In recent years, Sweden has become a global hotspot for the games industry, but how can the Swedish gaming wonder be explained? At this Business Breakfast, Per Strömbäck, Spokesperson for the Swedish Games Industry, reveals the secret recipe for Sweden's game boom.
Per Strömbäck has a background in game development as well as in publishing, and he joined the games industry in 1996. Per was a Partner at Swedish indie developer Monsterland, which released Rock Manager in fourteen countries 2001, before moving on to Nordic publisher PAN Vision where he was the head of publishing.
Since 2005, Per has been involved in the games industry's trade bodies as the Managing Director of Spelplan (Association of Swedish Game Developers), and the Spokesperson for the industry-wide Dataspelsbranschen (Swedish Games Industry) body. Since 2015, he is the chair of the Nordic Game Institute foundation.
Per is the editor of the anthology Gratis? Beyond Money in the Digital Culture Economy, co-editor of the anthology The Myth of The Internet and the editor of Brussels-based web magazine and think-tank Netopia – Forum for the Digital Society.
Per has given speeches in the French Senate, British House of Commons, Spanish National Congress, Sweden’s Riksdag, The European Commission, European Parliament and at numerous industry events. He holds a Cultural Leadership diploma from King’s College London and is at level 211 on Candy Crush Saga.
08.00 Registration, networking and coffee
08.30 Sit down and welcome by Chair
09.30 End of roundtable and networking until 10.00
Breakfast will be served.
About the Business Breakfast
The SCC’s Business Breakfasts bring together tailored and differently composed, intimate groups for interactive roundtable discussions and great speakers. The format is informal and under Chatham House Rule.
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