Heavy rumour links Games Convention with Cologne move for 2009

A move for Games Convention has been rumoured for at least the last three years, but the story entered a far more convincing stage today as it hit Germany's mainstream press.

According to a report in German financial paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the show is to be moved from Leipzig in east Germany to Cologne in the west next year.

The report says that €450,000 in licensing may be paid to Leipziger Messe, the owner of the Games Convention brand, but that the show itself may also undergo a name change.

Games Convention is the largest games show in the world, attracting almost 200,000 visitors in 2007.

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