Casual Connect Eastern Europe 2014 in Belgrade Ends

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.

 

Select Speakers

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

A number of videos of the conference session can be seen at Gamesauce.org. To see the complete schedule of speakers, visit http://ee.casualconnect.org/content.html.

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.