Your future as a video game mogul
Speaker: Michael D. Gallagher
President and CEO,
Entertainment Software Association
When: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Where: The Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Place, Downtown Pittsburgh
Cost: Members: $30 Non-Members $40 Students $20.00
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please make your reservations by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 12, 2008.
If you find that you cannot attend or arrange for an associateto attend, please cancel by September 12 or you will be billed for the cost of theluncheon. Please call (412) 762-2671 for cancellations. Please pay at the door, bycash or by check made payable to "The Economic Club of Pittsburgh
Join us for an engaging discussion and learn about the fascinating relationshipbetween economics and video games! Video Games in the 21st Century: Economic Contributions of the U.S. Entertainment Software Industry is the first study that quantifies the specific contributions of the U.S. entertainment softwareindustry to the nation's economy. Conducted by Economists Incorporated and releasedby the Entertainment Software Association in November 2007, the study found thatfrom 2003 to 2006, the entertainment software industry's annual growth rate exceeded17 percent. Over the same period, the entire U.S. economy grew at a less than fourpercent rate. Last year, sales nearly quadrupled from 1996 figures to $9.5 billion.And, despite uncertain times in other economic sectors, recent data shows thatcurrent 2008 sales are up 30 percent over last year.