GDC Europe announced as gamescom event

Monday, 1 December 2008 08:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt

GI’s reporting that GDC Europe will take place next year as a gamescom event in Cologne, as GDC owner Think Services has acquired Frank Sliwka’s Global Games Media.

Swilka joins Think Services VP of European business development.

“We are thrilled to present GDC Europe during gamescom,” said Kathy Schoback, Think Services global events boss.

“With the support of Koelnmesse, BIU, and the City of Cologne, Europe’s most significant games gathering will definitely be a great success, and we couldn’t be more excited to have Frank Sliwka bring his deep experience to helping deliver GDC Europe.”

The people behind GDC have been trying for years to cut a tradeshow deal in Germany: Leipziger Messe steadfastly refused to allow a GDC product to take place alongside Games Convention as it was committed to its own GCDC brand – which was headed by Sliwka.

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