New advisory board for Game Connection

New advisory board for Game Connection
Michael French

By Michael French

April 12th 2007 at 5:15PM

Development execs from around the globe have pledged support for Game Connection.

Forming Game Connection's first advisory board, the team hail frm Russia to Canada, including representatives from Foundation 9, Rebellion, Konami and Microsoft.

The board will help raise the event's game as it seeks to grow its events, which offer developers and publishers the chance to arrange a series of meetings in one place. Most recently, organiser Connection Events held an event alongside GDC, with an event in Tokyo  is due in September and its big yearly event, Lyon Game Connection, is set for December.

“All the board’s members bring an expertise in creating worldwide development opportunities,” said Kurt Busch, VP of product development at Konami.

“As interactive entertainment production becomes even more globalized, the ability to identify these opportunities becomes even more critical. I am honored to have been asked to join the board as I believe the Game Connection events build positive relationships across the industry, regardless of a company’s size, market or language.”

The Game Connection Advisory Board members in full are:

Svetlana Gorobets – International Licensing and Acquisition Manager –  1C  (Russia)
Patrick Pligersdoffer – CEO –  Cyanide  (France)
Ed Dille, – CEO – Fog Studios (Canada)
Chris Charla – Business Development Director – Foundation IX (United States)
Kurt Busch, – Product Development Director– Konami (United States)
Sébastien Motte – Product Planner –  Microsoft (United States)
Jason Kingsley – CEO –  Rebellion (United Kingdom)
Harald Riegler – Managing Director –  Sproing (Austria)
Alexander Fernandez – CEO –  Streamline Studios (Netherlands)
Colin Gordon – CEO –  Valcon Games (United States)
Gilles Langourieux – CEO –  Virtuos (China)
Bill Mc Intosh – CEO –  Torus Games (Australia)
Olivier Masclef – CEO –  Widescreen Games (France)