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Australian games conference announced

The Game Developer's Association of Australia has announced details of a new industry conference, designed to facilitate the development of partnerships with Asian Pacific firms.

The Game Developers' Association of Australia has announced details of a new industry conference designed to facilitate the development of partnerships with Asian Pacific firms.

The conference has been created on the back of a successful E3 conference for the GDAA, through which deals worth AU$ 7.2 million (4.2 million Euro) have been struck, with further rapid growth expected over the coming two years.

Evelyn Richardson, GDAA president and CEO, commented: "This is about embracing the Asia Pacific and recognising it as a powerful business environment from which Australian companies can leverage for global growth, building strategic alliances and growing our core skills base."

The inaugural Game Connect: Asia Pacific conference will be held in Brisbane and is scheduled to run over three days from November 30th - December 2nd, 2006. Organisers have stated that the venue will rotate each year to encompass key Australian cities.

Supported by major industry players including Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, the conference is designed to provide local developers with networking opportunities and to share knowledge and best practice as the industry migrates towards the next-generation of console hardware.

"The Conference will provide delegates with powerful information, tools and contacts designed to support them during this period of unprecedented transition with the shift to next-gen, global consolidation, and escalating development costs," Richardson added.

More information on the event, including sponsors, speakers and registration information will be posted regularly on the GDAA website.

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