The Casual Games Association turns their attention to Casual Connect Europe in Amsterdam
BELGRADE, Serbia – November 17, 2014 –The Casual Games Association, an international trade organization for the video games industry, concluded today a successful show at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belgrade. Some highlights include:
- This conference marks the first time Casual Connect Eastern Europe has been held in Serbia.
- Over 1000 professionals from 51 countries in attendance.
- Over 400 developers in attendance, with 24 countries represented in the Indie Prize Showcase.
- More than 60 lectures from companies including Nordeus, Eipix, Mad Head Games, Creative Mobile, Facebook, Seriously, Wooga, HeroCraft, Fun 2 Robots Ltd., as well as Unity who provided a full Developer Day.
“Bringing Casual Connect to Belgrade was a very rewarding experience, and the support of the industry not only met, but exceeded our expectations,” says Jessica Tams, Managing Director of Casual Games Association. “Over 1000 attendees met in one of the up and coming cities of Eastern Europe, which is a testament to the vibrancy of game development in the region, and cements the important role Eastern Europe plays in our industry.”
Conference lectures covered a variety of topics, including industry insights, the indie experience, and game development across platforms from mobile, PC, console, and web.
Mirko Topalski, Eipix
Sergei Klimov, Charlie Oscar
Vladimir Funtikov, Creative Mobile
Reko Ukko, Seriously
Bob Slinn, Facebook
Leonid Eletskikh, App Annie
Nick Berry, Facebook
Connor O’Sullivan, Nordeus
Katya Nemova, Wargaming
Vyte Danileviciute, SORAINEN
Vladimir Zivkovic, Eipix
Alina Brazdeikene, Signus Labs
Jaroslav Stacevic, Nordcurrent
Sagi Schliesser, TabTale
Allison Bilas, GameAnalytics
Julian Runge, Wooga
Now, Casual Connect turns their focus to preparing for their next conference: Casual Connect Europe in Amsterdam on February 4 – 6, 2015. Companies such as Unity, Gamepoint, FunPlus, Plarium, Glu Mobile, Playtika, Kongregate, Creative Mobile, Wooga, Playphone (Gungho), and many more will be in attendance.
Confirmed Speakers for Casual Connect Europe 2015
David Helgason, Unity
Dan Fiden, FunPlus
Sourabh Ahuja, Glu
Saad Choudri, Miniclip
Anatoly Ropotov, Game Insight
Artur Shakalis, Odnoklassniki
Clark Stacey, WildWorks
Richard Firminger, Flurry (Yahoo!)
Ulyana Krystaszek, Ganymede
Nicolaj Broby Petersen, Dirtybit
Max Sorensen, LEGO
Guy Vardi, Slate Science
Justin Stofle, Scopely
Leonard Frankel, Plarium
Ivan Tkachenko, Signus Labs
Jillian Mood, Magmic
Elad Kushnir, Playtika
John Gargiulo, BlueStacks
David An, Aeria Games Europe GmbH
Stephanie Llamas, SuperData Research
Dan Laughlin, HyprMX
Aurora Klaeboe Berg, Dirtybit
Sebastian Barabanow, Game Factory
Keith Davis, AssertID inc.
Emily Greer, Kongregate
Omri Halamish, ironSource
Eric Seufert, Wooga
Nick Talarico, Super Lucky Casino
John Cahill, OpenWager
Jamison Selby, b Spot
Fabien-Pierre Nicolas, App Annie
Dave Padilla, Hyperkinetic Studios
Byron Atkinson-Jones, Xiotex Studios
Alina Constantin, Tiny Red Camel
Alexander Birke, Rumpus
Katherine Bidwell, State of Play Games
Martin Krček, MADFINGER Games
Brjann Sigurgeirsson, Image and Form
For more information about the conference, or for registration options, please visit http://europe.casualconnect.org
About Casual Connect
Launched in 2005, Casual Connect is hosted by the Casual Games Association, bringing together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the industry with the best learning and networking opportunities for casual games professionals. In addition to Casual Connect Eastern Europe, the CGA will host Casual Connect Europe, Amsterdam on February 4 – 6, 2015, Casual Connect Asia on May 19 – 21, 2015 and Casual Connect USA on August 11 – 13, 2015. For more information, visit http://casualconnect.org/.
About the Casual Games Association
The Casual Games Association is an international trade organization dedicated to promoting casual games and providing educational resources for the game development community. The association hosts annual conferences in USA, Eastern Europe, Europe and Asia; publishes a trade magazine; and issues research reports on the casual games industry. For more information about the association, visit http://www.casualgamesassociation.org.