The Nordic Game Conference pulls devs and industry pundits from all over Europe for their speakers list. As the event has grown in scope and size, they've started scheduling speakers from North America and Japan. Last year, the conference guested ICO and Shadow of the Colossus dev Fumito Ueda.
From the press release:
"Having Keiji Inafune and Goichi Suda join Nordic Game this year highlights the strong and growing relationship between the Japanese and Nordic games communities" said Tom Felices, executive director of the event, "and will offer attendees a unique opportunity to meet two of the most exciting game creators today".
The Japanese duo joins a roster that is guaranteed to draw the attention of the industry around the world: Tom Edwards, Englobe (US), Lars Gustavsson, EA DICE (SWE) and Ryan Schneider, Insomniac Games (US), as well as speakers from Media Molecule (UK) and Grin (SWE) are among the industry heavyweights appearing at Nordic Game 2009.
Nordic Game 2009 kicks off in Malmö, Sweden May 19. Check out the official site for more info.