I wish I had gotten this out sooner... but I was completely swamped in preparation and coordination of our panel last week. And... and then I promptly went on vacation for a long weekend.
Casual Connect Seattle was great. I have to say, I was totally impressed by the level of attendees -- not just the successful turn-out, but the high-caliber of people walking around everywhere.
Casual Games Association asked Corum to build an afternoon for casual gaming executives called, "Funding & Exit Strategies". This was a perfect venue for us, because we've got great experience in the broad gaming sector, and excellent contacts in all realms of the industry.
Essentially, we built the afternoon into 3+1 panels (+1 representing an outside speaker who talked about raising capital). Corum's 3 panels were 1. Gaming Market: M&A Overview. 2. Prepare Your Company for the Exit. 3. Buyer's Panel, featuring the heads of Corp. Dev from Activision, THQ, Playdom and Zynga. The final panel was clearly the gold rush for our attendees.
All-in-all, we executed very well, with a full room. Looking forward to being invited back next year.
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