TGS Forum 2018 Outline Determined
Published : Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9:12 am
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TOKYO GAME SHOW 2018 (Organizer: Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association [Abbreviation: CESA, Chairman: Hideki Hayakawa], Co-Organizer: Nikkei BP [President: Suguru Niinomi], Period: September 21 to 24, Venue: Makuhari Messe / hereafter “TGS2018”) has determined the event outline for “TGS Forum 2018” to be held on the Business Day Thursday, September 20th and Friday, September 21st.
“TGS Forum 2018” will have a special session and a sponsorship session on September 22nd (Friday) in addition to the keynote held on the 21st (Thursday). On September 21st (Thursday), the first day of the event, we hold a keynote panel by key persons from the game industry. They will discuss the challenges and solutions on “e-Sports”, the competitive gaming which is becoming a medal sport at international sports meetings like the Asian Games. ※Outline of Sponsorship Sessions will be revealed on mid- August.
On the afternoon of September 20th (Thursday), top companies and representatives from the video game industry will gather and hold the “Global Game Business Summit 2018 (GGBS 2018)” to exchange opinions on video game business trends around the world. The theme of GGBS 2018 is “How domestic games could win in the worldwide competition.” It has been said that domestic games are less competitive than Western video games on the global market because of its style and the development cost. But some domestic game titles have won overseas awards in past few years and expand their presence in the global markets. Furthermore, there are some global hit titles. Along with the increase in multi-platform games and the appearance of new ways to have fun with games, what kind of marketing strategies may be needed? The session will explore future possibilities of Japanese game industry by learning from the success of domestic hit makers.
On September 21st (Friday), we have several Expert sessions focusing on the game industry. Leading figures will talk about the new business and technologies and the trend of the industry. ※Speakers and schedule of Expert Sessions will be revealed on middle August.
Advance registration for “TGS Forum 2018” and “GGBS 2018” started on today via the official website (https://tgs.cesa.or.jp/forum/). Attendance for “TGS Forum 2018” and “GGBS 2018” is free of charge. However, a TGS2018 Business Day visitor badge will be required. Therefore, be sure to complete the advanced registration for Business Day visitors in order to be issued a badge before entering the site.
- Business Day Advance Registration Has Begun, and the Convenient “Business Day Gold Pass” is also On Sale
Advance registration for the Business Day for game industry personnel has started via the official website. In addition to applying for a “Business Day Registration Ticket”, paid registration (5,000 yen, including tax) is also available (after application, there is a predetermined confirmation).
In addition, a limited number of “Business Day Gold Passes” will be available, allowing you to enter the site smoothly through a special reception and giving access to the “Asia Business Gateway” appointment system for holding negotiations with exhibitors and negotiations with other visitors (for those who have a Business Day Registration Ticket the price of the pass is 20,000 yen (including tax), and for those without a Business Day Registration Ticket, the price including the Business Day Advance Registration fee is 25,000 yen (including tax)). The Business Day Gold Pass will give you access to the Business Lounge set up on the 2nd floor of the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall and allow you join the International Party [Friday September 21 (Friday) from 5:30 pm / Venue: International Conference Hall 1F Lounge], providing a comfortable environment for handling business negotiations. For more details, please visit the official website.
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