Entering its sixth year, GameON: Finance 2013 connects the games industry’s leading players to new business opportunities in interactive entertainment. Happening on January 29 and 30, 2013 in downtown Toronto, GameON: Finance is North America’s longest-running and largest forum for digital games entrepreneurs and investors, offering essential networking, knowledge sharing and business development in the ever-changing field of gaming.
GameON: Finance is centred on exploring the various evolving business models surrounding the commercialization of video games. Although the conference is centred on games, its focus on business models rather than content will provide valuable insight to anyone engaged in the creation or distribution of digital content.
The video game industry has drastically changed over the past several years and it continues to transition to new models. GameON: Finance provides a crash course in the ways that content is currently being monetized as well as insight into trends and opportunities as the business models continue to evolve.
GameON: Finance will connect game developers with potential investors and industry leaders through one-on-one meetings and exclusive networking. It will also feature keynotes, panels and intensive sessions examining business models and funding opportunities for games across a variety of platforms including mobile, online, social, tablets, consoles and interactive television. Leading experts will provide attendees with actionable information on how to design digital game projects to maximize revenue potential and insights into opportunities to fund and distribute projects.
Participants at GameON:Finance will include:
Canadian and international digital games developers
Media and entertainment companies looking for new opportunities
Producers and distributors of other types of digital media
Videogame publishers and distributors
Private equity investors (VCs and Angels)
Public sector agencies engaged in production, R&D, and other types of financing
Financial services companies including banks and other lenders
GameON: Finance is produced by Interactive Ontario, a not-for-profit industry organization committed to the growth of the interactive digital content industry. IO produces several high-level international industry conferences throughout the year including X-Summit, a business intelligence conference focused on cross-media convergence; INplay: the art & business of kids interactive; and iLunch, a skills development and business networking luncheon for interactive digital media producers, developers, and entrepreneurs.