NiceOne Barcelona, formerly known as Barcelona Games World, is gearing up for a better business-to-business program than ever before.

On November 28-29, you will have the opportunity to talk to publishers, investors and accelerators during MeetToMatch, become a Mentor or Mentee in all areas of game development across tech, creative, leadership, and industry initiatives during the CGX Mentor Lounge, and mingle with the international industry during a Social Lunch.

There is an opportunity for four Dutch game developers from different companies to join without costs. Meet international companies such as Tencent, Epic Games, Humble Bundle, 11 bit studios, All iN! Games, Buka Entertainment, Dear Villagers, JanduSoft, Tilting Point, Triple Dragon Limited, Yoozoo and many more.

If you want to apply for a free pass, contact us before November 16th, 2019 with your name, company name and email address of the person who wants to join.

There is also a deal for non-developers, getting access to this program with a professional co-op pass. It is possible to get 20% discount on a ticket. Contact us if you are interested.

 

More details and buying a ticket: http://www.niceonebarcelona.com/en/games-pro-2019

The next White Nights Conference is just around the corner and will take place in Amsterdam for the first time on January 23-24 2020! More than 1,500 game industry professionals and the best speakers will get together in a brand new location.

Game developers of the Dutch Game Association are very welcome to join the Developer Exhibition! Show your game at your own booth and meet leading publishers, investors, future partners, industry visionaries and media during two days of the conference. Submit your project here and get a free booth + one Indie Dev Pass + a 15% discount to purchase more tickets.

The main reason to attend the event is an opportunity to meet decision-makers face-to-face.

The program will be revealed in December. Early-bird rates are now available, register on the conference website!

KIKK Festival is the international festival of creative and digital cultures in Namur (Wallonia), Belgium.
The 9th edition takes place from the 31st of Oct. until the 3rd of November 2019.

KIKK is an international festival of digital and creative cultures. Its interest lies in the artistic and economic implications of new technologies. The event gathers people of all backgrounds from all around the world. They are designers, scientists, makers, entrepreneurs, artists, architects, developers or musicians. They come to KIKK to tell you their personal anecdotes, to share professional experiences and innovative ideas, to present an artwork, a project or a product. You return home full of inspiration with plenty of contacts and new passions.

KIKK Festival 2019: exploring crossovers between art, science and technology: creative coding, art, web & design, AI, dataviz, storytelling, research, UX.

Dutch Games Association members will be able to get a 30% discount on KIKKPro tickets. Contact us for more information!

For more informaion check out: kikk.be/2019

DevGAMM is the biggest conference for game industry professionals in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The event offers quality content about game development, low entry threshold for beginner developers as well as a series of activities meant for productive pastime and effective networking.

The conference was founded in 2008 by Lerika Mallayeva, who at the time worked as a flash animator in the indie studio. In 9 years DevGAMM has grown from local 100-person meet up to one of the leading professional events in game industry reaching over 3000 attendees from more than 30 countries in 2015.

It is a bridge between developer’s communities of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and rest of the world. The event has a long history of successfully connecting small beginner teams of developers to industry veterans. DevGAMM gives gaming experts a chance to keep up with the latest thinking and developments in making games, pass on the knowledge and experience to those who have just started out in the form of quality sessions.

For more information, check out devgamm.com!

On Wednesday 30 October, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is organising a China Business Day in Utrecht.

During this lunch seminar, we will discuss rising business opportunities in China, especially in the Chengdu area. This is a first step in strengthening ties with China, and we are interested to hear what game developers need in order to do business with China. We will speak about diverse fields (mobile, VR & serious), and possibly organising an Oriental mission in 2020.

If you want to attend this seminar, send an email to: sabina@dutchgamesassociation.nl.
When: Wednesday October 30th, 10:00-12:30 incl. lunch.
Where: Croeselaan 15, 3521 BJ Utrecht, Zeelandzaal.
PS: Bring your ID to show at the entrance

Netcoders Meetup is for programmers who work on multiplayer games. It is organised by Ronimo together with Dutch Game Garden and Dutch Games Association.

It is a casual meetup with drinks, presentations and discussions. Ronimo will give a presentation on the server architecture behind Awesomenauts’ matchmaking and profiles.

If you have any interesting topics or questions you would like to present, please let us know on the event.

18:15 Doors open
19:00 Start presentations/discussions
21:00 End presentations, feel free to stay and mingle
22:00 Location closing

During the Rotterdam Games Week, Dutch Games Association (DGA) will be organising DGA eXperts panel to discuss not only the trends, but also the future of our industry. The afternoon will start with a presentation by DGA on the Dutch games industry based on statistics provided by NVPI and Newzoo. For the eXperts panel itself we have invited experts from different divisions within the games industry to discuss the topics that affect us all. We will discuss the trends within the industry in areas such as serious games, VR, and eSports. After the panel there will be drinks together with EsportsX. We hope you will join in on the conversation.

Allow us to introduce our panel members!

