IGEA, GDAA merger has been completed

The proposed merger of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) and the Game Developers Association of Australia (GDAA) has been completed, meaning both organisations will now operate under the moniker of IGEA.

“In addition to ensuring IGEA’s lobbying and advocacy work continues to represent the wider video game industry, this results in the IGEA team expanding to include Ceri Hutton and Sav Emmett-Wolfe, the management rights to The Arcade, a collaborative working space for game developers in Melbourne and taking over responsibility for delivering GCAP 2020,” a new post detailing the successful merger states.

“We are delighted to merge our two Associations and thank the Board of the GDAA for ensuring the process was smooth, professional and efficient. I’d like to also acknowledge IGEA’s Board for their support along the way as well and their commitment to the local industry,” Ron Curry, CEO of the IGEA, said.

“IGEA takes our mission seriously and given the large amount of issues we currently have under management, a unified voice that represents the entire ecosystem will be beneficial to the local industry on the work we complete both locally and abroad.”

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