MONTREAL, Oct. 8, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS) is proud to announce its latest headliner: Brandon Beck, CEO and Co-Founder of Riot Games and one of the industry's leading figures. The announcement finalizes the program and establishes MIGS14 as the most important event of its kind in northeastern North America.
This will be the first MIGS for Mr. Beck. The entrepreneur, a member of Forbes' 2011 "30 Under 30" list, will share the secret sauce that helped propel Riot Games to #3 on Fortune Magazine's Best Medium Workplaces list in 2013 with the more than 2,200 industry enthusiasts expected to attend this year's MIGS.
"To be opening the program with such a highly esteemed individual as Brandon Beck is proof that Montreal has become the leading destination in northeastern North America for the video game industry," says Martin Carrier, President of Alliance numérique, which is hosting the event. "Our local industry is dynamic and our work force highly skilled. The quality of the speakers we will welcome to MIGS clearly attests to Montreal's role as a global player in the industry."
A riveting program
This year more than ever, the MIGS program will impress all who attend. From such renowned speakers as Brandon Beck and Marty O'Donnell, to creative, entertaining activities such as the Battle of the Studios, Art Gallery and Steinberg Music Contest, the event promises to deliver a wealth of sensations. In addition, two Oculus Rift stations will be made available to visitors to provide them with a taste of the gaming platform of the future.
For the final, complete program, please visit www.migs14.com.
About Alliance numérique
Since its creation in 2001, Alliance numérique (AN) has been THE business network for Quebec's video game industry. Its membership includes a full range of video game and digital entertainment developers of all sizes. It is also a key industry contact for government. Its mission is to support the growth and competitiveness of its members and make Quebec the center of world excellence for interactive digital content creation, production, and distribution. http://alliancenumerique.com
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances, and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice, and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. Please visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.
The CMF's Canadaonscreen.ca is a website designed to showcase and celebrate Canadian creative talent and content destined for all types of screens, from television productions to games, Web content and software and applications.
SOURCE: Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS)
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