Gametech: Hear From The Biggest Names In The Australian Games Industry

Over 40 guest speakers, including Brendan O'Connor and Michael Ephraim from Sony have been confirmed to speak at Gametech, Australia's first major business forum for the video games and interactive entertainment industry, which takes place at Luna Park on the 21st and 22nd of June.

"Video Gaming has fast become a powerful and significant economic sector, with the increased use of gameplay mechanics as a proven business tool for organisations to engage both internal and external stakeholders, it's time that this industry had its own annual event.” Says Dominic Patterson, Producer of Gametech.

The event will be supported by all major industry associations such as the iGEA (Interactive Games and Entertainment Association), GDAA (Games Developers Association) and AIMIA (Australian Interactive Media Industry Association).

“With the rapid changes in contentcreation, engagement and distribution," claimed Ron Curry, CEO of the iGEA, "it’s both timely and relevant that we can have a coming together of thediverse business groups which now form the larger interactive gaming industry.”

For more info head to the Gametech website.


Comments

    The real Luna Park, or the Sydney Luna Park?

    just browsed the official event website briefly, the topics in the conference seem quite interesting but i suppose the event is more for people already in the industry not regular gamers? KotakuAU will report on this I believe?

    Before clicking in I was thinking more of an event like Pax, ComicCon, MegaCon in the US...

    Luna Park Sydney? i'm going to bring my speedos & zinc cream!!!

    Hoping it's Luna Park Melbourne!

    It's in Sydney.

    wow...$1100 for tix...

    Looks interesting, but-

    Who attends Gametech?

    Attendees are drawn from game developers, publishers, console, mobile and web platforms, brands, media, emerging application developers, social media, technology providers, content companies, specialised and non-specialised retailers, investors, industry associations and government.

    ...I don't think video game enthusiasts will be (readily) granted entry :/

    If this isn't during my exam period, I'm totally gonna try to gatecrash and then go to Luna Park if I'm not allowed in (alas, it is a sad excuse for a theme park...)

    Why the hell is it in Sydney? Most developers are Melbourne based. Also, nice work on the Indie friendly ticket prices...god damn.

    its in Sydney cause that's the middle ground.

    The lineup actually looks decent. and the prices would be that high so they could actually get decent people in the lineup

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