White Nights
Business Conference for Game Industry
February 13 — 14, 2017

Registration Attendees

1000+

attendees

70+

booths

50+

speakers
WHITE NIGHTS PRAGUE 2017 SPEAKERS
About

The White Nights Conference is an international cross-platform business conference for game industry. The White Nights events attract influential game industry professionals and developers and take place three times a year in February (Europe), in June (St. Petersburg) and in October (Moscow). Every year more than 4,000 visitors all together attend the conference.

White Nights Prague will take place on February 13-14, 2017.
White Nights St.Petersburg will take place on June 27-28, 2017.
White Nights Moscow will take place on October 10-11, 2017.

Industry-leading companies like King, Warner Bros., Supercell, Rovio, Wooga, Chillingo, Facebook, Big Fish, DeNA, Google, Microsoft, G5, Mail.Ru and many others have already attended. The agenda includes three atmospheric networking parties: the welcome pre-party on the day preceding the event and an all night party after the first day. The unique thing about this conference is that its business hours are from 2pm till 9 pm.

The White Nights Conference is organized by Nevosoft, a St. Petersburg based casual game developer and publisher.

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White Nights Prague'17 Program
There will be several lecture tracks run in parallel and devoted to different topics. You can find topic distribution below.
Blue Hall Industry Overview, Publishing, Team Management & Production
Green Hall Game Design, Marketing, Platforms
Tech Track* Programming, Game Design, Art
* in partnership with Game Access Game Access Conference
Workshop Hall iOS Workshop (registration), Google Workshop (registration)
10:00 - 11:30
Registration & Welcome Coffee sponsored by Playkot
11:30 - 12:00
ENG
Sven Erik Knop, Principal Solutions Engineer, Perforce Software
Version Management for Video Games Developers
12:00 - 12:30
ENG
Gábor Szénási, Producer, Pixel Federation
What We Learned From Launching Our Mobile Hit Diggy’s Adventure
12:30 - 13:00
ENG
Petr Kolář, Arma 3 Project Lead, Bohemia Interactive
DLC Strategy for Arma 3
13:00 - 13:30
ENG
Jana Palm, General Manager, Stugan
Lessons From Stugan: A Perfect Recipe to a Life-long Learning
13:30 - 14:00
Coffee Break sponsored by Playkot
14:00 - 15:00
ENG
Martin Simecek, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Taking Game Developers to the Cloud
15:00 - 16:00
ENG
Josh Naylor, Senior Tech Evangelist, Unity Technologies
Smooth Like Butter - An Introduction to Unity Optimization
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break sponsored by Playkot
16:30 - 17:00
ENG
Martin Pernica, Team Leader, Grip Digital
The C++ Journey Through Unreal Engine 4
17:00 - 17:30
ENG
Jan Hloušek, Technical Lead, Keen Software House
Multiplayer in Space Engineers
17:30 - 18:00
ENG
Jaroslav Stehlik, Digital Dreamer, dream.digital
Dreaming in Virtual Worlds
18:00 - 18:30
ENG
Jakub Dočkal, Game Designer, Project Manager, Alda Games
Designing Game That's Appealing to Content Creators
21:00 - 04:00
The Official Party at Luxurious Duplex from 9pm till 4am! All kind of drinks, buffet dinner, live music band and a nice quiet terrace for networking. For Premium Pass holders only.
10:00 - 11:30
Registration & Welcome Coffee sponsored by Playkot
11:30 - 12:00
ENG
Maxim Babichev, Head of Games, VK.com
VK.com Gaming Platform: News and Prospects
12:00 - 12:30
ENG
Igor Klyukin, COO, Pixonic
In-Game Offers: Pitfalls and Solutions
12:30 - 13:30
ENG
Matthew Steinke, Lead Technical Designer, CD Projekt Red
Witchcraft: The Alchemy of a Crafting-Based Economy
13:30 - 14:00
Coffee Break sponsored by Playkot
14:00 - 14:30
ENG
Tsahi Liberman, CTO, TapOnIt
