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Thu, Apr 02, 2009 | 22:13 BST
Online registration for GDC Europe has gone live.
The event will take place alongside Gamescom in Cologne from August 17-19 at the Cologne Congress East Center.
Over 80 lectures, panels and keynotes will take place.
“GDC Europe will serve as the premier pan-European developer event in 2009,” said Frank Sliwka, event director.
“Bringing together the best speakers and peers on the most important issues and opportunities in European game development today. Together, we will bring the quality, and reach of the GDC to Cologne but with a uniquely European flare and global outlook.”
If you plan to attend, sign up through the link.
Mon, Dec 01, 2008 | 08:44 GMT
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.
More through there.
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 | 17:23 BST
Frank Sliwka, the boss of Leipzig’s GCDC up to this year, will head up the gamescom developer conference in Cologne as of 2009, Koelnmesse’s confirmed.
“We are delighted to be working with Frank Sliwka and Global Games Media. Their choice of Cologne and their confidence in the new trade fair location show us that we are on the right track and can establish gamescom as Europe’s trade fair and event highlight in a very short space of time”, said Oliver Kuhrt, Koelnmesse MD.
Press release after the link.
Tue, Sep 09, 2008 | 13:54 BST
According to this GI story, Frank Sliwka, the organiser of GCDC and GCAC, is to leave Leipziger Messe for Global Games Media, a marketing and communication company.
“I spent wonderful years with Leipziger Messe,” he said. “However, I’m now looking forward to starting from October onwards a new challenge as the CEO of Global Games Media Ltd.”
The move comes as Games Conventions fortunes look certain to change in the face of next year’s gamescom in Cologne.
Sliwka was a well known figure of the Games Convention “scene,” and is a thoroughly nice chap. Good luck, Frank.
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 | 16:42 BST
Games Convention Global has announced that Frank Sliwka is its new strategy director.
“Frank Sliwka takes on the newly created position as of 15 July 2008 and with it, responsibility for the global expansion of fairs and conferences as part of the Games Convention brand,” said the release.
“Peggy Schönbeck, project director of the GC – Games Convention Leipzig continues her work in the team of Frank Sliwka.”
Sliwka was formally in charge of the GCDC trade event which traditionally occurs before Games Convention every year.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 | 21:39 BST
GI has announced that it will be the exclusive media partner for Games Convention Developer Conference in Leipzig.
“We are glad to have found such a renowned partner with GamesIndustry.biz. For us, the cooperation has a lot of potential, particularly with regard to the GCDC Daily”, said Frank Sliwka, GCDC project director.
The deal will see the GI editorial team the co-produce the GCDC Daily conference magazine.
“Once again we’re really looking forward to another great conference in Leipzig,” added Phil Elliott, editor of GamesIndustry.biz. “The conference has been steadily improving over the last few years and is today’s most important event for game developers all across Europe – we’re delighted to be working more closely than ever with the team.”
Hand shakes and back-patting all round.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, May 01, 2008 | 07:26 BST
Epic president Mike Capps will keynote GCDC this year, say this GI story, with the speech apparently focusing on Gear 2 development.
“Epic set the technological bar for next-generation games with the original Gears of War, so we knew we had our work cut for us with Gears of War 2,” said Capps.
“Epic Games is a major force in the games industry today, from their million-selling franchises Unreal, and Gears of War, to their engine technology which is licensed by hundreds of developers worldwide,” said Frank Sliwka, GCDC project director.
The German trade event runs from August 18-20.
Update: And here’s the press release. After the link.