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Merel to present investment review at Shanghai World Expo

Five free invitations to event on offer to readers from IBIS director

New monthly columnist, IBIS Capital director Tim Merel, is to present the latest version of his Global Video Games Investment Review at this year's Shanghai World Expo, UK Pavilion - and he's offering five readers free passes to the invitation-only event.

The session and following meetings will focus on both Chinese companies and investors operating internationally, as well as international companies and investors seeking to co-operate with Chinese firms within the country itself.

"I'm grateful to have been asked to talk to some of China's greatest games companies, media companies and investors in their home country, and in particular at the spectacular Shanghai Expo UK Pavilion," said Merel.

"I'm hoping that the session and following meetings will help Chinese companies and investors to broaden their investment horizons internationally, while also providing a new way for international companies to work in partnership domestically with leading Chinese firms."

The review focuses on investment, merger and acquisition, and joint venture opportunities in videogames (including MMO, casual/social online, mobile, console, online gambling, skill based, and in-game advertising sectors) for industry players and investors (including major and independent videogames companies, private equity and venture capital firms, and major media, telecommunications and technology companies).

Those wishing to request one of the invitations to attend the event (travel costs are not provided) should contact Tim Merel directly, with the session taking place on September 28.