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Creative England and GamesIndustry.biz Bring Investment Summit to EGX 2015

Creative England has partnered with the world's leading video games trade website GamesIndustry.biz to bring the 'GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit' to EGX 2015. To book your tickets, visit our events page.

Taking place at Birmingham's NEC Arena between 24-27th September, EGX 2015 will be the largest video game event in UK history. The 'GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit' will be happening at The Vox Conference Centre Resorts on Thursday Septeber 24th and will provide the perfect platform for small-to-medium sized games companies to learn about public and private games investment opportunities. Tickets are available now via Eventbrite

“The 'Gamesindustry.biz Investment Summit' has always been a fantastic venue for developers to get the inside track on investment opportunities available specially for them”, said Jaspal Sohal, Head of Games at Creative England. 

“Creative England has funded a number of companies in attendance during previous summits, so it’s great that we’re able to play a larger role in bringing the Investment Summit to Birmingham this year”.

As the UK's premier games investment event, the summit attracts industry leaders and investors from all corners of the games industry. High profile speaker sessions will feature topics such as crowdfunding, market opportunities and pitching advice, while the Games Investment Panel will bring together an eclectic mix of venture capitalists, angel investors, publishers, platform holders and public investors to present a fantastic opportunity for developers to ask questions about every type of games investment.

Attendees will not only have the ability to pitch their ideas informally to investors during the event but also to apply for formal one-to-one meetings during the afternoon of the Investment Summit. Last year, the Investment Summit enjoyed more than 50 highly successful formal pitch meetings, and in previous years these meetings have resulted in direct funding for games developers, such as a £25,000 investment from Creative England for Mad Fellows Games in 2014.

Investors and speakers already confirmed include Creative England, Nintendo of Europe, All 4 Games (Channel 4) and Chris Lee (Media Molecule co-founder & investor) - with more to be confirmed soon.

A special Early Bird price of £69 (plus Eventbrite fee) - a huge £30 off the full price of £99 (plus Eventbrite fee) - is available until Friday, 31st July. Every ticket purchase for the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit includes:

● Four morning speaker sessions from major players in the games industry

● The Games Investment Panel featuring Chris Lee (Media Molecule co-founder and investor), Caroline Norbury (Creative England) and more TBA

● Refreshments and a full networking lunch

● Full access to EGX featuring the best new and exclusive games

● Exclusive access to the non-public EGX Press Area

● An application form for games companies to apply for formal pitch meetings with investors that take place in private meeting rooms in the EGX Press Area from 1.30-6.00pm on Thursday

For more information about the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit and to secure your place, please visit the Eventbrite page.

To find out what Creative England can offer games companies, visit our Games page or follow the team on Twitter.

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