Survival Guide to Gamescom

Survival Guide to Gamescom

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Over 370,000 people visited Gamescom 2018 and 1037 companies exhibited in Cologne’s huge Koelnmesse conference center. The annual event, held yearly in August, lets visitors experience first-hand digital trends expected to shape the future, and how they’ll affect the gaming business of tomorrow.

Bringing together visionaries, gaming professionals, and techies, the show provides a platform for innovation and communication for the following areas:
Hardware
Software
Merchandising
Care, cleaning, repair
Telecommunications and internet
Media
Basic and advanced training
Associations/public institutions
Service providers
Development

Planning to be part of this year’s event? The opening days are:

21 - 24 August 2019 (Tuesday-Saturday)
20 August 2019: Trade Visitors and Media Day*

*On Tuesday the organizer can grant access to a limited number of the general public.

And here are some tips and advice for getting around and making your conference experience a real success.

The nearest airport, Cologne (Köln), is an easy, short trip to both the conference center and the city center. The well sign-posted Skytrain (take the S19 to Messe/Deutz) is an efficient 20-minute ride, followed by a short tram or taxi ride to the Koelnmesse conference center. The same S19 Skytrain will take you to the city center – alight at Cologne Central Station (Köln Hauptbahnhof).

If you fly to Dusseldorf, take the S11 Skytrain to Düsseldorf Central Station (Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof) and change for a non-stop intercity service to Köln Hauptbahnhof. Expect a journey time of approximately one hour. Getting around Cologne is also easy with a single ticket covering the Metro and Trams – and with a well-connected system, you’ll get from A to B quickly; unless you prefer a leisurely walk.

Tickets can be purchased at KVB ticket vending machines (coins only accepted), or when you board the tram. Day tickets and tourist passes are also available.

Remember to validate your ticket at the start of your journey – look for red validating machines as you enter the vehicle.

When deciding where to stay, key in mind that Koelnmesse Conference Center is a 20-30 minute tram ride, across the Rhine River from the city center. Trams 1, 3, 4 and 9 service this route.

We have amazing members on ExpoTor willing to support you during this amazing show. It doesn´t matter if you are an exhibiting company or a professional visitor.