Riga Meetings – the meetings of Nordic, Baltic and German film professionals, aimed at developing co-productions and common film projects between the countries of the Nordic – Baltic region – in it’s previous editions at 2009 and 2010 – have brought real results in terms of professional networks and a number of existing/ upcoming film projects.
This year Riga Meetings, by support of Nordic – Baltic Business Mobility Programme and Goethe Institute will take the focus on interactive games/ transmedia development in the region. Following the focus the title of this year’s meeting is Transmedia.
The Meeting will bring together approximately 30 key players of game industry from Nordic countries, Baltic states and Germany. The Meetings’s agenda will embrace presentations of case studies and good examples of the region, discussions, workshops and networking activities.
The aim of the meeting is to foster collaboration within game development in the Baltic Sea region, by establishing new networks and working towards new concrete collaboration projects.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24
10:00 – 10:30 Registration/ coffee
10:30 – 10:40 Opening and introduction by Ms. Žaneta Jaunzeme – Grende, Minister of Culture. Mr. Imants Gross, Director, Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Riga
10:40 – 10:55 Key note: Erik Robertson, Nordic Game Programme
10.55 – 11.25 Introduction of the participants – companies present. Moderated by Simon Holmberg, Director, Danish Cultural Institute in Riga
11:25 – 12:30 Nordic policy success stories – Cecilie Stranger – Thorsen, NO/SE (Nordic Game Programme);
Situation in the Baltic countries – Ilze Gailite Holmberg, NFC, LV;
Roman Kaurson, Euprocom, EE
Cluster development in DK and development of new business models- Mette Marcussen, Shareplay, DK
Q & A
12.30 – 12.45 Coffee/ Refreshments
12.45-13.45 Nordic and Baltic game/ transmedia presentations: case studies: key of success; main challenges; what others can learn from:
Pekka Ollula, Blindspot Pictures, FI
Lithuanian presentation TBC, LT
Christian Claes Fonnesbech, DK
Kristofs Blaus, Creative Mobile; Janis Everts, Inspired- LV
Q & A
14:00 – 15: 00 Lunch at Café of Riga Art Space
15. 15 – 16.30 Networking
Presentation of Baltic and Nordic game developers/ companies
1. Stanislav Gurba Fortumo Mobile Payments, presentation – revenue for mobile and online game developers, EE
2. Company name Nordic/ Baltic TBC
3. Company name Nordic/ Baltic TBC
4. Company name Nordic/ Baltic TBC
5. Company name Nordic/ Baltic TBC
16.30 – 17.00 Overall subject: Looking at perspective of sustainable/ ecological Baltic Sea region.
17.00 – 18:10 End of Day 1, plans for Day 2; first conclusions, moderated by Danish Cultural Institute, Riga.
18.10 Leaving for Reception : Venue Riga Film Museum, Old Town, 5 min. walk
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25
9:30 – 10.00 Group leaders of the Day 1 workshops report their work results/ ideas.
10.00 – 11.15 European Game Developer Federation (EGDF) : Why do game developers need to organize, – what do we need to fight for ? Dr. Malte Behrmann, DE
11:35 – 12.40 Coffee/ Refreshments
12:40 – 13.00 Discussion – panel on possible regional cooperation of the creative game industry/ transmedia contents development.
Summary/ Ending Key Note – Asta Vellejus, Die Asta, DK
13.00 Lunch & Glass of wine at Riga Art Space Cafe
Organizer: National Film Centre of Latvia in collaboration with the Danish Cultural Institute in Riga.
Contact person Ilze Gailite Holmberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, + 371 2 9 35 37 86.