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www.ce.org
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.Innovation-Movement.com and www.CESweb.org.
www.playspan.com
PlaySpan provides developers and content producers of games, apps and online content a trusted monetization platform for safe, convenient and user-friendly in-app, in-browser purchases accepting over 85 payment methods in 180 countries. PlaySpan’s payments platform and digital goods monetization platform is trusted by the leading content producers in the world to power monetization and payments of their content. Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros. Microsoft, Ubisoft and NCSoft games use PlaySpan. PlaySpan has won 12 awards during past three years and was honored by 2010 OnMedia Top 100, and the AlwaysOn Global 250.

PlaySpan was acquired by Visa Inc. in March 2011.
DWTwww.dwt.com
Davis Wright Tremaine’s lawyers have decades of experience in the areas of media, music and entertainment, communications, information technology and intellectual property. We represent clients across all media platforms, from traditional print media to nascent and emerging digital technologies. Davis Wright Tremaine remains a national leader ready to address all the legal issues in these areas. We have received a No. 1 ranking in Media Law and First Amendment from Best Lawyers in America, and our nationwide media group has received an Award for Excellence from Chambers USA. Davis Wright Tremaine helps clients stay ahead of trends and guides them through the evolving legal landscape by providing top-level counseling, regulatory, business and litigation services for international, national and regional clients.
www.igda.org
Now in its 15th year, the IGDA is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals who create video games. The IGDA is committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. We provide extensive opportunities to network and connect via live events, online communities, media placement, local chapter meetings, and special interest groups, etc. As an international organization, there are over 10,000 members and over 75 local chapters worldwide
www.cdsaonline.org
Founded in 1970, the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA) is the worldwide forum advocating the innovative and responsible delivery and storage of entertainment, software, and information content. For over ten years content service providers have agreed to undergo site audits by CDSA’s industry experts to benchmark their preparedness in content protection and security. Today, the world’s leading motion picture, home video, music, software and games companies recognize and reward CDSA accredited sites for their commitment to protecting their content.
boxPAYwww.boxpay.com

boxPAY Ltd is a new mobile technology firm created by Irish brothers Gavin and Iain McConnon. The company offers a SMS-based mobile payment platform for web merchants and game developers to charge their customers via a mobile carrier bill instead of by credit card, minimizing hassle for the end user. With the low resistance model, gamers can purchase in-game upgrades and currency in less than 10 seconds. A self-service, user-friendly web set-up option allows merchants to implement the platform on their website within minutes. The co-founders have over 10 years experience in mobile billing, and they created boxPAY in response to a need from online merchants who are losing potential sales over requirements for users to fill out lengthy credit card forms in order to make in-app or in-game purchases. Especially because of the boom in online gaming and application development, merchants are looking for additional ways to create revenue from their products, as well as monetize users in countries where credit cards are not widely used. boxPAY mobile billing is the perfect solution to meet these needs.
www.xsolla.com
Xsolla specializes in online games, providing localized in-game payment solutions with easy integration & high conversion. Xsolla partners with over 250 payment providers worldwide offering credit & pre-paid cards, direct debit, cash/e-cash, mobile payments, kiosks and offers- all within one platform- with no installation or chargeback fees. Over 300 publishers worldwide choose Xsolla.
EEDARwww.eedar.com
Founded in 2006 by video game industry veterans, EEDAR is the largest specialty video game research firm in the world. EEDAR increases video game profitability and creativity by delivering comprehensive data and technology solutions that empower fully informed and contextually relevant business decisions.

Leveraging a proprietary database of over 45 million internally researched data points from more than 10,000 video games, EEDAR is the sole provider of end-to-end integrated data analysis solutions that allow for the examination of every factor influencing the success of past, present and future video game titles.

EEDAR's well-known services include GamePulse® (a continuously updated application converging data for physical and digital game industry research), DesignMetrics® (game title forecasting and analysis), Editorial Insights (mock reviews and outlet bias), discovery and recommendation technologies, investor due-diligence, expert testimony, and custom research services.

