(London– 17 June, 2010) Mediabistro.com (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM) announces its Social Gaming Summit and Virtual Goods Summit, co-produced with Charles Hudson and specialist technology event producer Rising Media to be held 11/12 November 2010 at Chelsea Football Club.
The event will focus on helping social game developers build, monetize, and grow their social games. Event director Matthew Finlay commented,“We’ve deliberately priced the Social Gaming Summit and Virtual Goods Summit to be accessible to anyone interested in the rapidly growing business. We also are confident that the London launch will be equally as successful as the US events.”
The first day of the conference covers topics like why social games work and what it takes to successfully develop and deploy a social game. The second day is the Virtual Goods Summit, focusing on the emerging market opportunity for virtual goods and economies. Once restricted to the world of online gaming, virtual goods and currencies are beginning to influence the development of social networks, community sites, and many other new and exciting markets. The market for virtual goods continues to grow - join us for engaging talks and panels designed to highlight important trends in this fast growing market. With estimates suggesting this market will grow from $1 billion in 2009 to $1.6 billion in 2010, this is a must-attend event for those in the games, social media, and entertainment markets
Speakers represent Playdom, RockYou, PopCap Games, Big Fish Games, Conduit Labs, IMVU, ThinkEquity and more. Sponsors for the event include Telx and SponsorPay.
For a complete list of speakers and the agenda, visit www.socialgamingsummit.com/uk
The exhibitor area will be a marketplace of organisations that offer products and services for all aspects of social gaming. Social Gaming Summit provides the critical element that can only be found at a live event -- face-to-face conversations that lead to business development and partnership opportunities.
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About Rising Media
Rising Media is a specialized media company focused on the production of business technology-related conferences and exhibitions. Rising Media currently produces events including eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit, Conversion Conference, Search Marketing Expo, Predictive Analytics World, Web Effectiveness Conference, Building Business Capability in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Spain. www.risingmedia.com
About WebMediaBrands Inc.
WebMediaBrands is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows and recruitment services for media and business professionals. Our online business includes: mediabistro.com, the leading blog network providing content, career and educational resources about major media markets and industry verticals including new media, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, mobile and the semantic web, which also includes the industry’s leading online job board; (ii) Social Times and All Facebook, which provide industry-leading content about the latest developments in social media, social networks and social gaming; (iii) other leading content Websites including Ads of the World, Brands of the World, Semantic Web and TVNewser; and (iv) e-commerce Websites including Freelance Connect and Stock Logos.