XP Gaming Inc, the organisers of the XP Game Developer Summit, are proud to announce major partnerships with video game industry leaders including Ubisoft, Behaviour Interactive, AMD, AWS, Gameloft, and Certain Affinity for the upcoming conference to be held at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, 20April to 21April, 2023.

The XP Game Developer Summit is Canada’s premier business-to-business video game conference. Known for their global networking opportunities, world-class speakers, exclusive panels, and tailored workshops, the summit is designed to support Canada’s $5.5 billion video game sector.

“The XP Game Developer Summit couldn’t exist without the support of these industry titans. They’re part of the very foundation of the Canadian video game sector. And for smaller studios, it’s incredibly important to be able to connect with these industry pillars and learn from them,” says XP Gaming founder Jason Lepine.

XP Game Developer Summit partner, Ubisoft, has inspired generations of video game developers as an industry-leading AAA developer and publisher, establishing itself over 25 years ago in Canada with studios now in Halifax, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. They will be on hand to speak with developers, join in panels, and look forward to featuring winners from their Ubisoft Indie Series; the annual competition for independent game development studios with cash prizes, mentorship, and tools.

“We have a thriving and dynamic industry around us, and the XP Game Developer Summit is a testament to that. As Canada’s largest B2B video game conference, it’s a key moment for us to come together as an industry to share our expertise, while also showcasing the leadership, innovation, and creativity of studios and developers in Canada to the world,” said Ubisoft director of corporate affairs Julien Lavoie.

These industry leaders will join over a dozen publishers and international investors who will be at the XP Game Developer Summit to connect with everyone. AAA, AA, and indie studios can pitch their projects, get the support they need, build their network, and learn from some of the top companies in the industry.

To help foster Canadian gaming industry connections and discover new business opportunities, preeminent event platform provider, MeetToMatch, will be on-hand to deliver targeted networking and business-to-business experiences.

And of course in addition to these tremendous networking opportunities the XP Game Developer Summit 2023 features:

  • Targeted networking provided by MeetToMatch
  • Global business networking with studios and publishers
  • Business and technical dedicated panels
  • Canada’s Largest Game Showcase
  • Business Lounge
  • The brand new Esports Lounge
  • And more!

The XP Game Developer Summit is the centre point of a perfect storm of game industry events. In partnership with XP Gaming, the Level Up Showcase takes place 19April and will feature games designed by post-secondary students from across Ontario. On 20April, Interactive Ontario is hosting the IO Connect Evening Networking Mixer for Interactive Ontario members, select XP pass holders, and special guests. And the Canadian Game Awards will celebrate Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment on 20April to 21April.