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:
Care, cleaning, repair
Telecommunications and internet
Basic and advanced training
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.
You can use public transport for free in the whole VRR & VRS regions as it is included in the gamescom ticket.
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.
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