GCAC Addresses Key Industry Topics

With the second GC Asia coming to a close, the organizers of GC Asia Conference have announced that more than 630 international professionals from the game industry attended the two-day long conference in Singapore.

Attendees came from over 20 nations, mostly from the Asia-Pacific region to learn, network, and create new partnerships within the games industry. More than 70 industry experts discussed prominent topics of today's game industry, focusing on online and casual games, as well as outsourcing.

Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of the Leipziger Messe, said, "GCAC clearly serves the needs, not just of the Asian market, but also of the global market. Industry representatives from the US, Europe and naturally, the Asia-Pacific region participated in the conference, exchanged ideas and created new visions for the future gaming market."

Jorg Zeissig, Managing Director of Leipziger Messe International (LMI), added, "With the second GCAC in Singapore, we are seeing the industry take advantage of the opportunity to meet and talk about the latest game developments. We certainly catered to the demand of the industry by focusing on key topics like Online, Outsourcing and Micro-Transactions."

Speakers at GCAC 2008 included Michael de Plater (Ubisoft, China), Peter Molyneux (Lionhead Studios, UK), Cevat Yerli (Crytek, Germany), Joonmo Kwon (Nexon Corp/Nexon Mobile, South Korea), Henry Jenkins III (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), Mario Wynands (Sidhe Interactive, New Zealand), Sean Kauppinen International Digital Entertainment Agency, USA), Tom Crago (Tantalus, Australia), Allan Simonsen (Boomzap/IGDA, Singapore), Don Daglow (Independent, USA), James Gray (EA Mobile, UK), Tom Felices (Nordic Game Program, Sweden), Melissa Lee (Massive Black, USA), Alexander Fernandez (Streamline Studios, Netherlands), Peter Paul Gadi (Anino Mobile, Philippines), Bob Wallace (Strategic Alternatives, USA), Feargus Carroll (Lucasfilm, Singapore), Keith Liu (Nokia, Singapore), Jason Della Rocca (IGDA, Canada), Gary Mi (Radience, China), Ragnar Tornquist (Funcom, Norway), Arne Peters (cdv Entertainment, Germany), Michel Kripalani (Autodesk, USA), Garett Wiley (798 Group, China), Chris Natsumme (Boomzap, Singapore), Maxime Villandre (Codemasters, Malaysia), Kok Khwang Ng (Asiasoft, Singapore) and more.

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