First speakers at the FOR THE WIN! conference announced

On May 29 and 30 in Belgrade, SGA will offer the local and European gaming community an exciting program with more than 40 speakers, prominent representatives of leading global companies such as Epic Games, Google, Rovio, Playerunknown Productions, DIGIC Studios, Unity, Outfit7, Intel, Supercell and many others. The third edition of For the Win! conference will be held at Bitef Theater and mts Dvorana, while all details can be found on the official conference website.

For the third year in a row, Belgrade is more than visible on the dense Spring calendar of European conferences and b2b events for video game creators. For the Win!, a versatile conference tailored to all professionals from the gaming industry, but also to those from other creative-tech industries such as CG, VFX, animation, and all types of digital design and storytelling, presents a rich program through several parallel tracks and three locations – May 29th and 30th in Bitef Theatre, mts Dvorana and Karmakoma club.

For the Win! is conceived as “the new meeting point of the European gaming industry“, and it continues to expand its program year after year. The goal is to showcase both mobile and PC game dev, as well as services and other affiliated sectors, as well as look at the development of the wider ecosystem of the gaming industry. Therefore, it bears the label of a b2b/stakeholder event. Local developers and creatives have the opportunity to listen to and meet the leaders of the global industry, network, and make new connections with colleagues from the region and the whole of Europe.

Additionally, SGA also pays attention to students through the Shift2Games program, who will have the opportunity to attend a full-day program of lectures tailored specifically to them, while the ASK THEM ANYTHING sessions will provide professionals a chance to use free 10-minute consultations with experts in the fields of legal support, financing, monetization, UA and other areas. Google’s initiatives AppHub and Gamecamp bring the latest trends from the world of mobile games and applications for the third year in a row, as well as the Slovenian “unicorn” Outfit7. And so much more…

Who are some of the exclusive guests coming from as many as 15 countries, as well as the exciting program elements of this year’s conference?

  • A legend of the industry, Kim Nordstrom will open the second day of the conference with a fireside chat

  • Aleksander Rostov, art director of the most awarded game of 2019/2020 – Disco Elyisum – will give a keynote lecture and follow the entire conference

  • The most famous European and Finnish companies such as Rovio and Supercell will have their speakers at the conference

  • The head of Budapest-based DIGIC Studio, known for working on a long line of AAA trailers, will talk about his pipeline for creating game cinematics

  • Lectures relevant to users of the largest engine platforms in the gaming industry – Unreal Engine and Unity! Unity representatives come to Serbia to meet local developers and provide them with support

  • Financial and biz dev experts will offer practical advice on how to overcome crisis periods and find new opportunities for the survival and growth of studios, finding publishers

  • Belgrade’s Demagog Studio will premiere its “Powerpoint Music” show at Karmakoma club, based on music from their successful games The Cub, Highwater, and Golfclub Wasteland, while their art director Nikola Stepković will talk about the visual worldbuilding of their globally recognized games, and Nikola Čavić their path towards a collaboration with Netflix

  • First time at FTW!, developers from Italy and Poland also come to share their interesting experiences

And that, of course, is not all! Speakers are still being added, while on the ftwconference.com website, you can see who has confirmed their arrival so far, and find out more exciting news about the conference itself. The publication of the complete schedule is expected in early May, while you can find out all the accompanying information on the FAQ page.

If you are not part of the network of SGA members and partners, or of the event partners, you can still attend the event if you apply for a limited series of wildcard passes, which will be available at a price of 70 EUR per person. Apply via the conference website!

For the Win! is supported by Outfit7, Epic Games and 3 Lateral, Google, Unity Technologies, the Embassy of Poland, the Embassy of Belgium, Media Desk Creative Europe Serbia, and other ecosystem partners of SGA.