Video Games Canada 2021-2022

Take your video game business to the next level!

Join us for Video Games Canada this summer and be one of the 40-50 Canadian independent video game developers to participate in Pocket Gamer Connects Digital 2021 and DevCom Developer Conference 2021 !

Video Games Canada 2021 is presented by the Canadian Interactive Alliance (CIAIC), a not-for-profit trade association that serves as the voice of Canada’s interactive digital media industry. Comprised of more than 3,000 companies and employing 50,000 Canadians, the interactive media industry generates over $4 billion in annual revenue. CIAIC’s membership is comprised of Canada’s eight existing provincial interactive digital media trade organizations.​

In partnership with the CEIM, get the chance to increase your visibility thanks to individual coaching and business support by their experts and increase your chance of success during the trade missions!


July 12-16, 2021 POCKET GAMER CONNECTS DIGITAL
See over 250 expert speakers  and meet over 1,500 attending professionals from across the games industry and take part in digital versions of fringe events like the Big Indie Pitch and Careers Week!

August 23-27, 2021 DEVCOM DEVELOPER CONFERENCE
DevCom offers a wide range of events and sessions for international game developers, game publishers and services providers. #ddc2021 will be 100% digital and offer a Conference Program, a Business Program, unlimited matchmaking (24/7), networking activities and events, « Pitch it ! » the advanced developers and publishers matchmaking, DevCom’s Daily Twitch Show, and more !

Eligibility criteria :

  • Video game developer established in Canada, with majority Canadian ownership 
  • Strong export potential
  • At early commercialization stage
  • With annual revenues of less than 5 million $
There are limited places available, so sign up today!
Click here to register

Learn more about these opportunities for ALL companies regardless of participation at DevCom.   

Complementary to the CIAIC mission, the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is also offering:

1. Upcoming Webinar

Topic: Opportunities for Canadian companies through the Canadian video gaming mission to Germany (gamescom/devcom)
Summary: Overview of activities supported by the Trade Commissioner Service outlined below with your Q&A
Date: Thursday, July 8 at 8am PST / 11am EST / 5pm CEST

Register for the webinar here.

2. MeetToMatch – The Cologne Edition

MeetToMatch is the preferred B2B platform in the gaming industry. The Cologne Edition will be held August 25-27, 2021, coinciding with gamescom and devcom. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is taking place virtually, but still allows you to meet all the most relevant publishers, investors, and developers, that would normally be present on the trade show floor in Cologne.

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is offering Canadian gaming companies, associations, and partners, FREE accounts to the MeetToMatch platform. Registration is currently limited to one free account per company. Account requests will be verified. If your company or organization requires additional accounts, please write to [email protected]

Request your free MeetToMatch account here!

3. Pitch Sessions

The Trade Commissioner Service will be hosting three pitch sessions directly on the MeetToMatch platform. To participate in the pitch sessions, you must be registered for MeetToMatch – The Cologne Edition (see above).

Each pitch session will focus on a different gaming platform and/or business model. Sessions will be moderated by a gaming industry veteran and include a jury of selected publishers. Pitches will be 5 minutes each and followed by a Q+A period. Selection will be made on the recommendation of our regional offices and partners (provincial governments and regional/national associations).

Express your interest in pitching here!

Any questions ? Do not hesitate to email : [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]