|Facts and figures
Date of the event
Organizer of the fair
17 - 21 August 2016 (Wednesday - Sunday)
17 August 2015: Trade Visitors and Media Day*
*On Wednesday the organiser can grant access to a limited number of the general public.
||Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware e.V. (BIU)|
||Cologne Exhibition Centre|
- care, cleaning, repair
- telecommunications and internet
- basic and advanced training
- associations/public institutions/service providers
||gamescom serves as the central platform for the European computer- and video game industry. This show brings together the retail, trade and the media providing the ideal setting for the establishment and cultivation of business relationships. The division into business area and entertainment area stands for a concept which will attract and appeal to industry and private visitors equally.|
gamescom business area:
Cologne is the unique place where so many insiders, retailers, publishers and developers make business. gamescom is optimally suited for trade visitors: in the relaxed and exclusive atmosphere of the business area you will have the opportunity to promote the success of your business.
gamescom entertainment area:
Expect jaw-dropping indoor and outdoor performances, sensational live acts and the newest highlights from the gaming world. You'll be there when the top industry players present a one-of-a-kind gaming spectacle of a class all its own.
gamescom conference programme:
GDC Europe: keynotes, lectures, round-tables and workshops – GDC Europe is the biggest European conference for game developers and offers a high-quality conference programme with renowned speakers from all over the world. In addition, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has organised a conference to promote the quality of computer games and examine their effects on society in conjunction with the initiative passed by the NRW State Parliament on “child and youth media protection”.
From Friday, 19 August to Sunday, 21 August, Cologne City will be the centre of entertainment. Visitors will expect artists of various genres at several stages and gaming modules where visitors can gamble after closing of the fair. gamescom will be organised by Koelnmesse GmbH in cooperation with German Trade Association
of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU). gamescom festival is a project of Media Kultur Köln GmbH and prime entertainment GmbH in cooperation with Koelnmesse GmbH and the city of Cologne.
|suppliers of above mentioned product segments, end-consumers, retailers, distributors, distance sellers, import- and export firms, producers, developers, service providers, associations etc.|