Record attendance for the Develop:Brighton conference

Record attendance for the Develop:Brighton conference
Sean Cleaver

By Sean Cleaver

July 19th 2017 at 2:35PM

Conference organiser, Tandem Events, announce over 2000 attendes came to the show

Tandem Events, the organiser behind the Develop:Brighton conference has announced that this year saw a record attendance with a 7.5 per cent rise in attendees.

Over the three day conference, which started with the Evolve:Brighton track on Tuesday, July 11th, had 2,171 people visit, which is the most in the conference's 12 year run.

The start of the conference had a keynote with Magic Leap's Graeme Devine, which you can read more about here, before Brenda and John Romero delivered Wednesday's opening keynotes for Develop and Japanese developer Tetsuya Mizuguchi started the final day with his keynote.

“I’d like to thank all our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for making this year’s Develop:Brighton such a success,” said Tandem Events managing director, Andy Lane. “Each year we strive to improve and deliver an event that provides the game development community with the opportunity to learn, network and be inspired and we intend to continue on this journey.”

The news comes with the announcement of the Develop:VR conference on November 9th at London's Olympia venue with Sony Interactive Entertainment joining as a headline sponsor.

Last week also saw the 15th annual Develop Awards on July 12th, our very own celebration of the games industry, which gave awards the best of games development and the industry over the last 12 months. You can read the list of winners here.