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2013 Toy and Game Innovation Conference keynote speakers revealed

Published on: November 4th, 2013

The 2013 Toy and Game Innovation Conference has revealed that its keynote speakers will include Adi Golad (Goliath Games), Dan Klitsner (KID Group) and Philip Sheppard (composer).InnoCon300

Ali Golad founded Goliath Games in 1980 in the Netherlands with one game: Rummikub. The game went on to earn the highest sales figure per capita ever achieved in the Western hemisphere in one year, and has now sold 5m copies in its founding Dutch country alone. Today, Goliath is one of the fastest-growing toy companies in the world and boasts distribution in more than 60 different countries and offices in France, Spain, Portugal, the United States, Germany, Belgium, Canada, and the Far East.

Dan Klitsner is the founder and creative director of KID Group, a San Francisco-based invention studio that specializes in award-winning interactive games. He has spearheaded a variety of products that include selections from the Bop It line, HyperGames, PC Playsets, and most recently, the 2013 TOTY award winner, Perplexus Epic.

Philip Sheppard is a British composer and producer specialising in film soundtracks and live stadium events. Recently, he re-scored and produced the world’s 206 national anthems for the London 2012 Olympics, crafting versions that will be used for the next 25 years. He has written 15 major film soundtracks and collaborated with many other musicians, from David Bowie to Pretty Lights.

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