Top gaming events 2016

Published on March 25, 2016

Top gaming events 2016

    Every year the number of events in the gaming industry is growing. Almost every month of the year, developers, bizdevs or marketers gather somewhere in the world to share experiences, find partners, employees and just relax from everyday work.

    We have prepared for you a list of 2016 gaming events that deserve attention. It is not necessary to attend all of them, but even one or two small conferences will give you so many useful acquaintances and experience that will last for the whole next year.

    The list is compiled in chronological order * and includes, in our opinion, the most interesting gaming conferences, expos, exhibitions and festivals of this year. Bold are the events that are partners of DevGAMM - you can often find discounts on them in our blog or newsletter.


    * We start the list in April 2016, so we will end it in March 2017.
    Where to see ALL game events in the world:

    www.gameconfs.com
    www.eventsforgamers.com

    A useful calendar where deadlines are collected for submitting your game to various competitions and exhibitions:
    www.promoterapp.com/calendar

    April


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    GameDev Days 2016

    When & Where : April 8-9 - Tallinn, Estonia
    Type : conference
    Number of participants : 300
    What to go for : business meetings, indies, reports, Baltic industry
    Price : from 10 euros

    Outsourse People 2016

    When & Where : 8-9 April - Minsk, Belarus
    Type : conference
    Number of participants : 300+
    What to go for : outsourcing business
    Cost : from $ 119

    MGF Asia 2016

    When & Where: April 12-13 - Hong Kong, China
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 500+
    What to go for :top managers of China’s mobile gaming industry
    Cost: free for

    WeGame mobile developers

    When & Where: April 16-17 - Kiev, Ukraine
    Type : festival
    Number of participants: N / a
    What to go for: tournaments, cosplay, exhibition
    Cost: 250 hryvnia

    Quo Vadis 2016

    When & Where: April 18-20 - Berlin, Germany
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 2000+
    What to go for: reports, business meetings, indie, German industry
    Cost:   from 125 euros

    A MAZE / Berlin

    When & Where: 20- April 23 - Berlin, Germany
    Type : festival
    Number of participants: N / a
    What to go for: reports, indie, a lot of indie, informal atmosphere  
    Price:   from 60 euros

    Pocket Gamer Connects Bangalore 2016

    When & Where: April 21-22 - Bangalore, India
    Type : conference
    Number of participants : N / a
    What to go for: mobile industry, reports, an exhibition, indie, parties
    Cost:   from 60 euros

    PAX East 2016

    When & Where: April 22-24 - Boston, USA
    Type : expo
    Number of participants: N / a
    What to go :expo of both AAA games and indie, cosplay, parties
    Cost:   from $ 30

    Games Industry Law Summit 2016

    When & Where: April 28-29 - Vilnius, Lithuania
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 100+
    What to go for: legal advice in the game industry, business, Vilnius :)
    Cost:   from 99 euros

    Reboot Develop 2016

    When & Where: April 28-30 - Split, Croatia
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 400+
    What to go for: beaches, reports, meetings, indies
    Cost:   from 250 Euro

    May


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    DevGAMM Moscow 2016

    When & Where: May 12–13 - Moscow, Russia
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 1700+
    What to go for: reports, indie, exhibition, business, meetings, gamelinch
    Price : from $ 75

    Digital Dragons 2016

    When & Where: May 16-17 - Krakow, Poland
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 1100
    What to go for: reports, indies, meetings, showcases, parties, Polish industry
    Cost:   from 150 euros

    Casual Connect Asia 2016

    When & Where: May 17-19 - Singapore
    Type : conference
    Number of participants:1000
    What to go for: meetings, showcases, parties, indies
    Cost:   from 150 euros

    Nordic Game 2016

    When & Where: May 18-20 - Malmo, Sweden
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 2000+
    Why to go: reports, indies, meetings, showcases, parties
    Price:   from 65 euros

    Unite Europe 2016


    When & Where: May 31 - June 1 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 1000+
    What to go for: Unity talks, master classes, trainings, parties
    Price:   from 150 Euro

    June


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    E3 2016

    When & Where: June 14-16 - Los Angeles, USA
    Type : expo
    Number of exhibitors: 50,000+
    What to go for: the largest professional gaming exhibition in the USA, press
    Cost:   free for those who officially work in the

    White Nights industry St. Petersburg 2016

    When & Where: June 28 -29 - St. Petersburg, Russia
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 1500
    What to go for: mobile industry, showcase, business, parties
    Cost:   from 150 euro

    July


    Develop Conference 2016

    When & Where: July 12-14 - Brighton, UK
    Type : Conference
    Number of participants: 1800
    What to go for: reports, meetings, showcase
    Cost:   from 90 euros

    Casual Connect USA 2016

    When & Where: July 18-20 - Sun Francisco, USA
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 3000
    What to go for: business, meetings, showcases, parties
    Cost:   from $ 500

    August


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    GDC Europe 2016

    When & Where: August 15-16 - Cologne, Germany
    Type : Conference
    Number of participants: 2200
    What to go for: reports, business, parties
    Price:  from 395 euros

    RESPAWN Gathering 2016

    When & Where: August 15-16 - Cologne, Germany
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 1000
    What to go for: reports, meetings, GDC Europe alternative
    Cost:   from 69 euros

    Gamescom 2016

    When & Where: August 17-21 - Cologne, Germany
    Type : expo
    Number of participants: 345,000
    What to go for:exhibition of games, business meetings, the press, the entire gaming industry in one place
    Cost:   from 16 euros

