Rami

Ismail

Independent game & tool dev

You're Starting a Games Studio, Now What?

Rami Ismail is a Dutch-Egyptian independent games & tool developer with over 20 titles.

Rowan

Brand

Director @ Tribe management

Value creation through music - from streaming to gaming

Rowan Brand is an independent international artist manager with 15 years experience developing artist careers

Maarten

Walraven

Co-CEO Symphony.live

Value creation through music - from streaming to gaming

Maarten Walraven operates at the intersection of music, technology, communities, and education.

Thijs

Verhulst

Music Industry Expert

Value Creation through Music: from Streaming to Gaming

hijs Verhulst (28) works at the intersection of technology, music, creative industries, and entertainment.

Gregg

Young

Head of VRT Video Snackbar

VRT's multi-functional studio

Gregg is project lead at VRT Innovation and head of the Video Snackbar.

Emanuel

Provoost

Product Owner Woohoo games

Unlocking New Playgrounds

Emanuel works at the National Lottery Belgium as Product Owner for Woohoo games

Ben

Parker

Lead Music Producer @ Laced

The importance of music to gaming

Ben is Lead Music Producer at Laced, a subsidiary of Keywords Studios.

Koen

Kas

Founder / CEO Healthskouts

The game is on to get sick no more

Prof. Dr. Koen Kas is a healthcare futurist & delight thinker, entrepreneur, professor of molecular oncology & more.

Jos

Feijen

Director

The future of music is immersive

Jos Feijen is currently director of pop venue Effenaar in Eindhoven

Russell

Sng

Developer Relations Manager @ Inworld AI

The Future of Immersive NPCs: Generative AI

Russell is a game developer and a XR enthusiast whose goal is to create immersive and innovative experiences.

Sara

Machado

Senior Talent Acquisition @ Sumo Digital

The Ethics of Play

Sara Machado (She/Her) Sara Machado is a game recruiter and career strategist, with a strong emphasis on EDI and....

Christophe

De Preter

Co-founder & Partner @ Edson

The Copyright Directive

Christoph is a Brussels-based international entertainment lawyer (yes, he is a lawyer – nobody’s perfect).

Nika

Nour

Head of Partnerships @ Genvid Holdings Inc.

The Convergence of Media and Gaming

Nika joined Genvid in 2021 to manage relationships with game developers, publishers, platforms and IP holders.

Geraldo

Nascimento

Lead Programmer @ Lively

Sustainable Coding with a Mental Health Mindset

Geraldo Nascimento is a Lead Programmer at Lively - A Keywords Studio

iAsia

Brown

Senior Producer @ Xbox

Supporting Diversity in the Games Industry

Tim

Buysse

Founder @ HEET Gaming

State of Play: Games in Web3

Tim Buysse is a gaming and esports enthusiast with an impressive 27-year journey in the industry.

Steven

Latré

Leading AI R&D at imec

Running a Music Festival with AI

Prof. Steven Latré, is leading the artificial intelligence research at imec.

Hendrik

Putman

Partner at KPMG Belgium

Playing the game of grants & (tax) incentives

Hendrik is a Partner at KPMG Belgium, with over 15 years of experience.

Matthias

Marescaux

senior manager at KPMG Belgium

Playing the game of grants & (tax) incentives

Matthias works as a senior manager at KPMG Belgium

Frederik

De Bosschere

co-host Computer Club

Panel Host

Frederik ‘Freddy’ De Bosschere is the co-host of Computer Club.

Natasja

Paulssen

CEO and founder

Panel : future of media and games

She started her augmented reality agency Dutch Rose Media as one of the early birds at the start of 2011.

Rik

Leenknegt

General Manager @ Flanders Game Hub

Official Opening UNWRAP

Rik is currently General Manager of the Flanders Game Hub.

Manon

de Jonge

Project Manager at NOS

NOS op 3: Bringing news on Twitch – NOS

With a background in AI as well as arts and culture studies, Manon enjoys exploring the power of technology.

