Uniting all games industry professionals in San Francisco 2018

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in an easy, relevant and cost-effective way.

Reach out to 450 of the best publishers, investors and developers present in San Francisco

Why MeetToMatch – San Francisco, during the largest trade show of Northern America in gaming?

Disclaimer: signing up so close to the event can mean you will experience less responsiveness as many agenda’s of people have filled up.

We are uniting all games industry professionals in San Francisco in an easy, relevant and cost-effective way. People have been asking for a great matchmaking solution during GDC for quite some years. After having received many personal requests in the past years, we are now coming to San Francisco.

Two important pointers:

  • No need for a GDC pass to be able to participate. If any of the meeting partners has no access to Moscone center, an external meeting point will be assigned (5 minutes from Moscone center).
  • If you have a default meeting location such as a Hotel lobby/room or a GDC booth, you can set this as your default meeting location. You can share this during your Eventbrite checkout, or share this later over email with us.

Go sign up and make the best use of your San Francisco visit this year too!

A selection of participants out of the over 450 people that have signed up.

See full list here (scroll down)

Four important reasons to choose MeetToMatch in San Francisco

Meeting points

If you do not have a company booth, we have arranged several meeting points in the Business Area, which can be chosen upon sending a meeting request. You can always choose a custom meeting location too.

Be aware that upon meeting your meeting partner at the meeting point, you might need to find a place to talk elsewhere.

Personal support

Questions about our system? You can communicate with us through email.

We offer personal support on the MeetToMatch system to make your participation as worthwhile as possible.

Quality control

We want you to receive valuable meeting requests. The participant field is continuously monitored by us to ensure the matchmaking system is not overrun by companies from a specific field.

We try to maintain a healthy balance between developers, publishers and suppliers.

Data safety

We will never sell your data to third parties. Your information is used for MeetToMatch status updates. We also love to tell you about other matchmaking events in the games industry, which you can unsubscribe to at any time.

You are in control.

MeetToMatch webshop

If you have your own booth or meeting location, let us know your location, so we can automatically have all meetings planned at your booth.

Upon completion of your order, and when payment is confirmed, you will receive an activation email within 5 minutes. This email contains a link to the login page of the MeetToMatch meeting manager, together with your login credentials. Easy as one, two, three!

MeetToMatch – San Francisco edition is proudly working together with

Platinum partners

Abragames, the Brazilian Game Developers Association, aims at making Brazilian creativity and technology available to the main players of the international game industry.  Our goal is to promote the Brazilian Game industry internationally, developing new business opportunities for our companies.
Sweden Game Arena is the organizer of Sweden Game Conference and the largest Swedish gamedev hub. Over 40 game studios, organizations, educational institutions and game incubators have joined our cluster, and at GDC 2018 we will showcase a varied offer of games, educational programmes and opportunities together with some of our members.
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VGChile is the Chilean Association of Videogame Development Companies. VG Chile was created to promote and support the industry of videogame development in this country. VG Chile aims to connect local development companies with the global market, and to collaborate with relevant, industry-related public and private actors.
Check out everything about the Chilean delegation here.
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Gold partners

#SwissGames represents a selection of games and technologies by independent studios, start-ups and major art and design universities from Switzerland

Games from Spain is the umbrella brand created and supported by ICEX, Spain Trade and Investment to promote the Spanish videogame industry around the globe.

Bronze partners

PROCOLOMBIA is in charge of promoting Colombian non-traditional exports, international tourism and foreign investment to Colombia by providing domestic companies with support and integral advisory services for their international trade activities, facilitating the design and execution of their internationalization strategies, and by providing foreign companies with trade, legal, and educational information about Colombia’s market, products, services and companies.

Ukie is the only trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry. We are a not-for-profit and represent businesses of all sizes from small start-ups to large multinational developers, publishers and service companies, working across online, mobile apps, consoles, PC, esports, VR and AR. Everything we do helps to support, grow and promote our members’ businesses and the wider UK games and interactive entertainment industry by making sure we have the right economic, cultural, political and social environment needed for businesses to thrive.

Event partners

Dutch Courage meets Belgian Beers
18 March 2018 at 19:00 @ Buzzworks

The concept is simple: Play a game, get a beer.
One hour beforehand VIP’s (press, publishers) get exclusive access to your game. After that, we open the doors for over 500 game enthusiasts from around the world. They will be there to play your game in return for a tasty Belgian beer or Dutch Vaasje.

Register for the event here.

European Game Showcase at GDC 2018
20 March 2018 @ Swissnex San Francisco

At the European Game Showcase at GDC, around 30 European developers will be able to show their latest creations to press, publishers and strategic partners in a relaxed and enjoyable way.

For more information check here.

The 5th Latin American Gathering at GDC
22 March 2018 @ Local Edition, 691 Market Street, San Francisco

The Latin American gathering at GDC is a space to create alliances and strengthen the video game industry of the region.

With this annual event the aim is to connect the international video game industry with the Latin American industry. We aim to drive business generation, joint collaboration between studios from different countries and exchange of knowledge and talents. Thus consolidate power in the Latin American game industry.

Another objective is to show Latin America as a united front and a growing industry, with the potential to generate business with global reach, and create contacts and alliances in Silicon Valley.

For more information and tickets to the party, check here.

MeetToMatch – San Francisco edition FAQs

What are the locations of the Meeting Points for MeetToMatch – San Francisco edition

Two situations:

  • If one of the meeting partners has NO access to Moscone center, than you will meet at a public meeting point outside of Moscone center (5 minutes walk: https://goo.gl/maps/v9x7jtwieaG2), OR at a dedicated meeting location outside of Moscone center.
  • If both of the meeting partners have access to Moscone center, than you will meet at one of the meeting points in South or North halls,  OR at a dedicated meeting location inside Moscone center.

Locations of the Inside meeting points
If you have chosen one of these default meeting spots, you will meet at one of the following locations:

  • North Hall – Brazil #PL4045
  • North Hall – #SwissGames #PL4207
  • South Hall – Sweden Game Arena #116
  • South Hall – Chilean Pavilion #1509

How to recognize a Inside Meeting Point:

You can recognize the meeting point by the following sign, which is printed on the outside of the booth or one the ceiling banner. If you cannot find this, then search for a Cardboard on the reception desk, or a human-sized roll-up banner.

A selection of attendees at the San Francisco edition

Testimonials from our customers

Christopher Heck

Meeting a nice variety of companies from all over the world at a great venue.

Christopher HeckNintendo
Jason della Rocca

A lot of great meetings with talented developers (…). There will be a handful that we will pursue for investment.

Jason della RoccaExecution Labs
Phil Elliot

I made the best possible use of my time here

Phil ElliotSquare Enix
Derk de Geus

Abundance of opportunities. Very confident this will result in excellent partnerships in the near future

Derk de GeusPaladin Studios
Olli Ikonen

As a first timer I really appreciated the whole thing as it was a huge chance to get some pitching experience. It made me feel like an important person. 😀

Olli IkonenJoensuu Games Co-op
Dale Crowley

You guys were fantastic! I cannot say enough great things about you and the System. I wish every conference used it – it would make my life better and my job as Director of Business Development at Elias Software more successful! Also you were really there for me when I needed you, including Saturday and Sunday prior to the show – much appreciated! Best system I have ever used!

Dale CrowleyElias Software
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