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Rein to speak at Nordic Game 2008

Epic head Mark Rein is to speak in the business and production track at this year's Nordic Game.

Rein will sit on a round-table discussion called Art of the Deal, which will focus on the publisher pitching process.

Othe panelists include MGS business development director Peter Zetterberg, Ross Erickson, VP acquisitions at Sierra Online, studio director Martyn Brown of Team 17, CEO Jeff Hilbert of DDM and Andy Boyes, product and business development director at Capcom.

Nordic Game 2008 takes place on 14-15 May 2008 at the Malmö Convention Center in Malmö, Sweden. Press release after the link.

Nordic Game 2008 Sneak Preview: Speakers revealed for Business & Production sessions

Mark Rein (Epic), Shannon Loftis & Peter Zetterberg (MGS), Min Kim (Nexon) and Ross Erickson (Sierra Online) are among the names featured in the Business & Production program at this year’s Nordic Game.

One of the four core programs at the Nordic Game conference will be Business & Production, offering six in-depth sessions for games professionals in a unique round table format. Here is a sneak preview of some of this year’s Nordic Game Business & Production program highlights:

”Art of the Deal” - A round table focusing on the pitching process. Featuring MGS Biz Dev Director Peter Zetterberg, Games VP Mark Rein of Epic, Ross Erickson, VP Acquisitions at Sierra Online, Studio Director Martyn Brown of Team 17, CEO Jeff Hilbert of DDM, Andy Boyes, Product & Biz Dev Director at Capcom and moderated by Tobias Sjögren, President of Nordic game development agency Peligroso Entertainment Group.

”Top Models” – A panel discussion on new business models in the online space. Meet Min Kim, Director Game Operations, Nexon America, Mickaël Ivorra, Biz Dev Director, France Telecom, Diane Lagrange, External Biz Dev Manager, NCsoft, Ross Erickson, VP Acquisitions at Sierra Online and Vlad Ihora, Director Gaming Community, TeliaSonera. Presented by Thomas Bidaux, former Product Dev Director at NCsoft.

Other Business & Production sessions include “Out-of-the-box”, exploring tomorrow’s digital distribution channels and featuring among others John Vifian, Executive Producer at EA, and a production round table “Meaning of Scrum” with Shannon Loftis, Director of European Production at MGS and experts from Crytek, DICE and many more. The full sessions and speaker’s program for the conference will be published on 14 April.

Nordic Game conference and Career Expo will be 14-15 May 2008 at the Malmö Convention Center in Malmö, Sweden (25 minutes by commuter train from Copenhagen airport). Read more and get the latest news and program updates at www.nordicgame.com.

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