EGDF Spring General Assembly 2018 takes place at Reboot Develop conference

(PresseBox) ( Stockholm, )
The European Games Developer Federation (EGDF) today announced that their official Spring General Assembly will take place at the Reboot Develop conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The EGDF is the voice of European game developers in politics. With more than ten years of experience and uniting over 1,600 studios through its member associations, it promotes the cause of the entire industry as a whole.

In its fifth iteration, Reboot Develop is still growing and has firmly established itself as a landmark event for the European as well as the international games industry. Each year it has been drawing in more talent as well as publishers, investors, politicians and trade associations. Between April 19th and April 21st it hosts one of the biggest meetings of professionals from all over the world with more than 1500 attendees from over 600 international companies.

“We thank the whole Reboot Develop team for their great work and continued support for the EGDF. With high-profile speakers and attendees this is one of the premier events for the games industry.“ said Hendrik Lesser, president of the EGDF. “At the EGDF we have a hands-on approach to politics. It is crucial for us to organise our General Assemblies at gatherings like this where we can directly engage with the community at large.”

The General Assembly will focus on the key political priorities of European game developers for 2018 and 2019. The debate on new European funding programmes has started in Brussels and its outcomes will determine public support for the games industry beginning 2020. Also the Commission is in the process of rebuilding the corporate taxation framework for digital markets. The Assembly unites all EGDF member associations to further a joint vision on these topics and welcomes new members to the organisation.
 
For general audiences EGDF COO Jari-Pekka Kaleva will give a presentation on the ramifications of the General Data Protection Regulation for the games industry. This new regulation introduces extensive requirements on how personal data may be handled and will fundamentally disrupt the co-operation between game developers and advertising networks.  In his talk Jari-Pekka Kaleva will share best practices and first experiences on how to tackle this issue.

About EGDF
 
The European Games Developer Federation is committed to the stimulation and development of a stable, vibrant and creative European games development sector that is competitive globally and recognized culturally.

The EGDF will act to advance the political and economic interests of the European computer and video games industry by providing a platform for collaboration and discussion between European institutions and game developers.

The federation represents some 1600 studios based in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and Romania, which together employ over 25,000 people. The European computer and video games industry, including distributors and students in game educations, encompasses almost 100,000 individuals.
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