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BAIA Event: The Business of FUN, Taking Games Seriously (BAIA Aperitivo)

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BAIA Event: The Business of FUN, Taking Games Seriously (BAIA Aperitivo)

Time: November 6, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Yetizen
Street: 540 Howard Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: San Francisco, CA 94105
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Event Type: networking, panel, baia 2013
Organized By: BAIA
Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2013

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Event Description

The global game market is anticipated to generate $70.4B USD in 2013 thanks to 1.23B players. The 192M players in North America will contribute $22.8B with $19.5M coming from the 446M players across AMEA. San Francisco is the epi-center of this economic juggernaut. One may ask, “if all of these games are ‘free to play”, where does all of this money come from?”

Our panel of top gaming leaders will walk through the evolution of this rapidly changing industry, explain the moving parts of this engine to bring to light the significance of this industry and the impact it has had on the local economy.



  • Patrick Minotti, General Manager, Games Publishing at Flurry: (moderator)
  • Marco DeMiroz, CEO at PlayFirst
  • Eric Hautemont, CEO at Days of Wonder
  • Giancarlo Mori, former EVP of Product & Strategy, Atari; co-founder of Movyl US
  • Jeferson Valadares, Executive Producer, Electronic Arts; Former EP for Bioware



This event replaces BAIA Aperitivo for November!

This event if free to attend, but please RSVP so that we can have an accurate attendee count. Thank you. 


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The YetiZen Innovation Lab is 20,000 square feet of creative innovation space in the heart of San Francisco that provides FREE coplay (coworking but better!) for anyone in the game industry. Yetizen hosts 150+ annual events for game developers, including their popular San Francisco Game Developer’s Workshop series, which saw 10,000 attendees last year making it the largest regularly meeting event globally. You can learn more about YetiZen's upcoming events here!

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