LONDON and DOUGLAS, Isle of Man (September 1, 2004) - The Isle of Man, located in the British Isles and internationally recognized for its pro-business environment, announced today it is attending the European Games Network (EGN) and ECTS to meet with North American and European companies interested in joining its growing technology community. Interactive entertainment and technology companies headquartered on the Isle of Man continue to experience success due to innovative government policies and a vibrant business economy.
"The Isle of Man offers the ideal business environment for interactive entertainment companies," said Richard Holmes, chief executive officer of IncaGold. "As more and more technology companies move to the Isle of Man, the synergies increase. The Isle of Man is becoming a European interactive entertainment hub similar to the way Boston, San Francisco, Austin and Research Triangle Park, North Carolina have become technology centers within the United States."
The Isle of Man has invested heavily in its technology infrastructure and offers state-of-the-art telecommunications and networking support throughout the Island. The country was Europe's first 3G mobile service testing center and one of the first countries to receive high-speed ADSL technology.
"The Isle of Man offers tremendous support for entrepreneurial companies and is focused on ensuring that corporations and individuals experience financial success," said Tim Craine, director of the E-business division for the Isle of Man. "IncaGold is one of the many success stories among interactive entertainment and technology companies with operations on the Isle of Man. Through proactive government policies and a strong business environment, we have developed a core technology community that is now attracting other firms from across North America and around the world."
In addition to offering a favorable legal and tax environment for companies considering the Isle of Man, the government provides special grants to assist corporations with a variety of set-up and operating costs. Individuals attending the European Games Network or ECTS and are interested in learning more about the Isle of Man, should contact Amy Hilaman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (001) 919-863-2393 ext. 211 or at 07768 777 759.
EGN, an international interactive entertainment event in Europe, is being held during the same time period as ECTS and has been structured to complement E3 as a Fall event. EGN offers a high-level networking opportunity for industry leaders to discuss future trends and effective strategies. In conjunction with Game Stars Live and The European Developers' Forum, EGN will provide exhibitors and attendees an opportunity to experience business-to-business, consumer and developer events simultaneously in one facility. For more information on EGN and the partnering events contact Amy Hilaman or visit www.europeangamesnetwork.co.uk.
About the Isle of Man
Located just a few miles from the United Kingdom and situated in the center of the British Isles, the Isle of Man is an internally self-governing Crown Dependency, however, separate from the United Kingdom. The Island is recognized worldwide for its pro-business legislation and fully supports the growth of technology companies. The Isle of Man's colorful heritage, diverse scenic beauty, enhanced by many annual cultural events, hotel, conference and leisure facilities provides the basis for a long-established tourist and film industry. With excellent educational, health and social amenities, the Isle of Man provides a unique quality of life, which is appreciated and treasured by all its residents both old and new. For additional information on the Isle of Man visit http://www.isleofman.com and to learn more about its e-business division, visit http://www.ebusiness.gov.im.
Amy Hilaman, ClearImage (for Isle of Man)
(001) 919-863-2393 ext. 211 (office)
(001) 919-412-4485 (cell)
07768 777 759 (UK cell)