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The RDS, Dublin | 25 – 26 Sept 2024

What is NEXUS?

NEXUS Games Conference welcomes 300 games industry leaders to Dublin for two days of networking events, live stage content and roundtable discussions. Hear from international thought leaders discussing key industry topics and trends. 

The event explores the current challenges and opportunities facing the global games industry, as well as the strategies and avenues available to thrive in this fast moving sector.

Speakers

Meet our first NEXUS 2024 speakers. More speaker announcements coming soon.

Rick Kelley

Tech Exec., Ex MD of Meta Ireland (Facebook) and Global V.P. of Gaming

Catalina Lou

SVP Global Gaming at Webedia

Thomas Shibley

Director of Globalisation Operations - NetEase Games

Elaine Dowman to speak at Nexus Dublin Games Conference

Elaine Dowman

Head of Games & Creative Industries - Barclays

Rich Barnwell

Venture Partner- Delta Partners

Elaine Reynolds

General Manager - Black Shamrock, a Virtuous Studio

Jamie Sefton

Managing Director - Game Republic

Nikki Lannen

Studio Head - Electric Square

Travis George

Co-Founder & CEO - Vela Games

Justin O'Connor

Head of Finance - StoryToys

Colm Larkin

CEO - IMIRT The Irish Game Makers Association

Tommy Thompson

Director - AI in Games

Our Partners

Conference Themes

User Acquisition & Emerging Technologies

Hear from leading game development studios, marketing firms, and technology innovators and delve into strategies for attracting and retaining players in a competitive market. Learn how emerging technologies are transforming user experiences and acquisition efforts. The discussion includes case studies of successful campaigns, challenges in adapting to rapid technological advancements, and predictions for future trends.

AI in Gaming

Featuring industry leaders and AI experts, this theme examines the transformative role of artificial intelligence in game design, development, and player interaction. The conversation also addresses ethical considerations, such as ensuring fairness and preventing AI biases in gaming, along with case studies highlighting successful implementations of AI with predictions on how AI will shape the future of gaming.

Funding & Investment

Investors, game studio founders and financial analysts gather to discuss the critical aspects of funding and investment in the gaming sector. Industry leaders also share their experiences and strategies for successfully pitching game projects, particularly during the current challenging investment landscape.

Diversity in Gaming

Our “Diversity in Gaming” theme celebrates the rich tapestry of voices, perspectives, and experiences that fuel the gaming industry. As gaming continues to be a global cultural force, we highlight the importance of ensuring everyone feels represented and included, fostering diversity across all facets of gaming.

Who Attends

What's On

Join us in Dublin this September 25th & 26th for a variety of unmissable NEXUS events including drinks receptions, roundtable sessions and networking events, along with a very special tour of an Irish whiskey distillery soon to be announced. 

The GamerFest Connection

NEXUS has been developed by the team behind GamerFest, Ireland’s leading gaming convention.

GamerFest has welcomed over 25,000 visitors to its events to experience an array of gaming content from indie titles to AAA games from international partners including Ubisoft, 2K Games and Warner Bros.

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