Representatives from ELSPA (Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association) have announced the dates for the third International Games Summit, with the two-day annual summit taking place on 21st and 22nd June at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London, England.
The 2005 summit promises to have a wider international focus than ever before, offering greater networking opportunities for attendees from other entertainment industries, including music, film, mobile and new technology. The conference is, however, still aimed primarily at senior executives with an interest in the international computer and video games industry.
In previous years, memorable keynote speeches have been made by Activision's President of Publishing Kathy Vrabeck, Microsoft's Corporate VP Retail sales and Marketing Peter Moore, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's President and COO David Reeves and Electronic Arts' European boss Gerhard Florin.
Speakers for this years event have not yet been announced, but a full list along with specific event content is expect soon. ELSPA will also be confirming the full list of event partners in the next few weeks, the first of which has been confirmed as British games industry publication MCV, which will be a Games Summit media partner.
Roger Bennett, director general of ELSPA, said: "We want to infuse more of the wider entertainment values of our industry into this our third annual Summit. It will be more dynamic and look in more depth at exploiting the commercial synergies of new technologies and cross media opportunities. It will also study the industry's recent and forecasted fiscal and creative development."