East Coast Game Conference

Date: April 18-20, 2017
Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Target Audience: Major gaming companies in Raleigh and surrounding Southeast
Sector: Information and Communications Technologies

Canadian gaming companies are invited to attend the Triangle Games Initiative’s East Coast Game Conference. This year’s event will be the eighth annual conference and is expected to welcome over 2,000 attendees. In 2016, the event had four days full of programming featuring sessions about serious games, VR, career advice panels, and many other areas of interest. The event is sponsored by leading game developers, game studios and educational institutes such as Epic Games, Wake Tech Community College, IBM, Microsoft, Imangi Studios and Insomniac Games. The Consulate General of Canada of the Southeast will be a lead sponsor at the 2017 event. We will be placing speakers for a track sponsorship highlighting Canada’s vibrant gaming community. Raleigh is ripe for international investment and will be welcoming John Romero of Keen and DOOM as the keynote speaker.

Why your organization should participate:

  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Increase visibility of your product or service
  • Meet academic or research entities
  • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
  • Participate in networking events
  • Participate in pre-organized business to business meetings
  • Pitch your product /service to selected audiences
  • Receive mentoring and coaching
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
  • Expose your brand to a budding video gaming city

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

  • Business-to-business meetings
  • Networking event

The Trade Commissioner, Madeline Cook, is specializing in the gaming sector for the Southeast market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.