News's ChinaJoy 2017 party and networking guide

Keep up with all the best networking opportunities with this handy list's ChinaJoy 2017 party and networking guide

The Chinese games industry is kind of a big deal these days, so it’s no wonder hundreds of thousands of consumers and industry experts are all flocking to Chinajoy on July 27th to 30th 2017.

It’s an enormous event complete with a games exhibition, the China Game Developer Conference, World Mobile Game Conference and even a Cosplay Carnival.

Party on

So once you’re through with the hustle and bustle of the day, you might want to take what energy you have left and relax at a good ole party. Maybe even have a drink or two. Then before you know it it’s 3am, you’ve been dancing for two hours, there’s a tiger in the bathroom and you’ve got to be up early for an 8am breakfast meeting.

Rinse and repeat.

So to help you safely navigate ChinaJoy and Shanghai, we’ve put together a handy party and networking guide.

Know of any other parties we've not mentioned? Let us know in the comments or email and we'll get them added!

Tuesday July 25th

Dome Entertainment Party

When: 5pm
Where: Tian Yan, 1162 Waimalu Road
More info: Dome is a mobile games publisher, which is now launching a new VR games platform and is looking for VR games from both international and domestic developers.

Wednesday July 26th

Executive and Investor Dinner ChinaJoy 2017

When: 7pm to 10pm
Where: Kerry Hotel, 1388 Huamu Rd, ShiJi GongYuan, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 201204
How: Eventbrite
Cost: Invitation only
More info: For invited ChinaJoy 2017 Executives and Investors only.

Thursday July 27th

Jazz it Up Party (Mobvista and Adjust)

When: 8pm to 11pm
Where: Yang Jiadou Pier, Yangjiadu Ferry, Zhangyang Road No.1, Pudong New District, Shanghai
How: Scan the QR code here
Cost: Free
More info: Join Mobvista on a cruise ship night at Yang Jiadou pier for a jazz night with tasty drinks, good music, and nice company! Remember to bring your business cards for a great networking night.

Paymentwall's Mixed Reality Executive Party

When: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: The House of Roosevelt, Sky Bar, 27 Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, 200002
How: Eventbrite
Cost: Free
More info: 300 people limit. The event takes place in The House of Roosevelt, Sky Bar at the top floor. The Roosevelt Sky Bar offers the best views in Shanghai - with panoramic vistas over the entire length of the Bund, Huangpu River, and the Pudong skyscrapers.

East2west Games Artwork Show & Party (Overseas boutique (independent) game night)

When: 7pm to 11:00pm
Where:Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China, Shanghai, Hongkou, Duolun Famous Cultural Person St, 多伦路27
How: EventDove
Cost: Free
More info: Music, food, drink and networking with domestic and overseas games industry professionals.

Y&M ChinaJoy Party

When: 8:30pm to 12am
Where: M1NT Club, 24 floor, Fuzhou Road No.318, Huangpu district, Shanghai
How: Eventbrite
Cost: Free
More info: DJs, magicians, body painters, drinks and networking. It’s all here.

Friday July 28th

The Big Indie Pitch @ ChinaJoy 2017 sponsored by iDreamSky

When: 6pm to 9pm
Where: Luxury Living, The Bund, Huangpu District, Lane 505, No.13,8/F, Shanghai
How: Eventbrite
Cost: Free
More info: Come join us for networking and pitching in one of the most undiscovered and exciting markets on the planet, as we once again put the spotlight on some of the world's best indie developers.

KamaGames & Pocket Gamer High Roller VIP Party @ ChinaJoy 2017

When: 8pm to 12am
Where: Luxury Living, The Bund, Huangpu District, Lane 505, No.13,8/F, Shanghai
How: Eventbrite
Cost: Free
More info: The event offers a great opportunity to network with the Pocket Gamer and KamaGames – as well as co-organiser CiGA – teams, enjoy drinks, food, blackjack, and generally party the night away.

Party in the Sky

When: 7pm to 10pm
Where: Bar Rouge (7/F, No.18, Shanghai Bund)
How: EventDove
Cost: Free
More info: Guests will receive a special gift at the door. Arrive on time as these gifts are first come, first serve until we run out.


Got a party you'd like to add or networking hotspot you think should be included? Let us know in the comments or email and we'll get them added!

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Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.