Contact – sga@sga.rs

Contact – sga@sga.rs

FOR THE WIN !
BUILDING EXCEPTIONAL GAME INDUSTRY ECOSYSTEMS

NOT YOUR AVERAGE GAME DEV CONFERENCE !

WHAT IS FOR THE WIN! ?

The new meeting point of the European game dev community!

FTW! is a new & unique event in the European game dev space.
We call it a b2b&stakeholder conference. And for a good reason.

It gathers gaming professionals from the wider regions of CEE, Adriatic, and the Balkans, as well as some of the leading European experts, decision-makers and game dev ecosystem stakeholders.

The premiere edition was held in April 2022, while the follow-up in May 2023 attracted 500+ professionals from Serbia, the wider region and from across Europe, including keynote speakers from the US.

Some of the leading companies and organizations took part in the event, such as Epic Games, Gamecamp, Outfit7, Fingersoft, Playrix, USAID, Swiss Contact, EGDF, Video Games Europe, The British Council, Goethe Institute, the French Institute & many others.

FTW! proved to be a refreshing space for networking, knowledge transfer and discussions about the future of the European game dev.
After the packed program last year, we are proud to present the 3rd edition as yet another two-day experience, with an extra long weekend available to those who want to stick around in Belgrade!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT FTW! 2024?

Insightful talks and panels from the international experts and stakeholders from the industry and beyond

Numerous professionals from CEE, the Adriatic, the Balkans & more

Representatives of academia and training centers, as well as their students in dedicated program tracks

Free consultations with leading business development, IP, legal & other experts

& so much more!

WEDNESDAY MAY 29th

Evening keynotes at BITEF Theater
Welcome cocktail

THURSDAY MAY 30th

Full day program!
6 distinct tracks at MTS Dvorana
Free expert consultations
Studio visits
Private dinners
Networking party

Join 500+ professionals and stakeholders from the domain of game dev and other related fields for two days of inspirational knowledge-sharing, networking and talks about the future of game dev in our region.

Apply for your
wildcard!

For the Win! is entirely FREE OF CHARGE for all of the delegates. For the Win! is also an INVITE-ONLY event. This makes it very unique in our not so tiny game dev universe.

The conference is open to all SGA members, partners and friends from Serbia and the surrounding, as well as stakeholders and peers from our wider network, who are coming from all over Europe & beyond.

However, gaming and other related professionals who are truly interested and motivated to attend can apply for their own wildcard
to the event.

APPLY NOW! In a couple of weeks, find out if your wildcard to access the event is approved and awaiting you in Belgrade in May!

*Please note that charges may apply for professionals approved for the wildcard, who are not directly invited by the organizers. This will depend on the availability and final event capacity. The application itself, however, carries no commitment for the applicant to eventually claim their wildcard.

MAIN PROGRAM TRACKS

KEYNOTE PROGRAM
We’ll kick things off in a beautiful theater venue, followed by a welcome cocktail for speakers, partners & guests. Leaders, or even legends of the industry – right in front of us.

GAMECAMP / APP HUB
We bring back this special collaboration into a bigger room! Leading speakers from the domain of mobile development will share their valuable experiences with our audience.

B2B “CORE” TRACK
Production, art direction, studio management, leadership, publishing and many more topics covered in our core b2b track – from indies, over AA all the way to AAA, beyond & back.

ECOSYSTEM TRACK
We welcome our peers, representatives of European game dev ecosystems, NTAs and European networks such as EGDF & Video Games Europe.

SHIFT2GAMES [STUDENTS’ TRACK]
Yet again, we open the program to students.
We offer them amazing talks & let them get a taste of our dynamic industry, plus meet the people involved in it.

ASK THEM ANYTHING
All the delegates will be able to book their own free consultation slots with selected experts from the domains of legal, IP, taxation, creative direction, soft skills & other relevant fields!

These are just some of our partners who are involved with this special event.

More are coming very soon.
Join us and add your logo to the list!

OUR CITY & THE VENUES

We will take you on a journey around the Serbian capital – Belgrade.

The event will take place at four different venues, while we will also prepare special meet & greet events, get-togethers and private dinners. In case you you decide to stick around and enjoy our city over the weekend, you can count on our team helping you to prepare an unforgettable experience.

Belgrade is a 1-2 hour (direct) flight away from most European capitals, and is famous for its hospitality, great weather (especially at this part of the year!) and – an open spirit.

We will be using a multi-functional conference venue and a gothic theater, as well as other selected locations, and round up the second day with a party in the bohemian quarter – all 10 minutes’ walking distance from one another!

IT’S HARD FOR ANYONE TO IMAGINE THE SERBIAN GAME DEV COMMUNITY WITHOUT FTW!

AS IF IT HAD ALWAYS BEEN THERE…

FULL WEBSITE, LIST OF SPEKAERS & OTHER SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS – COMING IN APRIL!