 


Sabina Dirks
Moderator

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Peter Warman

Peter is CEO and co-founder of Newzoo, an international games market research company. After being responsible for sales and business development at Europe’s largest interactive agency (LBi). He was responsible for internet development at Reed Business and operated as the commercial director on a MMO for kids. He is a frequent speaker on subjects such as ‘business aspects’ of the worldwide games industry. And that’s exactly what he will be doing on the eXperts Panel!


Paul Bierhuis

Paul is the game & art director of YipYip, a Rotterdam based app & game studio with a big focus on interactive solutions for health and education. In collaboration with various partners they develop digital interventions while keeping focus on the real life human interactions that help people learn and grow. Not only will he be happy to talk about the future of serious gaming but also the possibility and opportunities of bringing more serious games to the entertainment market. We are keen to hear Paul’s serious views on the panel!

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Amon Endt

Amon is the founder and CEO of GamePoint. Since the founding of GamePoint in 1998, it has expanded its portfolio, taking a pioneering role in P2P and the social casino landscape. GamePoint now entertains 600K+ monthly active players from all over the world with its synchronous bingo, social casino, card and board games. Let’s see what interesting insights Amon will deal us on the panel.

 


Roger ter Heide

Roger is entrepeneur at Improvive and developer in VR solutions. In the last few years Improvive has worked on digital projects concerning virtual reality, digital simulations, applied games, online video, mobile apps, and websites. The help to create changes in organisations, their staff, and their partners, which they do through digital and interactive storytelling. We are keen to hear the stories Roger has to tell on the eXperts panel!

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Koen Bronswijk

Koen is co-founder of eSports Center Eindhoven, which opened on 18 March this year. Being relative new kids on the block they aim to be a sports club for gamers. Members can play FIFA 19, Super Smash Bros, Ultimate, Apex Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch, League of Legends, Mario Kart of course Fortnite! Koen himself loves playing PUBG and Rocket League, let’s see how well he plays with the others on the eXperts panel!

 


Milan Knol

Milan started as a YouTuber in 2010 and launched his first gaming channel ‘DagelijksHaaDee’ that same year. It quickly became his main channel. He participated on Legends of Gaming NL, an online games show produced by Endemol, for six seasons form 2016 to 2019. In 2018 Milan won a VEED award, an award for Dutch YouTubers, for his channel ‘DagelijksHaaDee’ in the category ‘Best Gaming Youtuber’. Let’s hope he will also get lots of likes on our panel!

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Want to know more? Contact us for more information.

 


PROGRAM

14.00
Doors open

14.30
Welcome

15.00
Presentation by Dutch Games Association, NVPI & NEWZOO

16.00
Panel discussion

17.15
Drinks with EsportsX

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I am planning to become a member at the event. Do I need to pay for the ticket?
If you sign up for a membership before October 31st 2019, you’ll get your ticket costs (excluding processing fees and VAT) refunded as a discount on your membership fee.

The company I work for is a DGA Member. Do I get complimentary tickets?
Dutch Games Association has sent its members instructions on how to get member tickets. We advise to consult your organisation’s contact about these instructions. Lost or haven’t received the instructions? Feel free to contact at contact@dutchgamesassociation.nl

We have an INSTITUTE DGA Membership, can all my students/members/employees get complimentary tickets?
Yes, just send us an email at contact@dutchgamesassociation.nl to let us know how many complimentary tickets you need.

How can I contact Dutch Game Association with any questions?
Feel free to contact us via contact@dutchgamesassociation.nl.

VRX 2019 (Dec 12-13, San Francisco) is the world’s premier B2B immersive tech event. The 5th edition is gathering 600+ senior business executives across enterprise, consumer entertainment, gaming, technology and investment to discuss how XR can bring ROI and propel businesses forward. Putting customers at the heart of innovation, speakers and attendees will join forces to cut the noise and reveal the best applications of VR & AR/MR. Discover the types of content proving most popular and relevant in the consumer and enterprise markets and where XR can provide the biggest value. VRX provides a forum for debating the crucial hardware and software requirements for seamless user experience, helping businesses to look ahead, build project pipelines and ultimately drive innovation.

For more information, check out their website: vr-intelligence.com.

VR Days is a 3-day conference and exhibition on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality content, creativity and innovation. Expect a compelling range of keynotes, expert sessions, workshops and seminars with 140+ expert speakers from the worlds of health, tech, business and the arts.

In previous years speakers included CEO of High Fidelity Philip Rosedale, Albert ‘Skip’ Rizzo, of USC, Miriam Reiner from the Israeli Institute of Technology Technion, The Guardian’s Francesca Panneta, Samantha Gorman from TenderClaws and many many more.

For more information, check out their website: vrdays.co.

CLICKNL is organizing the sixth edition of the Design Research & Innovation Festival DRIVE on 24 October 2019! This year they are presenting a program full of state-of-the-art research and innovation. This year the themes from the Mission Driven Innovation Policy are central:

  • Agriculture, water & food;
  • Health & healthcare;
  • Energy & sustainability;
  • Security.

Learn more at clicknl.nl/drive.