WN Conference Istanbul'24 to take place on June 11-12, bringing together gamedev talents and experts like Rami Ismail

Let’s take a look at the first details of the upcoming WN Conference, which will take place next month in Istanbul, one of the world’s most popular transport hubs. The event is expected to bring together more than 1,500 games industry professionals.

WN Istanbul'24 to take place on June 11-12: details, speakers, and tickets

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As part of the WN Conference Istanbul’24 official program, attendees will be able to visit talks from the following speakers (among many others):

  • Rami Ismail — games industry consultant, co-founder of indie studio Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing, Nuclear Throne), and creator of the popular tool for devs and journalists presskit();
  • Alexander Nasonov — producer of turn-based tactical strategy game Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition;
  • Türker Karahan — co-founder and CEO of Udo Games, known for hyper-casual titles such as boas.io and Street Life;
  • Ismet Gökşen — founder and general partner of Ludus Ventures, which actively invests in Turkish video game startups.

The experts will discuss the state of the local games market, challenges of game publishing, and the current investment climate. Some speakers will also touch on topics such as Web3 and AI.

WN Conference Istanbul’24 will traditionally include an expo zone where attendees will be able to discuss various aspects of the video game business, as well as visit a developer showcase to check out prototypes and vertical slices of projects from teams around the world.

Game developers’ booths can be seen on the right

In addition, the WN Game Finder Contest will be held at the conference. Its jury includes professionals from Ubisoft, Playstudios, 3D Realms, and Saber Interactive.

Early bird ticket prices start from €229 for Indie Access (small teams of up to seven employees). Standard tickets with access to the pre-party cost €449, and there is also Premium Access priced at €589 (allows participants to attend the main party scheduled for June 11).

Those who cannot attend WN Conference Istanbul’24 in person but want to network with other guests can purchase the online pass for €99. This ticket grants access to all lectures and the unique meeting system available through the WN Hub platform.

WN Conference Istanbul’24 will have several key sponsors, including Moloco, adikteev, Xsolla, Yandex Games, JustMoby, and GEM Capital.

It will be WN Media Group’s third annual conference in Istanbul. The first one took place in 2022 and was attended by around 1,400 people. Last year, the company held the conference in Turkey along with the AI For Business event, bringing together over 1,500 games industry professionals.

Image from WN Conference Istanbul’23

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