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Global Game Summit Party Reaches Pacific Rim and Beyond


LOS ANGELES, California - May 23, 2006 - Over 80 CEO's and industry leaders from around the world gathered on the patio at Cuidad Restaurant during the week of E3 to be part of Evergreen Events' Global Games Summit Reception: Focus on Emerging Markets. Prior to a panel discussion, each attendee was able to mingle and network with other global business leaders from countries including India, China, Brazil, Argentina, and Russia. Attendees also received copies of a special report prepared by Pearl Research for the event: Critical Success Factors: Online Games Market in India.

Many felt the reception was hands above other content at E3. Kristina Erickson, Case Manager for enterpriseSeattle, lauded the event: "The reception for the Global Game Summit launch was a resounding success. Many attendees raved that it was the best content that they have heard at any panel discussion in years."

The reception was the brainchild of James Hursthouse, CEO of Online Game Services, and Global Games Summit Chair. According to Hursthouse, "A number of markets are being described as 'the next China' - including South America, India and Eastern Europe. Is 2006 the year to make a move into these markets? What are the challenges and opportunities that await? Which companies are the major players? Our panel provided answers to these and other questions in an interactive session on doing business in emerging markets."

The panel discussion was moderated by Jason Robar, VP of Worldwide Studios at Secret Lair Studios, and included panelists Mohit Anand, Country Manager for the Entertainment and Devices Division of Microsoft India, Erik Bethke, Founder and CEO of Seoul-based GoPets Ltd, Alexander K. Marquez, Director, Strategic Investments, Intel Capital, Intel Corporation, Monte Singman, Founder and CEO of Radiance Digital Entertainment, and Tarquinio Teles, CEO of Hoplon Infotainment.

The reception is a precursor to the Global Games Summit 2007, a full conference that Evergreen Events will be holding in Seattle, WA during the summer of 2007. "This is just a taste of what is to come, and it was the perfect springboard to the GGS in Seattle next year" according to Erickson. The Global Games Summit is designed to be an exclusive business development forum, bringing together senior game industry executives from around the world to network and explore issues relating to the development and distribution of digital games in a global marketplace. Attendees will enjoy three days participating in an exclusive forum for starting, and furthering strategic alli­ances and business partnerships in a luxury resort atmosphere.

The Global Games Summit Reception was sponsored by Radiance Digital Entertainment, IBM, BigWorld Pty Ltd., Online Game Services, Brazilian Software Softex/Apex Brazil, The Game Initiative, Pearl Research, and enterpriseSeattle.

About Evergreen Events
Evergreen Events, (, is dedicated to the enrichment of the games industry through innovative, high-quality conferences that are both informative as well as connective. Our directors have over seven years of conference experience. We specialize in planning, organizing, managing, and directing high quality conferences, trade exhibitions, and events for specialized industries and interests. Evergreen's upcoming conferences include the Global Games Summit Reception at E3, the Sex in Video Games Conference, and Seattle Art Link events.

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