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ELSPA, Tiga and the CMP Game Group, Producers of the Game Developers Conference, Announce the London Games Summit.

Registration for Europe's definitive games industry seminar for industry executives and business managers opens today.

4th July 2006. London. Trade bodies ELSPA and TIGA, along with the CMP Game Group, announced today that registration for the London Games Summit is now open. The London Games Summit will be held on the 4th & 5th October, 2006 at the BAFTA headquarters in Piccadilly. The Summit will offer two days of thought-provoking content from visionary business leaders in the games industry and keynote speeches from UK government ministers. The content will explore business issues, strategies and opportunities for maximizing the expanding game market across all platforms and will be the definitive event for industry executives and business managers in Europe. Michael Rawlinson, Managing Director, ELSPA commented, "The London Games Summit will offer a platform for the industry to demonstrate its growing status as a credible and thriving part of our culture and the world of entertainment." "This event is aimed at the key players of the present and the future and offers a unique environment in which to cultivate and grow individual businesses and our industry as a whole," added Nikkan Woodhouse, International Trade and Export Advisor, Tiga. The London Games Summit, programmed by leading industry conference specialist the CMP Game Group, producers of the Game Developers Conference, will form a critical part of the London Games Festival, a week-long series of events to be held in the capital beginning the 2nd October. The week will also feature the CMP Game Group's GDC London - a conference focussed exclusively on advanced techniques in game development; the London Game Career Fair presented by Gamasutra.com, Eurogamer.net and Gamesindustry.biz; the London Content, Outsourcing and Middleware Market, presented by Tiga; and BAFTA's British Academy Video Games Awards. Jamil Moledina, Executive Director, CMP Game Group added, "The game industry is going through a series of transitions, regarding models of distribution and financing, emerging industry-broadening and next-generation development, as well as heightening political impact. As leading publisher, developer, and game conference organizations, it was incumbent upon us to pool our resources and deliver an event that would present those leaders with articulate visions for succeeding through these transitions." To register for this event please visit: http://www.londongamessummit.co.uk Register on or before the 15th September and save 20%. For further information on speaking and sponsorship opportunities at the London Games Summit please contact: Rose Federoff, +1 415, 947-6232, rfederoff@cmp.com About ELSPA ( www.elspa.com) ELSPA (The Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association) was founded in 1989 to establish a specific and collective identity for the computer and video games industry. Membership includes almost all companies concerned with the publishing and distribution of interactive leisure software in the UK. ELSPA's activities include: Official Chart and Industry Reports, Anti-Piracy UK and EU, PR and Communication, Events. http://www.elspa.com About Tiga ( www.tiga.org) Tiga is the UK trade association representing the business, commercial and political interests of game developers to government, the EU, publishers and financiers. Tiga aims to benefit its members' businesses and creative interests by encouraging a better climate for investment in games, best business practices, industry dialogue and favourable terms with publishers. About the CMP Game Group ( www.cmpgame.com) A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the CMP Game Group offers market-defining content, and drives community through the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, the Webby Award winning Gamasutra.com, GDC London, the London Games Summit, the Serious Games Summit D.C., GDC Mobile, GDC Europe, the Independent Games Festival, the Game Developers Choice Awards, GDCTV, and GDC Focus on event series. For more information, please visit www.cmpgame.com. About CMP Technology ( www.cmp.com) CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media ( http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.
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