|Consolidated the foundation for the Globalization as foreign companies’ participation increased |
ME NewsWire/ Business Wire
SEOUL, South Korea - Friday, October 11th 2013
On the 11th, the Korea Internet Digital Entertainment Association (President - NAM KYUNG PIL, hereinafter called K-IDEA) and the G-Star Secretariat announced the progress of G-Star 2013 exhibition. With 2,261 booths, which have shown 7.1% growth compared to the previous year, G-Star 2013 is planning to open with the largest scale of booths.
G-Star 2013 will open on November 14th (Thursday) at Busan Bexco and will be hosted by K-IDEA, managed by G-Star Organizing Committee, supported by Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, and with Busan Metropolitan City serving as the host city.
"Grown to be the largest business market in Asia”
G-Star 2013 consists B2C(26,000㎡ net) and B2B(18,000㎡ net) zone. Particularly, B2B zone will be the largest ever in history with 1,026 booths, with an increase of 41.3% from 726 booths in 2012. The exhibitions space is 18,000㎡, which has expanded 4,800㎡ from the previous year’s 13,200㎡. The domestic exhibitors include companies such as Nexon, Neowiz Games, NHNent, Incross, Kakao, ActozSoft, SmileGate, Naver, CJ E&M, Gameville, and the foreign companies such as ChuKong, Sega, ChangYou.com, Tencent, Gameforge, Netease, COG and Ubisoft are participating.
"A vast expansion of G-Star investment market and G-star conference for the start-up enterprises”
G-Star investment market, in which 26 investment companies and 22 small to mid-size companies participated in Year ‘12, will be expanded sharply this year. As the trend in the game market changes to mobile, the association separately prepares the G-Star investment market for the start-up enterprises, which were unable to secure booths at B2B Exhibition. Accordingly, in this year’s investment market, more than 40 investors and publishers are planning to provide investment and publishing consultations to more than 50 small to mid-sized business owners and start-up enterprises.
On the other hand, the G-star Conference, which took place with 5 sessions last year, grew the scale of the event this year with 30 sessions. In particular, this plans to grow as G-Star’s main event, as global companies such as Google, YouTube, DeNA, and Oculus are planning to give lectures.
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G-STAR 2013 Organizing Office
JEONGHUN KIM, +82-2-6000-6675