Games Market Europe, a European-specific game trade show, has been announced, and will take place on August 31st and September 1st 2005 at London's Business Design Centre in Islington.
The event is a collaboration between Barrington Harvey and Tandem Events, a new venture being headed up by Andy Lane, who held the position of event director of ECTS over the last 10 years.
"After the confusion of the last couple of years, the games market has been asking for a single, focused, no-nonsense trade event - Games Market Europe is this event," says Andy Lane, event director.
Games Market Europe will have three booth sizes: 12 sqm, 24 sqm and 36 sqm with prices fixed for all three options. Trade visitor entry for Games Market Europe is free. UK and international visitor marketing commences over the next 10 days.
Roger Bennett, ELSPA director general, commented with regard to this announcement: "ELSPA believes it is essential to have a UK trade event for Europe. The plans for Games Market Europe are clearly designed to ensure just that."
This newly announced event will now run alongside the recently announced
Game Developers Conference Europe, which runs from August 30th to September 1st at the Le Meridien Hotel in central London, and will feature three days of lectures, keynotes, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions. [GDC Europe organizers CMP also own Gamasutra.com.]