This article was first published by Games Industry.biz on 23 April, 2010.
Electronic Arts’ European boss, Dr Jens Uwe Intat, is to headline a series of key figures in an investment panel session to take place next month, hosted by Tim Merel and the London Business School.
Intat will feature alongside other games people – including Bigpoint chairman Simon Guild, Spil Games CEO Peter Driessen and Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley – as well as several major names from the world of finance and media.
Romain Gonthier, director of private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson, and Megumi Ikeda, executive director of venture capital business GE/NBC Universal Peacock Equity will both attend, as will Time Warner’s director of strategy and corporate development, Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet.
The event, taking place in London on May 24, is invite-only and aimed at the senior members of the videogames business.
“We are hoping to bring together deal and decision makers from all sides of the videogames and investment industries, to find new deal opportunities which they might not see otherwise,” said Merel of the event.
In addition to the panel session itself, there will also be networking time before and after the main event, to provide the opportunity to meet a host of directors, CEOs, CFOs and partners from games companies, VC and private equity firms, and major media companies.