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Day 1: May 9 - Games Business Track

Keynote Conversation with Animoca Brands

Join us with an in-depth conversation with Yat Siu, co-founder and Chairman of Animoca Brands. Yat has been casting a vision for the open metaverse where the content is the...
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Holly Liu
Yat Siu

The View from the Top: 2022 State of the Industry

The global games market topped $184 billion in 2021 with game revenue coming from a mix of subscription services, downloadable content (DLC) and add-ons, as well as in-app or in-game...
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Seth Gerson
David Stelzer
Andy Swanson
Mike Vorhaus
Julie Shumaker

Investing in the Games Ecosystem: Opportunities in this Booming Sector

Investments in the games ecosystem reached $38.5 billion in 2021, an increase of 192% year-over-year. (source: Digital Development Management). This panel of venture capital and corporate investors will discuss the...
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Moritz Baier-Lentz
James Gwertzman
Shara Senderoff
Shanti Bergel
Ned Sherman

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the Games Industry: Focusing on Change

Gamers in the United States are almost evenly split between men (55%) and women (45%) with 73% identifying as White, 9% as Hispanic, 8% as Black, and 6% as Asian...
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Leanne Loombe
Renee Gittins
Jessica Rovello
Jill Kenney
Gordon Bellamy

Fireside Chat with Jam City – More than Art: The Future of NFTs in Games and Entertainment

Join Jam City’s Co-Founder and President, Josh Yguado as he discusses the future of blockchain gaming, and the opportunities that NFTs present to make gaming more fun, social and community-driven....
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David Bloom
Josh Yguado
Day 2: May 10 - Blockchain Games

Keynote Conversation with Emblematic Group and VNTANA

Keynote conversation with Nonny de la Peña, Founder of Emblematic Group and  Ashley Crowder, Co-Founder and CEO of VNTANA, interviewed by Mike Vorhaus, CEO of Vorhaus Advisors.
Nonny de la Peña
Ashley Crowder
Mike Vorhaus

The Rise of Blockchain Games: The Next Evolution of Gaming?

According to a January 2022 report, the number of active blockchain games has increased 92% from a year ago (source: DappRadar). Additionally, the number of daily unique wallets interacting with...
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Ryan Meyers
Chris Akhavan
Markus Lipp
Anya Shapina
Mark Long
Kyu Lee

NFTs and Games: Fad or Opportunity?

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) shot into the public eye last year, in part, due to the enormous success of NBA Top Shot, a blockchain-based trading card system that generated hundreds of...
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Nancy Beaton
Andrew Chan
Taehoon Kim
Chris Heatherly
Phil Ranta

Into the Metaverse: Challenges & Opportunities in this Booming Market

Everybody is talking about the metaverse these days – the next big technology platform, which is attracting game developers, consumer brands, social networks and other technology leaders hoping to capture...
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Ash Koosha
Marcus Segal
Josh Neuman
Michelle Cooke
Bill Young
Jamil Moledina
Day 3: May 11 - Esports & Mobile Gaming

Featured Presentation with Scuti – How Brand Fueled Rewards Will Drive the Games Ecosystem

Player Retention and Conversion are the biggest challenges for every game maker, with many game makers unable to cover their user acquisition costs.  Many conversion solutions work against the goal of retention and others...
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Ricardo Flores
Ophir Gertner
Marc Fonzetti
Nicholas Longano

The Growth of Mobile Games: What’s Next in Creativity & Innovation?

The mobile games market topped $93 billion in revenue in 2021, representing 52% of the global games market, while the number of active smartphones globally reached 4.6 billion (source: Newzoo)....
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Bao Dong
Sabaa Rehmani
Jill Wilson
Terry Li
Soojeong Song
Chris Younger

Hollywood & Games: Storytelling & Franchise Building

As a global business with revenue of over $184 million in 2021, the games market is bigger than the music, film (box office) and publishing businesses combined. It is no...
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Lindsay Murphy
Dmitri Johnson
Laura Naviaux Sturr
Russell Binder
David Bloom

The Intersection of Esports + Gaming Culture + Lifestyle Content

Games and esports content and culture continued to grow in popularity in 2021, with live streaming of games content reaching a global audience of 747 million, an increase of 11.7%...
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Paco Suro
Mike Lee
Jaci Hays
Matt Edelman
Doug Scott