Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 
Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Messe Cologne, Messeplatz 1

Interactive entertainment has proven itself as the fastest-growing form of media with technological horizons still wide and filled with potential. The famous gamescom arrives every year in Cologne to drop in the hottest achievements in the computer and video game industry in Europe. It’s a massive event that draws in an impressive professional crowd, but also hypes up the masses of home gamers as well.

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event information


Located in Cologne, gamescom is Europe’s major trade show for computer and video games, and one of the most important events in the gaming industry worldwide. The upcoming gamescom 2019 will be staged on 20 - 24 August at Messe Cologne. A new attendance record was registered at the previous edition - 1037 exhibitors from 56 countries and 370,000 visitors - gaming enthusiasts and professionals. The previous edition was the most international so far, but the expectations are that gamescom 2019 will see even further growth.

In 2020, Koelnmesse GmbH will launch gamescom's first regional satellite event - gamescom asia. This first edition will take place from 15 to 18 October 2020 at Suntec Singapore.

who can you meet at the event

Who can you meet there

Global market leaders like Epic Games International, Google, Microsoft and Warner Bros. Entertainment were present at the latest gamescom. Numerous eSports suppliers and independent games developers also took part in gamescom. Companies such as Asus Computer, DXRacer Marketing Europe, Razer and Trust Gaming brought out the hardware trends in the computer and video industry. More companies than ever exhibited rare merchandise at the fan shop arena.

Past editions

what's new in this event edition

What is new for gamescom 2019

The novelties at gamescom 2019 will include something special - the indie village area, accompanied by the Media Indie Exchange (MIX). The presence of indie games will be more prominent than ever before, thanks to this new feature. Before meeting with the general audience, developers from across the globe will present their indie titles to journalists and industry professionals at the exclusive MIX event.
Visitors of gamescom 2019 Cologne will also be treated to a new event arena (Hall 11.3), as well as a premiering gamescom: Opening Night Live show in English.

quick info

Organiser:Koelnmesse GmbH
Frequency:every year
Sectors: Information technology / Games
Visitors:Tickets for gamescom 

important facts

  • 1037 exhibitors from 56 countries in 2018
  • 70% international exhibitors
  • 201,000 sq m of exhibition area
  • 370,000 visitors from 114 countries
  • 31,200 trade visitors
  • 870 visitors at the gamescom congress

next editions

gamescom 2020

Aug 25, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020book now for 2020

gamescom 2021

Dates are not known yet
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Messe Cologne

Messe Cologne, Messeplatz 1, Cologne, Germany
Coordinates: 50.946663, 6.983297

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