Peace is Just Another F2P Game - Dealing with Conflicts Using Mobile Games!
14:30 - 15:00
ENG
Maurice Tasker, Head of Performance Optimization, Vungle
The Secret to Game Profitability: How to Identify, Retain and Engage the Highest Value Users
15:00 - 15:30
ENG
Natalie Portier, COO, Appodeal
How to Make Everyone Happy: Tips for Effective Monetization
15:30 - 16:00
ENG
Itai Edry, Super Casual Games - Product Owner, TabTale
Super Casual Games And Why you Should Start Making Them
16:00 - 16:30
ENG
Rami Jawhar, Strategic Partner Manager, Apps & Gaming & Felipe Iregui, Strategic Partner Manager, Google
Supercharge Your UX Through Monetization Moments
16:30 - 17:00
ENG
Indra Elizabete Priede, Founder, IBCC
Europe, Offshore or US: Where Best to Set-up Your Gaming Business?
17:00 - 17:30
ENG
Mike Hines, Developer Evangelist, Amazon
Four Essential Marketing Tips That Have Nothing to Do With Buying Traffic or Placing Ads
17:30 - 18:30
ENG
PANEL DISCUSSION: Learning From Leaders: In-game Economies and Analytics
21:00 - 04:00
The Official Party at Luxurious Duplex from 9pm till 4am! All kind of drinks, buffet dinner, live music band and a nice quiet terrace for networking. For Premium Pass holders only.
10:00 - 11:30
Registration & Welcome Coffee sponsored by Playkot
11:30 - 12:00
ENG
Martje Abeldt, Territory Director, Central Europe & Russia/CIS, App Annie
The State of Mobile Gaming
12:00 - 12:30
ENG
Cyril Barrow, VP Operations, Rovio
Autonomy, Trust and Transparency, the Keys of Gated Production Framework
12:30 - 13:00
ENG
Philipp Karstaedt, General Manager, GREE
Fireside Chat with Philipp Karstaedt, General Manager of GREE, Moderated by Julia Lebedeva, Bizdev Director of Nevosoft & Chief Editor of App2Top.ru
13:00 - 13:30
ENG
Masaru Ohnogi, Head of Global Business Development, gumi Inc.
The Future Landscape of VR in Asia & the World
13:30 - 14:00
Coffee Break sponsored by Playkot
14:00 - 14:30
ENG
Chris George, VP and GM of Free-to-Play, Big Fish Games
Gummy Drop! Success – The Secret Ingredient
14:30 - 15:00
ENG
Sabrina Carmona, Producer, King
A Producer's Tale: Using Data-Driven Decisions to Impact the Production of Your Game
15:00 - 15:30
ENG
Nikola Cavic, ‎Head of Business Development, Nordeus
Fireside Chat with Nikola Cavic, ‎Head of Business Development at Nordeus, Moderated by Matt Suckley, Features Editor, PocketGamer.biz
15:30 - 16:00
ENG
Michael Schade, CEO & Co-Founder, ROCKFISH Games
Embrace Failure and Be Ready to Reinvent Yourself Anytime!
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break sponsored by Playkot
16:30 - 17:30
ENG
PANEL DISCUSSION: Developing for VR - Is It Worth It?
17:30 - 18:00
ENG
Ilya Salamatov, Head of Business Development, 101.XP
How to Get Deals Signed
18:00 - 18:30
ENG
Christopher Cataldi, COO, Genvid Technologies
Taking eSports to the Major Leagues
21:00 - 04:00
The Official Party at Luxurious Duplex from 9pm till 4am! All kind of drinks, buffet dinner, live music band and a nice quiet terrace for networking. For Premium Pass holders only.
10:00 - 11:30
Welcome Coffee sponsored by Playkot
11:30 - 12:00
ENG
Oleg Pridiuk, Evangelist, King
How Indie Devs Use Defold Game Engine These Days
12:00 - 12:30
ENG
Eugen Harton, Lead Producer, Bohemia Interactive
Lessons From Early Access Development
12:30 - 13:00
ENG
Daniel Maslovsky, Head of Marketing, Craneballs
Why We Use Unity for a PC Sandbox Game of Planetary Proportions and Why Should You - Making of Planet Nomads
13:00 - 13:30
ENG
Miglė Šaulytė, CMO, TutoTOONS
Going From Artist to Game Designer with TutoTOONS
13:30 - 14:00
Coffee Break sponsored by Playkot
14:00 - 14:30
ENG
Markus Tessmann, Technical Artist, InnoGames
Mesh Modification at Runtime: CPU vs. GPU
14:30 - 15:00
ENG
Marek-Martin Matyska, Monetization Designer, Gamajun Games
11 Lessons Learnt From Developing Take Cover!
