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SEATTLE, Washington, April 7, 2008 - The 2008 ION Game Conference has enhanced the experienced and international portfolio of speakers, with the addition of Won Il Suh, Senior Vice President at Neowiz, as a keynote speaker for Tuesday, May 13th. Mr. Suh will be speaking on the vital topic of international partnership and investment opportunities within the business of online game development around the world. The 2008 ION Game Conference will take place in Seattle, Washington from May 13-15 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel.
Won Il Suh oversees all international operations within Neowiz, ranging from co-development to investment to operations. He has witnessed and contributed first-hand to the explosive growth of the online game market space (diverse game genres, business models, etc.) in Korea for the past several years. Prior to Neowiz, Mr. Suh was CEO of Nexon and SmartPlay.
"As someone who has participated last year, it's a no-brainer that I participate again this year, as ION is the only conference truly focused on only online games. If you want to know what's happening, who the industry leaders are, what trends are happening online, ION is definitely the place to be," said Won Il Suh, Senior Vice President at Neowiz.
"We're thrilled to have a keynote speaker of Won Il Suh's industry presence, foresight and international reach in the East and the West," said Peter Freese, Director for the 2008 ION Game Conference. "The extensive business acumen he'll demonstrate in the keynote will surely be valuable to our distinctive and discerning online game industry audience."
The clock is counting down for those interested in attending ION, with just over a month remaining before the 2008 ION Game Conference officially kicks off, and only three weeks left to register online at the discounted rate of $695 for one of the year's most influential and high-impact conferences within the game industry. An attendee pass at the 2008 ION Game Conferencepermits access to all keynotes, the expo floor, all sessions and panels, as well as conference parties. Evergreen Events has negotiated a special discounted rate for attendees at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel, the official conference venue and hotel, but only one week remains to take advantage of this rate, as it expires on April 14, 2008.
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2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE SPONSORS: Aria, BigWorld, Dolby, Enterprise Seattle, Goodwin Procter, iovation, Kelley Drye, Omni Interactive Audio, Parature, PlaySpan, PLAYXPERT, PowerUp Games, Solid State Networks, Sony Online Entertainment and Vivox.
2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE PARTNERS: Association of Virtual Worlds, China GC Networks, MPOGD, Pearl Research and Themis Group.
About Neowiz Games
Neowiz Games is a leading Korean online game developer and publisher of over 20 popular online games including among others, FIFA Online, NBA Street Online and Special Forces. Its games are enjoyed by over 60 million registered users in Asia. With offices and publishing networks in Japan, Korea and China, and with multiple publishing partnership agreements all over the world, including the US, several countries in Europe (soon to come), Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines, Neowiz Games is poised at becoming a leading global online game publisher.
About Evergreen Events
Evergreen Events, Inc., ( http://www.evergreenevents.org), is an independent Seattle area-based producer of conferences and events for the interactive entertainment industry. Evergreen Events is dedicated to the enrichment of both established and aspiring professionals through innovative first-class events offering exceptional content that is compelling, educational, and cogent. Our directors and advisors bring over a century of collective successful experience and involvement in the game industry.
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