Gamescom celebrates trade success, announces 2013 dates

The organisers of Gamescom 2012 have hailed the event’s success, while confirming the date for next year’s European expo.

Gamescom 2013 will take place between 21st and 25th of August.

Last week’s show was attended by over 275,000 visitors. Although this was the same as in 2011, the number of trade visitors (24,500) was up 14 per cent from last year’s event. Over 5,300 journalists also graced the halls.

Exhibitor numbers were up eight per cent at 6,000 while the total number of product demonstrations climbed ten per cent to 330.

Koelnmesse CEO Gerald Bse stated: "Gamescom has once again demonstrated its international reputation in terms of business and entertainment."

MD Katharina Hamma added: "We have expanded gamescom as an international business and innovation platform and at the same time we have considerably enhanced the quality of the experience for our consumers and the community.

The innovative ticketing concept for individual days of the trade fair and the entry management system worked without a hitch and contributed significantly to the improved quality of the event."

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