Alderman of Economics, Port and Environment, Rotterdam
Mark Harbers will give a 15 minute intro speech at the Free Gaming Business event. He was born and raised in Ede. He studied Economics at the Erasmus university of Rotterdam. Ever since he has lived in the city of Rotterdam. He enjoys to sport and to go out with his friends. During his career he mainly worked in the communication consultancy sector. He also has impressive work experience in the political sector. In the period 2006-2007 he was the political advisor of minister Zalm, who was at the head of the ministry of Finance. Currently he is the alderman of Economics, Port and Environment for the city of Rotterdam.
General Secretary, European Game Developers Federation
Malte Behrmann, 35, is the general secretary of the European Game Developer Federation (EGDF) and is an attorney based in Berlin. After law studies in Bonn and Munich, he pursued Audiovisual Communication Management at Valenciennes, France. Malte has led legal&development affairs at Pix.Co, a Korean animation studio, and currently teaches international co-production and film funding law in Valenciennes. Besides his legal and university work, Malte lectures at Games Academy in Berlin and in different institutions in France. Malte co-founded the German National Association of Game Developers (GAME e.V.) and serves today as the organisation’s managing director - politics. As general secretary of the European Game Developer Federation (EGDF), he works actively on game development issues at the European level.
Bart is partner at consultancy firm Considerati. In addition to Considerati, he is a lecturer in IT and Internet law at Leiden University, and a fellow of the E.M. Meijers Institute for Legal Studies. He is also vice-chair of the United Nations CEFACT Legal Group, and editor of the Journal of Internet Law (Tijdschrift voor Internetrecht). He also works as a researcher and consultant at e-business Think Tank ECP.NL, and advises government officials, the European Commission and industry about IT, Internet policies, and legal developments. Bart speaks and publishes regularly about the legal and policy aspects of IT and the Internet. The topics in which he is specialized are gaming, copyright law, and privacy.
About Free Gaming Business
Free Gaming Business, an event where games means business, is one of Benelux’s largest game business events and is part of the world’s largest Free Gaming Festival located in the city center of Rotterdam.
Free Gaming Business is located next to the outdoor festival at the Willem Burger Complex in the De Doelen congress center. The business event will feature several impressive international and local speakers on this year’s theme“Level-Up”.
Registration to the event is free for all people working with or for the Game Industry, service providers, educational institutions, government and investors. You can register at fgbusiness08.bgin.org/register.php
Showcase your company with a free showcase and meeting table and more! Reserve your free table!
For more information visit:
Free Gaming Business at http://FGBusiness08.BGIn.org
Benelux Game Initiative at http://www.BGIn.org
Free Gaming Festival at http://www.Free-Gaming.nl