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London Games Conference: Schedule

Ben Parfitt
London Games Conference: Schedule

4:30pm
Registration

5:05pm
Opening Address

Ed Vaizey, Shadow Minister for Culture

The man who may well be the games industry’s next voice in government talks directly to the London Games Conference for the event’s opening speech.

5:10pm
The Future of Digital Distribution

Nick Parker, Parker Consulting

Where are we headed next? One of the games market’s most respected analysts outlines the current digital distribution landscape and offers up exclusive pointers to the future of the sector.

5:35pm
Daddy, What’s a Disc?

A panel discussion on the death of physical media and the business models that will soon replace them.
Host: Phil Harrison, Former president of Sony Worldwide Studios
Panellists: Kristian Segerstrale, CEO and co-founder, Playfish; Mark Gerhard, CEO, Jagex; Thomas Bidaux, CEO, ICO Partners

6:10pm
Tea and Coffee

6:30pm
The New Food Chain

Video games will still be made, sold and distributed. But not like they have been. This panel discussion will look at the new lines of demarcation between development, retail, publishing and distribution.
Host: Andy Payne, ELSPA
Panellists: Charles Cecil,  CEO, Revolution Software; Nick Pili, Network Director, SEGA; Gian Luzio, Product Director, The Hut; Rich Keen, Marketing Director, Direct2Drive

7:00pm
Charting the Progress of PC Downloads

Dorian Bloch, GfK-ChartTrack

The man behind the UK games sector’s invaluable sales charts (and holder of vast amounts of market data) talks on how digital distribution is the future of the PC games market – and makes a forceful case for a industry download chart.

7:20pm
Outside the Box

Key figures from the market’s three established format holders discuss their roles in the brave new digital future.
Host: Tony Mott, Edge
Panellists: Pete Edward, Director, PlayStation Home, SCE; Neil Thompson, Senior Regional Director, UK & Ireland, Microsoft; TBA, Nintendo

8:00pm
Dinner and Networking

WHO WILL BE THERE?
Key firms from across the industry are backing the London Games Conference as sponsors. They are…

Platinum Sponsors
Direct2Drive, Zavvi.com

Gold Sponsors
Team 17, PowerPlay, CD Team, GamesStreamer, ELSPA, Edge

Delegates also hail from across the sector. They include:

1C Publishing, 505 Games, AN.X, Antigrav Media, Arete Research, Arvato Digital Services, Aurel BGC, Barrington Harvey, Beacon Multimedia S.A, Beggars Group, Black Rock Studios, Blitz Games Studios, BSKYB, Cavendish Corporate Finance, CD-Media S.A, CD Team, Character Communications, Classic Media, David Reeves Consulting, Direct2Drive, Disney Interactive Studios, Distinctive Developments, Doublesix, e4e/AQ, Eiconic Games, Eidos Interactive, ELSPA, Electronic Arts, Entertainment Retailers Association, Exient Ltd, Focus Multimedia, Future Publishing, GAME, GDI Game Domain International, Gem, GfK-ChartTrack, Glu Mobile, GOG.com, ICO Partners, iGAME Family, Incomm Europe, Invest Quebec, ISIS EP LLP, Jagex, Koch Media, Konami Digital Entertainment, Kuju Entertainment, Lick Creative, Live Social, Maclay Murray & Spens LLP, Marriott Harrison, Maverick Media, Microsoft, NC Soft, Nexway, Nick Parker Consulting, Nintendo, NLGD Foundation, Nordic Games Publishing, OGPlanet, OK Media, Olswang Solicitors, OPM Response, Orange, Osborne Clark, OUTSO, Pan Vision, Play.com, Playfish, PlayReplay, PLAYSTOS, Pluto Games, Dubai, Quebec Government Office, Relentless Software, Revolution Software, SCE, Sega, Sitel, Soccer Matrix, Sony DADC, TC Associates, Testronic Labs, The Delta Group, The Hut, THQ UK, Veritas Research, Virtual Air Guitar Company Oy, Warner Bros, Winning Moves UK, Xplace, Zattikka, Zoonami

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