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#XmasJKL 2018 - The Finnish Game Industry Seminar - Nov 14th, 2018

#XmasJKL – The Game Industry and Business Seminar is the annual game business seminar in Jyväskylä, Central Finland.

Seminar speakers, networking and business in an open, relaxed event. Learn, share, co-operate!

The seminar and the after party will be held at Tanssisali Lutakko.

Organized by Expa Game Business Co-Operative

Let’s make awesome game business!


#XmasJKL 2018 - Speakers

Mika Rahko Futureplay XmasJKL
Mika Rahko, Futureplay
Lauri Vuohensilta hydraulicpresschannel XmasJKL
Lauri Vuohensilta, Hydraulic Press Channel
adam sporka XmasJKL
Adam Sporka, Adaptive Music Designer, Kingdom Come Deliverance
Mirella Keto Ubisoft RedLynx XmasJKL
Mirella Keto, Ubisoft RedLynx
Jussi Immonen, Nitro Games
Timo Soininen, CEO, Small Giant Games

#XmasJKL 2018 - After Party Performers

#XmasJKL 2018 - Schedule

The Seminar

Tanssisali Lutakko

The attendees’ registration begins

The demonstration area opens

10.45 – 11.00
The welcome word by Tuomas Roininen, chairman, and Sasu Louke, vicechairman, Expa Game Business Co-Operative

11.00 – 11.10
The opening words by Suvi Vuojolainen, Business and Marketing Manager, Business Jyväskylä, City of Jyväskylä

11.10 – 11.55
Lauri Vuohensilta, Hydraulic Press Channel, Mobile game advertising on Youtube through influencer’s eyes

11.55 – 12.10
A break

Mirella Keto, Head of Organizational Development, Ubisoft RedLynx, Breaking boundaries by bringing people together

12.55 – 13.10
A break

13.10 – 13.55
Timo Soininen, CEO, Small Giant Games, How a small game team was able to climb to Top 10 grossing positions globally

13.55 – 14.55
The lunch and networking

14.55 – 15.40
Jussi Immonen, COO, Nitro Games, Cooking with gasoline – self-publishing on next level

15.40 – 15.55
A break

15.55 – 16.40
Adam Sporka, Adaptive Music Designer, Kingdom Come Deliverance, Adaptive Music in Video Games

16.40 – 16.55
A break

16.55 – 17.40
Mika Rahko, Co-Founder, Futureplay, Bringing a multiplayer online competitive casual arena (MOCCA) game to life

The demonstration area closes

The After Party

Tanssisali Lutakko

The doors open

Hydraulic Press Channel

The Next Level Awards


22.45 – 23.15
VJ Jukka Varsaluoma & DJ Minttu Hopeasuo

The doors close and to the night club Freetime we go…


#XmasJKL 2018 - Tickets

Academic Pass

  • Grants access to the seminar and to the after party
  • Includes 2 drink tickets and lunch

Price  55 € (Early Bird 50 €)

Prices includes VAT 10%

Business Pass

  • Grants access to the seminar and to the after party
  • Includes 2 drink tickets and lunch

Price  95 € (Early Bird 85 €)

Prices includes VAT 10%


  • Grants access to the seminar and to the after party
  • Includes 3 drink tickets, lunch and special surprise

Price  155 € (Early Bird 125 €)

 Prices includes VAT 10%

#XmasJKL 2018 - The hotel offer

Hotel Milton

Special HOTEL OFFER from Hotelli Milton to #XmasJKL visitors!

Book at www.hotellimilton.com
Discount code: XmasJKL

Room prices:

One-person room á 80,00€ /night
Two-person room á 110,00€ /night
Three-person room á 129,00€ /night

inc. breakfast and evening sauna!

#XmasJKL 2018 - Partners

Expa Logo XmasJKL