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January 2019

PAX South

PAX is a three-day gaming festival for gamers of all genres to come together and celebrate the culture of gaming. Unreleased games, big booths, fabulous prizes, game music concerts, the gaming community and industry support puts PAX far above any other show on the planet.

PG Connects London

Now entering its 5th year, the PG Connects events series has grown to become the biggest and most influential mobile games conference in the west as well as the biggest games event overall in the UK and Helsinki

Gaming Istanbul

Gaming Istanbul is not a computer games exhibit. It is a “game” exhibit. Professionals or amateurs, interested in any type of games, will convene under the roof of the GIST.

You could be playing FPS or football games or nostalgic 8-bit games or desktop FRPs. If you wish, you may animate game characters with your Cosplay skills. Come to join us because your seat is already booked up for you. Gaming Istanbul is an exhibit by players for players.

Academic Conference

Part of the new Interactive Futures festival, this one-day conference features 12 sessions targeting academics and researchers, plus school, college and university students

February 2019

Interactive Futures

New games festival exploring opportunities in the games industry with the support of local studios such as Playground Games, Ubisoft Leamington, Sega Hardlight.

Interactive Futures

The very first instalment of Interactive Futures is set to kick off on Thursday 31 January with 3 days of games action, education, industry events and fun heading to Leamington Spa. The Royal Spa Centre will play host to the majority of the events and sessions taking place over the 3 days with both industry professionals and consumers having the opportunity to purchase tickets and get involved.

Stand Up For GamesAid (Brighton)

The popular Stand Up For GamesAid comedy night comes to Brighton, hosted by Imran Yusuf and featuring Jen Brister, Laura Lexx, Angela Barnes and The Noise Next Door. Tickets just £20

Yorkshire Gaming Festival 2018

A five-day celebration of both video games and the local industry, with a series of expert talks and panels, a Let's Play showcase, and a young developers conference to inspire the next generation. The festival also includes the Up Your Game event, which is a two-day business matchmaking event.

DICE Summit 2019

D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit 2019 is an exclusive high-level conference, gathering the brightest and most creative minds dedicated to exploring approaches to the creative process and artistic expression as they uniquely apply to the development of interactive entertainment.

White Nights Berlin

The 18th edition of the White Nights conference will take place in Germany for the very first time! The conference will be held on February 12-13, 2019 and will gather over 1,300 attendees in the main tech hub in Europe - Berlin.

Fawzi Mesmar, Studio Game Design Director at King, Dylan Tredrea, Head of Publishing at Zeptolab, Amir Shevat, VP of Developer Experience at Twitch, as well as representatives of Facebook, Appodeal, Ogury, Applovin, Nutaku, MediaCube.Agency, Nevosoft, Unreal Engine, Braavo Capital, LabCave, Adjust, VK, MoPub, and other leading companies will share their experience during the White Nights Berlin '19.

Mobile Growth Summit 2019

MGS 19 is a two-day, non-vendor conference in San Francisco which will help you to connect with and learn from mobile growth and brand marketing professionals specializing in the areas of user acquisition, monetization, retention/engagement, re-engagement as well as data science & analytics as it pertains to mobile, retail and mCommerce brands.

DreamHack Leipzig

A three-day gaming festival for the German-speaking countries. It features esports tournaments, the latest hardware and software from the DreamExpo and in the DreamStore, Germany's largest LAN party, cosplay, and stars and starlets of the esports community

C3AFA Hong Kong 2019

An annual convention about Japanese pop culture, such as anime, manga, games, music, novel, and more. Every year C3AFA brings the hottest and coolest content to fans with latest news, popular goods, well-known artists and wonderful stage performance, making it one of the most representative conventions in Asia.

March 2019

DGC Dubai

Meet and do business with fellow industry counterparts, access your most promising prospects and witness the very latest innovation, and technology all under one roof - at the Middle East’s epicentre for gaming.

Digital Games Conference in Dubai is the leading Conference & Exhibition for the MENA region Games Industry. In 2018 500+ companies participated from more 42 countries, in addition to the presence of 60 renowned speakers.

Achievement unlocked

Join us for a night of games, talks and activities as we explore diversity in the gaming and tech industries. Black scientists, researchers and gamers from across the UK will discuss their work, bringing interactive activities for you to enjoy. Talks will be on throughout the evening alongside live gaming sessions in the theatre.

  • 15th March 2019
  • The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London
  • rigb.org/

GDC 2019

GDC brings together 28,000 attendees to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry with five days of education, inspiration, and networking at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences.

Game Connection America

International marketplace and deal-making event where games firms can network with developers, publishers and other businesses to find new partners

PAX East

PAX is a festival for gamers of all genres to come together and celebrate the culture of gaming. Unreleased games, big booths, compelling panels, game music concerts, the gaming community and industry support puts PAX far above any other show on the planet. We present to you a captive and perfectly-matched audience eager and willing to learn about the latest products you have.

Casual Connect Europe

Join us in London on 28 - 30 May 2019 to explore how your creativity and business can merge to create beautiful games. Learn from over 100 leaders in established and emerging markets of the games industry – covering game design, esports, social casino, funding, next-generation technology and best practices.