EEDAR is based in Carlsbad, California and has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies and also holds the Guinness world record for the largest collection of videogame facts and information.
www.openbucks.com
The Openbucks Gift Card Payment Network is a fast, convenient and safe alternative to credit cards for online payment. Consumers can get a gift card from a trusted retailer such as Subway, Circle K, CITGO, Hess and Sports Authority, and purchase online gaming certificates at hundreds of online games and ecommerce sites. For more information please visit www.openbucks.com.
CloudMadewww.cloudmade.com
CloudMade has built an extensive location platform and a community of over 23,000 developers building and monetizing innovative locaion-enabled apps. In 2011 the platform has been extended with specific services for mobile games. CloudMade's main offering is Sponsored Locations - a perfect mix of in-game sponsorship and location-based marketing that allows game developers and publishers to monetize the non-paying users of their games and consumer brands to drive retail traffic and sales.
Taggedwww.tagged.com
Tagged is the social network for meeting new people. While other offerings focus almost exclusively on existing relationships, Tagged has established the category of social discovery. Tagged is the largest social discovery network in the world with over 330 million members (combined with recently acquired hi5) in 220 countries. Tagged enables anyone to meet and socialize through social games, advanced browsing features, shared interests and more. Founded in 2004, Tagged is based in San Francisco. More information is available at http://about.tagged.com
Virtual Piggywww.virtualpiggy.com
Virtual Piggy, Inc. is a technology company delivering solutions for the interaction of children under the age of 18 on the internet, with a focus on security and parental control. Virtual Piggy™ is designed to provide a secure mechanism, so children can initiate purchases online that are parent approved, controlled and monitored. Such pre-approved transactions help merchants to reduce friction in the online purchasing process and also to comply with COPPA* regulations. COPPA is a U.S. federal law enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
CREwww.computerrentals.com

Based in Los Angeles, CRE – Computer & AV Solutions specializes in providing fast, reliable, affordable computers, tablets and audiovisual equipment rentals with same day delivery (in most instances). 

CRE offers flexible rental periods from daily to weekly to monthly with 24/7 technical support. Our inventory is stocked with HP and MacPro (12-core, 8-core and Quad), MacBook Pro, Render farms, FCP, LCD monitors, and Apple Cinema Displays. We also stock iPads, audiovisual, projection gear, internet kiosk, lighting equipment and audience response systems.

We have a proven track record for superior customer service - rely on CRE for perfect service, every time

Reloaded Gameswww.reloadedinc.com

Reloaded Games Inc. is an online games company which powers leading free2play(R) MMOgames. The Reloaded platform serves more than 30 million gamers in over 160countries with a services footprint throughout the Americas, Europe, MiddleEast and Asia. The platform provides game developers and publishers an end-to-end suite of “bleeding edge” services ranging from technology infrastructure, monetization, distribution and analytics. Reloaded's platform powers hit MMOG's like APB Reloaded, Fallen Earth, Sword2, Hailan Rising and Taikodom. Read more about the company and the platform at http://www.reloadedinc.com or contact them at platform@reloadedinc.com

Media Partners

Parks Associateswww.parksassociates.com
Parks Associates is a market research firm exclusively focused on all product and service segments that are "digital" or provide connectivity within the home, including entertainment, home networking, controls, wireless networking, boradband, and on-demand services.
WIGIwww.womeningamesinternational.org

Welcome to Women In Games International
Women in Games International (WIGI), made up of both female and male professionals, works to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the global games industry.

WIGI promotes diversity in video game development, publishing, media, education and workplaces, based on a fundamental belief that increased equality and camaraderie among genders can make global impacts for superior products, more consumer enjoyment and a stronger gaming industry.

Women In Games International stands as strong advocates for issues crucial to the success of women and men in the games industry, including a better work/life balance, healthy working conditions, increased opportunities for success and resources for career support.
e3expowww.e3expo.com

E3 Expo gives you the opportunity to be one of the first to test-drive cutting-edge technologies & never-before-seen games, establish connections with thousands of industry professionals, and discover the latest trends, buzz and best practices of the global interactive entertainment industry. Experience all that E3 Expo 2012 has to offer - Register today at www.E3Expo.com!

