by Lisa Foster
A new UK trade show has been
launched, with Games Market Europe
being spearheaded by former ECTS
event director Andy Lane.
After the battle between rival trade
shows EGN and ECTS last year, it had
seemed possible that there would be no
UK event this year. However, GME looks
set to fill the void, with the show taking
place at the Business Design Centre on
August 31st and September 1st.
?After the confusion of the last
couple of years, the games market has
been asking for a single, focused nononsense
event ? Games Market
Europe is this event,? said Lane. ?It
delivers on every front: it provides the
right environment for business and
networking, it?s in the right place and
it?s the right price.
He added: ?The UK is the home of
the games business in Europe and we
believe it is essential that we deliver
the right event in the UK this year.
?The feedback has been
tremendous and, indeed, we sold ten
per cent of the event before we had a
floor plan. I?m looking forward to
growing Games Market Europe in the
continent?s de facto games exhibition
To find out more about Games
Market Europe, contact Andy Lane on