April 2019

London Games Festival

A city-wide celebration of video games, encompassing a myriad of events such as the LGF Hub, Now Play This and Ensemble exhibitions, Games Finance Markets and a games character cosplay parade

More Than Just A Game V

MTJG V is dedicated to the role that games and interactive entertainment play in society and their profound impact on human interactions and in our democracy. Leading international academics, practitioners, in-house counsel and industry experts will discuss how the rules of the games and the legal structures of the ‘real world’ interact with one another

  • 4th April 2019
  • One Birdcage Walk, London, United Kingdom
  • mtjg.co.uk/

Amaze Berlin

An international festival focusing on the art and culture of games and playful media. Amaze invites creatives from over 35 countries to experience inspiring talks and workshops, and to celebrate the art of making video games.

Reboot Develop Uni

New companion games conference running alongside Reboot Develop Blue, aimed primarily at students and universities with games development courses

The Games Education Summit 2019

The Games Education Summit 2019 is the first of an annual series of conferences to support the next generation of UK game developers, through enabling more collaboration, dialogue and best practice sharing between Further Education, Higher Education and Industry.

40 leaders from the UK’s leading games universities, colleges and development studios will discuss best practice course design, debate the latest trends in technology and games production, review graduate employability, unpack the opportunities and costs of apprenticeships, address diversity and accessibility and review how educators work with industry.

FMX ? Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media

FMX is a globally influential conference dedicated to the art, technology and business of the animation, visual effects, games and immersive media industries and communities. The Conference program features top-class speakers who give presentations and workshops. At the FMX Forum, hardware and software vendors demonstrate their innovations at the Marketplace, companies look for creative talent at the Recruiting Hub, and universities present their projects at the School Campus.

May 2019

USC Games Expo: Class of 2019

Campus-wide showcase of 50+ games and digital projects featuring undergrad and grad student work

White Nights Barcelona CEO Summit

The White Nights CEO Summit is a unique collaborative exchange for C-level executives or equivalent of the finest companies that are involved in game development, game publishing, and game marketing. The event will provide an environment where leaders can share their experience and concerns in a setting of openness and trust.

Nordic Game Conference

The Nordic Game conference is held annually in Malmö, Sweden. The 2019 edition of Nordic Game will take place on 22-24 May at a venue near the Malmö city centre, and only minutes away from Copenhagen Airport.

As the leading games conference in Europe, we have a lot to offer, including a program filled with the best speakers from the global industry and our own Nordic heroes, access to international exhibitors and 2000+ professionals, world-class hospitality and a host of networking events, such as MeetToMatch • Expo • Discovery Day • Nordic Game Awards • the new Dinner Experience • and renowned Nordic Party.

June 2019

White Nights St. Petersburg

The White Nights St. Petersburg will gather over 1,800 game industry professionals from all over the globe on June 19-20. This is the best time to experience the famous white nights in the cultural capital of Russia right on the Baltic Sea shore.

By attending the conference you’ll get an opportunity to receive the first-hand information about the industry and future market trends. The main reason to attend the White Nights - according to what our attendees say - is an opportunity to meet decision-makers face-to-face. You can have direct communication with any of the conference attendees due to our brand new matchmaking system that we have launched this year.

BIG Festival 2019

BIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival) happens since 2012 and is the most important international indie games festival in Latin America. Aiming to strenghten Brazilian’s game ecossystem, the Festival encompass a competition between national and international games with a cash prize, exposition open to the public of the chosen games in the Festival, award ceremony, seminars and business matchmaking. In 2018, BIG attracted over 36.000 attendees, 4.500 speakers, and over 3.000 business meetings. This year, BIG will expand its schedule of seminars and workshops, embracing other areas of the game development, as music, animation, VR and AR, besides a career fair and other content segments from past years.

BIG Festival is a realization of Bits Produções in partnership with various institutions, among them Abragames, Brazilian Game Developers, Apex, SPCine and the Culture Departments of the city and the state of São Paulo.

July 2019

Develop:Brighton

Develop:Brighton has been bringing together the European Game Dev community from global superstars to micro indies - since 2006. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, get up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques and industry trends, plus network with over 2,000 game dev professionals.

Develop Poker Tournament

The Develop Poker Tournament, in support of GamesAid, is back.

The tournament will take place at the Brighton Hilton Metropole on July 9th, and is supported by Blazing Griffin and Games London.

  • 9th July 2019
  • Brighton Hilton Metropole

Serious Play Conference Montreal

Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs. Speakers are the most experienced developers and designers in the industry, the top academic researchers and senior program heads from education, corporate, healthcare, government/military, museums and other emerging areas.

Develop:Star Awards

The new Develop:Star Awards will recognise the very best games and talent within the industry with categories that will enable studios of every size to shine.

The awards will be split into 15 different categories, focusing on the achievements of development teams and the success of great games over the previous 12 months. Within the 15 categories, one ultimate ‘Develop Star’ will be awarded to honour an extraordinary game developer.

GamesAid Golf and Spa Day

Exertis will be organising the 12th Annual Entertainment Industry Charity Golf & Spa Day, on Thursday 11th July 2019 at The Grove in Watford, the venue of Tiger Woods' victory in the American Express Championship in 2006 and the British Masters in 2017.

Hopefully you will recall the success of previous year's events, where the efforts of many of the industries key companies from Consumer Electronics, Movies, Music and Games. Who have helped us raise over £500,000 for a nominated selection and UK children's charities chosen and voted on by the games industry.

Serious Play Conference Orlando

Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs. Speakers are the most experienced developers and designers in the industry, the top academic researchers and senior program heads from education, corporate, healthcare, government/military, museums and other emerging areas.

August 2019

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.

October 2019

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

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

November 2019

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