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3100+ meetings take place at Game Connection in San Francisco

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Lyon, France - March 29, 2007 - Connection Events, a leading video game business event producer, announced today the results of Game Connection @ GDC 2007 and Game Connection Services. These two events brought in record numbers of both buyers and sellers spurring on the growth of the video game market. This GDC was the first time ever that service providers were able to market their wares at the same successful business event as developers and publishers to increase their sales. Both events were held at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March, 2007.

The huge number of exhibitors doubled the previous event's attendance from just last March. However, the larger number of companies did not harm Game Connection's ROI to either developers or publishers as evidenced by these attendees: "GC is an excellent way to bring buyers and sellers together for face to face meetings in one convenient place," said Mike Cucchiarella a Senior Producer at ValuSoft. DC Studios CEO, Mark Greenshields said "It is the must attend show -- period!" "Game Connection has allowed us the ability to introduce our studio to the major publishers without the distractions from the main expo and conference," said Alex Cruz , President of Maxum Games.

Game Connection @ GDC for developers and publishers brings together some of the industries largest names at one time to meet and make deals. This year the event brought in 102 exhibitors selling titles or technology, and over 500 attendees looking to buy. 90% of the top twenty publishers were represented, and just over 3100 meetings took place in two days. The event was truly international with representatives from 37 countries in attendance, up from 25 last year. Meanwhile, Game Connection Services saw 43 exhibitors meet with over 180 potential buyers.

"Game Connection brought developers and publishers together for over 3100 meetings this year and saw hundreds of deals get made," said Pierre Carde, General Director of Connection Events. "While our goal is to make it easy for companies to find the right customer and buyers to save time, we also see this as a new and important way to grow the video game industry as a whole."

The immense success of Game Connection at GDC 2007 further strengthens the global reach of Connection Events. The next event scheduled will be in Tokyo in September and should coincide with the Tokyo Game Show. Game Connection continues after that in Europe on December 4-6, 2007 in Lyon, France, an event equal in size to the one at GDC.

About Connection Events

Created in July 2006, the company is a spin-off of Lyon Game, which initially launched Game Connection Europe. Game Connection is a business convention for the video game industry, taking place in Lyon (France) in December, San Francisco (California, USA) in March during the Game Developers Conference, and in Asia. Game Connection provides several different services, all geared toward the same goals: matchmaking between developers and publishers, network building and enhancement, and examination of projects and companies.

Game Connection enables business meetings between professionals in the video game industry, regarding the creation and the financing of video games. The event provides game developers a real opportunity to show their game concepts and their development abilities. It also provides publishers the chance to maximize their time and meet many developers in just one place.

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