GC - Games Convention Appoints MCV as Media Partner

GC - Games Convention 2008

21 - 24 August 2008

(20 August 2008: Exclusive Trade Visitor&Media Day)

Leipzig, 25 July 2008

Leading European games trade publication and website MCV has sealed a wide-ranging media partnership with this year's GC - Games Convention in Leipzig.

MCV: The Market for Computer&Video Games is a UK-based publication, but has an unrivalled international readership amongst retailers, distributors, media and financial community. It is a weekly print title but also a powerful business website ( http://www.mcvuk.com) with Daily News service. A special print edition of MCV will be published on Friday August 15th fully previewing the Leipzig event and boasting extra circulation in numerous areas around the show - including the GC Business Center and its new Marketplace area.

MCV, published by Intent Media, will also have representatives attending the show via a booth within the Marketplace (hall 1, booth no. J40/1). "This is the closest MCV has worked with GC - Games Convention. It is a powerful partnership, which has focused on bringing the wider European trade together under one roof for a few days in August, networking and doing real business," said MCV publisher Stuart Dinsey. Peggy Schönbeck, Project Director of GC - Games Convention comments the partnership as follows: "We are delighted to have tied this wide-ranging partnership with MCV: The Market for Computer&Video Games. Games Convention is a pan-European event, attracting many visitors from the international business community. Working with a market leader like MCV online and print is helping us to further raise the profile of our event and add value for our exhibitors."

MCV has been aiding GC - Games Convention's registration programme and pre-promotion via online and print for several weeks.

Companies wishing to participate in the special GC - Games Convention edition of MCV should contact managing editor: Lisa.Foster@intentmedia.co.uk.

The GC - Games Convention is Europe's benchmark fair for interactive entertainment, infotainment, edutainment and hardware. From 21 to 24 August 2008, manufacturers and publishers occupy four exhibition halls, the Glass Hall and the outdoor area at the Leipzig Exhibition Centre to present the latest developments from the game industry. Parallel to this show, ordering forChristmas business will be under way in the GC Business Center, the trade visitor area at the event. The GC is open from 9.00 to 18.00 on Thursday and Sunday. On the Friday and Saturday of the fair, opening time extends to 20.00. Trade visitors are already invited to visit GC - Games Convention on Wednesday, 20 August, from 9.00 to 19.00 for the exclusive trade visitor and media day. Further information is available at http://www.gc-germany.com.

Contact for the Press:

Torsten Anke, Press Officer

Phone: +49 (0) 341 678 8198

Fax: +49 (0) 341 678 8182

E-mail: t.anke@leipziger-messe.de

Contact for Exhibitors:

Peggy Schönbeck, Project Director

Phone: +49 (0) 341 678 8281

Fax: +49 (0) 341 678 8282

E-mail: p.schoenbeck@leipziger-messe.de





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