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Games Convention Asia Confirms 2008 Event

Organizers of the first Games Convention Asia Conference (GCAC) have confirmed a second annual Singapore-based event, to be held in October 2008, also announcing over 300 international attendees for the inaugural event, which concluded last week.
Organizers of the first Games Convention Asia Conference (GCAC) have confirmed a second annual Singapore-based event, to be held in October 2008, also announcing over 300 international attendees for the inaugural event, which concluded last week. Specifically, with the conference having ended on Friday, September 7th, organizers saw 300 international attendees at the two-day conference in Singapore. Those involved came from over twenty different nations, although most from the Asia-Pacific region. Sixty-five speakers were also in attendance, discussing various topics, but with a focus on online, casual games and outsourcing. Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of the Leipziger Messe, where the original European Game Convention is held, said, "With GCAC, we have created a platform which clearly fills a market niche in the Asia-Pacific region. The industry uses the exhibition and conference for cross-national business contacts. Feedback was positive throughout." Frank Sliwka, GCAC project director, added, "The concept of creating a conference 'by developers for developers' was well established in Leipzig and is now in Singapore. Together with the industry, we will further enhance the conference for 2008." The second GCAC event will also take place in Singapore over two days, with the dates of October 9th and 10th already being confirmed for 2008.

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