The 2010 installment of the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco will have a much stronger Canadian presence than in years past due to the attendance of executives from the Ontario Technology Corridor (OTC). The game development industry in Ontario is booming and the OTC intend on showing conference attendees that the province is an excellent place to expand or relocate their companies.
Ontario's fast-growing entertainment and creative cluster produces $15 billion in revenue and over 200,000 jobs, contributing $12.7 billion to the province's GDP. In addition, gaming and digital media graduates from Ontario colleges and universities have proven to be prized employees at companies like Pixar Animation Studios, Electronic Arts, Walt Disney and Microsoft.
"Our job now is to add to our tremendous home-grown crop of companies. 35 Ontario gaming companies are at GDC 2010 to showcase their world-class creations, make business connections, and help demonstrate that Ontario is a prime destination in North America for gaming investment" said Larry MacKinnon, Director, Business Development, Technology with the London Economic Development Corporation, host organization of the DIG conference. The list of companies that have previously attended DIG and will be attending GDC 2010 includes Digital Extremes and Ubisoft.
Boasting a renowned academic base, skilled workforce, and numerous government tax incentives and grants, the GDC 2010 will serve as an excellent opportunity to showcase our local benefits to the broader gaming industry of North America.
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