CEO of the National Videogame Arcade announced as NCBC guest speaker

Iain will be exploring with diners the tension between the business and creative communities in the region, and how they can work together for the benefit of the city.

The National Videogame Arcade is located on Carlton Street, in Nottingham, and is the flagship for the National Videogame Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation that aims to develop the role of video games in current culture, education and society.

The museum in Hockley is the UK’s first dedicated centre to video games and was opened in March 2015. Visitors to the centre can learn about the history of video games as well as play on consoles and games from throughout the ages.

It is funded by revenue generated by visitors, hospitality and events, as well as generous patrons of the foundation.
CEO, Iain Simons, was part of the team that created the arcade – which has enjoyed great success since opening.
Prior to working with the foundation, Iain has worked as a musical director, journalist, lecturer, festival director and curator.

Speaking ahead of the event, Iain said: “I am really looking forward to attending NCBC’s November lunch event as the guest speaker. It provides a great opportunity for me to tell people about what we do at the National Videogame Arcade and explore how the local business and creative communities can work together more.”

President of the club, Mark Deakin, added: “We are very pleased that Iain will be joining us at the event and we’re looking forward to hearing from him and finding out more about the arcade and the work that is happening in Nottingham.”

The November event will take place at the Park Plaza Hotel, on Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, on Friday 17 November 2017, with registration beginning at 11:45am. Tickets cost £27.50 for members and £39.50 for non members.