WN Connect Istanbul'23 brought together over 150 games industry professionals, 70% of whom were from Turkish companies

The latest WN Connect took place on September 6 in Istanbul, marking the sixth business games industry event organized by WN Media Group in Turkiye. It was attended by 151 professionals from 106 companies.

151 people took part in WN Connect Istanbul'23, bringing together representatives of 100+ Turkish game companies

Developers accounted for 54% of the companies that attended WN Connect Istanbul’23. They were followed by publishers (23%), platforms (23%), advertising firms (22%), and investors (10%).

It is worth noting that the majority of attendees (70%) were representatives of Turkish companies, including game localization studio 23 Studios, VC firm Boğaziçi Ventures, and mobile developer UDO Games.

63% of all attendees were executives and top managers, followed by business development & sales managers (18%) and game developers (15%).

WN Connects are small events for 100-150 people usually dedicated to the local games industry. Their ultimate goal is to help developers, managers, investors, and other professionals share their experiences and discuss various business topics.

WN Media Group will soon organize another business event in Turkiye — WN CEO Summit, which will take place on September 20. For more details about this event focused on executives and top managers of game companies, read our recent article.

Below are some photos from WN Connect Istanbul’23.

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