Friday, July 31, 2009

Game Connection Europe Early Registration Ending

A business meeting machine for game developers


Game Connection Europe organizers are reminding game developers that July 31st is the last day for early registration as a seller. which includes admission for two people, your meeting room, table and chairs, electrical connection and wireless Internet, along with breakfast and lunch each day of the event, and all Game Connection parties.

Game Connetion Europe will be held December 8-10, 2009 at the Centre de Congrès - Cité Internationale located in Lyon, France.

For more information please visit http://www.game-connection.com/

About Game Connection - The Business Meeting Machine for Game Makers

Game Connection is a unique speed dating event for business-focused game makers.

It is a one-stop shop to meet face to face dozens of targeted potential partners involved in all stages of the production pipeline, from the concept to the outsourcing, publishing, distribution and financing, in back-to-back 30-minute meetings.

Where else would we get to conduct an average of 27 tailored meetings in just three days, network with the best developers, publishers, distributors and service providers of the industry who are committed to make great games?
Game Connection is located on two continents: Europe and America (the latter already held this year, in parallel with GDC 09).

Before the event, all attendees register online and begin scheduling meetings. Through Game Connection online meeting system, both parties are notified if they have a meeting request or if one of their requests has been accepted or turned down. With this system, meetings are only scheduled when both parties are interested, increasing the efficiency of the event and the probability that the right business partners will be found. On the website, developers can display their projects to give publishers an idea of what they will be presenting at the event.

During the event, each exhibitor has a closed booth where he can make his presentations to buyers during half-hour meetings (just like speed dating!).

You still have some open slots in your schedule? The Last-Minute Meeting System lets you schedule more meetings until you are fully booked!

After the event, you are wondering how to keep in touch easily with all the new contacts you have made at Game Connection? No worries, they have set up Game Connection Online Marketplace, a tool that allows you to discover new projects and post your owns. Stay connected all year long with your business partners, but also make new ones!



History

The Game Connection history began in 2001, when Pierre Carde, Director of Lyon Game, decided to set up a professional event for the video game industry focused on one objective : doing business.

Game Connection’s first edition took place in December 2001 and attracted 27 French developers and 20 international publishers. In 2004, the Game Connection went abroad to San Francisco and joined the Game Developers Conference. Two years after, the Game Connection flew away to Tokyo and Shanghai. Initially separated, Games and Services at Game Connection have been gathered to provide a more global experience.

Nowadays, Game Connection America and Game Connection Europe have become must-attend events in the videogame industry. With a range of 500-600 international attendees (including around 350 exhibitors/sellers and 330 visitors/buyers) and a 1 million $ average revenue generated per attendee, Game Connection is THE place to do business internationally.