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Bill English to Open Animfxnz

Media Release
Friday 9 November

Bill English to Open New Zealand’s Premiere Digital Entertainment Event – Animfxnz.

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English will open AnimfxNZ, New Zealand’s premiere animation, games and visual effects conference next week in Wellington. The conference brings together leading entrepreneurs, creatives and technicians in digital entertainment from New Zealand and all over the world for a highly interactive three days of workshops, talks and networking.

Now in its seventh year, the conference will take place on the 15-17 November in Wellington. AnimfxNZ attracts some of the world’s most innovative and successful digital companies and has a genuine record of facilitating opportunities for both established and emerging companies in Wellington’s world-class screen and digital sector.

AnimfxNZ is organised by the NZ GAV Trust, a group of digital media professionals from companies dedicated to advancing the animation, gaming and visual fx industry in New Zealand. It works with a number of strategic partners including Grow Wellington, the Wellington regional economic development agency.

“Having the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance open the conference is a great endorsement of how the local industry is going from strength to strength. Wellington in particular has a remarkable depth of talent and cutting edge technology in the digital entertainment field – an important part of New Zealand’s innovation economy.” says Sven Pannell, General Manager for Digital and Creative at Grow Wellington.

International guests attending this year’s conference include Patrick Liu, creative director at Rovio – makers of the smash hit game Angry Birds, David Prescott, VFX supervisor at Dreamworks animation and John Collee, from Hopscotch Features – (and writer of Russell Crowe starrer Master and Commander).

More information on the speakers and AnimfxNZ itself can be found at: www.animfxnz.com or follow them on Twitter @Animfx_NZ

About Grow Wellington
As the regional economic development agency, Grow Wellington’s aim is to help create a strong and vibrant Wellington regional economy and to make the Wellington region internationally competitive.

Grow Wellington is targeted in its approach, working with businesses with the desire to innovate and grow, and to become globally competitive. Innovation and working towards building strong ecosystems underpins all of Grow Wellington’s activities – it is the means by which it helps both create a strong and vibrant regional economy and make the Wellington region attractive to world markets.

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