gamescom Cologne

21. - 25. August 2024 | The world's largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games

Gamescom Cologne is the world's largest event for interactive games and entertainment. Established in 2009 by Koelnmesse GmbH, it has become the epicenter of the European computer and video game industry. The name 'Gamescom' is a derivation from 'Games Convention,' reflecting the festival-like atmosphere of the trade fair. This annual event, held in August in Cologne, draws visitors globally with its unique fusion of business and entertainment, appealing to both industry professionals and end users.

Exhibitors from various sectors, including gaming, retail, and media, use Gamescom Cologne as a platform to showcase their latest offerings. Key highlights of the event range from indie games displayed in the Indie-Area, merchandise and accessories in the Merchandise-Area, to cutting-edge technologies featured in the Family & Friends area. Cosplay enthusiasts congregate in the Cosplay Village, where contests with exciting prizes are conducted. There is also a Retro-Gaming area for visitors to immerse in nostalgia. The Gamescom Campus provides insight into career and educational opportunities in the gaming sector. With Germany being one of Europe's most critical markets for computer and video games, Gamescom Cologne holds a significant connection to the city and the country. Running concurrently with Gamescom is the Gamescom City Festival, a citywide celebration filled with music, culture, and entertainment in Cologne. Inspired by the success of Gamescom Cologne, Gamescom Asia is held annually in Singapore. The fair is hosted at the Cologne Exhibition Centre, which is conveniently accessible by public transportation. Besides the trade fair, the city of Cologne itself offers an abundance of attractions and cultural highlights to complement any visitor's experience. Among these are the iconic Cologne Cathedral, the Chocolate Museum, the historical old town, and scenic boat trips on the Rhine. Join us at Gamescom Cologne and immerse yourself in the heart of the European gaming industry!

The first day of the trade fair is usually reserved for trade visitors and journalists.

The gamescom will take place on 5 days from Wednesday, 21. August to Sunday, 25. August 2024 in Cologne.

In 89 days
Date:
21.08.2024 - 25.08.2024*
Wednesday - Sunday, 5 days
Trade Show Contact
Display e-mail address
www.gamescom.de

Audience:
professional visitors and general public

Cycle:
annually

Year of foundation:
2009

Local time:
15:58 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Köln Messe,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Fair organizer
Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)221 8210
Fax: +49 (0)221 8212574
Display e-mail address
www.koelnmesse.de
Past editions:
  • 23. - 27. August 2023
    Köln
  • 24. - 28. August 2022
    Köln
  • 25. - 27. August 2021
    Online
  • 27. - 30. August 2020
    Köln
  • 20. - 24. August 2019
    Köln
  • 21. - 25. August 2018
    Köln
    • 1037 exhibitors from 56 countries
    • 370000 visitors
  • 22. - 26. August 2017
    Köln
    • 919 exhibitors from 54 countries
    • 355000 visitors
  • 17. - 21. August 2016
    Köln
    • 877 exhibitors from 54 countries
    • 345000 visitors
  • 05. - 09. August 2015
    Köln
    • 806 exhibitors from 45 countries
    • 345000 visitors
  • 13. - 17. August 2014
    Köln
    • 703 exhibitors from 47 countries
    • 335000 visitors
  • 21. - 25. August 2013
    Köln
    • 635 exhibitors from 40 countries
    • 340000 visitors
  • 15. - 19. August 2012
    Köln
    • 600 exhibitors from 40 countries
    • 275000 visitors
  • 17. - 21. August 2011
    Köln
    • 557 exhibitors from 39 countries
    • 275000 visitors
  • 18. - 22. August 2010
    Köln
    • 505 exhibitors from 33 countries
    • 254000 visitors
  • 19. - 23. August 2009
    Köln
    • 458 exhibitors from 31 countries
    • 245000 visitors

Fair location:

Köln Messe,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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for trade fair date in Cologne


Product groups: cleaning devices, cleaning utensils, communication technology, computer games, console games, Game Cube, hardware, internet, media, promotional items, repair service, software, video games, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.

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FAQ

Where does the gamescom taking place?
The gamescom fair takes place in Cologne, at the Köln Messe.

When is the gamescom taking place?
Visit the gamescom from 21. - 25. August 2024.

How often does the gamescom take place?
The gamescom takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the gamescom?
The gamescom is an exhibition for Video Games, Software and Toys.