Mobile Gaming USA – An Industry on the Upswing Gets its First Major Conference

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On the heels of one of the most mobile gaming focused GDC’s in recent memory, the mobile gaming sector will hold Mobile Gaming USA, its first ever major industry conference targeted towards senior level executives, on May 9-10 in San Francisco.

Recent reports project that the global market for mobile games will continue its rapid growth over the next five years to eclipse $18 billion in total revenue by 2016.

Featuring over 20 upper management level speakers representing many of the most innovative companies in mobile gaming, such as Digital Chocolate, T-Mobile, Gamestop, and Atari, Mobile Gaming USA is America’s first conference devoted to the discussion of smartphone and tablet games.

“Mobile Gaming USA is the first conference of its kind that brings together top influencers and decision makers for a high-level discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the smartphone and tablet gaming industries,” said Mobile Gaming USA conference chair Paul Philleo. “I’m confident that this event will leave our attendees with little doubt that 2012 will be the year that cements mobile gaming as the industry’s most important market.”

From humble beginnings, mobile gaming has expanded at an astonishing pace to become the fastest growing sector of the gaming industry, and shows no signs of slowing down. Recent reports project that the global market for mobile games will continue its rapid growth over the next five years to eclipse $18 billion in total revenue by 2016.

Highlighted speakers that will break down the state of the fastest growing sector of the industry at Mobile Gaming USA include:

  • Jason Loia (COO – Digital Chocolate) – With cross-platform games quickly becoming one of the mobile gaming industry’s hottest topics, Mr. Loia analyzes the business cases for having mobile games that can be played on both smartphone and tablet devices. After his keynote panel, Mr. Loia returns to moderate a panel on mobile gaming CEO’s that are tackling cross-platform development at their own companies.
  • Torrie Dorrell (VP of Content, Applications and Games – T-Mobile) – The role of wireless carriers in the mobile gaming industry continues to evolve as more gaming platforms become available to publishers and developers on smartphones and tablets. Ms. Dorrell is explaining the initiatives that wireless carriers are undertaking as they look to cement themselves as key players in the mobile gaming arena for the foreseeable future.
  • Maria Pacheco (VP of Mobile Games, Atari) – As the leader of the mobile gaming division for one of the most legendary names in console gaming, Ms. Pacheco faces many unique challenges in helping her business transition its focus from console to mobile. She’ll detail these experiences and inform attendees on how they can manage this difficult transition in their own workplaces.
  • Chris Petrovic (General Manager, GameStop Digital Ventures) – Many know GameStop as one of the world’s largest retailers of video games, but fewer are familiar with the company’s innovative Digital Ventures division. As General Manager of that division, Mr. Petrovic is responsible for helping to craft the company’s global strategies for new markets in gaming. Along with Android tablet manufacturer Samsung, Mr. Petrovic will discuss the booming market for games on Android tablets.

For a complete agenda and speaker roster, a complimentary copy of Mobile Gaming USA’s official conference brochure can be obtained by clicking here.

Additional questions regarding Mobile Gaming USA can be directed to Max Rollinger, conference director, at mrollinger(at)mobilegamingusa(dot)com or via phone at (201) 234-4766.

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