GCA Games Convention Asia
GC Asia Conference (GCAC)
Suntec Singapore International Convention
(September 17-20, 2009)
LEIPZIG, Germany and SINGAPORE– September 17, 2009– Today, the third GC Asia Conference opened with the first ever D.I.C.E.® Summit Asia. Together with the traditional GC Asia Conference held on the second day, this year’s GCAC will feature over 50 world renowned speakers in more than 30 sessions and panels until September 18. The GC Asia Conference is being held alongside GCA Games Convention Asia, September 17-20, at Suntec Singapore International Convention&Exhibition Centre.
“It is our wish that the first-ever D.I.C.E.® Summit Asia will be an invaluable forum for Asia Pacific’s interactive entertainment community’s best minds to share ideas and experiences outside their studios,” said Joseph Olin, President of the Academy of Interactive Arts&Sciences (AIAS).
“This year’s GC Asia Conference and the inaugural D.I.C.E.® Summit Asia offered a variety of gaming luminaries with important insights to share on the gaming industry’s most pertinent issues today. We believe this active exchange of knowledge and ideas will significantly contribute to the value of the Asia Pacific gaming industry,” said Jorg Zeissig, Managing Director of LMI Asia.
The D.I.C.E.® Summit Asia was marked by keynotes from master game makers like Masaya Matsuura (NanaOn-Sha), Eundo Chae (Nexon Korea), Yasuhide Kobayashi (Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios), Takahiro Murakami (Electronic Arts) and Chris Taylor (Gas Powered Games). On the second day of GCAC, Tesuhiko Yasuda (SCEA), Scott Foe and Ian Livingstone (EIDOS) will give a keynote.
The two-day conference is dedicated to every aspect of the value chain. From game concept to marketing and distribution, the GCAC tracks focus on Art and Design, Business, Development and Produc-tion and Mobile. Major developments and systems, along with new ideas on creative development are key parts of the conference. For example, Eberhard Schoneburg (Artificial Life) will speak about“Mobile Participation TV”, Mario Wynands (Sidhe) is going to lecture about“Cross Platform Development” and Lisa Hanson will give an outlook on China’s Games Industry. Current topics are explored in panels like“The Use of Microtransactions in Asia” and“Global Outsourcing”.
The GCAC program includes speakers from more than 15 countries, among them Olivier de Rotalier (Ubisoft, Singapore), Harald Riegler (Sproing Interactive, Austria), Dongmin Lee (NHN, Korea), Dave Sharp (binary Asylum, UK), Vishal Gondal (IndiaGames, India), Charles Speyer (Glassegg Digitalmedia, Vietnam), Nils-Holger Henning (Bigpoint, Germany), Bob Wallace (Strategic Alternative, USA), Monte Singman (Radiance Digital Entertainment, China), Ganesh Kumar Bangah (MOL, Malaysia), Alexander Fernandez (Streamline, Netherlands), Tom Crago (Tantalus, Australia), Paul Gadi (G2iX, Philippines) and Christopher Natsuume (Boomzap, Japan).
About Games Convention Asia/GC Asia Conference
Founded in 2007, the GCA Games Convention Asia is the only business platform for developers, publishers, distributors, manufacturers and service providers of the games industry, focusing on interactive entertainment, infotainment, edutainment, hardware and the latest server technologies for the entire Asia-Pacific region. The event takes place over four days in Singapore and is organized by Leipziger Messe International Asia Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of Leipziger Messe. The innovative concept, consisting of the four pillars of exhibition, a business center, matchmaking area, and GC Asia Confer-ence, attracted more than 92,000 visitors to the Suntec Singapore International Convention&Exhibition Centre in 2008. The GC Asia Conference, the only game developer conference in the Asia-Pacific region, allows developers and industry experts to exchange knowledge and know-how in panels and lectures and grow their international networks of business connections. For more information, please visit: www.gc-asia.sg.
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Contact for GCA
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GCA and GC Asia Conference on the Internet: http://www.gc-asia.sg