    PAX Dev 2016

    When & Where: August 31 - September 1 - Seattle, USA
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: N / a
    What to go for: exchange ideas with other developers
    Cost:   from $ 249

    September


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    PAX West 2016

    When & Where: September 2–5 - Seattle, USA
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: N / a
    What to go for: expo of both AAA games and indie, cosplay, parties
    Cost:   from $ 45

    Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2016

    When & Where: September 5-6 - Helsinki, Finland
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 1,000+
    What to go for: mobile industry, reports, exhibition, indie, parties
    Cost:   from 69 euros

    WeGame

    When & Where: September 10-11 - Kiev , Ukraine
    Type : festival
    Number of participants:N / a
    What to go for: tournaments, cosplay, exhibition
    Cost: from 150 UAH

    DICE Summit Europe 2016

    When & Where: September 11-13 - Barcelona, ​​Spain
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: N / a
    What to go for: CEO, top- management of large gaming companies
    Cost:   from $ 2195

    Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016

    When & Where: September 15-18 - Tokyo, Japan
    Type : expo
    Number of participants: 270,000+
    What to go: Japanese game industry
    Cost:  from $ 10

    EGX 2016

    When where:September 22-25 - Birmingham, UK
    Type : expo
    Number of participants: 75,000
    What to go for: showcase, business
    Cost:   from 12 pounds

    4C: Kyiv

    When & Where: September 23-24 - Kiev, Ukraine
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: N / a
    What to go for: reports, business meetings
    Price:   from $ 24

    Mixar 2016

    When & Where: September 24 - Moscow, Russia
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 4,000+
    Why to go: 3D, VR, AR, Interactive technologies, reports, Exhibition
    Cost:  free

    Control Conference

    When & Where: September 28 - Utrecht, Netherlands
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 300+
    What to go for: indie talks, exhibition, gaming industry in the Netherlands
    Cost:   from 55 euro

    October


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    Igromir

    When & Where: September 29 - October 2 - Moscow, Russia
    Type : expo
    Number of participants: 162,000
    What to go: major Russian game companies, cosplay, press
    Cost:   from 1,100 rubles

    TwitchCon

    When & Where: September 20 - October 2 - San Diego, USA
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 20,000
    Why to go: streamers, reports, meetings
    Cost:   from $ 49

    White Nights Moscow 2016

    When & Where: October 11-12 - Moscow, Russia
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 1000+
    What to go for: reports, parties, business meetings
    Price:   from 200 euros

    MGF Seattle 2016

    When & Where: October 18-19 - Seattle, USA
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 500+
    Why to go: Top management, mobile gaming industry
    Cost :   from 99 dollars

    Poznan Game Arena (PGA) 2016

    When & Where: October 21-23 - Poznan, Poland
    Type : expo
    Number of participants: 60,000
    What to go for: large gaming companies in Poland
    Cost:  from 3 euros

    GIC

    When & Where:October 21 - 23 - Poznan, Poland
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 3000
    What to go for: reports, Polish companies, business meetings
    Price:  from 130 euros

    GameOn

    When & Where: October 29-30 - Vilnius, Lithuania
    Type : expo
    Number of participants: N / a
    What to go for: reports, exhibitions, championships, cosplay
    Cost:   from 8 euros

    Paris Games Week

    When & Where: October 27 - 31 - Paris, France
    Type : expo
    Number of participants: 300,000
    What to go for: large gaming companies in France, Exhibition
    Cost:  from 12 euros

    Game Connection Europe

    When & Where: October - Paris, France
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 2700
    What to go for: meetings, reports, business
    Cost:   from 300 euros

    November


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    Casual Connect Tel Aviv 2016

    When & Where: November 1-3 - Tel Aviv, Israel
    Type : Conference
    Number of Participants: 1500
    What to Go: Marketing, Business Meetings, Indie, Exhibition
    Cost:   From $ 550

    Game Developers Session

    When & Where : November 4-5 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Type : conference
    Number of participants:   500
    What to go for: Czech gaming industry, reports, business
    Cost: N / a

    DevGAMM Minsk 2016

    When & Where: November 10-11 - Minsk, Belarus
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 1,200+
    What to go for: business, reports, meetings, indie, showcase, gamelinch
    Price:   from $ 99

    NextCastle Party

    When & Where: November - St. Petersburg, Russia
    Type : festival
    Number of participants: N / a
    What to go for: game exhibitions, reports , Festival
    Cost:   N / a

    December



    GamesGathering

    When & Where: December 2-4 - Kiev, Ukraine
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 700
    What to go for: reports, challenges, meetings
    Price: from $ 35

    2017


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    January


    Pocket Gamer London

    MGF London

    Ludicious

    PAX South

    Global Game Jam

    February


    Central European Game Conference

    Casual Connect Europe 2017

    When & Where: February 7-9, Berlin
    Type : Conference
    Number of participants:   2000

    March


    GDC 2017

    When & Where: February 27 - March 1, San Francisco, USA
    Type : Conference
    Number of Participants:   27,000

    April



    Reboot Develop 2017

    When & Where: April 20 - 22, Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Type : conference
    Number of participants:   1,000+
    What to go for: reports, indie, exhibition, business, meetings, beach
    Cost : from 1350 Croatian kunas

    May



    DevGAMM Moscow 2017

    When & Where: May 18-19 - Moscow, Russia
    Type : conference
    Number of participants: 1700+
    What to go for: reports, indie, exhibition, business, meetings, gamelinch
    Cost : from $ 75

    The post will be updated . [Last Updated 19.08]
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