E3 Expo is a trade event and only qualified industry professionals may attend. No one under 17 will be admitted, including infants. Visit http://www.E3Expo.com for registration guidelines.
www.fusicology.com
Fusicology.com is a multifaceted website media entity, promoting progressive music culture through event listings and relevant content. Fusicology as a whole provides a national hub reaching trend setting multicultural urbanites. Our site and newsletter specialize in providing relevant information for early adopters that include the musically forward.

Since 2003, Fusicology has sustained long lasting relationships with an extensive list of record labels, recording artists, event promoters, venues, and lifestyle brands. In addition we offer our clients special event production services that include concept to completion as well as an array of online / offline marketing campaign creation and execution.
Boogar Listswww.boogar.com
With a qualified directory of more than 2,000 Venture Capital and Mid-Market/LBO private equity firms, BoogarLists is an excellent place for entrepreneurs to begin their search for investment capital. Whether starting a new company or striving to take an early stage company to the next level, CEO’s and CFO’s will invariably want to seek out new sources of capital or other financial services. BoogarLists provides an extensive directory of financial, operations and marketing services, as well as a comprehensive directory of conferences and associations, across the technology, media and communications industries.
Games Match USA logowww.games-match.com/usa
Games Match is a premier online community paving the way as the world's leading integrated jobs board and professional network, specifically created for the gaming industry.

Features of our service include daily job postings, tailored email alerts of new employment opportunities, easy mobile web browsing, unlimited access to our employer and freelancer directories to build and maintain your network of industry professionals, along with full-time phone and email support from our administrative and tech teams.

Our service will provide you with an easy, affordable, and direct link into the exciting and competitive world of the gaming industry.
www.experientialforum.com
Welcome to the Experiential Marketing Forum (EMF)

We're an international community of professionals, students and people who share ideas and keep abreast of the newest trends and exciting things happening in the world of media. Feel free to invite all of your co-workers and friends to join this great think tank and share ideas that benefit marketers and their customers on a global level.

Experiential marketing gives customers an opportunity to engage and interact with brands, products, and services in sensory ways that provide the icing on the cake of providing information. The term "Experiential marketing" refers to actual customer experiences with the brand/product/service that drive sales and increase brand image and awareness. When done right, it's the most powerful tool available to win brand loyalty.

Please invite your friends, students and co-workers to sign up and experience the EMF for themselves. We have lots of brilliant minds in this group. We're looking forward to tapping into yours!
www.mary-margaret.com
Mary-Margaret Network works with a diverse clientele in the game, mobile, web, multimedia, IT, TV and film industries. We successfully fill positions in every department at all levels, including production, engineering, design, art, marketing, sales, operations and executive management.
www.tagstrategic.com
TAG Strategic leverages its collective experience and expertise to accelerate business opportunities for the digital entertainment, technology and mobile industries. Visit us at www.tagstrategic.com.
ProductionHubwww.productionhub.com
ProductionHUB, Inc. (www.productionhub.com) is the search engine for media & entertainment serving film, television, video, live event and digital media production. Developed in 1998, ProductionHUB serves as a tool for anyone with an Internet connection to find production products, equipment, services and professionals. Exceeding 3 million searches annually, this vertical B2B and entertainment industry portal has grown to become the world's largest and most active production industry search site.
www.witi.com
WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to attain their professional goals and dreams. With a global network of smart, tech-savvy women, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment. Since 1989, WITI has delivered value to individuals, small businesses, and corporations. www.witi.com. Build. Empower. Inspire.
www.anderson.ucla.edu
UCLA Anderson's Entertainment and Media Management Institute brings together industry, students and researchers to embrace new ideas on how companies and executives can manage and thrive in the face of transforming entertainment and media business model. We challenge companies and managers to focus on the impacts of technology, globalization and deregulation on both content and distribution.

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