- [The first GDC China, co-organized by my co-workers Meggan and Stephanie, seemed to go off pretty well, so it's neat to see they're doing it again in 2008, this time in Beijing - info broke just before Xmas, just getting round to reprinting it now!]

CMP, creators of the Game Developers Conference (and parent of Gamasutra), along with technology media and events company IDG, have joined with China Joy producers Beijing Howell International Exhibition Co. to announce the second annual China Game Developers Conference, set to take place in Beijing on September 24th-26th, 2008.

The event, to be held at the Jiuhua Spa and Resort in Beijing, builds on the success of the 2007 event, held in Shanghai, which exceeded expectations with more than 2,000 attendees. China GDC will once again feature content programmed by an advisory board of Chinese developers who share a commitment to promote and support their country's game industry.

China GDC will be produced "by China, for China," offering opportunities for learning, networking, and inspiration in the Chinese market, and for those looking for a vertical reach into that market. More information on speakers and registration opportunities will be released in early 2008.

Meggan Scavio, senior conference manager of CMP's Game Developers Conference, commented, "While GDC connects the worldwide game development community, the goal of China GDC is to provide the burgeoning Chinese market a unique, specialized experience. We look forward to expanding on the success of the 2007 event by complementing the formula and spirit of GDC with the extended reach of our partners in China."