AnimfxNZ is an Animation, Games and Visual Effects conference held annually in Wellington. Now in its fourth year, AnimfxNZ 09 brings together a mix of international speakers, including animation feature directors, vfx supervisors, digital artists and game developers, to present, share and interact with attendees from all over the world. AnimfxNZ 09 takes place on November 5-7th.

Capcom USA’s Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development, Christian Svensson, will speak at this years event on the changing face of the games industry. Once dominated by retail console games, the market has opened up to include downloadable games, social networking games, and casual titles that are on almost every device we own.

With the definition of “gamer” being redefined daily, Svensson is responsible for helping set the strategic direction of one of the world’s largest and most respected game publishers to meet the needs of these new markets while serving existing core gamers.

AnimfxNZ is organised by the NZ GAV Trust, a group of digital media professionals dedicated to advancing the Games, Animation and VFX industries in New Zealand. For more information about this event, head over to the official site.