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HPG Sponsors Third Annual Gaming Conference

Industries: Technology

Raleigh, NC (April 12, 2011) – Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, one of the largest CPA firms headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, is serving as a sponsor of the 2011 East Coast Game Conference ( The third annual event, formerly the Triangle Game Conference, is being held April 13-14 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

This is the second year HPG has supported the conference, building on a rich history of working with video gaming companies through its knowledge-based industries practice. At last year’s event, Heather Dean, HPG partner and co-lead of the KBI practice, addressed the conference, speaking on international taxes and their impact on the gaming industry.

“We are proud to continue supporting this event and the gaming industry as it grows in the Triangle area and beyond,” says Dean.

More than 40 gaming companies and 1,000 guests are expected at the 2011 ECGC. Highlights of the conference include lectures, panels and discussions on: The Business of Games, Programming, Advanced Learning, Visual Arts, Game Design, Social and Mobile, and Game Fundamentals. Additionally, there will be a Career Lounge and Critique Sessions, providing a hands-on experience for individuals to meet industry professionals and hear how they have navigated through the shifting landscape of the gaming industry.

HPG has a long-standing commitment to the advancement of technology industries in the Triangle. In addition to its support of the ECGC, the firm has supported the CED, the North Carolina World Trade Association, the Small Business and Technology Development Center and the Triangle Game Initiative.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):
HPG is one of the largest CPA firms headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom line by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. HPG is a member of CPAmerica International and affiliated with the Crowe Horwath International alliances of firms, with offices worldwide. The firm leverages this to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax and management advisory services. Specialities include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science organizations, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, as well as providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services.

HPG has remained committed to advancing a thriving Triangle community since its founding in 1983. In recognition, the firm is the recipient of two Pinnacle Business Awards by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the 2009 Large Entrepreneurial Business Award and the 2010 Integrity in Business Award. Additionally, HPG has been certified Green Plus by the Institute for Sustainable Development for integrating environmental sustainability efforts into company culture, and has been named one of the top 100 Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the country by Accounting Today. Vist or follow HPG on Twitter at