ASIA PACIFIC GAME SUMMIT

EVENT OVERVIEW

Asia Pacific Game Summit (APGS) dedicates to promoting Taiwan’s gaming industry, with the aim of expanding opportunities for international exchange among experts. Organized by Taipei Computer Association, APGS holds its annual conference alongside Taipei Game Show (TGS) each year and sporadically hosts themed salon events throughout the year. Since 2014, APGS has held more than 200 sessions, covering a wide range of topics including “Game Development”, “Indie Games”, “Game Operations and Marketing”, “Metaverse”, “Generative AI”, “Web3.0”, and “Blockchain”, featuring professional speakers from around the world.

 

#Highlight Speakers and Thousands of Audiences Gather at APGS

The annual conference gathers well-known game companies and award-winning studios to the stage, with over 2,000 audiences every year, exchanging perspectives and ideas internationally. In addition to the events in Taiwan, APGS expanded to Tokyo in 2016 and 2017 with game companies both from Taiwan and Japan to share insights into game development, marketing, and localization. In 2018 and 2019, APGS hosted the “eSports Panel” that overviewed the changes in the gaming industry from the industrial, governmental, and academic perspectives, and analyzed the role game developers and publishers, hardware brands, and eSports organizations play in the field of eSports. “Indie Salon” debuted in 2019 to act as a hub for indie game developers across the globe to share insights into game development and international marketing experience. “Indie Salon” aims to assist indie game developers and provide a platform to promote their works globally.

 

#Unveiling Future Trends, Exploring Cutting-Edge Technology

From 2022 to 2024, APGS collaborated with the Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency to host the "Metaverse Forum" annually. This forum brings together industry experts to delve into emerging technology trends like the Metaverse. Beyond examining the Metaverse landscape from multiple angles including industry, government, academia, and research, it also addresses topics like Web 3.0 and Generative AI. Participants exchange insights on current industry trends and collectively explore future directions for the Metaverse. In 2024, we also host a dedicated session "Emerging Technologies in Game Development". This session aimed to share immersive experiences that blend virtual and real worlds, while also discussing the challenges and lessons learned in game development with the integration of innovative technologies. Looking ahead, APGS aims to maintain its focus on the latest trends and technologies in the gaming and entertainment sectors. We plan to organize more engaging sessions in the future, offering audiences a deeper dive into the ever-evolving landscape of knowledge.

 

ORGANIZER INTRODUCTION

Taipei Computer Association (TCA), established in 1974, is the leading industrial organization in Taiwan. Its 4,000 members engage various segments of the information communication technology (ICT) industry such as software, hardware, semiconductors and components, manufacture, sales, network communication service, etc..
TCA facilitates the growth of the ICT industry by continuously seeking new opportunities and acting as a bridge to the government, academic, and general public, as well as a window for international professional bodies. Services provided by the Association will include activities such as international/domestic trade events, skills training, information, business networking, and more. Trade events such as the Taipei Game Show, Asia Pacific Game Summit, Smart City Summit & Expo, COMPUTEX TAIPEI, InnoVEX, IT Month and Edtech Taiwan are some of the major themed platforms that provide international business opportunities.