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Date of the event
25 - 27 August 2021 (Wednesday - Friday)
Organizer of the fair
Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln
Event frequency
Conceptual sponsor
game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e.V.
Cologne Exhibition Centre
Product segments
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Merchandising
  • Care, cleaning, repair
  • Telecommunications and internet
  • Media
  • Basic and advanced training
  • Associations/public institutions
  • Service providers
  • Development
Fair profile
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.

After the digital-only edition last year, gamescom 2021 will again take place digital-only.

gamescom now:
In 2021, gamescom will once again offer the central meeting point for gaming fans from all over the world with an enhanced gamescom now platform. gamescom now is the central platform for trailers, live streams and announcements.

gamescom: Opening Night Live:
In 2021, we will once again present THE spectacular gamescom opening show together with producer Geoff Keighley - live and with numerous highlights.
The live event will include numerous announcements from major publishers & indie developers, world premieres with new footage, and guest appearances from stars of the international games industry.
Date: 25. August 2021

gamescom studio & gamescom: Awesome Indies:
Beyond gamescom: Opening Night Live, with gamescom studio and gamescom: Awesome Indies we offer other live streaming programmes and shows with a high reach - in 2019, the shows reached around 50 million views live and on-demand.

gamescom conference program:
The devcom and the gamescom congress are also planned digital-only in 2021. The developer conference devcom will once again offer a wide range of options for game developers on the topics game development, tech &
tools, art & animation and diversity.
Date devcom: 23. August 2021-27. August 2021

The gamescom congress on the other hand serves as a think tank for digitalisation far beyond the games industry and addresses creative artists, teachers, politicians, scientists, journalists and industry
representatives from all sectors.
Date: 26. August 2021.
Target group
Suppliers of above mentioned product segments,
end-consumers, retailers, distributors, distance sellers, import- and export firms, producers, developers, service providers, associations etc.
Tim Endres

Don't forget!

The gamescom 2022 takes place digitally from Wednesday, 24.08. to Sunday, 28.08.2022.

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