Berlin, Germany—March 13, 2009— The Think Services Game Group has expanded to Berlin, Germany with the founding of the Think Services Game Group Germany GmbH. This new addition will expand the successful work of the San Francisco headquartered Think Services Game Group to Germany and Europe. Core projects of the new German Think Services Game Group include the Game Developers Conference® Europe (GDC Europe) and the International eSports Conference. Previously, both projects were organized by Global Games Media Ltd which was acquired by the Think Services Game Group in December of 2008. The Think Services Game Group Germany office and center of operations will be based in Berlin, Germany.
The Think Services Game Group Germany will be led by Frank Sliwka, Vice President European Business Development of the Think Services Game Group. Sliwka will also serve as conference director for GDC Europe and the International eSports Conference. Together with Carsten Kohlenbeck, who also worked with Frank Sliwka at Global Games Media, the Think Services Game Group Germany will work with a team of international industry experts from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Cologne to drive business growth. One of the major partners of the Think Services Game Group Germany includes Koelnmesse, one of Germany’s biggest exhibition companies based in Cologne.
“This new opportunity is both exciting and challenging”, said Frank Sliwka, Vice President European Business Development of the Think Services Game Group.“With this great team, I am confident that our upcoming projects such as GDC Europe will be a great success. We are enthusiastic to expand the Think Services Game Group brand and services to Europe”.
GDC Europe will take place from August 17-19, 2009 at the Cologne Congress East Center in Cologne, Germany. With an expected 1,500 attendees from 48 countries, GDC Europe will be Europe’s most important game developers conference. Learn more about GDC Europe at www.GDCEurope.com.
Address for the Think Services Game Group Germany:
Think Services Game Group Germany GmbH
12247 Berlin, Deutschland
About the Think Services Game Group
A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the Think Services Game Group offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include Game Developer Magazine, Game Developer Research, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, GameCareerGuide.com, WorldsInMotion.biz, GameSetWatch.com, GamesOnDeck.com, SeriousGamesSource.com, the Game Developers Conference®, the Game Developers Conference® Austin, the Game Developers Conference® Europe, the Game Developers Conference® China, GDC Mobile, the Game Career Seminars, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. To learn more, visit www.tsgamegroup.com
About Think Services, a division of United Business Media
Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using educational events, consulting, training, certification, membership, and innovative media. Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its products and services. The division's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), and HDI. Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global media and marketing services company with amarket capitalization of more than $1.6 billion. To learn more, visit www.think-services.com.
Simon Wondracek, Gerriet Ohls, Europe
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CONTACT GDC EUROPE:
Frank Sliwka, Vice President European Business Development
+49 (0)171 1288898