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A meeting of Games Industry minds on the banks of the Tyne..

Northern Exposure is a B2B games conference produced by Secret Sauce and held in the beautiful and vibrant North East of England.

The event goes back to the roots of the region’s famous GameHorizon Conference by bringing speakers, exhibitors and delegates from around the UK and Europe together with the North East games community.

This one day event features talks from business owners, industry leaders, professionals and experts, sharing stories of success and challenge. Hear expert tips and nuggets of wisdom to inspire your own business and games.

There are plenty of opportunities to network throughout the day, followed by a fantastic drinks party in the evening where you will have the opportunity to make those all important industry contacts!

Northern Exposure takes place on Thursday 12th September at The Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Carri Cunliffe

Managing Director

Secret Sauce

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Katy Reilly

Project Manager

Secret Sauce

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Advisory Board

Tom Beardsmore

CEO

Coatsink

Stevie Ward

Co-Founder

Women Making Games

Bob Makin

CEO

SockMonkey Studios

Nina Cliff

Head of Business Development

Tag Games

Ron Ashtiani

Creative Director, CEO & Entrepreneur

Ron Ashtiani

Speakers

Topics include everything from running a business, publishing and marketing to art, technology and design

Tom Beardsmore

Tom Beardsmore

Coatsink, CEO

Tracey McGarrigan

Tracey McGarrigan

Ansible PR & Comms, CEO & Founder

Carri Cunliffe

Carri Cunliffe

Secret Sauce, Managing Director

Becky Jackson

Becky Jackson

Atomhawk, Client Services Director

Alex Peters

Alex Peters

SEGA Searchlight, Senior Vice President

Dante Buckley

Dante Buckley

Downpour Interactive, Founder

Gabrielle Kent

Gabrielle Kent

Writer and Narrative Consultant

Craig Duncan

Craig Duncan

Rare Ltd, Studio Head

Colin Macdonald

Colin Macdonald

All 4 Games, Director

Si Lumb

Si Lumb

BBC R&D, Senior Producer

George Osborn

George Osborn

UKIE, Head of Communications

Bob Makin

Bob Makin

SockMonkey, Managing Director

Event Schedule

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Registration and Networking10:00Great Hall, Discovery Museum
2Introduction and WelcomeCarri Cunliffe , George Osborn 10:45Great Hall, Discovery Museum
3Lessons from both sides of the pitching tableColin Macdonald 11:00Great Hall, Discovery Museum
4Creating Characters and Worlds without LimitsGabrielle Kent 11:25Great Hall, Discovery Museum
5Take a Chance: What I learned in Remote Game Development and VRDante Buckley 11:50Great Hall, Discovery Museum
6LUNCH12:15Great Hall, Discovery Museum
7Two Point Studios: A journey with SEGA SearchlightAlex Peters 13:15Great Hall, Discovery Museum
8The Value of Art Becky Jackson 13:40Great Hall, Discovery Museum
9Metamedia: What’s next in entertainmentSi Lumb 14:05Great Hall, Discovery Museum
10BREAK14:30Great Hall, Discovery Museum
11Think Long, Go Big; how a long tail marketing & PR strategy can help indies gain long term success.Tracey McGarrigan 15:00Great Hall, Discovery Museum
12Superhero leadership in gamesCraig Duncan 15:25Great Hall, Discovery Museum
13Panel: Brexit ExpectationsTom Beardsmore , George Osborn , Bob Makin 15:50Great Hall, Discovery Museum
14Closing remarksCarri Cunliffe 16:30Great Hall, Discovery Museum
15Networking & Expo16:40Great Hall, Discovery Museum
16Official Afterparty powered by Coatsink!18:00The Town Wall

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