1 WML Dublin | 18 October 2023

What is NEXUS?

With the value of the global games industry set to reach a valuation of $385bn,* allied to the incredible talent within the Irish games industry, Ireland is ideally positioned to capitalise on this incredible opportunity to drive continued economic growth and job creation for years to come.

NEXUS is a gathering of 175 industry leaders and professionals from the gaming ecosystem, facilitating invaluable knowledge-sharing and networking amongst developers, publishers, investors and service providers.


Meet our NEXUS speakers who will be joining us for NEXUS Dublin 2023

Rich Barnwell

Founder - DIGIT

Patrick O'Donnell

Senior Equity Analyst, Technology - Goodbody

Nikki Lannen

CEO - WarDucks

John Romero

Chief Creative Officer - Romero Games

Ian Kehoe at Nexus

Ian Kehoe

Editor - The Currency

Brenda Romero at Nexus Conference

Brenda Romero

CEO - Romero Games

Adam Keating at Nexus

Adam Keating

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Games - Testronic

Kevin Adanan

Course Director - Pulse College

Emmet O'Neill

CEO - StoryToys

James Farrell

Senior VP Emerging Business, Content & Consumer Technology - IDA Ireland

Ben Board

Business Development Director - Epic Games

Maezza Romero

Community Developer - Romero Games

Elaine Dowman to speak at Nexus Dublin Games Conference

Elaine Dowman

Head of Games & Creative Industries - Barclays

Tim Lion to speak at Nexus Dublin

Tim Lion

Principal -Tim Lion Marketing

Sylvain Doreau to speak at Nexus Dublin

Sylvain Doreau

Sr Director of Creative Development - 2K Games

Jairo Lopes to speak at Nexus Dublin

Jairo Lopes

Business Development Director - Lionbridge Games

Conall Ennis

Corporate Associate - Pinsent Masons

Colm Larkin

Director - Gambrinous

Jamie O'Flanagan

Director Of Business Development - Accelbyte

Niall Campion

Founder & Managing Director - VRAI

Allyson Gormley

Global Operations Director, Global Remote Broadcast & Production - Riot Games

HaZ Dulull

Founder - Hazimation

Eoin O'Doherty

Game Director and Creative Lead - Sybo

Adrian Weckler

Tech Editor - Independent Newspapers

Minister Neale Richmond

Minister of State for Business, Employment & Retail

Justin Cullen

Chair, Board Advisor, Founder

Maurice Roche

General Partner - Delta Partners

Dan Bergin-Holly

Director, Production - Epic Games

Conference Themes

The Opportunity

Explore Ireland’s place in the global games industry and the incredible opportunities for job creation and economic growth. Join discussions around Ireland’s Game Development Tax Credit, opportunities for FDI and the continued growth and success of Irish game developers.

Fundraising & Investment

Hear from leading developers and investors about the journey to investment. Meet and network with potential collaborators and discover some of the best game development talent in Ireland.

Developer Showcase & Pitching

Meet some of Ireland’s leading independent game developers as they showcase new IP and outline future investment opportunities.

Registrations Open: 8.00am    Conference Starts: 9.00am

Media Partners

Location 1 WML

NEXUS takes place at the iconic Windmill Lane, the site of Dublin’s legendary music studio that saw global artists including U2, REM, The Rolling Stones and Sinead O’Connor record some of their greatest ever work.

Based in the very heart of one of Dublin’s most accessible locations, Windmill Lane perfectly reflects the incredible opportunity the games industry offers to Ireland.

The GamerFest Connection

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

Since its establishment in 2017, GamerFest has welcomed over 25,000 visitors to its events to experience an array of indie titles from Irish developers, as well as games from international partners including Ubisoft, 2K Games and Warner Bros.

NEXUS takes place the same week as GamerFest Winter this October and is an opportunity to further highlight the incredible talent and opportunities that live within the Irish games industry. 

GamerFest Summer 2023

NEXUS Evening

Although our NEXUS conference ends at 3.00pm, that certainly isn’t the end of your time with us in Dublin.

Gather at the nearby Dockers Pub when the conference concludes to grab a beer and continue those conversations from earlier in day. 

NEXUS Accommodation

For NEXUS visitors seeking hotel accommodation, we recommend our hotel partner, The Sandymount Hotel, which is a 10-minute taxi from Windmill Lane. Please mention the code FrontDoorEvents when booking to avail of preferential rates.

Sandymount Hotel
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