SAN FRANCISCO—August 31, 2009—Think Services, organizers of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference (GDC) has assembled an esteemed advisory board for the 2009 Game Developers Conference (GDC) China. The advisory board includes industry executives from leading Chinese development studios including Netease, Ubisoft Shanghai, XPec, Shanda and many others. The 2009 event marks the second GDC China conference dedicated to the art, science and business of games by returning to the Shanghai International Convention Center, October 11-13 of this year.
The full list of advisory board members includes industry veterans Ding Yingfeng, product director of Netease’s popular Chinese free-to-play MMO Fantasy Westward Journey, Eric Chang, CTO and co-founder of XPEC Entertainment, Xu Xiao Yue, the lead engineer of Ubisoft Shanghai and Joe Zuo, vice president of Shanda Games, the Shanghai-based licensed publisher of MapleStory, Ragnarok Online, Dungeons&Dragons Online and several others.
The 2009 GDC China advisory board is:
Deputy Director of Online Game Department&Product Director, Fantasy Studio (Fantasy Westward Journey) of NetEase
Founder, TQ-Global Ltd
CEO, DJL Worldwide
Xu Xiao Yue
Lead Engineer, Ubisoft Shanghai
CTO&Co-Founder, XPEC Entertainment Inc.
Vice President&Partner of "18 Fund," Shanda Games
“GDC China is the ideal venue to explore the groundbreaking frontier of Chinese game development,” says Meggan Scavio, event director for GDC China,“and there’s no group better qualified to act as our guides than the expert developers and executives of the GDC China advisory board. They helped craft the content that makes GDC China the must-attend event for anyone interested in the Chinese game industry.”
GDC China has extended their early bird registration to September 15, 2009. For more information on the 2009 Game Developers Conference® China, please visit www.gdcchina.com.
About the Think Services Game Group
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About Think Services, a division of United Business Media
Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using educational events, consulting, training, certification, membership, and innovative media. Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its products and services. The division's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), and HDI. Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global media and marketing services company with amarket capitalization of more than $1.6 billion. To learn more, visit www.think-services.com.
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Think Services, a division of United Business Media
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