Bellevue Chamber hosts second annual gaming luncheon

Chamber Lunch,

This afternoon, the Bellevue Chamber hosted its second annual gaming luncheon featuring Eric Osborne, Chief Marketing Officer for Bungie at the Westin in Bellevue. The Bungie Foundation provided Destiny character replicas and other interactive pieces for attendees to view during the network portion of the event.

Before the keynote presentation from Osborne, the Chamber highlighted local non-profit Bridge of Promise. Jodi Richey, Executive Director for Bridge of Promise, gave attendees a look into the community work they are doing for teens and adults with developmental disabilities and the programs they are providing. You can learn more about the community work that Bridge of Promise is doing here.

Osborne commenced his keynote by sharing the history of Bungie in what is now their 30th anniversary. He shared several of the values that Bungie is founded on including community. “Community gets built into our world since first concept…. we build worlds that inspire friendship”, said Osborne. Osborne also discussed the recent trends that have been happening in the industry since the start of the pandemic. From 2019 to 2021, the industry has seen unprecedented growth of $30 billion in all of its platform games including smartphones, consoles, and PC games. The industry predicts this growth to continue in the next few years. Osborne closed out his keynote with a trailer of Bungie’s most recent project, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen.

The full lunch can be watched on demand here.

Next month, the Chamber hosts WaFd CEO, Brent Beardall, at the Westin on Thursday, June 16. Details and registration for the next lunch event can be found here.