By Paul Hunter
On the DIG London Blog the lead organizer of the video game industry event, Larry MacKinnon, announced that he's off to travel the world and visit some of the largest international digital and interactive gaming conferences.
As the Director of Business Development, Technology at the London Economic Development Corporation, Larry's responsibility is to attract new investment and encourage growth in the city's IT industry.
His first stop was the Edinburgh Interactive Festival which took place in Edinburgh, Scotland from August 13-14, 2009.
Next on Larry's itinerary was Cologne, Germany for GDC Europe. He had a few choice words to say on Canada's large impact on the global game industry:
“Cologne, Germany is hosting both GDC Europe and Gamescom this week. There are several thousand game developers and suppliers from all over the world here to make deals. My experience is that Europeans recognize Canada as a great place to develop games and are keenly interested in learning about Canadian game talent and incentives. The Canadian Pavillion at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany hosted a very successful cocktail party last evening. It was really well attended and generated a great deal of interest in Canada as a destination for game development”
London, Ontario is home to many notable developers including Digital Extremes, Antic Entertainment, Big Blue Bubble, and the art
and animation outsourcing studio REDJADE.
This year's DIG London conference will take place November 3-4 at the London Convention Centre.
For our first-look at what's happening at the event, check out our write-up last month.