Game Connection can be seen as a business-to-business speed dating event for the games industry. This event allows you to schedule another meeting every 30 minutes, and this for three days – resulting in potentially 46 meetings.
Having so many of meetings in such a short amount of time is very interesting, but can be hectic – to an extent where you won’t know anymore who was working for which company when seeing people again at one of the evening parties. So taking notes can help a lot when it comes to following-up on your leads once you’re back home.
Using the meeting system, you can browse through a list of the 600+ participants, see a short company description and list of who is attending, and what their role is in their company.
Definitely recommended for anyone who wants to show his/her game or prototype to publishers and potential investors is to submit your game for the Game Connection Selected Projects, as this allows you to attend for free. The selection has been made already for this time, but Game Connection is organized twice a year – in San Francisco and in Paris.
As I’ve attended twice in the past, I can say that the main value of Game Connection for us lies in being able to rapidly add a lot of new connections to your network. To get some deals of out this, a thorough follow-up is required. Game Connection is only the start…