New event to examine digital distribution

New event to examine digital distribution
Michael French

By Michael French

September 11th 2009 at 4:58PM

London Games Conference already backed by format-holders and others

Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, big name publishers, leading edge developers and pioneers of digital distribution will all form part of a wide-ranging programme at the first ever London Games Conference on Tuesday, October 27th.

Taking place at BAFTA and sub-titled Digital Distribution and the Future of the European Games Market, LGC will be the biggest standalone UK event dedicated to the issue that is currently top of the industry’s agenda.

The event is part of the London Games Festival, and already has backing of UK industry body ELSPA.

Director general Michael Rawlinson said: “Digital distribution is one of the major challenges facing all sectors of the business today and the London Games Conference will be a vital forum for discussion and information on this crucial topic.
Article continues below

"ELSPA is delighted to be supporting the event as an official partner and we’re sure LGC will be incredibly useful for all our members.”
 
London Games Conference starts at 4:30pm and will be followed by an evening of networking, dinner and drinks. A snapshot of the confirmed speakers and content can be found below.

Tickets are £229 - however an early bird rate of £199 is available until the end of this week, September 18th. There are also discounts for ELSPA  and Tiga members.

For more details or to secure a delegate place, please email Rob.Baker@intentmedia.co.uk.

The full list of sessions and speakers are:

Outside The Box
Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft discuss the current state and massive potential of their online gaming services in a session chaired by Edge editor Tony Mott.

The Future of Digital Distribution
Nick Parker of Parker Consulting gives an overview of the market and exclusive pointers to where it’s going.

Daddy, What’s a Disc?
Former Sony stalwart Phil Harrison discusses the demise of physical media, and the businesses that will rise to replace it.

The New Food Chain
ELSPA chairman Andy Payne is joined by a leading developer, publisher, distributor and retailer to see who fits where in the new pecking order.

Charting the Progress of PC Downloads
GfK-ChartTrack director Dorian Bloch shows how the PC is at the forefront of digital distribution, and argues the case for the UK’s first download chart.