Power Up! Getting to the next level in the Gaming & Apps Industries – Manchester

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Power Up! Getting to the next level in the Gaming & Apps Industries – Manchester

The Gaming and Apps industries are BIG business.

Nearly 2.2 billion people play games worldwide, and the global market for video games was worth $138 billion dollars in 2018, set to rise to $180 billion in 2021. Nearly half of that will come from Mobile revenues.

Our panel of industry experts will discuss what it takes to be successful in these massive industries, and offer tips and advice.

The panel includes:

Stephen Hey
Stephen’s career spans 26 years of games PR, advertising, product marketing and latterly the role of Marketing Director at EA studio, Chillingo. Although Stephen loves games, he is terrible at them, but has a deep understanding of why people play games and what triggers people to buy them. He is lucky enough to have worked on some stand out games and franchises from Worms, Lego Star Wars, Resident Evil, Cut The Rope and Micro Machines to WWE, FIFA, PES and other acronym based classics. He now runs games marketing consultancy HeyStephenHey.

Steve Hilton
Founder of Liberty Apps, an agency started to produce life changing smart phone applications. Presented technology talks around the nation at 20+ events regarding Culture, Chatbots & Mobile Apps.
Winner of the NHS Hackday, Homeless Hack, Hacking the Future of Energy, Public Health England HackX and the most prolific networker in Manchester Meetup Tech Scene 2018.

Leona So
Senior instructor at Code Nation, training the next generation coders to prepare them for the world of work in the tech industry. Former A-level Maths and Further Maths teacher and Advanced Practitioner, now working as a freelance Mathematics Education Consultant focusing on ILT in Mathematics teaching.

Simon Smith
Simon has over 15 years experience in the video games industry in Design, Production and Business Development. He’s Managing Director at thumbfood Ltd, and Chair of Gameopolis, the network to promote & link the Greater Manchester video games industry.

Hosted by Martyn Walsh from Manchester’s very own Inspiral Carpets and the Creative Industries Guru in Residence at the BIPC!

February 20 2019


Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
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St Peter's Square,
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0161 234 1983

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