Games Industry Exchange

Games Industry Exchange brings together the powerful and world leading Swedish and British game industries. Through unique meetings, keynotes, panels and interviews, participants will learn about SWE – UK gaming opportunities, how game studios have expanded and built successful partnerships.

Meet the experts, tune into successful company stories and network with key stakeholders. As a cherry on top, ten of the most innovative and participating companies will have the chance to pitch (and potentially win), and receive feedback from investors and industry experts. We are welcoming both British investors, publishers and small-medium sized game studios interested in partnering up with their Swedish counterparts; developers, publishers and small-medium sized game studios who in turn are interested in matchmaking with stakeholders in the UK.

Games Industry Exchange is a partnership between Invest in Skåne, Region Skåne, Region Blekinge, Project Southern Sweden International, and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK. Southern Sweden International is run by Invest in Skåne together with Region Blekinge and Almi Blekinge. The project is part-financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund and Region Skåne.

Learn more about Invest in Skåne here

Day 1

08.30  Welcome, introduction and housekeeping
Anna Crona, Head of Business Services, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK
Olof Tedin, Business Developer and Invest Advisor, Invest in Skåne, Region Skåne (and Blekinge) including the Project Southern Sweden International.

08.35   The case for the UK
Peter Sandberg, Managing Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK
Torbjörn Sohlström, Sweden’s ambassador to the UK interviewed by Peter Sandberg.

08.55   The UK Games Industry – facts, figures & trends
Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO at UKIE - The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment

09.10   Sharkmob, from Malmö to industry leading studio in the heart of London, with continued full support of veteran developers in Malmö
Fredrik Rundqvist, CEO, Sharkmob, Malmö, Sweden & London, UK

09.25   Regional support in the UK
Leamington Spa - Stacy O’Connor, Digital Creative Specialist, Invest Coventry & Warwickshire
Northern Powerhouse Investment Hub - Nigel Jones, Tech and Creative Sector Specialist, Department for International Trade 
Guildford - Samuel Read, Games Sector Specialist, Enterprise M3

09.45  Panel discussion: Lessons learned from working in both countries (incl. Q&A)
Moderated by Stefan Lampinen, Managing Director, Game Advisor
Åsa Wilson, Chief People Officer, Avalanche Studios Group
David Nelson, Head of Portfolio Games, King
Alf Condelius, Chief Operating Officer, Massive Entertainment

10.20   Networking with speakers and game studios in Gathertown

11.00  Closing remarks

End of Day

Day 2

08.30   Welcome, introduction and housekeeping
Olof Tedin, Business Developer and Invest Advisor, Invest in Skåne, Region Skåne, including the Project Southern Sweden International.

08.35  The Swedish games industry – facts, figures & trends
Per Strömbäck, Spokesperson at Swedish Games Industry

08.45   Game Habitat - the hub for game development in southern Sweden
Peter Lübeck, CEO, Game Habitat

08.55   Erik Robertson, Nordic Game interviewed By Stefan Lampinen, Game Advisor

09.05  VC, Publisher, Angel, Crowdfunding...Which funding is right for me?
Stefan Lampinen, Managing Director, Game Advisor

09.15   Panel discussion with investors:  What are investors looking for and their best advice (incl. Q&A).
Moderated by Sam Collins, Commercial Manager, UKIE
Christopher Bergstresser, Chief Operating Officer, EG7
Samuel Costello, Associate, Hiro Capital
Parin Shah, Investor EMEA, LEGO Ventures

09.50   Pitch competition! Meet the future and most innovative British and Swedish game developers

10.30   Networking in breakout rooms - companies meeting investors with focus on feed-back, coaching and networking

11.00  Closing remarks

End of Day

Booking information

The event is free and open for all to attend.
Please register your interest to attend this event by using the form on this page. If you are a company interested in pitching, please state "Pitch" in the comment field together with your company name. Upon registration, we will send you an email asking for some further details about your business. You will later receive details on how to join the event.

Speakers

Stefan Lampinen

Stefan Lampinen
Managing Director, Game Advisor

Olof Tedin

Olof Tedin
Business Developer, Invest in Skåne

Fredrik Rundqvist

Fredrik Rundqvist
CEO, Sharkmob

Torbjörn Sohlström

Torbjörn Sohlström
Sweden’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Embassy of Sweden

Stacy O'Connor

Stacy O'Connor
Digital Creative Specialist, Invest Coventry & Warwickshire

Dr Jo Twist OBE

Dr Jo Twist OBE
CEO, Ukie

Sam Collins

Sam Collins
Head of Commercial and Membership, Ukie

Christopher Bergstresser

Christopher Bergstresser
Chief Operating Officer, Enad Global 7

Björn Axelsson

Björn Axelsson
Senior Investment Advisor, Department for International Trade

Peter Lübeck

Peter Lübeck
CEO, Game Habitat & DevHub

Per Strömbäck

Per Strömbäck
Spokesperson, Dataspelsbranschen

Erik Robertson

Erik Robertson
Managing Partner, Nordic Game Ventures

Åsa Wilson

Åsa Wilson
Chief People Officer, Avalanche Studios Group

Samuel Read

Samuel Read
Games Sector Specialist, Enterprise M3 LEP

Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones
Sector Specialist: Tech, Digital and Creative, Department for International Trade – Northern Powerhouse Investment Hub

Samuel Costello

Samuel Costello
Associate, Hiro Capital

David Nelson

David Nelson
Head of Portfolio Games, King

Parin Shah

Parin Shah
Investor EMEA, LEGO Ventures

Alf Condelius

Alf Condelius
Chief Operating Officer, Massive Entertainment

Johan Toresson

Johan Toresson
Chief Say That Again Officer, Raw Fury

Peter Sandberg

Peter Sandberg
Managing Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK

Anna Crona

Anna Crona
Head of Business Services, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK

Games Industry Exchange

27 April, 8:30am - 28 April, 11:30am

Virtual, London

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