SAN FRANCISCO—March 25, 2013— Game Connection today announced the start of Game Connection America 2013 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Running through Wednesday March 27, Game Connection is giving opportunities for companies in all sectors of the industry including Microsoft, Sony, Chillingo, DeNA, Nintendo, and many more, to connect in a B2B setting. This is made possible in part by the Meeting Application, which allows all - attendees from publishers, developers, to press - to contact any other attendee directly. Out of the 638 companies represented, over 200 companies are exhibiting this year.
“We would like to extend a warm welcome to all attendees from all over the world to Game Connection America,” said Pierre Carde, CEO of Game Connection. “It is our pleasure to bring what we offered in Europe to North America once more and to see the North American games industry embrace and benefit from our event in this way is very encouraging.”
The show kicks off with the [a]list Summit, including a number of panels focused on games marketing topics such as community management, eSports, digital engagement, and monetization. Today’s keynote will be given by James McTeigue, director of the Hollywood film V for Vendetta, and focus on the power of games to engage with audiences and how games influence films and filmmakers. For more information on the keynote please visit http://www.thealistdaily.com/news/exclusive-v-for-vendetta-director-to-keynote-alist-summit/.
Additional notable speakers include Karl Stewart, Global Brand Director and Head of PR and Marketing at Square Enix North America, Caleb Fox, Head of e-Sports at Wargaming America, and Marco DeMiroz, CEO of PlayFirst. The Marketing Awards will also be held today at 4:30 pm to commemorate the year’s best campaigns in video game marketing.
Day two will kick off on Tuesday morning with a number of sessions and panels as part of the conference’s business track. One of the first sessions of the day will be the Selected Projects Conference, where the buyers attending Game Connection will see upcoming games from 15 of the world’s most promising independent studios, who will have a chance to pitch their creations to publishers and partners.
To see the full program of panels and events at Game Connection America 2013, please visit: http://www.game-connection.com/gameconn/program-america2013.
Game Connection, held three times each year in Europe, the US, and Asia, allows video game professionals to meet, do business together, connect with new industry professionals, and socialize in an environment conducive to getting business done.
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About Game Connection
Game Connection is an international conference that gives video game marketing industry professionals the opportunity to interact, network, and promote their products, services, and expertise. Since 2001, key players from the games industry gather three times per year—in Europe, the US, and Asia—to meet, do business together, connect with new industry professionals, and socialize in a lively environment where business gets done. In 2011, Game Connection launched a program of conferences, workshops, and master classes. As part of this program, experts of arts, game design, programming, production, communication, and marketing presented the latest innovation for consoles, handheld, browser games, social media, digital, and mobile stores. For more information, visit: www.game-connection.com.
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. For more information, visit: www.connection-events.com.
Andrew Karl, TriplePoint