Gamescom

Germany, Köln
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It is full speed ahead for Gamescom 2021, which will occur on August 25th until August 29th at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. Organisers are committed to upholding the health and safety of visitors and exhibitors in compliance with government regulations. As such, COVID-19 health and safety measures will be implemented. Visitor compliance is expected.

A Brief Overview of Gamescom

Video games have inserted themselves in the modern Zeitgeist fully to the point where gaming is a multi-million-dollar industry. Everyone seems to be a gamer and Gamescom serves as launch pad for the hottest titles in video game entertainment every single year. The trade fair for digital gaming enjoys the title ‘largest gaming trade fair’ based on its size and attendance rate. All this is happening in Cologne, Germany.

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

When we said Gamescom is the biggest event for the gaming industry in the entire world, we were not exaggerating. We have drawn the reports on attendance from last edition and the numbers are staggering:

  • 1000+ international exhibitors from 56 countries;
  • 370,000+ international trade visitors;
  • 201,000+ square metres of exhibition space dedicated.

Each edition has the line-up of every major publisher in the world and indie studios that receive attention from interested end consumers and distributors.

Industry Relevance

Gamescom succeeds on multiple levels. Ever since its inception in 2009, the trade fair targets both the general public, which enjoys video games, and industry insiders, who can profit higher on the supply chain. Game studios use the fair’s platform to receive valuable media coverage, have the target demographic give feedback on demos and foster valuable business connections. Visitors have access to the full value chain – computer games, console games, Game Cube, hardware, repair service, communication technology, promotional items, software, cleaning utensils and all other related paraphernalia. To manage the flow of visitors and exhibitors get the most out of each fair, GAMESCON keeps its first day open only to trade visitors to facilitate business negotiations.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

We wouldn’t be calling Gamescom the most influential fair in gaming, if the most recognizable, household names in the industry be present. Exhibitors you can come see include EA Games, Sony, Namco Bandai, Square Enix, THQ Nordic, Konami and Ubisoft. In terms of visitors, expect a wild mix of fans and industry insiders. Because the fair is based in Germany, it’s also the country with the biggest presence followed then closely by other countries in Europe. As far as the professional backgrounds of visitors go, you have the chance to meet and interact with retailers, wholesalers, online traders, manufacturers, content providers, developers, and mail order business. The fair is also a potent springboard for young professionals, which is why university and college students make it a point to visit.

Past editions

Gamescom 2020

25.08.2020 - 29.08.2020

Gamescom

Edition was held digital to prevent the fast spread of COVID 19

Total Exhibitors

1,153

Total Visitors

372,764

SQ M of Exhibition Area

201,000

Total Exhibitors

1,037

Total Visitors

370,458

SQ M of Exhibition Area

201,000

Total Exhibitors

919

Total Visitors

354,377

SQ M of Exhibition Area

201,000

How to get to Gamescom

On Foot

On Foot

22 min walk from the Cologne HBF

or 3h walking distance from Airport (not recommended ;) )

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By Car

a 10 min ride from Cologne Central station (Trankgasse 11) to Cologne Messe (Messeplatz 1)

OR 15 to 20 min with a car from Cologne-Bonn Airport (~15 km)

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By Public Transport

one station away from HBF to Station Köln Messe/Deutz with S6, S11, S12, S19 or regional train

OR from the Koeln-Bonn Airport S-Bahn Nr. 19 will get you there / Optional is regional train RE6 (both choices will take you 20-25 min)

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