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Games Ireland hosts its third annual Games Ireland Gathering in Dublin on May 29th.


In the past, GIG has proved to be an unparalleled opportunity to meet and network with influential policy makers in the Irish government, trendsetting thought leaders and leading games industry professionals from Ireland and overseas. Past participants, panellists and keynote addresses have featured names with worldwide renown such as Google/You Tube, Activision/Blizzard, Riot Games, Demonware, Bioware/Electronic Arts, the BBC and others.

This year, the theme of GIG 2014 is People, Culture & Process. Games Ireland has invited critical national and international industry stakeholders to drill down on current global best practices and those that can be anticipated in the near future. The conference will also seek to broaden the conversation to encompass film, animation, digital content and the contemporary social environment.

Not to be missed is a critical conversation regarding the contemporary regulatory environment. With the recent implementation of UK video game tax breaks that Games Ireland has sought in Ireland for some time, GIG 2014 will explore the importance of local incentives as well as the Irish government’s outlook for the games industry in the years ahead. Last year’s discussions highlighted many developments which later came to pass and this year will hold similar insights for playmakers.

Highlights of GIG 2014 will include must-attend discussions led by executive officers of some of the games industry’s most important firms. Top VPs, CTOs and CIOs from home and abroad will focus on the challenges faced by this growing sector. Panel topics will include:

  • The best means of accelerating and optimising innovation

  •  Cultivating a thriving domestic technology and gaming sector

  • The role and growing impact of venture capital in the Irish industry

  •  The need for smart symbiosis between public and private sectors

  •  Learning from abroad and delivering a domestic curriculum to benefit the Irish technology sector.

Vital questions at this year’s conference will include how companies of all sizes can aspire to best optimise their own cultures and processes, and what can be learnt from past missteps.

GIG 2014 will be held at the world famous Windmill Lane Studios, Ringsend, Dublin 4, from 14:00-19:30 on May 29th with a drinks reception and late night entertainment thereafter in the city centre.