The Official Notification is below:
The 2nd China Game Developers Conference ("CGDC"), the preparation of which has been supported and guided by relevant authorities including General Administration of Press and Publication of P.R. China, is to be held in July this year by China Game Publishers Association (CGPA) and Howell International Trade Fair Ltd. To the knowledge of the organizers of the 1st CGDC, a company named United Business Media ("UBM") recently announced that, after the 1st "Game Developers Conference-China" (which in fact never existed), it would host the 2nd "GDC-China" in October this year in China. It not only lied that the 1st CGDC was in fact the 1st "GDC-China" but also, without authorization from the organizer of the 1st CGDC, used the photos, the conference program and information about the Advisory Board and speakers of the 1st CGDC for promotion of its own event. What UBM has done clearly amounts to violation of the intellectual property rights of the organizer of the 1st CGDC and disruption of the preparation of this year's CGDC event. Therefore, CGPA, as one of the organizers of the CGDC, will do its best to protect its intellectual property rights in CGDC and related activities, and, when necessary, will resort to law as this is also relevant to the rights and interests of all game developers in China.
On account of what UBM has done with the intellectual property of CGDC, the CGPA would like to call on our member companies, in particular those that hold the posts of vice chairman and executive director, not to participate in any form in the preparation or organization of the "GDC-China 2009" or promise to attend any of its events or conferences' activities, as any of such participation will assist in the infringement upon the intellectual property rights of CGDC and in turn be detrimental to the interests of the whole China game industry.
Member companies who have questions may consult with the Organizing Committee of CGDC through Ms. Nan Zheng (8610-82603101) and Mr. Yunpeng Tan (8610-51659355-ext 19).
China Game Publishers Association May 4th, 2009
Download the program and topics of the 2nd CGDC: http://www.chinagdc.com.cn/2009down/CGDC-program-en.pdf
Audience registration started on April 10, 2009: http://www.chinagdc.com.cn/2009down/Audience-register-en.pdf
Official website: http://www.chinagdc.com.cn For more information on CGDC, please contact: For conference content, please contact: Ms. Cecillia Cao Tel: +86-10-5165-9355 x12 Fax: +86-10-8773-2633 Email: email@example.com For media cooperation, please contact: Mr. Tan Yunpeng Tel: +86-10-5165-9355 x19 Fax: +86-10-8773-2633 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For sponsorship & Conference Pass, please contact: Mr. Shawn Luan Tel: +86-10-5165-9355 x22 Fax: +86-10-8773-2633 Email: email@example.com Ms. Stella Peng Tel: +86-10-5165-9355 x16 Fax: +86-10-8773-2633 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Calvin Li Tel: +86-10-5165-9355 x31 Fax: +86-10-8773-2633 Email: email@example.com
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