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GDC China Opens Registration 2

Gamasutra parent group CMP has announced that registration has opened for the inaugural Game Developers Conference China, coming August 27-29 to the Shanghai International Convention Center, which promises to offer perspective on outsourcing, mobile, onli
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) China, the must-attend summit dedicated exclusively to the growing Chinese game development industry, has opened registration, making it available online at the conference website. The event, taking place August 27-29, 2007 at the Shanghai International Convention Center, will offer an insider’s perspective on key regional issues, and will also feature a robust recruitment component. The conference promises to advance the state of the game industry in China by bringing GDC’s top-quality content and sense of community. The conference producers, CMP Technology - presenters of the largest global event dedicated to video game creation, the Game Developers Conference (as well as owners of Gamasutra.com) - and leading technology, media and events company, IDG, are pleased to announce the first of many sessions from key game industry veterans exclusively focused on the future growth of the Chinese games market. Headlining the Online Game Development and Business track is David Perry, CEO & Founder of Gameconsultants.com. Paul Steed, Co-Founder & CCO of Exigent, will address "Why Cultural Training is Crucial to Outsourcing" on the Outsourcing and Next Generation Games track. Leading the Mobile Games track is Petri Talala, Vice President, Mobile Business, Futuremark Corp, with "Mobile 3D Graphics in 3G World and Beyond." Bob Zhu, HR director - Asia, Electronic Arts, will present "Do Basic Things Right: Setting up New Business Units and Growing HR Departments in China" in the Career and Recruitment track. A robust sponsor presence at GDC China is also shaping up, featuring top companies from both China and the West. Epic Games China and Ubisoft have both signed on as diamond sponsors. Other sponsors include EA, IGS, Wingking Entertainment, XPec Entertainment Inc., Shanghai ZiZhu, and Red5 Studio. Exhibitors for the tools display expo include EA, Epic Games, Gamantra, IGS, Shanghai Multimedia Park, Red 5 Studio, Sandio, Shanda, Shanghai Zizhu, SocoSoft, Tech Excel, Ubisoft, Winking, XPEC Entertainment, and Zpmax. 2K Games, Gamestar, IGS, Ubisoft, Vancouver Film School, Virtuos, Vykarian, and XPEC will all have booths at the recruitment fair. "GDC China will present attendees with the knowledge, skills and networking opportunities to help them get a head start in the burgeoning Chinese games industry," said Meggan Scavio, Senior Conference Manager, GDC China. "We are honored to have such highly esteemed industry executives present topics focused entirely on the future growth of the Chinese games market." 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. For more information, please visit the official conference website.

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