Game Developers Conference organizer Think Services (also parent of Gamasutra) has established a new office in Germany to handle GDC Europe.
Think Services Game Group European business development VP Frank Sliwka will head the new office, and 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 GamesCom organizers Koelnmesse, the trade fair business based in Cologne, since this year's GDC Europe will be held alongside August's major European consumer and trade video game show GamesCom.
"This new opportunity is both exciting and challenging", said Sliwka. "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, and expects 1,500 attendees from 48 countries. Interested parties can find more information at GDC Europe's official site