technology and tools continue rapid evolution, dreamers, artists and game makers have more weapons at their disposal than ever to tell stories and capture the hearts and imagination of global audiences. When anything is possible, what lies ahead for the world biggest entertainment art form? Informed by the past, the present, and the possibilities of the future, game makers will explore where the medium of games is headed and what that means to the global community of creators, players, and fans.

European Women In Games Conference

An open event for both men and women together with anyone looking to join the games industry together with those already working in games who wants to learn and network

Baltic DevDays

The Baltic DevDays (BDD) has set the goal to connect programmers, artists, producers and others involved in the development of interactive games. BDD brings these attendees together to exchange ideas and shape the future of the game industry. Two days of inspiring talks, panels and workshops where attendees can explore new partnerships and business opportunities.

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure is a B2B conference and expo focusing on the 'business of games'.

The event goes back to the roots of the region's famous GameHorizon Conference, bringing together speakers, exhibitors and delegates from across the UK and Europe.
This single-track, one-day conference features talks from business owners, industry leaders, professionals and experts, sharing stories of success and challenge. Hear expert tips and nuggets of wisdom to inspire your own business and games.

There are plenty of opportunities to network throughout the day, followed by a fantastic party where you can make those all-important industry contacts.

European Games Week Summit and Festival

The European Games Summit is a two-day industry event designed to bring together top professionals to discuss the future of the gaming & tech industries in Dublin on 17th-18th of September.

In order to bring organizations, studios, manufacturers, publishers & legends together in the same environment, the event features over 80 speakers across four rooms dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, Current & Future Trends, Esports and Game Development.

On September 19th, be there for The European Games Awards, as the industry comes together to celebrate the top achievements and greatest minds.

The European Games Festival is coming to Croke Park in Dublin on the 21st-22nd of September.

Part of European Games Week, the EGW Festival hosts Ireland's largest Esports event with four titles played over a two-day tournament. This is where home grown heroes and world-class challengers will battle for cash prizes and the title of EGW Champion!

Comic Con Africa

Comic Con Africa focuses on all elements of pop culture, including cosplay, comic books, anime, manga, other creatives, film & series, games (including video and esports) and books/authors. The festival also features a large range of pop culture and entertainment elements in animation, toys, gadgets, clothing, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels and the ever-popular Artists' Alley.

Superhero or sidekick – there are exciting activations to enjoy that include professional gaming tournaments, other gaming activations, Cosplay Competitions, and new Movie and Series promotions. Comic Con Africa visitors can also enjoy cosplay competitions, celebrity panel discussions, seminars, workshops and autograph sessions.

Comic Con Africa Business of Gaming Forum

Comic Con Africa runs September 21-24 with attractions for consumers and competitive gamers, but the show will also host a one-day Business of Gaming Forum on September 23 with panels and discussions intended to help connect talent with investors, executives, and brands.

October 2019

Brand Licensing Europe 2019

Brand Licensing Europe is the only pan-European event dedicated to licensing and brand extension, bringing together 280+ leading brand owners with 7,500+ retailers, licensees and manufacturers for three days of deal-making, networking and trend spotting. This year, BLE will feature a large area dedicated to video game and esports licensing.

Women in Games: Create

Celebrate the contributions of women to the electronic games industry, past and present, during the second annual Women in Games celebration on October 3. Enjoy an evening of discussions with female innovators and leaders from the video game industry, including Emily Greer, Robin Hunicke, Elizabeth LaPensée, Ann McCormick, Jennifer Oneal, Meggan Scavio, Jen Taylor, and Kiki Wolfkill.

SHUX (Shut Up & Sit Down Expo)

SHUX returns Oct. 4-6 with the very best of board games and board game culture! Stage shows, massive social games, special events, over 50 publishers, 1,000+ Title Game Library, RPG and Dexterity gaming spaces, and more open gaming than any other show in Canada make these 3 days you?ll never forget. Meet your favourite designers, reviewers, entertainers, and your new best friends; play loads of games, and try and buy the newest unreleased hotness just in time for Christmas.

White Nights Moscow

This show will be the 20th anniversary of the White Nights Conference. Experts from all over the world will join the conference to exchange experiences, find new partners, meet old friends and celebrate this special edition! Expect three tracks of lectures to be held by 70+ industry experts, huge Developer Exhibition, Deconstruction workshop, awesome parties and networking events, and many many more.

