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Edge and Next-Gen join GI as Nordic Game media sponsors

Tuesday, 18th March 2008 13:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Both Edge and Next-Gen have been named as media sponsors of this year’s Nordic Game. The Future publications will join Eurogamer Network’s GamesIndustry.biz, now on its third year as a main media partner for the event, as show supporters.

Nordic Game is probably the greatest trade show in the world. It’s the most non-bullshit expo in games. And it’s in Sweden, which is always a good thing.

Nordic Game 2008 is being held on May 14-15 in Malmö. Hit the link for more details.

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Elite media trio join Nordic Game 2008

The organisers of the Nordic Game Conference & Career Expo 2008 are proud to present Edge Magazine, GamesIndustry.biz and Next-Gen.biz as media partners for this year’s fifth annual Nordic Game event.

On 14-15 May the games industry, academics and the media will gather in Malmö, Sweden to focus on one of the most exciting growth sectors in the entertainment business. Online registration for the Nordic Game Conference & Career Expo 2008 will open at 12:00 CET on Wednesday 19 March.

As a very important part of the organisers’ media strategy, partner agreements have been made with three of the most significant media outlets in the games industry. Edge, the world’s most respected videogame magazine will support the conference as Exclusive English Language Print Media Partner, while Next-Gen.biz has signed up as Exclusive Internet Media Partner for North America.

“We are delighted to be a partner of Nordic Game – the continued global growth of Edge magazine means we are perfectly suited for this kind of media partnership – it is fantastic to be able to help raise the profile of the rapidly growing Nordic games industry” says Tom Acton, Marketing Manager for Edge and Next-Gen.biz.

GamesIndustry.biz, Europe’s leading industry website and part of the Eurogamer Network, is supporting Nordic Game as Exclusive European Internet Media Partner. Besides covering the conference, the industry specialist is also organising a unique program in cooperation with the European Game Developer Federation, which will explore vital issues affecting the future of the games industry.

“Nordic Game is something that GamesIndustry.biz has been involved with from the start. We’re delighted to be developing our relationship even more this year with an event that’s set once again to be a crucial entry on the calendar”, comments Phil Elliott, Editor of GamesIndustry.biz.

With hundreds of expected attendees and a wide variety of presentations, seminars and workshops, the Nordic Game conference and Career Expo is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe. This fifth annual industry event is expected to draw around 1000 participants from the Nordic region, Europe, North America and Asia, as well as extensive global press coverage.

“It’s a great pleasure for us to have three of the most respected media outlets onboard for the conference, and their journalistic competence and professional reputation are sure to be of great value for us”, concludes Tom Felices, Conference & Event Director of Nordic Game Program.

The Nordic Game Conference and Career Expo will be held on14-15 May 2008 at the Malmö Convention Center in Malmö, Sweden (25 minutes by commuter train from Copenhagen airport). Register online at www.nordicgame.com.

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