The welcomed 188 of the most important decision-makers from the games, information, communications and technology industries as well as politics and institutions.

After a warm welcome by Andrea Peters ( berlinbrandenburg e.V.), his excellency the Swedish Ambassador to Germany, Lars Danielsson opened the evening by revealing his perspective on the game industry as economic and cultural factor in the frame of the

The guest enjoyed the dinner and changing seating constellations at each course. The selected seating arrangement enabled the right match between the conference organizers, speakers, game developers, publishers, investors and politics.

At the summit of the dinner Michael Liebe (International Games Week) announced the 5 selected developers from Europe who could share their craft at the Quo Vadis conference, the A MAZE. / Berlin festival and at the VIP Matchmaking Dinner. We were delighted to have Kate Mesh from Copaingames of Paris, Tobias Graff from Mooneye Studios of Hamburg, Jan David Hassel from Inbetweengames of Berlin and Martin Vaňo from Silicon Jelly of Prag among us.

We also had the opportunity to celebrate the successes of the games industry in the capital region with Helge Jürgens, Ina Göring and Esther Rothstegge from the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH.

After Jan von Meppen from Ludinc brought his Deutsche Computerspielepreis 2016 in the category serious games for “Professor S.” to Berlin on our stage, we enjoyed being part of the check is back action of Riad Djemili & Johannes Kristmann of Maschinen-Mensch and Sebastian Wehner of Wolkenlenker.

Their projects funded by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH prospered so that they could pay back.

For the desert he guest passed into the floating networking at the buffet: sweet delights in one hand and the business card in the other!

Among the guests: Martje Abeldt (AppAnnie), Laura Almantaite (BLON Animation and Games Festival), Eric Angellillo (Double Stallion Games), Lawrence Barclay (DN Capital), Thomas Bedenk (, Don Daglow (Daglow Entertainment), Sjoerd De Jong (Epic Games), Nicole DeMeo (Glispa), Thomas Dlugaiczyk (Games Academy GmbH), Kate Edwards (IGDA), Meric Eryurek (GL Events / GIST Gaming Istanbul), Carlolin Gäthke (Innogames GmbH), Elmar Giglinger (Circle21 eSports & Entertainment), Tobias Haar, LL.M. (Gameforge Group), Ingo Horn (Gaming Aid e.V.), Milda Jasaite (Earlybird Venture Capital), Arto Käyhkö (Pollen VC), Boris Kummerer (SAE Institut), Emmi Kuusiko (Microsoft Studios), Alexander Krug (Softgames), Carlos Lievano (Amazon Appstore), Jakub Marszalkowski (Game Industry Conference), David Mohr (Gamevil), Jacob Riis (Nordic Games), Stephan Reichardt (Quo Vadis), Robin Hartman (Werk1 – Games Bavaria) Emmanuelle Suard (Französische Botschaft), Thorsten Unger (Game Bundesverband e.V.), Matthijs Woulter-Knol (European Film Market)

The berlinbrandenburg special thanks goes to our co-organiser at the International Games Weeks, our funder Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, our partners, Quo Vadis, Eventbrite and our sponsors Amazon Appstore, Berlin Partner, the creative cluster IKT of the capital region, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paymentwall, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG and ZAB.

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