GamesIndustry.biz, the world’s leading video games trade website, and Creative England, who support and invest in the creative industries, today announced a partnership to bring the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit to this September’s EGX – the largest video gaming event in UK history.
Running at The Vox Conference Centre Resorts – next to EGX at the NEC – on Thursday 24th September, the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit will provide the perfect platform for small-to-medium-sized games companies to learn about public and private games investment opportunities.
“The Gamesindustry.biz Investment Summit has always been a fantastic venue for developers to get the inside track on investment opportunities available specially for them”, said Jaspal Sohal, Head of Games at Creative England. “Creative England has funded a number of companies in attendance during previous summits, so it’s great that we’re able to play a larger role in bringing the Investment Summit to Birmingham this year”.
As the UK’s premier games investment event, the summit attracts industry leaders and investors from all corners of the games industry. High profile speaker sessions will feature topics such as crowdfunding, market opportunities and pitching advice, while the Games Investment Panel will bring together an eclectic mix of venture capitalists, angel investors, publishers, platform holders and public investors to present a fantastic opportunity for developers to ask questions about every type of games investment.
Attendees will not only have the ability to pitch their ideas informally to investors during the event, but also to apply for formal one-to-one meetings during the afternoon of the Investment Summit. Last year, the Investment Summit enjoyed more than 50 highly successful formal pitch meetings, and in previous years these meetings have resulted in direct funding for games developers, such as a £25,000 investment from Creative England for Mad Fellows Games in 2014.
Investors and speakers already confirmed include Creative England, Nintendo of Europe, All 4 Games (Channel 4) and Chris Lee (Media Molecule co-founder & investor) – with more to be confirmed soon.
A special Early Bird price of £69 (plus Eventbrite fee) – a huge £30 off the full price of £99 (plus Eventbrite fee) – is available until Friday, 31st July. Every ticket purchase for the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit includes:
● Four morning speaker sessions from major games industry spokespeople
● The Games Investment Panel featuring Chris Lee (Media Molecule co-founder and investor), Jas Sohal (Head of Games at Creative England) and more
● Introductory coffee/tea and a full networking lunch
● Full access to EGX, featuring all the latest & greatest games & developer sessions
● Exclusive access to the non-public EGX Press Area
● An application form for games companies to apply for formal pitch meetings with investors, which take place in private meeting rooms in the EGX Press Area from 1.30-6.00pm
For more information about the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit and to secure your place, please visit: www.gamesindustryinvestmentsummit2015.eventbrite.co.uk .