The Game Developers Conference™ Europe (GDC Europe) is the largest professionals-only game industry event in Europe.


The GDC Europe will be held in conjunction with gamescom, the leading European consumer show, creating a full week of activity and opportunity for the games industry. This confluence of industry professionals allows GDC Europe to address the development community at a central location in the heart of Europe, and command the critical mass of the European games sector. GDC Europe is the essential platform for learning, inspiration and networking for the creators of computer, console, handheld, mobile, social, and online games in Europe.

GDC Europe is hosted by UBM Tech Game Network. UBM Tech Game Network offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award-winning lineup of print, online, and event products and services, including Gamasutra.com.



The games are coming to Cologne! This summer, gamescom--Europe's trade fair highlighting interactive games and entertainment--returns to the Koelnmesse. "Celebrate the Games!" The entire industry is meeting here, as well as anyone who is enthusiastic about computers and video games.

German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU)
The German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) is the body which represents the relevant providers and producers of entertainment software in Germany. It organizes the interests of relevant companies in the field of interactive entertainment. As the central point of reference for media and political and social institutions, the BIU provides information on all issues connected with computer and video games.

Stadt Koln
City of Cologne
Cologne is said to be the heart of Europe. Cologne lies in the heart Nordrhein-Westfahlen (NRW), the most lively and most densely populated federal state in Germany.18.1 million people live in NRW, and Cologne is the largest city with its more than 1 million inhabitants. The city is the capital of the German media, information and telecommunication industry, with three important major events taking place: the international film and TV festival "Cologne Conference," the media congress "medienforum.nrw" and, of course, the "GDC Europe," together with the "gamescom." Besides an increasing number of companies from all over the world, Cologne offers a compact network of educational, research and scientific institutions, which document the ambitious development of media business.