Global industry leaders heading to Game Connection Europe 2012, November 28-30, Paris

PARIS, FRANCE – 31 October 2012 – With a month to go before Game Connection Europe opens its doors at Porte de Versailles, Paris, the organizers today revealed details of those already signed up to attend the world-leading business event, with over 380 exhibitors, buyers and attendees from 46 countries so far confirmed. The event combines effective and efficient business meetings and networking opportunities with a packed expert-led conference program covering the entire breadth of the industry’s core disciplines, from development to business and marketing.

Among the diverse range of globally renowned companies at the event will be  6waves, Activision Blizzard, Autodesk GmbH, Bigpoint, Bulkypix, Chillingo, Disney Interactive, EA, Epic Games, Gala Networks, Gravity Europe, Havok, InnoGames, King.com, Konami, Microsoft Studios, Nintendo, Nokia, PayPal, Quantic Dream, Rebellion, SEGA, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Take Two Interactive / 2K Games, Tapjoy, Tencent, Ubisoft, Zynga and many more. For the full list of exhibitors, buyers, service providers, developers and other attendees,  click here.

If you’re not already on the list, there’s still time to sign up and make the most of an unparalleled opportunity to meet and learn from the best in the industry. Sign up now here:  http://www.game-connection.com/gameconn/content/badgeprices-europe

Game Connection also announced today that  the Meeting Application for the event is now open, complete with new features including the ability to schedule conferences alongside meetings, and advanced search which lets users more easily connect with the right people by filtering according country, activity, turnover and more. This unique and powerful tool lets attendees fill the three days of the show with back to back 30 minute meetings, ensuring that no second is wasted.

The rich conference program at the event is now almost complete, with  over 50 conferences, panels and master classes confirmed to date. For the first time, the program content covers the entire breadth of the industry, from technology and game design to business and marketing.  Speakers include 6waves, InnoGames, Sony Computer Entertainment, Avista Partners, DontNod, Gamigo, Ubisoft, Bigpoint, King.com, AllSocialData, Tencent and many more. For the full program go here:  http://www.game-connection.com/gameconn/program-europe2012

" Game Connection in Paris is one of the most relevant business events for us in Europe,” said Volker Dressel, Chief Marketing Officer at Innogames GmbH and a speaker at Game Connection Europe 2012. “ We’re able to meet a lot of the most interesting people in the games industry there, but it’s not only useful for networking – you can also gain a lot of expertise in the conferences."

Alongside the well-established  Selected Projects awards which support unsigned game projects from around the world, this year’s event will feature the new  Marketing Awards for the first time, with prizes going to best-in-class campaigns across a range of different categories. For more information about Selected projects, go to  http://www.game-connection.com/gameconn/content/selected-projects and for details on the Marketing Awards, visit  http://www.game-connection.com/gameconn/content/marketing-awards.

Prize winners and exhibitors will also benefit from a strong media presence at this year’s show thanks to Game Connection’s partnerships with  AFJV, JDLI, Develop, Games Industry International, PocketGamer.biz, GamesMarkt, IMGMR, Covus Games (BrowserGames.de, BrowserGames.fr), Branded Entertainment Online, The Rude Baguette and the MediaXP group (IGN,de, PocketGamer.de, GamingXP and BusinessXP).

If you are a member of the press and you don't have your press badge yet, don't hesitate to ask for one to Giulia Palmieri: gpalmieri@game-connection.com

Game Connection Europe 2012 takes place this November 28-30 at Porte de Versailles in Paris, France.

For information and passes go to  http://www.game-connection.com/gameconn/content/gameconnection-europe

# # #

 

About Game Connection:

Game Connection  is an event produced by Connection Events. With events in Paris (France) San Francisco (California, USA) and Shanghai (China), Game Connection stands out as the most efficient business meeting solution in the industry, offering effective matchmaking between service providers, developers, publishers and distributors alongside network building and business enhancement.

The event offers delegates significant added value through its program of conferences and master classes.

About Connection Events:

Connection Events is a creator of opportunities, resources and results in the Games Industry.

Connection Events specializes in the production of services and events aimed at games industry professionals, with over 800 business clients in more than 56 countries. Core Connection Events services include Game Connection and Game Connection Master Classes.

 


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.