Pal

Chohan

VP of Audio Systems and Music @ Pixelynx

Music & Games

Pal is a London native who resides at the bleeding edge intersection of music and computer science.

Niels

Timmerman

Masterclass: Stylized anatomy in Zbrush. I'll do a showcase about clean stylized sculpting in Zbrush focused on anatomy.

Digital artist from Belgium with a passion for storytelling

Christiaan

Eisberg

co-founder

Making the future immersive

Christiaan Eisberg is co-founder of StraightFire Studios.

Sjoerd

Demaret

Chief Creative & Strategy

Making the Future Immersive

Sjoerd is a creative visionary with an impressive background.

Wim

Reygaert

Co-Founder @ Oisoi Studio

Launch a VR App in 10 Easy Steps

Wim is a techno-optimist. The kind of person that says things like “Virtual reality will save humanity!"

Alena

Dubrovina

Lead Character Artist at Larian Studios

Larian Panel

Alena Dubrovina is currently a Lead Character Artist at Larian Studios

Joke

Joke

Larian Panel

Lead DevOps at Larian Studios

Sabastiaan

Sprengers

Lead tools programmer at Larian

Larian Panel

lead tools programmer at Larian

Vincent

Vanderbeck

CEO

Is There a Place for Games in Web3?

Vincent is the Chief Catalyst of Hangar K and one of the co-founders of Unwrap Festival.

WITT

Immersive AV show

WITT is a healthy blend of electronics, rhythm, and vocals

Jeroen

Verhaeghe

head of the Creative Europe desk Flander

How to get European development funds for your game?

Jeroen Verhaeghe is head of the Creative Europe desk Flanders, consultant for European funding.

Dirk

Van Welden

Captain @ I-Illusions / FoamPunch

How Does the Copyright Directive Impact the Videogames and Music Industry?

Dirk Van Welden is the founder and director of I-Illusions and FoamPunch, most known for Space Pirate Trainer (VR), ...

Olivier

Vandeputte

General Manager @ BRMA

How Does the Copyright Directive Impact the Videogame and Music Industry?

Representing and promoting the Belgian recorded music industry.

Bram

De Ridder

Researcher @ KU Leuven & Freelance Game Designer

History, games and ethics: damage bonus or health penalty?

Bram has over a decade of experience in high-level historical research.

Arne

Maes

Author of Goldrush: the ABC...G of the Digital Economy

Gamers and their role in the Digital Economy

Arne Maes started his career in industry, first at Umicore and later at Exxon Mobil.

Peter

De Paepe

Head of VRT Sandbox

From Game Over to Game Changer

Head of VRT Sandbox

Marijn

Goossens

Co-founder, Soulmade

From Game Over to Game Changer

Marijn Goossens is the co-founder of Soulmade, a B2B XR agency.

Jason

Della Rocca

Co-Founder Execution Labs

Fail to Succeed: Fearless Innovation

Jason Della Rocca is a game business consultant, investor, funding advisor, and ecosystem strategist.

Rani

D'Hulster

Producer at VRT Video Snackbar

Explore the Future of Connectivity in Roblox

Rani works for Video Snackbar where she supports the projects of online video creators.

Wesa

Aapro

Metaverse Lead & Creative Technologist at Yle

Explore the Future of Connectivity in Roblox

Wesa Aapro is Metaverse Lead of Yle Innovations.

Jennifer

Lufau

Founder @ Afrogameuses

Don't Just Hire Women in Gaming, Support Them

Jennifer is an expert in marketing and community management in the video game industry.

Matthieu

Delaere

Rendering Researcher @ Weta

Deep Dive into Real-Time Rendering at Wētā

Matthieu Delaere is a rendering researcher at Wētā Digital, part of Unity Technologies, which is the former tools deve

Andrew

Maximov

Founder & CEO

Creative Future with Artificial Intelligence

Game industry veteran, former Technical Art Director for Sony Interactive, Founder & CEO of Promethean AI.