15:00 - 15:30
ENG
Vladimir Kudelka, Art Director, Hangonit
Lessons From Rememoried: Trying to Be Artistic
15:30 - 16:00
ENG
Jan Kavan, Owner & Developer, CBE software s.r.o.
Introduction to Blueprints in Unreal 4
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break sponsored by Playkot
16:30 - 17:00
ENG
Jakub Gemrot, Game Development Lecturer, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University
Pre-mortem: Czechoslovakia 38-89
10:00 - 11:30
Welcome Coffee sponsored by Playkot
11:30 - 12:00
ENG
Guy Ulmer, Platform Technology Specialist, Plarium
Strategy Game Design and the Operational Level of War
12:00 - 12:30
ENG
Ben Armstrong, Senior Director, Sales, BlueStacks
Streaming+Mobile: Learnings from the BlueStacks Streaming Community
12:30 - 13:00
ENG
Michael Deinega, CEO, Playtestix
Evaluating User Experience Through Playtesting
13:00 - 13:30
ENG
Ilya Eremeev, Creative Producer, Game Insight
Just Do It. The Importance of the Research Before Starting a New Project
13:30 - 14:00
Coffee Break sponsored by Playkot
14:00 - 14:30
ENG
Denis Terpanov, Business Development Manager, Pollen VC
The Game Developer's Crash Course in Lifetime Value
14:30 - 15:00
ENG
Julia Lebedeva, Co-Founder, Digital Star
Maximizing Player Engagement
15:00 - 15:30
ENG
Jiri Kupiainen, CEO, Matchmade.tv
Alternative User Acquisition Strategies
15:30 - 16:00
ENG
Nizar Romdan, CEO & Co-founder, Virtual Arts
Getting Your VR Game Performance Right : Tips for Optimisation
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break sponsored by Playkot
16:30 - 17:00
ENG
Dmitry Gubanenkov, Business Development Manager, Chartboost
Dominating Influencer Marketing
10:00 - 11:30
Welcome Coffee sponsored by Playkot
11:30 - 12:00
ENG
Chet Faliszek, Game Writer, Valve
Fireside Chat with Chet Faliszek,Game Writer at Valve, Moderated by Matt Suckley, Features Editor, PocketGamer.biz
12:00 - 12:30
ENG
Stephen Lee, Executive Director, Head of Publishing, 6waves
Fireside Chat with Stephen Lee, Executive Director, Head of Publishing at 6waves, Moderated by Julia Lebedeva, Bizdev Director of Nevosoft & Chief Editor of App2Top.ru
12:30 - 13:00
ENG
Irina Tripapina, Head of International Development, myTarget (Mail.ru Group)
5 Reasons to Bring Your Game to Russia. Market Opportunities for Global Publishers
13:00 - 13:30
ENG
Artur Shakalis, Head of Games Platform, Odnoklassniki (OK.ru)
Odnoklassniki as a Gateway to Russian Speaking Market
13:30 - 14:00
Coffee Break sponsored by Playkot
14:00 - 14:30
ENG
Melinda Montano, Business Development Manager, Kongregate
PC and Mobile: Going Cross Platform Post Launch
14:30 - 15:00
ENG
Sebastien Pacetti, CEO, Yunoïa
Pitching Your Game 101
15:00 - 15:30
ENG
Miikka Luotio, Director of Developer Outreach, Tilting Point
Pro-tips for Developers on Finding and Seducing a Publisher in 2017
15:30 - 16:00
ENG
Alain Milly, VP Publishing, Anuman Interactive
Why an Indie Developer Would Need a Publisher ?
16:00 - 16:30
ENG
Anya Fedorova, Business & PR Communications & Serg Kharchenko, BizDev, RJ Games & Owl Studio
The Journey of Business Development Discovery
16:30 - 17:00
ENG
Anton Ravin, Business Development Director, 1C Publishing EU
Steam Page and Sales
Developer exhibition
WHAT IS IT?
This exhibition is a unique opportunity for game developers to present their best projects in order to find publishers, partners, investors and to receive support from platforms.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Developers games in beta stage or higher are welcome. Games on all the platforms are accepted. We will provide you with a mini booth for 1 or 2 days. Only a limited number of spots available!
How to apply?
To apply please submit a form. Applications are accepted until January 20, 2017.
Apply for exhibition
Indie Game Cup Prague 2017

