Are you going to GDC next week? Be sure to check out the following events that are organized by people from the Dutch game industry:

European Game Showcase

The European Game Showcase at GDC is a pro-bono event where 30+ European developers showcase their newest games to the press, publishers, and strategic partners. It’s an invite-only event aimed to help developers and their showcased projects in taking the next steps towards success. One of the organizers is Alessandra van Otterlo.

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CourageXL is a meetup with GDC & GameConnection visitors on March 20, the day before the conferences start! It is organized by Menno Deen and Sabina Zavala. What to expect:

  • 30 (indie) game developers to showcase their latest game.
  • Play a game and get a drink.
  • Meet 500+ game industry professionals.

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Games4Diversity Dinner

Join the annual BYO Games [Diversity] Dinner on March 23! Every year we gather at District Six (formerly known as Soma Streat Food Park) to meet game professionals that wish to contribute to improved diversity&inclusion in the game industry. Feel free to join in! Everyone’s welcome! District Six is conveniently located close to the DNA Lounge, where GGP normally organises the Gay Game Professionals Party. This event is organized by Menno Deen and Sabina Zavala.

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Join the best matchmaking service in the games industry, during the largest trade show of North America! MeetToMatch – The San Francisco Edition is your most relevant platform for business in the games industry during GDC since 2017. Trusted by hundreds of publishers, investors, governments and developers, our platform enables you to get in contact with the right people from game companies around the world.

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Dutch Lounge

The Dutch Games Association, together with MeetToMatch, proudly presents the opportunity to join a Dutch delegation to San Francisco and access to MeetToMatch – The San Francisco Edition 2022. They have announced the Dutch Lounge: a private meeting area for the Dutch Games Industry during GDC 2022, just one block away from Moscone Center. Activities include a business breakfast at the Dutch Consulate on March 22 and Dutch Drinks @ Dutch Lounge, in the evening of March 22.

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Dutch Business Breakfast @ Consulate

The Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco organizes an intimate business breakfast on the occasion of GDC, and a Dutch delegation visiting the conference under the umbrella of the Dutch Games Association. By joining this breakfast network meeting you will be able to not only expand your network, but gain insights into current industry trends. There will be a panel of experts who will address “The M-word: How the Metaverse is Pushing the Boundaries of the International Gaming Industry”.

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Dutch Drinks @ Dutch Lounge

Meet Dutch delegation members, international publishers and investors and other valuable partners during the opening of the Dutch Lounge at 643 Mission Street, the day before the expo starts! Drinks and snacks are provided. To make sure they do not overcrowd, you have to apply for this event and are not automatically admitted

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