Singapore to host inaugural Asian edition of gamescom in 2020

gamescom, the world's largest computer and video games festival, will be making its Asian debut in Singapore from October 15-18, 2020.

gamescom asia comprises a two-day industry gaming conference, as well as a three-day trade and public exhibition. Highlights will include esports events, emerging technologies in videogames, as well as gaming workshops and cosplay theatrics.

STB and Koelnmesse signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday, May 29, to mark a new partnership for the upcoming festival.

Mr Keith Tan, Chief Executive of Singapore Tourism Board, and Mr Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Singapore, signed the Memorandum of Understanding to mark a new partnership for the inaugural Asian edition of gamescom. Photo courtesy: STB
Mr Keith Tan, Chief Executive of Singapore Tourism Board, and Mr Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Singapore, signed the Memorandum of Understanding to mark a new partnership for the inaugural Asian edition of gamescom. Photo courtesy: STB

Organised by Koelnmesse and sponsored by game, the Association for the German Games Industry, gamescom has been held in the German city of Cologne annually since 2009. Over the past decade, it has grown to be the largest international games festival and Europe’s leading business platform for the games industry. Over 300,000 attendees look forward to the festival every year.

“With gamescom asia, we are creating a new event in 2020 for the local games industry and gamers in one of the fastest-growing regions of the world," said Mr Felix Falk, Managing Director of game. 

Mr Keith Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board, added, “Apart from adding vibrancy to our events calendar, we aim for gamescom asia to position Singapore as the natural base for the development and commercialisation of digital and gaming content, which in turn will support our digital media industry.”

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