The two events unite to form a larger entity in Quebec's video game industry
MONTREAL, March 14, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Coop La Guilde, the largest cooperative of video game developers in the world, and Alliance numérique, whose mission is to support and promote the products and contributions of the Quebec video game industry among the media, government decision makers and the general public, are pleased to announce that their respective flagship events, the Montreal Expo Gaming Arcade (MEGA) and the Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS), will be held together this year for the first time ever. From November 16 to 19, MEGA – the largest B2C video game event in Quebec – and MIGS – one of the largest B2B events of its kinds in Canada – will unite.
MEGA+MIGS, the first B2B2C event in the Canadian industry, will take place at the Grand Quay in the Old Port of Montréal and showcase the latest industry innovations presented by developers and creators from around the world. It will also provide a meeting place to facilitate exchanges between the independent video game world and big name studios as well as between local and international industry leaders, who will gather to network and discuss current challenges and opportunities. The general public are invited to come and discover the new technologies and video games that will be on display.
"It's amazing to see La Guilde and Alliance numérique join forces," enthused Jean-Martin Aussant, Executive Director of Coop La Guilde. "We will be developing this union, so that the entire Quebec video game industry can speak with one voice, both here at home and on the world stage."
For Nadine Gelly, Executive Director of Alliance numérique, "MEGA+MIGS will be an outstanding international showcase that will reinforce Quebec's status as a leader in the video game field. We are delighted at this new collaboration, which will open up great opportunities for the future of our industry."
About Coop La Guilde
La Guilde des développeurs de jeux vidéo indépendants du Québec is a non-profit cooperative whose mission is to support the success of Quebec studios in order to ensure the growth and future of the industry by cultivating a fertile ground for local innovation, creativity and digital technologies. With its 160 studio members, it represents the largest independent video game cooperative in the world. La Guilde aims to democratize the industry and promote its members' 100% Quebec-made products.
About Alliance numérique
Alliance numérique regroups and represents video game companies of all sizes in Quebec. With nearly 100 active members, the organization works to support and promote the products and contributions of this sector among the media, government decision makers and the general public.
SOURCE Coop La Guilde
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