  • 16th October 2019
  • Expocentre, Pavilion 3 / 14, Krasnopresnenskaya nab., Moscow, Russia
  • https://wnconf.com/

Game Industry Conference

The main GIC objective is to provide a platform for discussion and exchange of experiences between professional game makers, academics and educators, future game designers and programmers, scientists, and young people.

The GIC gathers over 3600 attendees from 56 countries.

  • 17th October 2019
  • Poznan, Poland
  • gic.gd

Game Accessibility Conference

GAconf is a one-day conference co-hosted by the IGDA’s game accessibility SIG, dedicated to making games more accessible to gamers with disabilities. The event features talks and networking for all disciplines of the games industry, exploring recent and future advances in game accessibility

  • 21st October 2019
  • Plexal, London, United Kingdom
  • gaconf.com

Middle East Games Con

Middle East Games Con will return for its third edition, after growing by double in size in just two years, with 18,000 visitors and 30 speakers. 2019 will bring the consumer, B2B and conferences all under one roof for three days in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2019

One of the biggest conventions in Southeast Asia, ESGS, which started on 2014, combines the elements of esports competition and gaming showcase. Different gaming companies/studios (and indies) will present and showcase their gaming titles as well as other services to the general public. Then different esports gaming exhibitions / competitions, organized by various gaming organization/companies, are being played by professional (and non professional) cyber athletes, to see which among them is the best players/teams in their respective games. Other event features such as cosplay and hardware / merchandise / art showcase / selling are also present.

Game Connection Europe 2019

Game Connection is an efficiency-driven B2B event offering clients the opportunity to meet with other industry professionals in a speed dating format. With the help of Let’s Meet, the matchmaking system, attendees are able to accept, request and schedule meetings with relevant parties before the event even begins.

GameSoundCon 2019

GameSoundCon is the leading professional conference for game music and sound design. In its 11th year, GameSoundCon features the industry's top talent discussing the creative, technical and business aspects of interactive music and sound design. Session Tracks include "GDC" style talks, Audio for VR/AR/MR, Academic and Industry research in game/interactive audio, and Dialogue and Performance.

November 2019

Game Happens 2019

Game Happens, the festival dedicated to the cultural, political and social impact of video games, returns with a fifth edition that focuses on the most innovative elements of independent games. The Festival is both an international conference, aimed at industry professionals, and an exhibition. The 2019 theme is Elements of Change.

COIDEV

The videogame developers international congress it?s an event held annually since 2009. COIDEV brings to Lima the most important leaders in the game industry around the world. The main activities are lectures, workshops and an Indie Game Arena with the best Peruvian games.

Gamerome

Gamerome is the Italian leading b2b event for Games and Entertainment Industries. Running at its 4th edition on November 13-15 inside the stunning 5 star Hotel Radisson Blu in Rome, Gamerome creates content that matters, connecting businesses, brands and industries thanks to its Conference, Dev Showcase, Matchmaking, Publishers Pitch, Awards and Networking opportunities.

+500 delegates, +50 Top Class Speakers, +100 leading Companies attended our event as strategic partners and sponsors.

G-STAR Global Game Exhibition 2019

Launched in 2005, this annual South Korean consumer and b2b event is a one-stop shop for connecting with Asia. With one of the most active and developed gaming markets behind it, the biggest players in publishing, development and investment gather at G-STAR every year, to do business and set the industry trends. In 2019 you can expect nearly 700 trade exhibitors from 36 different countries. There'll be over 2,000 professional visitors; the consumer part of the show welcomes over 232,900 visitors in total too, and runs for an additional day until 17 November.

Montreal International Game Summit

The largest game conference on the East Coast. Every year, more than 3000 passionate video game industry professionals gather in Montréal. This year, it merges with MEGA (Montreal Expo Gaming Arcade)

December 2019

Fun & Serious Game Festival

The 9th edition of one of the must-attend events on the calendar of international festivals within the videogame industry, the Fun & Serious Game Festival, returns to Bilbao and has invited as its Guest Nation this year one of the countries at the forefront of design and development: Sweden, the cradle of such important developers as DICE (Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront), Avalanche Studios (Just Cause, Rage2, Mad Max) and Machine Games (Wolfenstein)

VRX conference & Expo

VRX 2019 (Dec 12-13, San Francisco) is gathering 600+ senior business executives across enterprise, entertainment, gaming, tech and investment, and putting customers at the heart of innovation. Join thought leaders from major growth verticals to discuss how VR & AR/MR can bring ROI and propel your business forward.

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