Focus on the theme “Investing in games” on March 1 and 2, 2023 – European Gaming Industry News

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The Hamburg Games Conference will return on March 1 and 2, 2023 as an on-site event at a new location in Hamburg. The conference theme “Investing in Games” will shed light on current and future developments in the international games industry: where are the still untapped potentials in the games markets? What difficulties do studios face in finding funding and partners for their projects? Will the wave of billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions in the international games industry continue? The latest edition of the conference, the Hamburg Games Conference Hybrid 2022, welcomed over 600 attendees online and in Hamburg. Tickets are available now, starting with discounted early bird tickets at last year’s rate until January 12, 2023: https://HGC2023.eventbrite.co.uk. The call for speakers for HGC 2023 runs until January 20, 2023: https://www.gamesconference.com/call-for-papers

The Hamburg Games Conference 2023 will offer two parallel conference tracks on each of the two days: In the main track, the conference theme “Investing in games” will be explored from the perspective of game studios and investors. The second part will highlight the theme of “Funding” on the one hand – many speakers will share their experiences and best practices for working with investors or public funding to finance and market digital games. On the other hand, lectures and keynotes on development and startup topics will provide a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges of the growing gaming market. In addition, exhibitors from various areas of the gaming industry will present their (indie) games and services in an exhibition area.

“The theme of our conference “Investing in Games” has many facets – with the Hamburg Games Conference 2023, we are creating a platform to share knowledge and first-hand experiences. Both in terms of together and practical best practices for the multitude of companies and start-ups active in the gaming industry in Hamburg and around the world,” says Dennis Schoubye, Head of Gamecity Hamburg, the localization initiative which is co- organizer of the Hamburg Games Conference.

The first highlights of the program will be announced soon – further contributions are sought via the call for speakers

The conference organizing team, consisting of Super Crowd Entertainment, Gamecity Hamburg and GRAEF Rechtsanwälte, will soon announce the first keynote speakers from the international games industry.

At the same time, the Hamburg Games Conference is calling for submissions of conference contribution proposals in English. The call for speakers runs until January 20, 2023. Submissions on the topics “Investing in Games”, Game Funding and Development, and Marketing are now open at https://www.gamesconference.com/ call-for-papers.

Strengthen networking and exchanges with an on-site event only

After two conference editions with digital and hybrid event concepts, the program for the 14th Hamburg Games Conference in 2023 will once again be held entirely on site and for the first time in the Altonaer Museum Hamburg.

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“The many successful transactions in the games industry in recent years show that it is very interesting to invest in games and game companies. To this end, we would like to present examples and best practices during a on-site event only. The Hamburg Games Conference stands for innovative content, high-quality networking and inspiring exchanges,” says Dr. Ralph Oliver Graef, Managing Partner of co-host law firm GRAEF Rechtsanwälte.

Early bird tickets available now

Tickets are available for the Hamburg Games Conference 2023 now, starting with a discounted pre-registration phase until January 12, 2023:

Business tickets at 199 euros provide access to the two-day conference program as well as the possibility to organize meetings with other conference guests and make valuable new contacts via the MeetToMatch digital matchmaking system .

Starter Tickets are also available exclusively for small businesses and startups. They allow you to participate in the entire conference program as well as to use MeetToMatch at the reduced price of 99 euros.

Students can participate in the conference program for 25 euros.

All current information about the Hamburg Games Conference can be found at www.gamesconference.com.

Jessica C. Bell