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					GCA Games Convention Asia
GC Asia Conference (GCAC)
Suntec Singapore International Convention
& Exhibition Centre
(September 17-20, 2009)




Third GCA Games Convention Asia Opens in Singapore

GCA 2009 Presents Global Games Companies

LEIPZIG, Germany and SINGAPORE – September 17, 2009 – For
the third time in a row, GCA Games Convention Asia opens its
gates at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition
Centre. With 120,000 visitors expected over the next few days,
latest games releases, tournaments and competitions can be
seen at the show halls. GCA Games Convention Asia was offi-
cially opened today by RADM (NS) Lui Tuck Yew, Acting Minister
for Information, Communications and the Arts and Wolfgang Mar-
zin, CEO of the Leipzig Trade Fair.


”We are very happy to be back in Singapore for the third year and it is
especially heartening to have Minister Lui grace the occasion. It is our
sincere wish that all our participants and attendees will reap immense
value from this year’s GCA,” said Wolfgang Marzin, CEO of the Leipzig
Trade Fair.


Highlights of GCA Exhibition


80 local and international companies like Microsoft, IAHGames, Elec-
tronic Arts, NHN, Cherry Credits and Gambit will showcase their latest
games and products during the four-day event. Replay Interactive will
offer pre-orders for WWE Smackdown VS RAW 2010 (X360, PS3, Wii)
and Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma 2 Collector's Edition (PS3). Moreover, the
consumer will stand a chance to win a personalised WWE replica
championship belt (life sized and engraved with winner's name). The
Gambit booth will feature latest games like Showtime (SG lab), Snap
Escape (SG lab), Abandon (Summer Game 2009), Shadow Shoppe
(Summer Game 2009), Waker (Summer Game 2009) and Pierre
(Summer Game 2009). Amongst other titles, NHN is going to present
its item-based MMORPG Call of Chaos. Games Technology Solutions
(GTS) will show the first Sinhala mobile game that was launched in Sri
Lanka. The upcoming game Saradiel: Robin Hood of Sri Lanka (Xbox,
PC) will also be demonstrated. Talent House Studio will be scouting for
dancers, singers, models, new faces, cosplayers, HipHop, magicans,
freestylers, deejays and many more. The best player of the ‘Hour’ is
wanted.


“GCA Games Convention Asia focuses on both the business and the
gamer. It enables the various players in the game industry to interact
with one another while showcasing their latest products and services
to the public,” said Jorg Zeissig, Managing Director of LMI Asia. “The
public exhibition serves as a stage for Asian and international publish-
ers, developers and distributors to present their work to the global
gaming audience.”


Premieres at GCA 2009


One key highlight of the show will be the Singapore finals and South-
east Asian finals of Southeast Asia’s largest e-gaming tournament, the
One Asia Cup, organized by Infocomm Asia Holdings (IAHGames).
The cup will be played on the EA SportsTM FIFA Online 2 platform
throughout the entire duration of the event.


GCA Games Convention Asia will also be a bustling stage for artistic
performances and skilfully dressed gaming enthusiasts. On Sunday,
September 20, a qualifying round of the Asia Pacific Cosplay Champi-
onship 2009, taking place in Australia at GO3, can be seen on stage.


Furthermore, GCA 2009 is the platform for the launch of the first ever
Asia-Pacific Games Directory (APGD). Conceptualised and designed
by the Games Exchange Alliance (GXA), the directory offers compre-
hensive and up-to-date information on the various gaming companies
in Asia Pacific.


About Games Convention Asia/GC Asia Conference


Founded in 2007, the GCA Games Convention Asia is the only busi-
ness platform for developers, publishers, distributors, manufacturers
and service providers of the games industry, focusing on interactive
entertainment, infotainment, edutainment, hardware and the latest
server technologies for the entire Asia-Pacific region. The event takes
place over four days in Singapore and is organized by Leipziger Messe
International Asia Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of Leipziger Messe. The inno-
vative concept, consisting of the four pillars of exhibition, a business
center, matchmaking area, and GC Asia Conference, attracted more
than 92,000 visitors to the Suntec Singapore International Convention
& Exhibition Centre in 2008. The GC Asia Conference, the only game
developer conference in the Asia-Pacific region, allows developers and
industry experts to exchange knowledge and know-how in panels and
lectures and grow their international networks of business connections.
For more information, please visit: www.gc-asia.sg.


Media Contacts:

Europe
Leipziger Messe
Nancy Pfaff, Press Officer
Phone: +49 (0) 341 678 8186
Fax: +49 (0) 341 678 8182
n.pfaff@leipziger-messe.de

North America
International Digital Entertainment Agency
Sean Kauppinen
Phone; +1-415-299-2156
gca@ide-agency.com

Asia-Pacific
Shirley Wong, Account Manager
Phone: +65 9337 9227
Fax: +65 6238 0890
Email: swong@hoffman.com

Amrita Mathuram, Account Manager
Phone: +65 9023 1795
Fax: +65 6238 0890
Email: amathuram@hoffman.com


Contact for GCA:

Jorg Zeissig, Managing Director LMI Asia
Phone: +49 (0) 341 678 7900
Mobile: +65 (0) 9721 8541
j.zeissig@LM-international.com

GCA and GC Asia Conference on the Internet: http://www.gc-asia.sg

				
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