Paris—14 October 2011— From 6th to 8th December 2011 at Grande Arche de la Défense, Paris, France, Game Connection Europe will open its doors to thousands of international attendees.  Their goal?  Learn, train and grow professionally with high level conferences and one-day master classes led by renowned industry experts.

The initial program of conferences at Game Connection Europe officially goes public today!

The names of the first speakers clearly demonstrate the high level of quality we’re insisting on for the show, the ultimate aim of which is to respond to the entire spectrum of issues faced by the games sector today. We’re very happy that leading global experts on new and traditional platforms will be there to help grow the skills and knowledge of anyone involved in making games,” explained Pierre Carde, creator of Game Connection.

Sony Online Entertainment, Microsoft Xbox, Ubisoft, CCP, Naughty Dog Inc, Pixar, Blitz Games Studios, Telltale… the initial list of speakers promises an incredible 2011 show!

For a taste of the program and the leading lights from globally renowned businesses who will be speaking:

-Business - EVE Online: Customer acquisition and retention in an 8 year old MMO by Nikola Cavic, Senior Sales Manager at CCP Games

-Technology - The Cameras of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception by Jason Grégory from Naughty Dog Inc

-Visual Arts - Lighting and color in a CG world by Maël François, Lighting Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios

-Game Design - Fun is Boring: Designing Games That Have Neurological, Psychological and Physiological Impact by Ari Hollander, CEO & Technical Director at Firsthand Technology Inc.

The initial list of conferences is available here:

From production management solutions via programming tools to solid case studies in game design, art and business, every subject will be covered over three full days in two different session formats:

-Conference sessions of 50mins, followed by an additional 50mins of workshop time to share and discuss in smaller groups.

-Master classes comprising an entire day of intensive training in small working groups of no more than 20.

Games industry professionals can still benefit from a reduced price until 27 th October 2011:

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About Game Connection:

Game Connection is an event produced by Connection Events, creator of opportunities, resources and results in the Video Game Industry. Taking place in France and California, Game Connection stands out as an efficient business meeting solution with: matchmaking events between service providers, developers, publishers and distributors; network building and business enhancement.

The event offers delegates significant added value through its program of conferences and master classes. The next Game Connection Europe will take place in Paris 6th-8th December 2011.

About Connection Events:

Connection Events specializes in the creation of services and events aimed at video game industry professionals, with more than 850 business clients in more than 45 countries. Core Connection Events services include Game Connection and Game Connection Master Classes.

About Game Paris

Game Paris brings together everything games industry professionals need to drive their business forward each year: a business convention with a 10 year proven track record (Game Connection), leading business and technical conferences, high-level training (Master Classes), as well as human resource and management workshops (Game Paris Talents).

Organized by Capital Games, the Business Cluster for Video Game Companies in the Paris Region, with Connection Events being responsible for Game Connection, Game Paris is the unmissable end of year event for industry professionals, providing the essentials for developing business, network and professional skills.

About Capital Games

Capital Games is the Business Cluster for Video Game Companies in the Paris Region. Since 2003, Capital Games has federated the video game industry in the Paris region with a single voice and promoted its ongoing structuring. Capital Games conducts its activities in close cooperation with local authorities, among whom are the Paris City Hall, the Paris Region, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Labour, the DATAR and the European Union. The support by these authorities  proves their strong commitment to the industry. Capital Games pools its members’ needs and supports them on several levels with business development, training plans, financial assistance and R&D support alongside its work to energize and motivate the greater Paris area video game community.

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