Call for Papers Opens for Games Convention Asia Conference 2009

LEIPZIG, Germany and SINGAPORE– April 20, 2009 - From September 17-18, 2009, the third annual Games Convention Asia Conference (GCAC) will take place at the Suntec Singapore International Convention&Exhibition Centre. From now until May 11th, local, regional and international game experts are able to submit speaking proposals for keynotes, lectures and panels.

Under the motto, "Emerging Markets for New Players," experts have the opportunity to present and share their knowledge, expertise and experience over two conference days across approximately 50 lectures and panel sessions to an international audience. The conference is divided into three main tracks:

Art/Design

Business

Development&Production.

During the conference, topics relevant to the Asia-Pacific region, such as online gaming, co-productions, micro-transactions, financing, and the "New Casual Wave," like browser-based and iPhone games will be discussed. The main focus of the convention is to increase the dialogue between Eastern and Western game experts, as well as to establish the Asia-Pacific region and Singapore as an important meeting point and site for an emerging industry.

Joerg Zeissig, Managing Director of LMI Asia Pte Ltd explained, "With the GC Asia Conference, we have created a platform that reaches the entire computer and video games industry. It is our goal to identify relevant and controversial topics and provide top-notch speakers that can further the industry's knowledge and understanding of the issues that matter most. That way we can continue to provide what is unique about the GCAC."

To submit a topic or nominate a speaker for consideration, please visit the GCA website at: www.gc-asia.sg. The event's website was recently relaunched with easier navigation as well as electronic press boxes for exhibitors to display their news to a broad audience.

About Games Convention Asia/GC Asia Conference

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 Leipziger Messe International Asia Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of Leipziger Messe. The innovative concept, consisting of the four pillars of exhibition, a business center, 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 informat ion, please visit: www.gc-asia.sg.

Media Contacts:

Europe

Leipziger Messe

Nancy Pfaff, Press Officer

Phone: +49 (0) 341 - 678 8186

Fax: +49 (0) 341 - 678 8182

n.pfaff@leipziger-messe.de

North America

International Digital Entertainment Agency

Sean Kauppinen

Phone; +1-415-299-2156

gca@ide-agency.com

Shirley Wong, Account Manager

Phone: +65 6238 1851

Fax: +65 6238 0890

swong@hoffman.com.sg

Contact for GCA:

Joerg Zeissig, Managing Director LMI Asia

Phone: +49 (0) 341 - 678 7900

Mobile: +65 (0) 9721 8541

j.zeissig@lm-international.com

GCA and GC Asia Conference on the Internet:

www.gc-asia.sg


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