XP Game Developer Summit Toronto has announced the first round of sessions for their upcoming conference, to be held on April 20th and 21st, 2023.
The summit, which is Canada’s premier business-to-business video game conference, aims to support Canada’s $5.5 billion video game sector. Moreover, the summit offers global networking opportunities, world-class speakers, exclusive panels, and tailored workshops.
“I’ve met hundreds of Canadian developers who really want more opportunities for the global video game industry to gather in Canada,” says Jason Lepine, founder of XP Gaming. “We made it our mission to bring the industry here. We met with publishers and investors, globally, who see the incredible possibilities of the Canadian video game market.
Lepine added, “They’re excited to connect with Canadians and explore the vast business opportunities available here, and we’re excited to have them.”
Initially, a panel of international publishing and investment experts will come together to discuss “What are Publishers Investing In?”
In addition, Internationally renowned game industry entrepreneur and funding advisor, Jason Della Rocca, will present his masterclass “Are you Venture Investible?” to teach studios business strategy and investment preparedness.
The annual “State of the Canadian Game Industry” panel will return, hosted by Carl-Edwin Michel, Founder and CEO of Northern Arena, and Jayson Hilchie, President and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC).
Furthermore, this panel will provide valuable insights into the current and future state of the Canadian video game sector.
Other XP Game Developer Summit sessions include:
- How The Rise of AI/ML Will Impact Your Reality
- USD: Future of Virtual Collaboration?
- A Closer Look at The Latest Features in Unreal Engine
- Working With Colleges and Universities On Applied Research
- Post Crypto Winter – The Future of Blockchain Gaming
- Data-Driven Gameplay Experience Design
- Introduction of the Grant You Have The Right To Have
In addition, Confirmed speakers, panelists, and industry thought leaders include Mo Agha, CEO of Magmic, Kristian Roberts, Managing Partner at Nordicity, Krista-Lee Malone, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pontus Mähler, VP of Global Business Development at Global Top Round, Samuel Bass, Evangelist at Epic Games, and more.
Preeminent event platform provider MeetToMatch will be on-hand to deliver targeted networking and business-to-business experiences.
Tickets are available at reduced early-bird prices until March 1st. There are seven pass options available ranging from $50 for a single-day Game Showcase Pass to $600 for an all-access VIP Business Pass.
For more information and updates, visit the summit’s official website at XPGameSummit.com.