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Futuresource and Intellect announce the Future of Entertainment Summit

BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones to chair inaugural event
London, UK(1/25/2012) -

London. 24 January, 2012: Futuresource Consulting, the leading specialist research and knowledge-based consulting firm and Intellect, the trade association for the UK's technology industry have announced a new 'must attend' event which will help shape the future of digital entertainment.

The Future of Entertainment Summit will take place in London on 20 June this year, providing a prestigious platform for industry leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and those driving innovation in digital entertainment and consumer electronics, to share opinions and shape strategy.

For many years, both Futuresource and Intellect have run highly successful conferences in this arena and the Future of Entertainment Summit builds on the success of the Futuresource Entertainment Summit and Intellect's Future of Digital Entertainment conference, with the companies joining forces to meet the needs of increasingly converging markets.

Jim Bottoms, co-founder and director, Futuresource Consulting said: "The integration of two highly successful conferences to form a new entertainment summit clearly demonstrates our commitment to providing premier, best-in-class events to the entertainment industry. These are challenging times and this partnership allows us to add even more value for attendees as all elements of the industry come together under one roof to explore the full scale of the business opportunity."

William Higham, Intellect's director of digital media convergence said: "We are increasingly seeing convergence between the interests and activities of device manufacturers, content creators, technology companies, broadcasters and infrastructure owners. This conference will build on the strong position each organisation enjoys within these dynamic communities and will become an agenda setting industry event."

Rory Cellan-Jones, the BBC's highly influential technology correspondent will chair the Future of Entertainment Summit.

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Conference details
Date: 20 June, 2012
Venue: The Grange City Hotel, Cooper's Row
London EC3N 2BQ

Details of the agenda and speakers will be released in the coming weeks.

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Notes to editors:
Futuresource Consulting is a specialist research and knowledge-based consulting company, providing organisations with insight into consumer electronics, digital imaging, entertainment media, broadcast, education technology, storage media and IT. The company delivers in-depth analysis and forecasts on a global scale, advising on strategic positioning, market trends, competitive forces and technological developments. www.futuresource-consulting.com

Intellect is the trade association for the UK's technology sector which includes the IT, telecoms and electronics industries. Intellect has 780 member companies ranging from major multinationals to SMEs which account for approximately 10per cent of UK GDP. For more information about Intellect please visit: www.intellectuk.org.

Contacts:
Futuresource Consulting
Andy C Watson, Head of Marketing & PR
T: 01582 500 169
E: andy.watson@futuresource-hq.com

Intellect
Tony Henderson, head of communications              
T: 020 7331 2031                                                      
M: 07730988295
E: tony.henderson@intellectuk.org                      

Futuresource Consulting
Editorial Contact:
Amy Martin
01582 500131
amy.martin@futuresource-hq.com