The Game Industry Conference takes place alongside the Poznan Game Arena, one of the most important and largest game expos in Europe. Over 71 000 visitors enjoy the show by testing games and hardware from more than 130 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
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.
Teaching event with advanced talks
And it pays off: the GIC is seen as a major teaching event with talks of only the best quality.
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.
Daria ZersenConcept-artist, illustrator in casual game studios. Lead artist of e.g. Nightmares from the Deep: Davy Jones at Artifex Mundi or at House of Fables. Teacher.
Brian DilgHas 30 years of teaching and curriculum development experience. Currently at position of CRYENGINE Learning Manager.
Markus PurschePorting programmer at QLOC for 2 years, worked on RiME for PC and Xbox One and Dark Souls: Remastered for Xbox One and Playstation 4.
Marco BusseSenior Product Manager at European Games Group with 7 years of experience on 20+ free to play games with devs from 7 countries and 5 continents.
Karolina Kuzia-RokoszQuest Designer at Fool's Theory working on Seven The Days Long Gone. Previously worked on CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt.
Katarzyna NiżałowskaGame programmer at Techland, working on gameplay and game systems in Dying Light 2. Supporter of women in technical proffesions.
Aleksander KauchLead game programmer at 11 bit studios, working on Frostpunk, and previously on This War of Mine and Anomaly series.
Iga OliwiakDigital and traditional painter, currently working at Wooga on June's Journey . Worked on Golden Globe, Oscar and BAFTA nominated Loving Vincent feature movie.
Mariusz GąsiewskiGoogle veteran of 11 years, now working as Head of Mobile Gaming and Apps Poland. Expert on the use of performance marketing, web analytics, search engine marketing.
Hilda LidénLead AI designer at Little Nightmares, Senior designer at Tarsier. Previously worked at Massive Entertainment on The Division, Far Cry 3, World in Conflict and more.
Agnieszka RumińskaComposer and sound designer at Anshar Studios. She successfully transferred from the classical music world into the gaming industry and now tackles with every step of audio production.
Martin JelinekMarketing Analyst at AppAgent working on analytics tool ROY and supporting clients in their needs. Was involved in app analytics for Inscape, Gold Town Games, Kiwi.com and Starbreeze .
Bożenka ChądzyńskaIllustrator / Concept Artist with experience in the whole spectrum of 2D art for games. Worked on Grim Legends 2 and 3 or Bladebound. Creator of amJam.
Grzegorz WojciechowskiSoftware Developer (Memory & Performance team) at Unity Technologies. Worked in Sumo Digital, Ubisoft (platforms) and Techland (engine).
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GIC place and time
In 2018, GIC will take place on:
Thursday, October 11th – Sunday, October 14th
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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
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