The gamescom congress is Europe’s leading conference on the potential of computer and video games for society as well as the economy. This year’s congress on 21 August 2019 provided visitors with an impressively wide range of topics, and demonstrated that gaming technology will be helpful in mastering digitalisation in almost all economic and societal fields. The congress has been held for the eleventh time in 2019, as part of gamescom, the largest event for computer and video games worldwide.
With around 1,000 participants and speakers from home and abroad every year, the gamescom congress is now regarded as a think tank for digitisation far beyond the games industry. The conference was geared towards creative artists, educators, politicians, scientists, journalists, and representatives from all industries.
How can games impart knowledge? Where can industry benefit from games? How do games influence how we coexist? These and many more questions has been answered during the schedule of over 30 events.
The congress has been hosted by Koelnmesse GmbH and game e.V., the German Games Industry Association. The gamescom congress was sponsored by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Cologne.