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Games Invest 2011 speakers and sponsors detailed

London Venture Partners, Sony, SEGA, NESTA and GAMESbrief confirmed for 22 Sept

London Venture Partners, Sony, SEGA, NESTA and GAMESbrief will all be in attendance at the Games Invest 2011 event taking place at the Eurogamer Expo on September 22 this year.

Sony, SEGA and London Venture Partners will be taking the role of investors, with NESTA providing sponsorship and GAMESbrief founder Nicholas Lovell giving a presentation entitled "Raising money for games: pitching your company, not your product".

The event is an opportunity for small to medium business to gain investment insights, network with investors and other businesses and pitch ideas to potential funders. Tickets are available online for £99 plus booking fee, which will include complete access to the Eurogamer Expo itself, as well as the GamesIndustry.biz career fair.

Companies are invited to apply for formal 30 minute meetings with the investors attending, and will be informed of successful applications by Monday 19 September at the latest. Application forms for the formal 30 minute slots will be provided with ticket purchase confirmation.

Opportunities for informal meetings on the day will also be available, including a networking lunch.

"Games Invest is a great opportunity for London Venture Partners to meet with games and technology companies seeking investment," said Phil Harrison, general partner of London Venture Partners. "Both investors and games companies benefit from the informal networking and structured meeting schedule."

The Eurogamer Expo takes place from 22-25 September, 2011 in the main hall at Earl's Court and will include the GamesIndustry.biz career fair, giving students and graduates alike the chance to meet with leading industry employers.

Further details, including more investors, speakers and features, will be announced in the next few weeks.