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The fourt edition of the GIS Day is officially on! We couldn’t miss a chance like Gamescom to band together all related organizations in the industry.

So come and join us at our associations meeting: it will start at 4pm and end at 6pm on August 14th at the Hyatt Regency Cologne, Kennedy-Ufer 2A, 50679 Cologne, Germany; 2 minutes walk from the Koelnmesse, Gamescom Convention Center. The meeting room is the Rheingau & Mosel, located on the First Floor.

Per Strömbäck from Spelplan and Mikko Kähärä from Cursor Oy are going to be the round table moderators.

The GIS Day is free, but because of a limited number of places, reservation is compulsory. To enter our guest list, if you haven’t yet, you simply need to contact us.

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The third edition of the GIS Day which took place in Los Angeles, along with E3 2012, has been a great success!

We would like to thank all those who were there and confort those who couldn’t make it, letting know that a new edition will be set out at GamesCom – Cologne and at Game Connection America 2013, along with GDC in San Francisco.

We will keep you posted on that issue (subscribe to our Linkedin Group to be always updated), sending you the proper invitation when dates and a places will be scheduled. If you have some colleagues that might be interested in this initiative, don’t hesitate to contact us, in a way that we could add them to our invitations list.

Looking forward to meet you!

The second edition of the GIS Day is officially on! It will take place at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco, along with Game Connection America 2012, on March 6th, from 2pm to 5pm. The GIS Day will be a 3-hours meeting reserved for associations and association members only, with an hour of roundtable discussion followed by a private cocktail event.

By banding together all related organizations in the industry, our board will provide useful resources and information to better articulate, discuss and confront issues inside the interactive entertainment community. Specifically, we will be focusing on tax breaks (to have them or not? how will this change the industry?) and on more global issues, such as developers self publishing,  distribution, capital (which one is the best? where to raise money?),  financing as well as HR and training . A special feature will be reserved for Julien Villedieu (from SNJV) for a presentation of the new SNJV brand L.E.G.A.M.E.

The day will open with a presentation of some associations (10 max) that will speak about their activity in 5-minute sessions. Every presentation shall follow a similar path which will describe the size and the scope of the association, its activities, its future, its legal environment, its subsidies and some time for Q&A. If you are interested in being one of those associations, please send your presentation to our Marketing Manager, Giulia Palmieri.

Game Industry Support (GIS) is a network established to help global associations work together in developing opportunities for Video Game companies while enhancing business and connections for aspiring developers, publishers, service providers and newbies. By banding together all related organization in the industry, we provide useful resource and information so that our partners can better articulate, discuss and confront issues inside the interactive entertainment community.

The GIS group will organize 4 GIS Days a year, one every quarter, during major events such as Game Connection Europe, Game Connection America, E3 and GamesCom.

The first GIS day will be held at Game Connection Europe 2011
December, 7th – Room Ledoux Read more »

In collaboration with major players working to support the games industry, we are proud to announce the development of the Game Industry Support (GIS) Group, and the organization of the Game Industry Support Day at the next Game Connection Europe in Paris, on December, 7th.

The purpose of the group is to share, and to strengthen the interactions between the organizations, individuals, local and regional entities dedicated to or involved in the support of the games industry. Read more »

Taipei Computer Association

The Taipei Computer Association (TCA), the leading representative of Taiwan’s IT industry, was established as a non-profit organization in Taipei City on November 5, 1974. Internationally, the TCA has overseas representative offices in Tokyo, Japan and Suzhou, China. Its corporate members have grown from 15 to more than 4,000, while personnel has increased to more than 200 to better serve the organization’s growing membership.

The TCA is a service-oriented organization. Its major services include exhibition services, China business services, government-related activities, HR training, computer skills promotion and e-TCA. Each year, the TCA organizes first-rate domestic and international exhibitions on IT, telecommunications, software and multimedia in Taiwan.

In an effort to create and generate profit for its corporate members, as well as promote cooperation among businesses operating in the IT industry, the organization now teams up with Game Connection.