This is a prestigious contest for game developers. Games for different platforms in alpha stage or higher are accepted. A panel of judges will select one winner for each category.

The names of the winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on February 14, 2017. Participation is free of charge. Applications are accepted until January 20, 2017.

White Nights Prague 2017 Map
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White Nights Game Industry Awards

White Nights Game Industry Awards is a prestigious ceremony where best companies in the industry receive trophies for their professional achievements in the previous year. There will be two rounds of online voting.

1
29.12.2016 - 15.01.2017
After the first round is completed, a shortlist of nominees will be available to public. Nominee’s partners and clients will vote once again to select the winners.
2
16.01.2017 - 22.01.2017
Winners will be announced on February, 13 at the awards ceremony which will take part at the official party in the Duplex Disco Club.
Registration
Indie Game Developer Only
INDIE
PASS
€150
0 +
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Game Developer / Game Publisher
STANDARD
PASS
€250
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PREMIUM
PASS
€350
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Service Providers (Advertising / Billing / Analytics / Monetization)
STANDARD
PASS
€450
0 +
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PREMIUM
PASS
€650
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Please mind that VAT is not included
If you want to pay for the tickets by bank transfer please contact us at wnconf@nevosoft.com
The passes are non-refundable after February 1, 2017.
Public offer for ticket purchase
MEDIA PARTNERS
BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT WHITE NIGHTS PRAGUE 2017

If you are interested in gamedev, want to become a part of our team and help out with the construction or at the registration desk, please fill out the form. Every volunteer will receive a free Indie Dev Pass to the conference.

Apply now

Applications are accepted until February 3, 2017.

Event Location

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
Freyova 945/33
190 00 Praha 9-Vysočany
Prague, Czech Republic

CONTACT US
CHAIR OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

JULIA LEBEDEVA
julia.l@nevosoft.ru

GENERAL INQUIRIES / COORDINATOR

LIZA VORONKOVA
liza.voronkova@nevosoft.ru
liza-za101
+7 911 838 18 43

Questions regarding participation, payments, visa support, accommodation, logistics.
GENERAL INQUIRIES / COORDINATOR

ELENA SIDOROVA
elena.sidorova@nevosoft.ru
elenassidorova
+7 960 277 78 91

Questions regarding program, sponsorship, media partnership.
GENERAL INQUIRIES / COORDINATOR

LYUBA BORODULINA
lyuba.borodulina@nevosoft.ru
lubkin_boro
+7 904 215 48 01

Questions regarding Developer Exhibition, Indie Game Cup, volunteering.

To apply for media accreditation please email at press-wnconf@nevosoft.com
For any general queries contact us at wnconf@nevosoft.com