October 17-20 2019
Poznan, Poland

Polish Game Industry

as seen on the Poznań Game Arena and Game Industry Conference

The Game Industry Conference takes place alongside the Poznan Game Arena, one of the most important and largest game expos in Europe. Over 76 000 visitors enjoy the show by testing games and hardware from more than 220 expositors.

The two events are the best place to meet most of the people from the Polish Game Industry. There are already more than 400 studios and 6 000 people working in games development in Poland. And if you include all the additional services, such as outsourcing, Q&A, localization, publishing and distribution, this number will surely double in its size.

B2B exhibition zone and meeting system

The GIC offers the best B2B opportunities to reach industry professionals from Poland and most of the Central and Eastern Europe. The B2B exhibition zone, although located in the proximity of the B2C area of the PGA Expo tradeshow, is separated and offers an excellent environment for meeting developers and business partners.

A professionally organized meeting area with a Meet to Match meeting system allows for well-organized sessions with just the proper business partners you are looking for. It also hosts the Japan+Eastern Europe Networking Event. The Business Lounge offers a place to sit down and chill out or to have a casual conversation. It also serves meals during lunch hours and coffee, soft drinks and snacks non-stop.

Finally, the networking events planned for each evening are designed to include space to sit and talk as well as to taste Polish foods and drinks.

Recruitment event

GeekCareers is one of the latest additions to the GIC. It started in 2016, with seven companies searching for employees for their Polish and international offices. Its success exceeded our expectations and hopes. Recruiting companies reported that they have met many candidates, both Polish and foreign, on all levels of expertise, starting from juniors and students, but also reaching into the group of experienced seniors and leads. The best success story is four new employees for an individual company only from this event. One of the biggest advantages of GeekCareers is high availability for potential candidates, both in terms of ticket pricing and the time – the event is happening over the weekend.

Teaching event with advanced talks

At the GIC we believe in the learning value of talks and we think that the content of presentations and meetings is more important than big names. Due to our unique marking of the presentation difficulty level (1 - basic, 2 - intermediate, 3 - advanced), we are looking for talks that will provide useful insight even to developers with years of experience. Speaker candidates have to go through an advanced and rigorous submission and review system, while our Advisory Board is working hard to verify the potential value of every talk.

And it pays off: the GIC is seen as a major teaching event with talks of only the best quality.

CEEGA

Central & Eastern European Game Awards is a new initiative to recognize and promote the best video games from this region yearly. The CEE region is big and important and yet often underseen part of the global gaming industry. The region totals over 1000 game development studios, over 25000 people producing games and many interesting success stories.

Central & Eastern European Game Awards 2018 will be announced on October 13th during a big gala hosted by GIC together with Poznan Game Arena.

Featured speakers

 

Ryan Clark

Ryan Clark

Indie game developer, creator of Crypt of the NecroDancer, Cadence of Hyrule, Industries of Titan, and more. Executive Producer at Big Fish for 2.5 years. Founder of Brace Yourself Games. GDC advisor. Game industry analyst.
Kate Edwards

Kate Edwards

CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, a consultancy which pioneered content culturalization, a Board Member of Take This, and is the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association.
Jay Powell

Jay Powell

Business consultant for 20+ years. Worked with People Can Fly, Starbreeze, DICE, Paradox Studios, Haemimont Games, Invictus Games and more. Host of the "Indie Game Business" show on Twitch.
Rob Carr

Rob Carr

Audio designer with 12 years in the industry, mainly in Rockstar Games working on titles like GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 1 & 2, LA Noire, GTA: Chinatown wars, Beaterator, Max Payne 3, and currently working for Wargaming Brno

Sponsors

you can be one of them!

Partners

Adam Mickiewicz Institute
ACHIEVERS HUB
Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego
Indie Games Poland
Nordic Game
Games Week Berlin
Casual Connect Kyiv
Poznań
Games Gathering 2017
devcom 2017
IGDA
ZTGK
PocketGamer Connects London
DevGAMM
České hry o.s.
Quo Vadis
REBOOT DEVELOP
Poznańskie Centrum Superkomputerowo-Sieciowe
RobotGentelman
BlackMoon
Moleman

Organizers

Wydział Informatyki Politechniki Poznańskiej
Ruch Projektantów Gier
Vitruvio

Media partners

Events For Gamers
Graczpospolita
PortalMMO
Pixel Magazine
Radio Afera
PSX Extreme
Portal PSX Extreme
Gildia.pl
1indie world

Patrons

Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego
Ministerstwo Przedsiębiorczości i Technologii
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych
Rektor
Dziekan

Companies in MeetToMatch

 

GIC place and time

Games Industry Conference takes place in the area of Poznan International Fair next to Poznan Game Arena expo. GIC will take place in pavilon 15, in its 2 aulas, 4 conference rooms and its other areas, while PGA will be held in 50m walk distance in pavilons 7, 7a, 8, 8a, 6, 6a and 5. (more)

In 2019, GIC will take place on:
Thursday, October 17th – Sunday, October 20th
Have any questions? Contact us: contact@gic.gd

Travel

Poznań is quite easily reachable from all around the Europe.
Poznań is the eastern neighbour of Berlin. There are multiple trains and bus lines that take 3h to travel and offer prices starting from 10Euro.
There are regular direct flights from following cities:
Star Aliance Airlines: Frankfurt, Lvov, Munich, Warsaw–Chopin
Scandinavian Airlines: Copenhagen
Ryanair: Alicante, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Girona, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Malta, Oslo-Torp
Wizz Air: Paris-Beauvais, Barcelona-El Prat, Birmingham, Doncaster/Sheffield, Eindhoven, Kiev, London–Luton, Malmö, Oslo-Torp, Stockholm–Skavsta

For more detailed information, see our travel guide.