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Disney to keynote GI Live: London’s digital day

The entertainment giant’s Sean Shoptaw will talk about working with developers of all sizes

The Walt Disney Company’s Sean Shoptaw, who is senior vice president for Global Games & Interactive Experiences, will open GI Live: London on the digital day.

Taking part in an online Q&A with GamesIndustry.biz, Shoptaw will discuss how Disney works with games companies of all sizes, including indie teams. The firm announced this weekend it was working with two indie developers in Bithell Games and Dlala on a new Tron title and Mickey Mouse adventure.

Disney joins a bumper line-up of major speakers, which also includes PlayStation, Valve, Xbox, Yogscast, Twitch, Rare and many more. You can book your tickets here.

GI Live: London takes place September 21st– 22nd at London Excel alongside the EGX consumer show. The digital-only meetings day takes place on Tuesday, September 20th. All talks will be streamed online.

Other speakers include PlayStation Indies boss Shuhei Yoshida, Hiro Capital’s Sir Ian Livingstone, Rare studio boss Craig Duncan, Gina Jackson OBE, Interior/Night's Caroline Marchal, Valve’s Alden Kroll, and Aurora Agency’s Dawn Paine. You can see the full list of speakers here.

More than 40 investors and publishers have signed up to the event, with many looking to meet with independent creators.

Attendees include Valve, ID@Xbox, Hiro Capital, Square Enix Collective, Sega, Curve, Frontier, Makers Fund, Creative Enterprise, Marvelous Europe, PlayStack, Team17, TinyBuild, Tripwire Interactive, Twitch, Wired Productions, Working Capital Management, Wizards of the Coast, with many more to be announced.

Firms attending the digital day only include 101XP, Amplifier Game Invest, Bandai Namco, Blitworks, Boombit, Good Shepherd, Google, Hidden Trap, HoYoVerse, JanduSoft, Kakao Games, Lessmore, Plaion, Ripples Asia Venture, Skystone Games and Tencent.

A digital ticket is also available and includes access to the digital meeting system for Tuesday, September 20th, plus links to watch the talks online. Our physical ticket includes complete access to the entire three days (plus 4-day access to EGX), and lunch.

Companies can also book a permanent meeting table, which they can use across the entire two days of the event to host meetings. All tickets are on sale here.

Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact George Corner.