Studio Managers Summit

The Studio Managers Summit is your chance to connect with other game development industry managers, share ideas and knowledge, learn more about the GDSR, and explore various tools, platforms, technologies, and approaches used by different studios.

The meeting will take place on the first day of the conference, August 31st, from 1-5pm, on Level 1 Tākina , 50 Cable Street, Wellington.

After a short introduction and update from NZGDA, we will organise huddles to connect you with studios of similar sizes. These huddles will be led by board members or larger studio managers. Following the huddles, there will be a panel discussion on emerging technologies and tools. Subsequently, another huddle will be conducted to address the challenges currently faced by studios. Your invitation will grant you access to a Jamboard, where you can contribute your problems, challenges, or offer assistance to other managers. The Jamboard will help curate the huddles that focus on common challenges and problems.

There will be an opportunity to socialise with your colleagues after the summit over nibbles and drinks, leading up to the sponsors and speakers event in the early evening.

Please note that the Studio Managers Summit is an exclusive “by invitation only” event for NZGDA studio members. If you would like to attend and don’t yet have an invitation yet, please email