Vincent

Philbert

Head of productions

Creating Stromae Multitude tour

Vincent is for more than 15 years producing CG animated long feature at nWave Studios, in Brussels.

David

Verbruggen

General Manager @ FLEGA

Copyright Directive

David Verbruggen has almost 30 years of experience in the game sector.

Elise

Descamps

Program Manager

Building a Music Tech Ecosystem

Elise Descamps is Program Manager at imec.istart

Yves-Marie

Poirier

Innovation Engineer at France Télévisions

Bringing sport to new immersive places

Yves-Marie Poirier is an engineer in the Innovation Department at France Télévisions.

Michael

Pelczynski

Principal Advisor & Founder Forms + Shapes

Architecting the Future Music Economy: Bold Value Creation

Michael Pelczynski is a strategist, economist and music rights expert.

Matteo

Scialanga

Senior Business Development Manager @ AWS for Games

An Introduction to AWS for Games

Matteo is Senior Business Development Manager at AWS for Games. He spent almost six years at AWS.

Declan

McGlynn

Music technology journalist, consultant & content creator

AI in Music: the Fullest Possible State of the Art

Declan McGlynn is a music technology journalist, consultant and content creator.

Stefan

Colins

Head of Business Strategy @ Venly

Head of Business Strategy Stefan brings a unique blend of strategic acumen and technological expertise to the forefront

Vicky

Vermeulen

Research Manager @ Howest

Vicky is the research manager at the Howest Digital Arts & Entertainment bachelor program in Kortrijk.

Steven

Maes

Founder @ Evil Penguin & Motormusic Studio

Steven Maes is the founder of Evil Penguin & Motormusic studio in Mechelen.

Hans

Ascrawat

CVO & Co-Founder @ The Pack

Hans has a history of working in the music industry for over 20 years.

Gérôme

Vanherf

Co-Founder @ Wallifornia MusicTech

Gérôme's daily job is to create connections between start-up and corporate entities in the entertainment sector

Jan

Hameeuw

Co-Founder @ The Pack

Jan Hameeuw is an executive VR and VFX producer based in Belgium, working on international projects.

Romar

Bucur

Head of Business Development & Strategy

Romar Bucur has a background in the Dutch games industry and has been working in media since 2016.

Tara

Beutels

Mathias

Roelandt

co-founder iiimagine

is co-founder of iiimagine

Nicolas

Pirot

Having worked in the UK games industry since 2017, Nicolas is an accomplished Technical Artist and DAE veteran.

Niels

Orens

artist

Driven by technology, this young new talent is constantly searching for new ways to generate sound.

Jan

Pauly

Exploring tech & innovation in music and digital entertainment

Jan is a music industry professional with a specific interest in tech and innovation.

Jens

Lelie

Game Producer @ Black Forest Games

Jens works for Black Forest Games as a Game Producer

Allie

Weis

Ethics Coordinator

Allie Weis is the Ethics Coordinator in International Game Development at Howest DAE

Samuel

De Vos

Lead Concept Artist @ Massive Entertainment - a Ubisoft Studio

Lead Concept Artist @ Massive Entertainment

Bernard

Janssens

Publishing Producer @ THQ Nordic

So, you want to be a Video Game Producer?

Mike

Coeck

Co-founder & CEO, Cybernetic Walrus

Co-founder & CEO, Cybernetic Walrus

Nick

Jacops

Lead Artist at Triangle Factory

Michiel

Houwen

Incubation Manager @ Flanders Game Hub

Michiel leads the coaching programs of the Flanders Game Hub

Eyram

Tawia

CEO & co-founder @ Leti Arts

Eyram Tawia has over 20 years of experience in the game development industry. He is the CEO and Cofounder of Leti Arts.

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