Heavy rumour links Games Convention with Cologne move for 2009

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 12:30 GMT

A move for Games Convention has been rumoured for at least the last three years, but the story entered a far more convincing stage today as it hit Germany’s mainstream press.

According to this report in German financial paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the show is to be moved from Leipzig in east Germany to Cologne in the west next year.

The report says that €450,000 in licensing may be paid to Leipziger Messe, the owner of the Games Convention brand, but that the show itself may also undergo a name change.

Games Convention is the largest games show in the world, attracting almost 200,000 visitors in 2007.

We’ll have more on this later today.

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