Aug 25, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020 
Important: gamescom 2020 will take place digitally!
Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Messeplatz 1

As the world's largest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment, gamescom is a highlight on participants' annual agendas. Buyers and suppliers, content providers, developers and publishers, among others, make up the trade visitor group at the fair. Numerous eSports suppliers and independent games developers also take part in this celebration of interactive entertainment.

Along with a showcase of the latest innovations and premieres, the exhibition offers a premium event program. Diverse gaming, music and show acts are spread out all over the gamescom 2020 exhibition grounds and throughout Cologne.

Right before gamescom, devcom, the international conference for game developers is staged. Top-notch speakers offer its attendees a rich conference programme. The international conference for media and the sports business industries, SPOBIS Gaming & Media, completes the exhaustive, five-day-experience.

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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. A new attendance record was registered at the 2019 edition - 1,153 exhibitors and 373,000 visitors - gaming enthusiasts and professionals. The upcoming gamescom 2020 will be staged on 25 - 29 August, but had to move to a fully digital setting due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021, Koelnmesse GmbH will launch gamescom's first regional satellite event - gamescom asia. This first edition will take place from 14 to 17 October 2021 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.

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what's new in this event edition

What is new for gamescom 2020

The novelties at gamescom 2019 included something special - the indie village area, accompanied by the Media Indie Exchange (MIX). The presence of indie games was more prominent than ever before, thanks to this new feature. Before meeting with the general audience, developers from across the globe presented their indie titles to journalists and industry professionals at the exclusive MIX event.

Due to the nationwide ban on major events in Germany until 31 August, gamescom 2020 will not open its business or entertainment areas on site in the usual format. The event however will retain its best offers and present them online on its original dates.

quick info

Organiser:Koelnmesse GmbH
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:gamescom 2021
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
trade fair location
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Messe Cologne

Messeplatz 1, Cologne, Germany
Coordinates: 50.94666, 6.9833

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