Please note: the information on this page reflects GDC Europe 2013.

gamescom and GDC Europe work in tandem, immersing you into all areas of the current games industry as well as providing insight into future developments. By purchasing a VIP, All Access, or Independent Games Summit pass, you receive admission to both shows, giving you the most value for your money.

Please note: VIP and All Access passes include a 4-day trade visitor ticket to gamescom 2013 plus one-day access via GDC Europe pass (on Wed only). The Independent Games Summit Pass includes a 2-day trade visitor ticket to gamescom 2013 (Wed - Thu).



gamescom is the largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment. It is held annually since 2009 in the media and event city Cologne, Germany. The conceptual fundaments of gamescom consist of an efficient and comfortable business area, an entertainment area for the ultimate gaming and fun experience and the gamescom festival in the centre of Cologne to attract new target groups. As the only event of its kind, gamescom links the entire value-added chain, from developers, publishers and the trade all the way down to consumers, while stimulating discussion forums at every level.

The entire games world will present itself to the public at gamescom, the leading B2B entertainment trade fair in Europe and beyond. In 2013, plenty of innovations in games software and important hardware news are expected, as well as hundreds of world, European or German premieres. Celebrate the games with us.

gamescom 2012 by the numbers:

  • 600 exhibitors from 40 countries
  • More than 275,000 visitors
  • Nearly 24,500 trade visitors from 83 countries
  • 5,300 journalists from 54 countries

To learn more, visit the gamescom website.


As the largest trade fair and event for interactive games and entertainment in Europe, gamescom provides the perfect opportunity to connect with leading publishers to maximize your exposure. With the most cutting-edge technologies and games showcased at gamescom, you will get consumer-side insights into the current state of games in Europe and gaining inspiration from others will follow naturally.


Location: Congress-Centrum Ost Koelnmesse

Date & Times:  
Business Area: (Halls 4+5) Entertainment Area (Public)
Wed, Aug. 21, 2013 9:00 - 19:00 Wed, Aug. 21, 2013 9:00 - 19:00 (only for trade visitors)
Thur, Aug. 22, 2013 9:00 - 20:00 Thur, Aug. 22, 2013 9:00 - 20:00
Fri, Aug. 23, 2013 9:00 - 20:00 Fri, Aug. 23, 2013 10:00 - 20:00
    Sat, Aug. 24, 2013 9:00 - 20:00
    Sun, Aug. 25, 2013 9:00 - 18:00

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