X|Media|Lab Suzhou Wealth of Animation

Venue: Suzhou Industrial Park

Location: Suzhou, China

Event Date/Time: May 08, 2008 End Date/Time: May 10, 2008
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Description

Meet some of the world’s best animation industry experts and a ‘who’s who’ of the China animation industry in Suzhou.

X|Media|Lab, the internationally acclaimed digital media event, is staging “Wealth of Animation” in Suzhou, China, May 8th – 10th.

The Keynote Conference Day focuses on four themes: Animation Industry Development; International Business Opportunities; Quality Assurance and Management; and Technologies and Skills.

The Business Matching Forum focuses on you. It’s your opportunity to meet up with the animation industry experts, directly discuss your own animation ideas, network yourself right into the heart of the China animation industry, and explore business matching and partnerships with the other international participants at the Lab.

International participants include:

Raman Hui – Animator and Co-Director “Shrek the Third”

Michael Johnson - Motion Picture Lead, Pixar Studios (San Francisco)

Duncan Brinsmead - Chief Research Scientist, Autodesk (Maya Software)

Suresh Seetharaman - Founder and Preseident, Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation (New York, Bangalore)

Sue Erokan - Supervisor, Character Animation, Dreamworks (San Francisco)

Dan Scott - Head of Global Production, Nokia Games (Vancouver)

Masakazu Kubo - Executive Producer, Pokemon Film and TV Series (Tokyo)

Xavier Nicholas – Managing Director, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore

Heather Kenyon - formerly Director of Development, Original Animation at Cartoon Network

Dale Herigstad - 5-time Emmy Award Winner, Schematic (Los Angeles)

Nickson Fong - Founder, Egg Story (Singapore)

Paul Steed - Founder, Exigent Studios (Los Angeles)

Madhavan - Founder, Crest Animation (Mumbai)

Michael Stevens - Board Member, Park Road Post (Wellington)

Tatiana Kober - Founder, Bejuba Studios (LA and Toronto)

Anand Gurnani - Founder, Animation 'Xpress (India)

Tim Brooke-Hunt - Head of Children's TV, Australian Broadcasting Association (Sydney)

Alan Lindsay - CEO, Vue DC Group (Perth)

China participants include a ‘who’s who’ of the China animation industry including:

• Dean of Animation, Beijing Film Academy;

• President, Great Dreams Cartoon Group;

• Executive Deputy Secretary General of China Animation Association, and Head of Digital Media Technologies, Beijing Institute of Technology;

• Executive Vice President of China Animation Association;

• Deputy Director of Digital Animation Creation R&D Centre, China Art Academy; Secretary General of Mobile Animation Industry Association;

• CEO of China Animation Association; Managing Partner of China Renaissance;

• Vice President of ID Tech Ventures; and many others.

XML Suzhou will be the perfect place to make contact with some the best animation people from all over the world – whether you are interested in creative development, best practices, or business opportunities internationally or in China.

X|Media|Lab Suzhou “Wealth of Animation” Schedule

Welcoming Reception, May 7th, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Keynote Conference Day, May 8th , 9.00am – 6.00pm (followed by Official Dinner)
Business Matching Forum, May 9th – 10th, 9.00am – 6.00pm

International Delegate Registration Fee is 4,188 RMB (includes all 3 Days, Welcoming Reception and Official Dinner).

Venue

328 Airport Road, Suzhou Industrial Park
Suzhou
China
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