GCA 2009: GamesIndustry.biz Becomes International Media Partner for Leading Asia-Pacific Games Event

GCA Games Convention Asia

GC Asia Conference (GCAC)

Suntec Singapore International Convention

&Exhibition Centre

(September 17-20, 2009)

BRIGHTON, England and SINGAPORE– JUNE 23, 2009– LMI Asia Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of Leipziger Messe International (LMI), and Eurogamer Network, a leading media and community network focused on the games industry, today announced that GamesIndustry.biz has been confirmed as the international media partner for this year's GCA Games Convention Asia, and Games Convention Asia Conference (GCAC). GCA and GCAC take place September 17-20, 2009 in Singapore at the Suntec International Convention&Exhibition Centre.

As the official international media partner, GamesIndustry.biz, will provide coverage of GCA 2009 and give the international game industry on-the-ground access to the speakers, topics and mood of the shows. The GamesIndustry.biz team will provide readers with interviews and the latest news on the convention and conference for the third year in a row. Additionally, the GamesIndustry.biz editorial team will be working to help set up the GCA Daily, which will be available during the four day convention.

"GCA and GCAC give us the opportunity to focus on the Asia-Pacific region’s biggest trends, players, and announcements," said Phil Elliott, managing editor of GamesIndustry.biz. "Asia is the fastest-growing area for game development and many of the business models that are maturing there could well become the standards for the rest of the world over the next several years."

"GamesIndustry.biz is where the world goes for an international perspective on the business of games," said Jorg Zeissig, Managing Director, LMI Asia. "Their coverage and editorial are second to none and we will be giving them full access to the show, our speakers, and the people behind the Asia-Pacific games industry."

GamesIndustry.biz will cover Games Convention Asia for the duration of the exhibition: September 17-20, 2009. Admission for public visitors is free, however registration is required. The media network will also report on GCAC, the conference portion of the week, which runs September 17-18, 2009. Admission to the conference is $320 thereafter. There is also a $190 SGD (Association Member rate), and $90 SGD (Student rate) currently available.

About GCA Games Convention Asia/Games Convention Asia Conference (GCAC)

Founded in 2007, the GCA Games Convention Asia is the only business platform for developers, publishers, distributors, manufacturers and service providers of the games industry, focusing on interactive entertainment, infotainment, edutainment, hardware and the latest server technologies for the entire Asia-Pacific region. The event takes place over four days in Singapore and is organized by LMI Asia Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Leipziger Messe International. The innovative concept, consisting of the four pillars of exhibition, a business centre, matchmaking area, and GC Asia Conference, attracted more than 92,000 visitors to the Suntec Singapore International Convention&Exhibition Centre in 2008. The GC Asia Conference, the only game developer conference in the Asia-Pacific region, allows developers and industry experts to exchange knowledge and know-how in panels and lectures and grow their international networks of business connections. For more information, please v isit: www.gc-asia.sg.

About GamesIndustry.biz

GamesIndustry.biz is the market-leading online resource for news and information about the global videogames industry, covering all aspects of the interactive entertainment value chain from development through to retail. The site is UK-based, but has a significant global audience, with writers across the world who cover global events and issues.

It is aimed at anyone involved with the design, development, publishing, marketing, distribution or retail of videogames - as well as anyone seeking a general insight into the sector. GamesIndustry.biz is part of the Eurogamer Network, based in the UK, which also publishes Eurogamer.net, Eurogamer.de, Eurogamer.fr, Eurogamer.pt and Eurogamer.nl.

Media Contacts:

Europe

Leipziger Messe

Nancy Pfaff, Press Officer

Phone: +49 (0) 341 678 8186

Fax: +49 (0) 341 678 8182

Email: n.pfaff@leipziger-messe.de

North America

International Digital Entertainment Agency

Sean Kauppinen

Phone: +1-415-299-2156

Email: gca@ide-agency.com

Asia-Pacific

The Hoffman Agency

Maureen Tseng, Director of Client Service

Phone: +65 6238 1612

Fax: +65 6238 0890

Email: mtseng@hoffman.com.sg

Shirley Wong, Account Manager

Mobile: +65 9337 9227

Phone: +65 6238 1851

Fax: +656238 0890

Email: swong@hoffman.com.sg

Contact for GCA

Jorg Zeissig, Managing Director LMI Asia

Phone: +49 (0) 341 678 7900

Mobile Int.: +49 (0)171 9789987

Mobile Singapore: +65 (0) 9721 8541

Email: j.zeissig@LM-international.com

Contact for GamesIndustry.biz

Phil Elliott, Editor

Phone: +44 (0) 7967217388

Email: phil@gamesindustry.biz

GCA and GC Asia Conference on the internet:

http://www.gc-asia.sg


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