GAMES SUMMIT 2005
Copyright 2005 ELSPA
[ February 25th 2005 ]
(Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers
Association) has announced the dates for the third
International Games Summit, the high level conference
for senior executives with an interest in the
international computer and video games industry.
annual Summit opens its doors on 21st and 22nd
June at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London,
and promises not only wider international focus
but also greater networking opportunities for
attendees from other entertainment industries,
including music, film, mobile and new technology.
The ELSPA Games Summit has become a must attend
event in the international games industry calendar
and from 2005 will embrace a broader cross section
of entertainment industry delegates.
attracts a raft of influential senior speakers
from across all sectors. In previous years, memorable
– and in some cases headline-grabbing – keynotes
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
year's event will boast an impressive head count
of key luminaries and participants from the field
of publishing, development, distribution, retail
and media in games, film, TV, music and other
media and technology fields.
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. "Additionally,
from the feedback that we received from 2004 it
will allow more extensive networking and commercial
opportunities for delegates."
line up of speakers and specific event content
will be announced shortly. ELSPA will also be
confirming the full list of event partners in
the next few weeks, the first of which has been
confirmed as leading games industry publication
MCV, which will be a Games Summit media partner.
International Games Summit 2005 will take place
on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd June at the
Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London, W8 UK.
It is being organised by PR, events and industry
consultants Barrington Harvey.