European gamers conference plays with new board

The 2009 Game Developers Conference (GDC) Europe has appointed a new advisory board to ensure the event meets the needs of the European gaming audience.

The event, held at the Cologne Congress East Center in Germany from August 17-19, invites speakers and game developers to attend more than 80 sessions on the most pressing issues and opportunities in European game development.

The new board has been selected to help guide the conference programme and comprises industry execs from leading developer studios, technology and consultancy firms. Included among the new members is games veteran and chair of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Bob Bates, video game designer Don Daglow and Streamline Studios founder Alexander Fernandez, the man behind hit games such as Gears of War and Saints Row.

Also serving on the board is GDC Europe conference director, Frank Sliwka, who is also VP of European business development at Think Services, a division of United Business Media (UBM). Sliwka described the newly-chosen board as “contributors who will work diligently to champion GDC Europe and guide the programme so that we can elevate the level of discussion at the conference and ensure value for our attendees.

“These experts from Europe and North America will help uncover the key issues facing the game industry so we can prosper as one global development community.”

GDC Europe is held in conjunction with Gamescom, the European game industry event for consumers, publishers, and trade professionals.

Photo courtesy of the Game Developers Conference


Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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