Casual Connect Europe comes to the German capital city Berlin in February 2017, with over 100 companies from across the gaming industry presenting their products to an eager audience looking for new ideas, partnerships and investment. Plenty of speakers, networking sessions and social events help to make this an important conference.
What It's About
The aim of Casual Connect is to bring together professionals from across the gaming industry, including the video gaming and online gambling sectors. It's a major networking opportunity for many attendees, with some 2000 people expected at the show and 120 companies presenting their latest innovations, games and products.
Speakers From Across The Industry
There will be around 170 speakers at the conference, including Petri Ikonen, Creative Director at Electronic Arts, Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games, Wilhelm Taht, the Executive Vice President of Games at Angry Birds developer Rovio Entertainment and Clark Stacey, Co-Founder & CEO of Wildworks.
Four halls are given over to lectures, with specific focus on topics as diverse as funding, Virtual Reality, data and analytics, Sports and casinos, and game development.
Indie Prize Showcase
With over 1,000 applicants, the Indie Prize Showcase awards the top games designers of the year, with 30 judges inviting the 120 finalists to the show.The prizes include scholarships and funding, while all finalists get to network with the top industry figures.
About Casual Connect
This event is running from February 7th - 9th at Station Berlin and the Casual Connect website provides details on recommended hotels, travel and visa arrangements. Organised by the Casual Games Association, these events take place worldwide and have been running since 2005.
“We are thrilled to be back in Germany again and hosting Casual Connect in Berlin this year,” says Jessica Tams, Managing Director of Casual Games Association. “Attendees can look forward to a packed schedule with speakers from all over the world as well as discovering the talent Europe has to offer.”