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Protecting and Promoting the Game Industry: Stories From the Frontlines

Per Stromback (Managing Director, Spelplan)

Stanley Pierre-Louis (President & CEO, Entertainment Software Association)

Dr. Jo Twist (CEO, UK Interactive Entertainment)

Felix Falk (Managing Director, Game Association of the German Games Industry)

Raelene Knowles (Communications & Member Services Manager, Interactive Games & Entertainment Association)

Kate Edwards (CEO, Geogrify)

Location: Room 301, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 18

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core+Summits Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

While game creators continue to grow and expand their craft and find new avenues for distribution, most of us are aware that the games medium continues to face resistance and challenges in many political and cultural arenas around the world. From "gaming disorder" to loot boxes, recent years continue to emphasize the ongoing challenges the industry to confront. Fortunately, there are individuals and organizations who are on the frontlines of these issues every day to strive to positively change public perception and assert the cultural value of games. This rare panel brings together top trade association leaders from around the world to discuss their experiences and anecdotes in defending our craft, while providing key insights for how we can all contribute to the effort of building a positive dialogue around games.


Attendees will not only gain a much greater appreciation and understanding of the latest social and political challenges facing games in the public arena, as well as the organizations working every day to defend the craft, but also a better perspective on games as a broader contribution to culture.

Intended Audience

Anyone who is interested in positively changing the public narrative around games and game creation, and those who are interested in learning what they can do to help and add their voice on behalf of the industry.