Video Game Bar Association (VGBA) Launches 1-Day European Summit as Part of gamescom congress 2015
Partnership with BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware to bring European and Global game and entertainment legal experts together for VGBA EuroSummit
LOS ANGELES, and COLOGNE, Germany – July 9, 2014 – The Video Game Bar Association (VGBA) today announced that it will bring its well-respected Summit on Games, Business and Legal Affairs to Europe as part of gamescom 2015, the world's largest event for interactive entertainment.
“Games today are a medium truly unique with their instantaneous reach, and the VGBA and its European members believed it was appropriate to address the local ramifications of these global issues as a group,” said Joseph Olin, Executive Director of the VGBA.
“The desire to offer a forum for our European members and colleagues has been a goal since our inception,” said Attorneys David Rosenbaum and Patrick Sweeney, organization co-founders.
“The initiation of the VGBA EuroSummit is only possible through our association with the BIU and gamescom 2015,” added Olin, “It’s the ideal venue to have serious discussions on the issues faced by everyone involved with creating and publishing interactive games.”
“We are very happy to host the VGBA Legal Affairs and Games Summit at gamescom. Since everything in our industry – including the legal issues – has an international dimension we agree with VGBA that gamescom congress is the perfect venue to discuss important games industry issues”, commented Maximilian Schenk, General Manager of the BIU.
The VGBA EuroSummit expands the topics typically covered by the gamescom congress offering a focus on the legal and business issues that global game makers face today. Following the mode of its stateside counterpart, the VGBA EuroSummit will feature many of the leading legal practitioners from Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The complete schedule along with registration information and fees may be found at www.vgbaeurosummit.org or www.gamescom-congress.com
About The Video Game Bar Association
The Video Game Bar Association was formed in 2011 to promote the education and interaction of licensed attorneys to improve business conditions in the video game and interactive media industry. The VGBA provides a community for lawyers working in the industry to discuss issues of common interest to all lawyers around the world and is the first bar association to reflect the global reach of the video game industry, with members drawn from around the world.
The BIU – German Video Games Association is the association of the German computer and video games industry. The association, with its 25 members, represents over 85 percent of the market for digital games in Germany and is also, for example, organizer of gamescom. As a competent partner for media, political and social institutions, the BIU answers all questions on the subject of computer and video games.
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