GL Events, hosts of GIST Gaming Istanbul 2017 and GIST Developers Conference, have announced new exhibitors and speakers for the February events:

Amongst the exhibitors of GIST Gaming Istanbul 2017 is Sony Interactive Entertainment, showcasing a Turkish PlayStation premiere, Turkish indie development studio Oldmoustache Gameworks, presenting their upcoming horror adventure game Eye of Basir No 70, as well as Aral, Turkish distributor representing major publishers. These major publishers include Microsoft Xbox, Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Konami, Sega, Namco Bandai, Warner Bros Games, Square Enix, Capcom, Codemasters, Razer, Thrustmaster, Speedlink, Roccat. Other partners include Varta, Hasbro, RedBull Gaming and BAU Bahcesehir University.

First announced speakers for GIST Developers Conference include Fawzi Mesmar, Studio Game Design Director of KING, and his talk Managing Creativity: Leading game design teams in agile environments., explaining Methods and strategies that managers can apply to challenge and couch their design teams to remain on competitive and creative edge. Volga Aksoy from Oculus VR will be speaking about Advances in VR using the Oculus Rift. Simon Usiskia, Managing Director and CoFounder of IQU Group talks about The Value Of IP.

From February 2nd – 5th, GIST Gaming Istanbul 2017, Turkey’s new B2B and B2C gaming expo, opens its doors in Istanbul’s ICC International Congress Center, covering over 10,000 sqm of exhibition grounds directly in Istanbul’s city centre. GIST|Developer Conference takes place on February 1st, 2017.

GIST Gaming Istanbul and GIST|DC debuted in February 2016, attracted approx. 50,000 visitors, and are expecting high growth for their 2017 iteration. To give you an idea of what it was like check out the video from this year below:

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