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CMP Announces First GDC China Details

Gamasutra parent group CMP has announced the first details of the inaugural Game Developers Conference China, coming August 27-29 at the Shanghai International Convention Center offering perspective on outsourcing, mobile, online and casual gaming and mor
The 1st annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) China, set to take center-stage August 27-29, 2007 at the Shanghai International Convention Center, today launched the official conference website. Speaker information and conference details are available online now at www.gdcchina.cn/en/. GDC China will offer an insider’s perspective on key regional issues including outsourcing, next-generation game design, and mobile, online and casual gaming, as well as featuring a robust recruitment component. GDC China is jointly produced by CMP Technology - presenters of the largest global event dedicated to video game creation, the Game Developers Conference - and leading technology, media and events company, IDG. GDC China will feature content programmed by an advisory board consisting of local Chinese developers who share a commitment to promoting and supporting their country’s game industry. The conference promises to advance the state of the game industry in China by bringing GDC’s top-quality content and sense of community. “GDC China is the must-attend summit dedicated exclusively to the growing Chinese game development industry,” said Meggan Scavio, Senior Conference Manager, GDC China. “The conference is essential for both Asian and Western companies who want to drill down into game development in this rapidly growing market.” Content will concentrate on the following tracks: Online Game Development and Business Outsourcing and Next Generation Games Mobile, Online and Casual Gaming Career and Recruitment Confirmed speakers include: Laurent M. Abecassis (Founder, Di-O-Matic) Kristine Coco (Producer, Midway Studios) David Coleman (CG Supervisor, Electronic Arts Canada) Tom Leonard (Senior Engineer, Valve Software ) Mark Ollila (Director of Technology & Strategy, Games, Multimedia, Nokia) David Perry: CEO/Founder, Gameconsultants.com Paul Steed: Chief Creative Officer, Exigent Gordon Walton (co-Studio Director, Bioware) Bob Zhu (HR Director - Asia, Electronic Arts) Feng Zhu: Founder/Concept Art Director, Feng Zhu Design; Founder, Possibility Space The summit will offer participants a unique learning, sharing and networking opportunity, focusing specifically on the Chinese market. GDC China will also provide attendees a prime venue for meeting with key industry figures in both the Chinese and Western markets. The GDC China Advisory Board is comprised of representatives of the leading companies in China’s game market, including: Feng Yi, EVP and Head of Game R&D studios of 9you.com Billy Hsu, Founder, DJL International Lu Zhi Gang, President, Epic Games China Alan Tan, Co-founder, Shanda Network Zhonghui Zhan, Co-CEO and Director of Online Game Development, NetEase.COM, Inc. For more information, please visit www.gdcchina.cn/en/.

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