Event organizers have announced that the business and production program of the forthcoming 2008 Nordic Game conference, taking place May 14-15 in Malmö, Sweden, will see sessions from industry execs including Epic's Mark Rein, Nexon's Min Kim, and Sierra Online's Ross Erickson.
The conference organizers say the business and production program will offer six sessions in roundtable format, including the following:
”Art of the Deal” - A round table focusing on the pitching process. Featuring MGS Biz Dev Director Peter Zetterberg, Games VP Mark Rein of Epic, Ross Erickson, VP Acquisitions at Sierra Online, Studio Director Martyn Brown of Team 17, CEO Jeff Hilbert of DDM, Andy Boyes, Product&Biz Dev Director at Capcom and moderated by Tobias Sjögren, President of Nordic game development agency Peligroso Entertainment Group.
”Top Models”– A panel discussion on new business models in the online space. Meet Min Kim, Director Game Operations, Nexon America, Mickaël Ivorra, Biz Dev Director, France Telecom, Diane Lagrange, External Biz Dev Manager, NCsoft, Ross Erickson, VP Acquisitions at Sierra Online and Vlad Ihora, Director Gaming Community, TeliaSonera. Presented by Thomas Bidaux, former Product Dev Director at NCsoft.
“Out-of-the-box”, exploring tomorrow’s digital distribution channels and featuring among others John Vifian, Executive Producer at EA, and a production round table.
“Meaning of Scrum” with Shannon Loftis, Director of European Production at MGS and experts from Crytek, DICE and many more.
Nordic organizers say the conference will bring "a wide variety of presentations, seminars and workshops," as "one of the largest events of its kind in Europe," with a full session run-down expected to be released April 14th. More information can be found at the conference's website