Three Global Games Expos: What You’ll See and How to Get There

 

As London’s leading boutique travel management company, Simplexity takes the hassle out of arranging corporate travel. With over 50 years of combined experience among our professional travel managers, and an enviable network of suppliers, we take a flexible, end-to-end approach that offers you value, support and complete peace of mind. 

Below, we take a look at three of the biggest global games expos of 2017, as well as why your studio ought to be exhibiting there, and how Simplexity can ensure that your visit runs as smooth as clockwork.

 

BlizzCon

What

Blizzard Entertainment, the team behind the Warcraft saga, are holding their 11th annual convention in one of California’s most popular resorts. Your potential audience will be drawn to two full days of hands-on gaming, developer panels and an e-sports competition. As an extra incentive to exhibit here, beyond the obvious, there’s also plenty of things to do either side of the convention, from theme parks to amazing beaches and dolphin-watching tours in the area.

Where

Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California

When

3 and 4 November 2017

Who

Expect the vast Blizzard Entertainment community to be out in full strength.

Stay: Anaheim Red Lion Resort

This hotel is hugely convenient not just for the Anaheim Convention Center, which is a short walk away, but also the Disneyland Resort should you plan to stop by.  You have an outdoor pool with firepits, large and flexible meeting space which can be catered, a business centre and a gym.

 

QuakeCon

What

This massive annual gaming celebration was founded by a small group of friends, and it now attracts many thousands of gamers from around the world, making it an unmissable event for developers and publishers wanting to reach a large audience.

Where

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas

When

24-27 August 2017

Who

Tech lifestyle mavens mingle with enthusiastic amateurs, professional gamers and industry leaders to create a unique and dynamic atmosphere.

Stay: Super8 Grapevine

5 mins from Convention Center and the airport and within easy reach of most attractions, the Super8 offers good-value accommodation with amenities including complimentary shuttle transport, fitness centre and outdoor pool, business centre and ample meeting space for hire, as well as breakfast every day.

 

Tokyo Game Show

What

One of Japan’s hottest annual gaming conventions, and that’s saying something. The Tokyo Game Show attracts hundreds of exhibitors from dozens of countries. Mobile gaming is always big here, so if that’s your field, you’ll want to be part of the action. There is a dedicated area for indie developers, and the Sense of Wonder night features a well-attended awards show. Days 1 and 2 are restricted to industry and press.

Where

Makuhari Messe, 2 Chome-1 Nakase, Mihama Ward, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Tokyo

When

21-24 September 2017

Who

This is a huge event, attracting everyone from industry insiders, professional and amateur gamers in their thousands, and always lot of cosplayers.

Stay: APA Hotel & Resort

Overlooking Tokyo Bay and situated just 10 minutes from the Makuhari Messe, this sprawling resort has every amenity you’ll need for your stay, combined with a quintessential Japanese welcome. Stylish rooms are combined with facilities including on-site dining, swimming pools, on-site convenience stores, meeting room and a sauna for unwinding in the evenings.

 

Why use Simplexity for your travel arrangements

Here’s the thing - when you’re exhibiting at events of this scale and importance, you can’t afford to leave anything to chance. For success, you need to ensure that you and all of your equipment arrive in the right place and at the right time.

With our years of experience in facilitating corporate travel in the gaming space, we have the skills and connections you need to arrange all of the logistics smoothly. Once we know your requirements, we take care of everything from A to Z, so that you and your team get to the event calm and with plenty of energy to make the most of your time there.

We offer total peace of mind. Whether it’s making hotel reservations, organising flights and airport transfers, or booking meeting space - you can be certain that our Travel Managers have everything in hand. We are experts at problem-solving but more than that - we have a talent for identifying problems before they occur, and seeing to it that they don’t. 

The Simplexity team are also well-versed in arranging safe transit and storage of high-value equipment, so you can be confident that you can show off the fruits of your labour with nothing going missing along the way.

 

Save time, save hassle and save money, with Simplexity Travel Management

Learn more about how we can help your studio reach its full potential with our corporate travel arrangements, by contacting our team today to discuss the event you want to attend.

Call us today on 0203 535 9290 or email info@simplexitytravel.com.

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