What are the advantages of exhibiting at gamescom 2018?
Die gamescom ist das weltgrößte Event für interaktive Unterhaltung und die internationale Business- und Neuheitenplattform der Computer- und Videospielbranche. gamescom has such an important standing because of the broad support it has across the entire games industry - from major international publishers to small national brands. Furthermore, gamescom has a high level of internationality among exhibitors (2017: 72 percent), visitors (trade visitors from abroad in 2017: 53 percent) and the press (2017: around 5,408 journalists from 69 countries). gamescom is the meeting point for the entire games industry - from developers, publishers and the press to specialist retailers and end consumers. gamescom is a highly efficient business platform as can be seen by the 355,000 visitors it attracted in 2017, including 30,700 trade visitors.
Can you give us some tips to take the best out of visiting this event?
I'd be glad to. Admission tickets for gamescom for both trade and private visitors can be purchased through our online Ticket Shop at our websitel. My tip for private visitors is to book your day ticket early for the public days on Wednesday 22 August 2018 to Saturday, 25 August 2018 because they are only available while supplies last. In the past, gamescom advance sale admission tickets have always been sold out for private visitors. No day tickets for private visitors for Saturday, 25 August 2018 have been available in the gamescom online Ticket Shop since the beginning of July.
On the theme of accommodation I always like to make reference to our partner hotels. Up to five rooms can be booked directly online, the hotel service team will be glad to assist for individual bookings for six rooms upwards.
Gamescom is fairly big with an exhibition space of over 201,000 square metres, it makes sense to arrange meetings with the exhibitors in advance in order to keep the walking distances short. The exhibitor search can be used as an initial point of contact for searching and contacting exhibitors.
These are a few small tips for the trade fair visit.
How to apply to exhibit or attend?
That is relatively simple and uncomplicated. Because there is plenty of information available for our target groups on our website. You can find everything at a glance under "Participation and Planning", from the stand cost calculator and marketing services to application forms and admission tickets.
Lastly, can you give us some participation results from the last edition?
Gamescom is the world's largest event for computer and video games and Europe's largest business platform for the games industry. In 2017, 919 companies from 54 countries presented their new products in Cologne. Around 355,000 visitors, including 30,700 trade visitors, from 106 countries attended the games at the Cologne fair grounds from 22 to 26 August 2018.
With devcom, the SPOBIS Gaming & Media, the business area and entertainment area, the gamescom congress and the gamescom city festival, gamescom is much more than just a trade and public fair. It offers individual platforms for all target groups. gamescom, that means the entire gaming world in one location, emotional presentations and numerous events on the fair grounds and in the city of Cologne: For the gamescom week 2017 - comprising of gamescom, the gamescom city festival and other events in the direct vicinity of gamescom - more than 500,000 visitors came to Cologne.