Game Connection Europe 2014 will open its doors between October 29-31, and this year, more than 1600 attendees and 750 companies will be able to take part in a few of the astonishing 8500 meetings scheduled for the 3 days in October (yes, that was eight thousand five hundred).
Held for the 14th year in a row this year, Game Connection Europe 2014 will take place at Porte de Versailles, Paris, and the program for the 3 days will be filled with meetings, sessions, and master classes.
Game Connection Europe is not a regular trade fair or expo like GDC or Gamescom. Instead, the idea behind Game Connection Europe is to offer the attendees a possibility to have 30-40 half-an-hour targeted meetings with companies, investors, or industry veterans they really want to meet.
Game Connection Europe is not only for developers and investors, but also for publishers, middleware, marketing and distribution companies, and the event is therefore perfect for developers who have a service or demo they want to show off to specific publishers, investors, or even potential customers.
The process of facilitating 8500 meetings within 3 days requires quite some preparation from the hosts’ side, but here’s how it will go down if you want to attend:
1) You rent a table or a private room.
2) You create yourself a profile to meeting application (incl. in the price).
3) Some weeks before the event, the meeting application opens to participants so that you can actually book meetings with interesting parties.
4) During the event, you just have those pre-booked meetings at your table / booth or some other location.
Purchasing an exhibition ticket for the event is no cheap affair – an exhibitor table costs €3250, and an exhibitor booth, €5300 – but thanks to Neogames from Finland, Dataspelsbranschen from Sweden, and Producentforeningen from Denmark and Norway, members of any of the abovementioned organizations will be able to get a huge discount on their tickets. In fact, if you are a member, you can get the exhibitor table for €2000, or the booth for €2800.
The deadline for registrations is September 10, 2014, and to register, you have to send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To read more about what the two types of tickets include, head over to this Neogames webpage.
To view a few images from last year’s Game Connection Europe, check out this Flick gallery.