Game Connection Europe toasts success

Game Connection Europe toasts success

By Ed Fear

November 11th 2008 at 2:50PM

Business matchmaking event brings together 34 countries for 5900 meetings

Connection Events are celebrating the success of last week's Game Connection Europe event in Lyon, which saw industry professionals from 34 countries come together to hold a total of 5900 meetings.

The event brought together developers and service providers to show their wares to interest buyers - be they other developers or publishers.

"As always, I found the event a great success," said Hastan Brooks, business development manager of Universally Speaking. "This is the fifth year our company has attended: the meeting system is a godsend and it is very easy to use. I look forward to the next events."

Mark Rein, VP and co-founder of event sponsor Epic Games, added: "In 2007, I attended Game Connection in Lyon for the first time and I've been hooked ever since. It is now an annual event on my calendar every bit as important to our business as GDC or E3. I'm convinced that many of the up-and-coming developers I've met at Game Connection events are future game industry superstars and I look forward to watching their careers blossom."

Connection Events has also announced the Game Connection Marketplace, an online service where professionals can post and respond to projects and proposals. Attendees of last week's GC Europe will get six months free access to the site, while those new to the event can get an idea of its workings through the Marketplace.

“The relationships created and renewed at each Game Connection are essential to the future of the industry, and to the future success of each attendee,” said Pierre Carde, managing director of Connection Events, producers of Game Connection.

“To make it to the top – and stay there – professionals in this industry need to foster lasting contacts, and Game Connection delivers those every time.”