Game Connection and CGOC are happy to team up this year in a common effort to promote B to B events in the Video Game Industry. Both events are proud to support the industry and help professionals expand their business. 

CGOC (China Game Outsourcing Conference) is organized by Howell International Trade Fair  Ltd. and SMIA (Shanghai Multimedia Industry Association). The 2011 edition will keep on combing both business conference and match making program for outsouring companies worldwide. CGOC is a key event in China game industry and will take place form July 29-31, 2011, in Shanghai.

For more information about the event: http://en.chinagoc.com.cn/gydh.aspx

TIGA, in partnership with the UK Trade and Investment Tradeshow Access Programme, is offering grants of £1400 for eligible businesses to attend either GDC or Game Connection@GDC 2011.

Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:
“The UK video games development sector is a successful export industry and TIGA is committed to helping developers build on their excellent track record. TIGA, as an accredited trade association, works with UKT&I to operate the Tradeshow Access Programme, a scheme which supports UK businesses to exhibit at overseas tradeshows by providing eligible firms with grants. We look forward to supporting more UK developers at GDC or Game Connection@GDC 2011.”
TIGA is proud to be an official trade partner for both events.

  • Game Connection@GDC is back with its 8th edition in San Francisco, USA, March 1-3, 2011
  • GDC returns to the Moscone Center in San Francisco February 28th-4th March, 2011

The Game Developers Conference is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking. Join a global community of programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers as they convene together to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.
TIGA is offering advice and assistance to UK companies who wish to access funding to attend GDC and Game Connection this year. The funding applies only to those wishing to exhibit. For more information please contact Vanessa@tiga.org.

Source: http://www.tiga.org/Default.aspx

The Spanish Digital & Interactive Entertainment Developers (Asociación de Desarrolladores de Ocio Interactivo Digital, DOID), is a nonprofit association, created to promote the industry and the culture of gaming and similar forms of digital entertainment.

DOID aims to help the growth of the Spanish video games industry. The arganization focuses mainly on promoting their associates’ video games, improving and informing about the video game professional training options in Spain. It helps its members to complete their project successfully, provides support, information and training on how to get funding and how to market their products in an effective manner. It serves as a link between the different levels and the different actors of the Spanish video game industry. It also serves as a job bank. It reports national and international evolution of the sector to its members through its website and a digital magazine which also aims to bring the world of game development to the general Spanish public. In a larger perspective, DOID wants to create a video game culture in Spain with exhibitions relating to the culture of video game.

DOID organizes every year a Game Developers Conference where professionals speak about their activities and the industry. It actively campaigns to promote career opportunities in the video game industry and to create well trained professionals for the game development sector by giving training facilities, publicizing the game industry in top universities and showing the different facets of game development. To create an efficient professional network of the Spanish game sector, DOID organizes meetings and conferences for developers, maintains an updated directory of developers with their profiles and projects and also sets up meetings with distributors, publishers and companies. The Desarrollador_ES Awards enables DOID to highlight the video game development know-how and the quality of games produced in Spain. At the international level, DOID wants to be the voice of its members in trade shows by promoting their products, services and skills. It also partners with other organizations who also have the aim to promote the digital and entertainment industry such as Adese, Igda, Aiju.

All-Russian Conference on Game Industry will be held on October 27-28, 2010 in Business Center “Japan House” in Moscow (Moscow, Savvinskaya naberezhnaya, 15). This year ACGI will  focus on the most fast-growing segment of the Russian game industry – online and social games. The interest to the game industry and sector of interactive technologies has grown in Russia. It is proved by confident increase of computer and video games releases and sales as well as growth of releases of interactive edutainment programs. Besides there is a stable growth of users of online games and releases of games for social networks. Read more »

About Game Industry Support

Game Industry support is a network established to help global associations work together in developing opportunities for Video Game companies while enhancing business and connections for aspiring developers, publishers, service providers and newbies.By banding together all related organization in the industry, we provide useful resource and information so that our partners can better articulate, discuss and confront issues inside the interactive entertainment community.

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