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Games Convention Asia Set for September 18-20, 2008

GC Asia Exhibits at GDC

GC Asia

GC Asia Conference (GCAC)

(September 18-20, 2008)

Leipzig/Singapore - February 19, 2008 - The organizers of Games Convention Asia (GCA) and Games Convention Asia Conference (GCAC) today announced new dates for this year's shows. GCA will take place at Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre Singapore, September 18-20, 2008, with the GC Asia Conference (GCAC) being held alongside, September 18-19. The main focus of GCA is the public exposition and business area, where product presentations of the latest industry innovations will be held as well as the promotion of international business contacts and the creation of business solutions.

GCA is the only platform for the booming interactive entertainment industry in the Asia-Pacific region with the Inaugural show drawing more than 70,000 international visitors. PricewaterhouseCoopers is predicting annual growth of more than ten percent in the digital games sector for the Asia-Pacific region alone. This means market growth from $ 11.7 billion in 2006 to an incredible $ 18.8 billion in 2011. Worldwide revenue in this sector is expected to grow from $ 31.6 billion to $ 49 billion over the same period.

GC Asia also announced that it has appointed Red Dawn Communications as its PR Agency of Record for the Asia-Pacific region. Red Dawn Communications is a full service communications agency specializing in PR for entertainment clients. The agency's client roster includes 20th Century Fox (East), Diageo, Electronic Arts, Golden Village Multiplex, Motion Picture Association, SingTel mio TV, and United International Pictures.

GC Asia @ GDC

For the first time, GC Asia and GC Asia Conference are exhibiting at GDC. As part of the German Pavilion, which will be located in Moscone Center, North Hall, Booth # 6105, members of the game community can meet the organizers of GCA and GCAC as well as learn about GC Asia and business opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.

About Games Convention Asia/GC Asia Conference

The Games Convention Asia (GCA) is the only convention in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region for interactive entertainment, infotainment, edutainment, hardware and technology. The show is organized by LMI (Leipziger Messe International GmbH), a subsidiary of the Leipziger Messe GmbH, and is accompanied by the GCA Business Centre, a business platform equipped with internet access points, presentation technology and catering. Games Convention Asia Conference (GCAC) is founded on the concepts of, "Developing & Development," and in producing the, "GCA 2008 Competition." The organizer's goal is to firmly establish what will be the Asia-Pacific region's largest convention devoted to digital media, computer games, entertainment and educational software as well as hardware. Speakers at the first GCAC in 2007 included: Gilles Langourieux (Virtuos, China), Desmond Lu Guangyuan (Shanda, China), Bob Bates (USA,), James Miller (Microsoft, USA), Aroon Tan (CEO Asia Pacific, 10tacle, Singapore) and Steve Schnur (EA, USA). For more information, please visit: http://www.gc-asia.sg

Media Contacts:

Asia-Pacific

Red Dawn Communications

Florence Ang

+65 96911404

florence@reddawncommunications.com

Europe

Leipziger Messe

Stephan Reiss, Press Officer

+49 (0) 341 - 678 8186

s.reiss@leipziger-messe.de

North America

Kohnke Communications

Sean Kauppinen

+1 415-777-4000

sean@kohnkecomm.com

Contact for GCA / GCAC

Exhibitors, sponsors, and participants:

Jorg Zeissig, General Manager LMI

+49 (0) 341 - 678 7900

j.zeissig@LM-international.com

Contact for GCAC

Sponsors, speakers and participants:

Frank Sliwka, Project Director

+49 (0) 341 - 678 8288

f.sliwka@leipziger-messe.de

GC Asia and GC Asia Conference on the internet:

http://www.gc-asia.sg

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