Because Develop:Brighton brings together the game dev community for three days by the beach in July - it's a great place to network. We're big enough that it feels like the whole industry is here, but relaxed and small enough to make meeting people easy.
There are plenty of informal networking opportunities - bumping into people in between conference sessions, over a coffee or lunch. Then there's the Expo where you can meet companies offering the latest tech and services, developers showcasing their games so you can even play games and share feedback with the creators or grab a beer in the New Networking Bar..
If you'd rather not leave your meetings to chance then we offer a meeting tool where you can pre-arrange to meet people: Meet@Develop Meeting Zone
Formal networking events include:
Tuesday 11 July
Ice Breaker Welcome Drinks in the Waterhouse Bar from 6pm (free with a conference or expo pass)
GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament from 8pm (entry fee more info coming soon)
Wednesday 12 July
Develop Expo Booth Crawl from 5pm (free with a conference or expo pass)
Develop Industry Excellence Awards organised by NewBay Media in the Oxford Suite from 7pm (buy tickets in advance)
GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party from 8pm (buy tickets in advance more info coming soon)
Thursdy 13 July
Close of conference drinks in the hotel bar from 6pm