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Johannes Brauckmann assumes newly created position of 'Indie Manager' in the gamescom team

gamescom (20 to 24 August 2019) is further expanding the indies segment. With Johannes Brauckmann, a proven connoisseur of the scene is assuming the newly created position of 'Sales Manager Exhibitors Indie'.

Brauckmann will take up his position on 11 February 2019. With the choice of the 44 year-old as Indie Manager in the Koelnmesse sales team of gamescom, Koelnmesse and game, the association of the German games industry, underline the great significance they ascribe to the segment. In addition to the incorporation of indies from Germany and abroad, Brauckmann will also make a conceptual contribution to the expansion of the indies segment at gamescom with his many years of experience with independent developers and his existing network: planned is an indie area, which, with a view to the offering and look & feel, will be prominently integrated into the entertainment area.

Johannes Brauckmann is no stranger to the games industry: he is the co-founder and managing director of the Cologne Game Haus ( ), which opened at the end of 2018 and shares a space with the Digital Campus "incube8" of Koelnmesse ( ). Brauckmann will also remain managing director of the Cologne Game Haus, although with a reduced scope. The new contact person for external enquiries will be Margret von Medem as 'Head of Cologne Game Haus'. In addition to Johannes Brauckmann as Sales Manager Exhibitors Indie, Carolin Jansen (nee Meister), Mora-Lou Großkopf and Tim Bredow will support exhibitors of gamescom in the business and entertainment area. The now four-member sales team reports directly to Tim Endres, Director of gamescom.

The basis for the intensified integration of independent developers at the world's largest event for computer and video games is the successful development of the Indie Arena Booth. The pavilion has been impressing for six years now with rising numbers of participants, strong game developments and the increasing interest of gamescom visitors. In 2019 too, the Indie Arena Booth will present the largest exhibitor group of independent developers in a pavilion. The existing close cooperation between the Indie Arena Booth, Koelnmesse and game will be continued and further expanded upon in the framework of the indie area.

gamescom 2019: application forms online now

gamescom 2019 will take place from 20 to 24 August, and applications for the world's largest event for computer and video games have been being accepted since November 2018. Exhibitors of gamescom can still profit from an early bird discount when applying until 14 February 2019. The application forms for gamescom 2019 are available at

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs and are being expanded by future-oriented formats like DIGILITY. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.

The next events:
DIGILITY - Conference & Expo on Digital Reality, Cologne 08.05. - 09.05.2019
CCXP Cologne - Comic Con Experience - , Cologne 27.06. - 30.06.2019
gamescom - The world's largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment (with trade visitor and media day), Cologne 20.08. - 24.08.2019

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