GamesIndustry.biz and the NLGD Foundation have agreed a partnership to collaborate on the organisation of next year's Festival of Games conference, taking place across April 28-29 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The deal will see GamesIndustry.biz assist in the creation of the conference programme, using its experience to identify the key industry issues that will be up for discussion.
"With GamesIndustry.biz, we have found an international partner that is able to help us attract the right speakers for our event. With our combined knowledge of the market, we are able to pinpoint trends and select boardroom knowledge for decision-makers from the entire industry," said Seth van der Meer, chairman of the NLGD Foundation.
And Phil Elliott, publisher of GamesIndustry.biz, added: "I'm delighted that we're going to be working with the NLGD Foundation on the Festival of Games. It's an event that's developed strongly, and can now be counted among the most important industry conferences on the European calendar.
"We look forward to leveraging our experience in the videogames business sector to help take it to the next level, and - in turn - sharing the knowledge and learning on offer at the event with our industry community."
More details on plans for the Festival of Games 2011 will be released in the coming months.