October 11-14 2018
Poznan, Poland

Poznan Game Arena - the game expo

There are two events in the same place

Game Industry Conference is collocated with Poznan Game Arena, one of the most important game expos in the Europe and the biggest in this part of it. Over 66 000 visitors come to see the games and try the gaming hardware of more than 130 expositors. Numerous interesting activities are possible:

  • Presentations of latest games and best hardware
  • Gaming tournaments for professional gamers and amateurs
  • Retro Games zone
  • Meetings with famous youtubers
  • Huge number of free play stands to enjoy presented games

B2B exhibition zone and Pitch&Match

We hope that during the GIC you will participate in many valuable meetings. To be sure, we provide online meeting manager, which contains profiles of all Pitch & Match participants.

Pitch & Match meetings will take place at a separate location, accessible only for registered attendees.


  • Show your profile and offer to business attendees of the GIC and exhibitors of the PGA
  • Browse profiles and offers of other participants
  • Arrange a meeting place + time with ease
  • Well prepared Pitch and Match area awaits you
  • Manage all your meetings in one simple user-friendly environment

B2B logotypes


Game industry grows in such an amazing pace that it constantly needs more manpower. And they need a lot more different specialties than someone outside of game industry would imagine.

Definitely specialties with highest demand would be programmers capable of C++, PHP, Javascript or LUA. Second in demand would be artists: 2D, 3D, Animators, VFX artists, level artist. Third, designers: gameplay, level, quest and game designers.
But that is not all: product managers, QA engineers, testers, player support and many more.


Talks description


Central & Eastern European Game Awards is a new initiative to recognize and promote the best video games from this region yearly. The CEE region is big and important and yet often underseen part of the global gaming industry. The region totals over 1000 game development studios, over 25000 people producing games and many interesting success stories.

Central & Eastern European Game Awards 2018 will be announced on October 13th during a big gala hosted by GIC together with Poznan Game Arena.

Featured speakers

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Code Europe
Indie Games Poland
Instytut Polski New York
Instytut Polski Budapeszt
Instytut Polski Sztokholm
Control Conference
ČeskĂ© hry o.s.
Quo Vadis


WydziaƂ Informatyki Politechniki PoznaƄskiej
Ruch ProjektantĂłw Gier
PoznaƄskie Centrum Superkomputerowo-Sieciowe
Polish Invasion

Media partners

Pixel Magazine
Radio Afera
PSX Extreme
Portal PSX Extreme
1indie world


Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych
Ministerstwo Rozwoju
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa WyĆŒszego

Meet to Match Main

Meet to Match Main description


GIC place and time

Games Industry Conference takes place in the area of Poznan International Fair next to Poznan Game Arena expo. GIC will take place in pavilon 15, in its 2 aulas, 4 conference rooms and its other areas, while PGA will be held in 50m walk distance in pavilons 7, 7a, 8, 8a, 6, 6a and 5. (more)

In 2017, GIC will take place on:
Thursday, October 5th – Sunday, October 8th
Have any questions? Contact us: contact@gic.gd


PoznaƄ is quite easily reachable from all around the Europe.
PoznaƄ is the eastern neighbour of Berlin. There are multiple trains and bus lines that take 3h to travel and offer prices starting from 10Euro.
There are regular direct flights from following cities:
Star Aliance Airlines: DĂŒsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Warsaw–Chopin
Scandinavian Airlines: Copenhagen
Ryanair: Bristol, Dublin, Girona, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Moss/Rygge, Rome–Ciampino
Wizz Air: Paris-Beauvais, Bergamo, Doncaster/Sheffield, London–Luton, Sandefjord, Stockholm–Skavsta

For more detailed information, see our travel guide.