Preview: The 10. gamescom congress in the Congress-Centrum Nord of Koelnmesse
The gamescom congress will take place on 22 August in the exhibition halls in the Congress-Centrum Koelnmesse in parallel to gamescom. With a broad range of topics, the conference will highlight the relevance of games technologies for digitization in almost all economic and social areas.
The event is part of gamescom, Europe’s leading business platform for the gaming industry and the global 360 degree event for digital game culture. In keeping with the motto "More than games", the congress will highlight trends and potential in digital games as well as their social implications, and offer an interface beyond the digital and media industries. Speakers from Germany and elsewhere will offer exciting presentations and panel discussions. The congress is hosted by Koelnmesse GmbH and the BIU — Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware e. V. (Federal Association of
Interactive Entertainment Software).
Gamescom has become the worldwide lead event for the gaming industry and a city-wide festival. Read our interview with Felix Falk, Managing Director of game – the German Games Industry Association, on why the trade fair and the congress take place in Cologne.