Media Advisory - Parliamentary Secretary Sean Casey to Travel to Cologne, Germany, to attend Gamescom 2017

Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, will highlight Canada's role in the gaming industry and launch the Canada pavilion

COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, will travel to Cologne to attend Gamescom 2017, the second largest video game conference in the world. Over 350,000 visitors from across the world will be in attendance this year with Canada participating as the partner country.

During his visit, Parliamentary Secretary Casey will highlight the importance of Canada's role in the gaming industry, connect with creators and industry leaders, and deliver remarks at the launch of the Canada Pavilion.

Parliamentary Secretary Casey will attend this event on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

The details are as follows:

Monday, August 21, 2017


20:00   

Parliamentary Secretary Sean Casey attends the Decision Leader's Dinner with guests from the gaming, media and creative industries



Tuesday, August 22, 2017


12:30   

Parliamentary Secretary Sean Casey arrives at the official opening of Gamescom 2017



13:15   

Site tour and official press photo with the delegation and Dr. Angela Merkel MdB, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany



16:00   

Parliamentary Secretary Sean Casey delivers remarks at the launch of Canada Pavilion



17:00   

Parliamentary Secretary Sean Casey attends reception hosted by Berlin Brandenburg with representatives from the Canada Media Fund (closed to the media)



Wednesday, August 23, 2017


15:30   

Parliamentary Secretary Sean Casey attends "Oh, Canada! Games, Innovation and Radical Opportunity" with the Entertainment Software Association of Canada and Other Ocean Interactive (Location: Open Stage, Gamescom site)

 

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information: (media only), please contact: Pierre-Olivier Herbert, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca

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