Conference 2012
In two years' time more iOS games will have been released than the total of all console games since 1980 - in fact, twice as many, with four times the number of Flash games on game portals, while games are entering the television and physical spaces too. Conference 420x225


Conference 1 (150)Creative Spirit Game Conference 2012

In 2 years time twice as many iOS games have been released as the total of all console games since 1980. And four times as many flash games on game portals. This explosion of games demands for new monetization models, new marketing methods and a changing view on publishing, distribution and retail.

Two days filled with discussions, lectures, keynotes and panels are the backbone of the 8th Festival of Games on April 19-20, 2012. A wide range of topics are covered by thought-leaders from the international games industry. Speeches from industry icons that defined the present industry environment are combined with sessions from front-runners that will shape the future of the industry.

Expect sessions in the disciplines of Business and Finance, Marketing and Strategy, Art, Design and Production and Technology aimed at improving your day-to-day business. Once again, the Conference will be a gathering place for anyone who wants to make profit with digital games: The games industry executives will blend with influencers from TV, Broadcasting, Media, Telecom, Investment, and Social Networks.

The Creative Spirit Game Conference Sponsor

This year the Game Conference is sponsored by Creative Spirit, an initiative of five vocational colleges with game design courses and GOC. The colleges are: de eindhovense school, SintLucas, Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht, Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam and Mediacollege Amsterdam. GOC is the competence centre for staff development in the creative industry. The Festival of Games would like to express their gratitude for making the 2012 Conference possible.


icon-conferenceFestival of Games VIII Keynotes and Speakers

The speakers of the Creative Spirit Game Conference 2012!


alessandro bovenzi
Alessandro Bovenzi (SCEE)
alex-dale Alex Dale (King.com)
alexander karpovich 100px Alexander Karpovich (Alternativa Engine) alexander_krugsmall Alexander Krug (SOFTGAMES)
angelina bayer 100 px
Angelina Bayer (Kabam)
ard 100 px
Ard Bonewald (Gamehouse)

benedikt grindel 100 px
Benedikt Grindel (Ubisoft Blue Byte)
christopher schmitz 100 px
Christopher Schmitz (Ubisoft Blue Byte)
eyal rabinovich
Eyal Rabinovich (MoMinis)
Gert Jan Spriensma (Distimo)
jeroen elferich 100 px
Jeroen Elfferich (Ex Machina)
korstiaan zandvliet 100 px
Korstiaan Zandvliet (Gambitious)
Dr. Leonhard Reis (Hausmaninger Kletter Attorneys-at-law)
mark sorrell 100 px
Mark Sorrell (Somethin' Else)
jacobs headshot Melinda Jacobs (Flight 1337) peter_warman_newzoo_100 px Peter Warman (Newzoo)
richard van der giessen u-trax - websitesmall Richard van der Giessen (U-Trax) volker dressel 100px Volker Dressel (InnoGames)

You can find the complete list of speakers including bio and summary here.


The Conference focuses on everyone who wants to make a profit with digital games. Board-room knowledge is shared with dealmakers and professionals from the game industry, media and entertainment, big brands, ICT and their service providers. Top providers of IP, capital, human resources and education are eager to share knowledge and business opportunities.

Speakers and audience will consist of people interested in and working on:


hoursiconConference Hours

The Creative Spirit Game Conference will start and end with a Keynote session each day and will be held on:


Thursday, April 19 2012 10 am - 5 pm
Friday, April 20 2012 10 am - 5 pm


Aftwards there will be a reception with drinks and refreshments.

hoursiconConference Location

This years Conference will be at the Jaarbeurs Juliana Room, Utrecht, the Netherlands:
- 25 minutes by direct train from Amsterdam Airport
- 30 minutes by direct train from Central station Amsterdam
- Central location in the Netherlands
- Travel and parking information can be found here.