With a month to go before Game Connection Europe opens its doors at Porte de Versailles, Paris, the organizers today revealed details of those already signed up to attend the world-leading business event, with over 380 exhibitors, buyers and attendees from 46 countries so far confirmed. The event combines effective and efficient business meetings and networking opportunities with a packed expert-led conference program covering the entire breadth of the industry’s core disciplines, from development to business and marketing.
Among the diverse range of globally renowned companies at the event will be 6waves, Activision Blizzard, Autodesk GmbH, Bigpoint, Bulkypix, Chillingo, Disney Interactive, EA, Epic Games, Gala Networks, Gravity Europe, Havok, InnoGames, King.com, Konami, Microsoft Studios, Nintendo, Nokia, PayPal, Quantic Dream, Rebellion, SEGA, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Take Two Interactive / 2K Games, Tapjoy, Tencent, Ubisoft, Zynga and many more. For the full list of exhibitors, buyers, service providers, developers and other attendees, click here.
Game Connection also announced today that the Meeting Application for the event is now open, complete with new features including the ability to schedule conferences alongside meetings, and advanced search which lets users more easily connect with the right people by filtering according country, activity, turnover and more. This unique and powerful tool lets attendees fill the three days of the show with back to back 30 minute meetings, ensuring that no second is wasted.
The rich conference program at the event is now almost complete, with over 50 conferences, panels and master classes confirmed to date. For the first time, the program content covers the entire breadth of the industry, from technology and game design to business and marketing. Speakers include 6waves, InnoGames, Sony Computer Entertainment, Avista Partners, DontNod, Gamigo, Ubisoft, Bigpoint, King.com, AllSocialData, Tencent and many more.
For the full program go here: http://www.game-connection.com/gameconn/program-europe2012
"Game Connection in Paris is one of the most relevant business events for us in Europe,” said Volker Dressel, Chief Marketing Officer at Innogames GmbH and a speaker at Game Connection Europe 2012. “We’re able to meet a lot of the most interesting people in the games industry there, but it’s not only useful for networking – you can also gain a lot of expertise in the conferences."
Alongside the well-established Selected Projects awards which support unsigned game projects from around the world, this year’s event will feature the new Marketing Awards for the first time, with prizes going to best-in-class campaigns across a range of different categories.
Prize winners and exhibitors will also benefit from a strong media presence at this year’s show thanks to Game Connection’s partnerships with AFJV, JDLI, Develop, Games Industry International, PocketGamer.biz, GamesMarkt, IMGMR, Covus Games (BrowserGames.de, BrowserGames.fr), Branded Entertainment Online, The Rude Baguette and the MediaXP group (IGN,de, PocketGamer.de, GamingXP and BusinessXP).