Speaker line-up unveiled for Ireland’s games industry conference ‘NEXUS by GamerFest’ taking place in Dublin on 18th October 2023

Speaker line-up unveiled for Ireland’s games

industry conference ‘NEXUS by GamerFest’ taking

place in Dublin on 18th October 2023


  • 200 game developers, publishers, investors and service providers will gather to explore the Irish and global games industry ecosystem


  • Participating companies include Delta Partners, Goodbody, Romero Games, Testronic, EPIC Games and War Ducks


Up to 200 industry leaders and professionals from the Irish and global gaming ecosystem are set to attend NEXUS by GamerFest, Ireland’s first games industry conference, in Dublin next month.


The event will offer game developers, publishers, investors and service providers the opportunity to explore the Irish and global games industry and the incredible opportunities for job creation and economic growth for Ireland. Attendees will also have the chance to hear from industry thought leaders and engage in valuable knowledge-sharing and networking.


Taking place in One Windmill Lane in the Dublin Docklands on Wednesday 18th October, NEXUS will welcome leading industry game developers and investors who will discuss a range of topics such as the journey to investment for games companies, Ireland’s new Digital Games Tax Credit, foreign direct investment opportunities and the continued growth and success of the sector in an Irish context. Ireland’s leading independent game developers will also showcase new gaming titles and highlight future investment opportunities.


Speakers already confirmed for NEXUS include:


  • Brenda Romero – CEO, Romero Games
  • John Romero – Chief Creative Officer, Romero Games
  • Nikki Lannen – CEO, War Ducks
  • Rich Barnwell – Partner at Delta Partners
  • Adam Keating – Senior VP Sales and Marketing, Testronic
  • Patrick O’Donnell – Senior Equity Analyst in Technology, Goodbody
  • Ian Kehoe – Editor, The Currency
  • Kevin Adanan – Course Director, Pulse College


NEXUS has been created by the team behind GamerFest, Ireland’s leading consumer gaming and esports festival. Since its establishment six years ago, GamerFest has welcomed over 25,000 visitors to its Irish events to experience all things gaming – including the latest gaming releases from Irish developers and international partners including Ubisoft, 2K Games, SEGA and Warner Bros. Visitors to GamerFest events also experience a huge range of additional gaming content including multiple live stages, esports tournaments, VR tech and sim racing.


NEXUS by GamerFest takes place the same week as GamerFest Winter, which is happening in the RDS, Dublin on the weekend of 21st and 22nd October, with 6,000 gamers from across Ireland and beyond expected in attend.


NEXUS by GamerFest CEO Stuart Dempsey says: “Our new NEXUS games industry conference is a unique opportunity to shine a light on the incredible talent and potential of the Irish games industry. We see the opportunity for this space to drive significant economic growth and job creation in Ireland for years to come and in conjunction with all industry stakeholders, we believe that NEXUS can play an important part in this exciting journey.


NEXUS will facilitate invaluable knowledge sharing and networking amongst developers, studios, publishers, service providers and investors. With the value of the global games industry set to reach a valuation of $385bn, allied to the wonderful talent we have in this country, Ireland is ideally positioned to benefit from this thriving global industry.”


NEXUS by GamerFest – 9am to 3pm on the 18th October 2023 at

1 Windmill Lane, Dublin 2


Standard ticket prices start at €145 and discounted developer ticket cost €45

Tickets available at www.nexusdublin.ie

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