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GamesIndustry.biz - Leipzig Interview with Wolfgang Marzin

by Magerette, 2008-07-09 17:35:42

Video games business site, gamesindustry.biz, has an interview up with Wolfgang Marzin, CEO of Leipziger Messe on the status, past and future, of Europe's big Games Convention:

Q: The picture you paint regarding Leipzig as a venue makes it seem very positive, yet earlier this year it was announced that the rival GamesCom event would take place in Cologne - what's your view on that?

Wolfgang Marzin: Well I followed the announcement made earlier in the year, and we can't understand it, because it came from nobody we spoke to - but we have to respect it.

However, if you look at the facts - that there is a show that has worked for seven years while others are struggling all over the place - if you try to move a show in this industry, it's happened all ready that things evaporate in no time.

It's not up to us to judge what might be on the plan there, but we're very confident that we're able to serve the industry in the future at this location - but not necessarily only that, but also with a spread. We'll always be ready for the industry - we have the competence.

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