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Game Connection Europe 2010

Lyon to host gathering of industry bigwigs in November.

August 26th, 2010 – Lyon, France. Game Connection Europe is back with its 10th edition in Lyon, France, November 16th to 18th, 2010 and announces 4 additional featured events. Game Connection has a history of bringing together leaders in the video game industry, and these four events will to expand visitors networking circles and help them connect.

In less than three months, the entire interactive entertainment community will be welcomed to the most effective and productive business event in the industry. Lyon will once again be the international center stage for experienced developers, cutting edge service providers, powerhouse publishers, and worldwide distribution partners. The trade show addresses all platforms, all genres, all services in one place and with one goal: to get business done.

For the last past years, the trade show has shaped itself into reflecting the latest market tendencies, with special focus on Online, Social and Casual games. With the upcoming event, Game Connection will provide an even broader international scope in sharpening its audiences and cover more areas of the video game market. With the launch of four additional events, Game Connection will respond to every game industry leader’s concerns or needs, from premiering projects and raising funds, to improving professionals’ individual skills and connecting national trade organizations to one another.

Game Connection Europe 2010 now features:

Game Connection Selected Projects Where 20 innovative projects will be unveiled

Game Connection Selected Projects celebrates creative skills and technical innovations. Opportunities will be offered to 20 nominated companies with exciting ideas and top talent to premiere their projects to key decision makers through Game Connection network. This program is based on originality and is open to anyone with projects that have never been presented before. Applications can be posted here: http://www.game-connection.com/selectedprojects

Game Connection Invest Where companies pitch investors to raid funds

Game Connection Invest will welcome VCs from all over the world who are eager to invest in the industry. No less than 20 companies will be selected to present in front of major investors and find support with fund raising issues. Nominees will have the guarantee to get visibility and the opportunity to initiate promising business meetings.

GameIndustrySupport.org Work together in developing the Game Industry

With no less than 40 countries represented at each event, Game Connection is proud to bring together national trade organizations via its network: Game Industry Support.org. The event will honor the venue of international institutions discussing issues of awareness in developing the industry.

Game Connection Master Classes Where you will take it to the next level

Game Connection Master Classes, taught by industry luminaries will be held in Lyon, France, from November 15th through 18th, 2010. The tracks will focus on business development, marketing, pitching and negotiating. More info on: http://www.gameconnectionmasterclasses.com/

Beyond its extended network of 400+ attending companies per event and its effective business meeting format (30 minutes of back-to-back meeting), Game Connection’s unique effectiveness resides in its proprietary Meeting Application. Based on ten years of proven experience, the application is all about matchmaking and online scheduling that facilitates connections between visitors and exhibitors even before the event begins.

Game Connection Europe is a must-attend event with many innovations which will be a profitable experience of each attendee. More information is available on www.game-connection.com.


Save the dates!

Early Bird rates end on September 4th, 2010.

Applications for Game Connection Invest are due on October 5th, 2010.

Applications for Game Connection Selected Projects are due on October 10th, 2010.

Game Connection Master Classes: Monday through Thursday, November 15th to 18th, 2010.

Game Connection Europe: Tuesday, November 16th to Thursday, November 18th, 2010.

Key attendees

1C Publishing - 2K Games - 2pay - 505 Games - Activision-Blizzard - Akella - Allopass - Apple - Astrum Nival - Big Ben Interactive - Bigpoint - Black Bean Games - Blitz Games - Bug Tracker - Capcom - CCP - Codemasters - Crowdstar - D3 Publisher - DaoTec Deep Silver - Disney Interactive Studios - Disney Online - Playdom - dtp Entertainment - Electronic Arts - Emergent - Enzyme - Epic Games - Eutechnyx - Focus Home Interactive - Foundation 9 - Galanet - Gameforge - GOA – Google - Gravity - Hansoft - I-Play - K2 Network - King.com - Konami - Mail@ru - Majesco - Metaboli - Microsoft Game Studios - MTV Networks - Namco Bandai - Ncsoft – Nexon - Nickelodeon - Nintendo - Noviy Disk - Oberon Media - Pan Vision - Perfect World - Quantic Dream - Real Networks - Rebellion - RTL Interactive - SCEE - Sega - Shanda - Southpeak Interactive - Square Enix - Tencent - THQ – Ubisoft - Virtuos - WildTangent - Xpec - Zeebo - Zong – Zynga.

For additional information, please contact:

Sophott Chhun, Communication & Marketing Manager, Connection Events


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