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Play Together

Speakers confirmed for TIGA/NESTA event at the House of Commons.

TIGA, the trade body that represents game developers, today announced its final list of speakers for the launch of the Play Together initiatives at the House of Commons on June 15, 2009.

The event, held in cooperation with NESTA, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, will bring together leaders from the worlds of gaming, film, animation and TV alongside politicians from all main political parties and will focus on skills, innovation and cross-industry collaboration.

The event starts at 12noon, with a series of keynote speeches, followed by lunch and networking.

Confirmed speakers include:

• Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO

• Jon Kingsbury, NESTA, Programme Director, Creative Economy

• John Whittingdale, MP OBE, Chairman of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee

• Bill Olner MP, sponsor of event and MP for Nuneaton

• Jason Kingsley, Creative Director and CEO of Rebellion

Tickets for this event are available for senior games industry professionals and affiliate industries. However, please note due to restrictions on space preference will be given to game developers who are Tiga members.

For ticket inquiries please contact Lorna Evans by Friday 5 June on

For media inquiries please contact Eva Whitlow on or 07814 039 983.


Notes to editors:

1. TIGA is the national trade association that represents game developers in the UK and in Europe. We have 150 members, the majority of whom are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership.

2. TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: Political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information please contact Eva Whitlow, TIGA PR Manager on: Mob: 07814 039 983; Email: Website:

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