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Hamburg Games Conference: Focusing on the topic “Invest in Games” on March 1-2, 2023

The Hamburg Games Conference will return as an on-site event in a new location in Hamburg. The conference theme "Invest in Games" will shed light on current and future developments in the international games industry.

Where are still untapped potentials in the games markets? What challenges do studios face in acquiring funding and partners for their projects? Will the wave of billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions in the international games industry continue? These and more questions will be adressed in the two-day program of the Hamburg Games Conference 2023. 

The last edition of the conference, 2022’s Hamburg Games Conference Hybrid welcomed more than 600 participants online and in Hamburg. After two conference editions with digital and hybrid event concepts, the program of the 14th Hamburg Games Conference in 2023 will again be held completely on-site and for the first time at the Altonaer Museum in Hamburg.

► Tickets are available now, starting with discounted early bird tickets at last year's rate until January 12, 2023: https://HGC2023.eventbrite.co.uk.

► The Call for Speakers for HGC 2023 runs until January 20, 2023: https://www.gamesconference.com/call-for-papers  

The Hamburg Games Conference 2023 will feature two parallel conference tracks on each of the two days: In the main track, the conference theme "Invest in Games" will be explored from the perspective of game studios and investors. The second track will on one hand highlight the topic of "Funding" - numerous speakers will share their experiences and best practices for working with investors or public funding to finance and market digital games.  On the other hand, talks and keynotes on developer and start-up topics will provide a comprehensive insight into the opportunities and challenges in the growing games market.

Additionally, exhibitors from various areas of the games industry will present their (indie) games and services in an expo area.

Impressions from the last on-site Hamburg Games Conference in 2020 | Photo: Stefanie Lampe

First program highlights to be announced soon – further contributions sought via Call for Speakers

The conference’s organizing team, consisting of Super Crowd Entertainment, Gamecity Hamburg and GRAEF Rechtsanwälte, will soon announce first highlight speakers from the international games industry.

Concurrently, the Hamburg Games Conference is calling for submissions of proposals for conference contributions in English. The call for speakers runs until January 20, 2023. Submissions on the topics of "Invest in Games", funding, and game development as well as marketing are now open at https://www.gamesconference.com/call-for-papers.

Early bird tickets available now

Tickets are available for the Hamburg Games Conference 2023 now, starting with a discounted early bird phase until January 12, 2023:

Business tickets for 199 euros give access to the two-day conference program as well as the opportunity to arrange meetings with other conference guests and make valuable new contacts via the MeetToMatch digital matchmaking system.

Startup tickets are also available exclusively for small enterprises and startup companies. They allow participation in the entire conference program as well as use of MeetToMatch at the discounted price of 99 euros.

Students can participate in the conference program for 25 euros.

All current information on the Hamburg Games Conference is available at www.gamesconference.com.

About the Hamburg Games Conference

Since 2010, the annual Hamburg Games Conference has been a key element of the German and international games industry’s calendar and one of the most important B2B events for the games sector in Europe. The Hamburg Games Conference is jointly organized by Gamecity Hamburg and GRAEF Rechtsanwälte. The conference is planned and produced by the event agency Super Crowd Entertainment from Hamburg, which specializes in the games industry.

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