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Casual Connect Asia 2017: Conference Schedule Released!

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

There will be more than 100 speakers who share their knowledge!


Casual Games Association, an international trade organization for the game industry, has announced the schedule for Casual Connect Asia 2017. The conference will take place on May 16-18, 2017, at Hard Rock Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore.

100 of the world’s best indie developers will take part in the Indie Prize Showcase during the conference. Participants were selected by independent judges from hundreds of applications. The best and the brightest will be awarded in 10 different categories during the 18th Indie Prize Awards on May 18 at 2 PM in Lecture Hall 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore.

Casual Connect Asia 2017

120 speakers from companies including Ubisoft; Hipster Whale; Gravity Co., LTD.; PlayStudios Asia; Most Played Games; mixi, Inc. (XFLAG); Fifth Journey and many more will share their experience and insights on the following topics: Industry Insights, Growth, Design & Development, Market Navigation, Kids & Family, Social Gaming and Global & Emerging markets.

Highlights of this year’s Casual Connect Asia include (among others):

  • Chris Early, VP of Digital Publishing, Ubisoft – KEYNOTE: Lessons in VR from Ubisoft
  • Yi Fei Boon, Field Engineer, Unity Technologies – 4,000 Adams at 90 Frames Per Second
  • Matthew Hall, Co-Founder, Hipster Whale – Please, Sir, I Want Some More… Ads
  • Yoshinori Kitamura, Chief Operating Officer, Gravity Co., LTD. – 15 Years of Experience in the Online Gaming Industry
  • Qi Chen, COO, FunPlus – Grow Games in Both West and East
  • Justin Kim, CEO, Redbana, Christopher Liu, Head of Mobile Game Publishing Business, VNG Corporation, Kenken Rudy Salim, COO, Lyto Datarindo Fortuna, MODERATOR: Gerald Tock, COO (Strategy and Partnerships), iCandy Interactive – PANEL: SEA’s Publishing Powerhouses
  • Jia Ling Hoo, Former Co-Founder and VP of Partnerships, Inzen Studio, Shieny Aprilia, VP Serious Games & Gamification, Agate Studio, Chor Guan Teo, Program Partner, MXR International, MODERATOR: Gwen Guo, Co-Founder, IMBA Interactive – PANEL: Women Behind The Screens

Casual Connect Asia 2017

And many more! You can check the details through this link.

In this year’s event, there are some game industry’s stakeholder from Indonesia who will be the speaker such as:

  • Kenken Rudy Salim, COO, Lyto Datarindo Fortuna: who will be one of the panelist in PANEL: SEA’s Publishing Powerhouses
  • Shieny Aprilia, VP Serious Games & Gamification, Agate Studio: who will be one of the panelist in PANEL: Women Behind The Scenes.
  • Arief Whidiyasa, CEO, Agate Studio: who will be one of the panelist in PANEL: Fighting Strategies of Southeast Asia’s Industry Leaders for 2017
  • Kris Antoni Hadiputra, CEO, Toge Productions: who will be one of the panelist in PANEL: Behind the Scenes with a VC and Their Investees
  • Irene Umar, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Discovery Nusantara Capital: who will be one of the panelist in PANEL: Behind the Scenes with a VC and Their Investees
  • Eka Pramudita Muharram, CEO, 2D Artist & Co-Founder, Mojiken Studio: who will be one of the panelist in PANEL: Behind the Scenes with a VC and Their Investees

Casual Connect Asia 2017

As you may know before in this year’s Indie Prize Asia 2017, there are 9 games from Indonesia that will be participated. They will try their best to compete with the developers around the world and take the achievement back home. Good luck!

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Febrianto is the Senior Editor of Duniaku.net and the Lead Editor of Gameprime.org. He started his career in game industry as a game journalist since 2008, and was one of the initial members of Duniaku.net since 2011. His biggest interest is local game developer scene. Currently, his mission is to spread the news about Indonesia’s game industry to both local and international game and creative industry’s enthusiast.