Games Crossing Borders, a Bavarian-Polish Exchange
Games Crossing Borders: half-day event connects Bavarian and Polish video games industries. How do you design a video game, publish your product or fund your next game project in Bavaria and in Poland? What do the gaming industries and indie dev scenes look like in both regions? Games Crossing Borders – an exchange, conference and networking event – provides insights into these topics with talks, a panel discussion and a pitching event.
Munich/Warsaw, February 11, 2021. The half-day event Games Crossing Borders – A Bavarian-Polish Exchange seeks to connect the Bavarian and the Polish gaming industries on February 23, 2021. The AHK Poland, Games/Bavaria, Bayern International and event partner Games Bavaria Munich e.V. (GBM) invite you to participate in the conference and networking event on Eventory. Starting at 13:00 CET, the welcome reception will include greetings from Judith Gerlach, the Bavarian Minister of State for Digital Affairs, Marek Zagórski, State Secretary and Government Commissioner for Cybersecurity and Lars Gutheil, Executive Board Member of the AHK Poland.
Keynote speakers Hendrik Lesser, President at European Games Developer Federation (EGDF) / CEO at remote control productions / Managing Director GBM and Jakub Marszałkowski, Co-founder and Board Member of Indie Games Poland / Head of Game Industry Conference will introduce the Bavarian and the Polish gaming industries. The program features talks on game design and publishing your game, how-tos on different financing and funding options, and a panel about the indie game scenes in Poland and Bavaria, moderated by Dieter Marchsreiter, CEO at Marchsreiter Communications and member of the Games Bavaria Munich e.V. (GBM). Speakers from international organizations and companies like Creative Europe, Koch Media GmbH and 11 Bit Studios will provide insights into topics addressing games industry professionals and attendees from other business sectors. The event wraps up with six short pitches from indie game developers looking for potential partners. Publishers like FDG Entertainment, Mixtvision Games, Private Division and independent, internationally active production house remote control productions will attend the pitches and the networking after the wrap-up.
The event can be attended for free and will be held on the platform Eventory (registration required). Further information about the agenda, the speakers and the event partners is available on the platform. Attendees can set up their profiles prior to the event and set up meetings on Eventory between February 23 and March 2.
Indie game developers from Bavaria and Poland who would like to pitch their project are invited to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Bavaria) or email@example.com (Poland) until February 15, including information about the team and about the game (concept, prototype, or production phase).
We are happy to answer all your questions about the event via email. Please click here for the German event description.
Games/Bavaria is the initial contact and meeting point for developers, publishers and friends of the Bavarian games industry. The initiative provides structural support with information, networking and international events to help relevant actors grow to their full potential in the gaming sector. It is funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Digital Affairs.
Bayern International supports Bavarian SMEs in their first steps into new and established markets and enables contacts to be made worldwide. It works in cooperation with the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.
The AHK Poland (German-Polish Chamber of Industry and Commerce) is the bilateral chamber in Poland with the largest number of members. As the first and neutral point of contact for German and Polish companies, the AHK represents and promotes the interests and goals of business, members, customers and network partners at the intersection of business and politics.
The Games Bavaria Munich e.V. (GBM) was founded by the Bavarian developer scene to represent the common interests of local companies in the games industry. The association acts as a voice for developers in politics, business and society. At the same time, it provides a forum for joint exchange and cooperation. GBM fundamentally improves the conditions for developers on site, promotes regional training opportunities and supports the cultural aspect of games.
Game Industry Conference, along with Poznan Game Arena, forms the biggest game event east of Cologne. It features professional knowledge exchange, workshops, roundtables, B2B exhibition zone, MeetToMatch meetings, Geek Careers recruitment zone and nearly a dozen of networking parties. Not to mention the Central Eastern Europe Game Awards ceremony, indie competitions, pitching events, Epic Game Music concert and many more.
Game Industry Cluster is based in Poznan, but its members are spread all over Poland. The cluster’s mission is to support the competitiveness of the Cluster Members and the gamedev industry in Poland. It is facilitating, developing and promoting international cooperation between the Cluster and other associations of this type, in particular in the European Union, in order to acquire new or strengthen the existing skills of the Cluster Members.