Digital Connections: a France-Canada platform
The French Consulate in Vancouver in partnership with the Centre for Digital Media is organizing an invitation-only symposium and networking opportunity on October 27, 2012, for digital industry stakeholders from Canada and France.
Held in conjunction with a visit by eight French senior-level business and academic delegates, the symposium offers a rare opportunity for participants to exchange expertise, experience and best practices. The objective of the symposium is to develop mutual knowledge between French and BC digital senior industry leaders, creative people and policy-makers.
With a focus on interactive media, transmedia and mobile application development, Digital Connections will explore effective strategies for innovation, investment, research and creativity in the digital sector. Activities will include four panel discussions lead by Canadian and French business and academic leaders focusing on success stories and lessons learned. The symposium will also provide a major milestone to build long term connections between French and Western Canada partners, creating a framework for collaboration and architecture for growth.
French speakers include : Patrick Coquet, CEO of the Paris Cap Digital cluster ; Julien Villedieu, Head of the National Videogames Trade Association - SNJV ; Vincent Dondaine co-founder of BulkyPix, a leading international digital entertainment provider ; Stéphane Natkin, Director of the French Graduate School on Games and Interactive Media - ENJMIN ; Sébastien Doumic co-founder of OUAT entertainment, a creator and publisher of “casual” social games ; Valérie Bourgoin, head of the video game and digital creation department at the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, and others…
For more information and a full list of speakers visit :
Contact persons :
Center for Digital Media :
Suzanne Norman, Centre for Digital Media
Consulate General of France in Vancouver
Raynald Belay, Cultural attache