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Nokia&Eidos on board as Early Bird deadline comes to end–


The head of publisher relations at Nokia and five more leading experts from the games industry and wider business world have signed up to speak at the GameHorizon Conference, which will take place on 23-24 June at the Sage Gateshead in North East England.

The Super Early Bird discount ends at 23:55 on 31 March, so anyone looking to get their ticket at the cheapest possible price is advised to book now.

An exclusive audience of around 300 games industry executives are expected at the conference, which takes a look at the high-level issues facing the industry now, and where the business opportunities will lie in the near future.

Ian Livingstone, the creative director of Eidos, will host the conference for the second year running. And the latest speakers to sign up are:

• Alex Bubb, senior third party account manager at Nokia, who will be speaking about where the opportunities lie for developers and publishers making and releasing games on mobile platforms.

• Chris Bergstresser, chief executive of Webcarzz, a casual multiplayer online racing game aimed soley at boys, which recently received $4m funding to develop the game.

• Patric Palm, CEO of Hansoft, the world's leading vendor of tools for project management and QA in the games industry.

• Steve Clayton, Software-plus-Services lead at Microsoft International, who will be speaking about how new technologies will change the marketplace for the games industry.

• Robert Bond, head of intellectual property at leading UK law firm Speechly Bircham

• And Robert Gurr, regional marketing manager at Custom House

Carri Cunliffe, director of the GameHorizon Conference, says: "Our line-up of speakers is really taking shape, and we're glad to have Nokia on board who will be able to provide an insight into where things are heading in the mobile games industry."

"The conference as a whole will look at where the games industry is heading with particular focus on digital distribution as well as having some good business and technology speakers, such as Steve Clayton. It will help focus decision makers' minds on what are the opportunities in these challenging times, as well as giving them the opportunity of networking with other games industry professionals"

Anyone wishing to book their place at the cheapest available price must do so by 23:55 on Tuesday <31 March>, when the Super Early Bird price of just?199 runs out. Afterwards the price goes up to?275.

Also speaking at the conference will be Mark Rein, vice president and co-founder of Epic Games, Rick Gibson, director of specialist games industry consultancy Games Investor Consulting, Richard St John, a highly-respected business author and success analyst, and Roger Walkden, chief executive of Game Domain International.

For more information about the conference and to book places, visit www.gamehorizonconference.com.


About the GameHorizon Conference

The GameHorizon Conference is the leading European event for executives working in the global games industry. A two-day event, the conference features creative, innovative and inspirational speakers from the worlds of gaming, entertainment and business. www.gamehorizonconference.com

About Codeworks GameHorizon

Codeworks GameHorizon is the leading business network for UK-based games companies– developers, publishers, middleware firms and other service providers. www.gamehorizon.net

All media enquiries: Lewis Harrison, PR manager, Codeworks

0191 556 1128 | lewis.harrison@codeworks.net

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