Dear customers and partners of Koelnmesse,
We are currently receiving enquiries about whether a potential threat from the occurrence of the corona virus will have an impact on our Koelnmesse events. For Koelnmesse’s part, we take this topic seriously, because the health of all trade fair participants is paramount.
The measures in Germany are being fine-tuned on a nearly daily basis. This has implications for the requirements and recommendations of the authorities, including for the organisation of trade fairs. Specifically, the time limits that apply to all of these measures cannot be foreseen at this point in time.
With this in mind, Koelnmesse will use its judgement in the effort to continue to prepare the gamescom on the dates already planned as it assesses the situation on an ongoing basis. At this point in time, Koelnmesse and game - Association of the German Games Industry assume that gamescom will take place at the Cologne exhibition centre as planned.
Existing digital formats such as gamescom: Opening Night Live and gamescom now will be significantly expanded and new modules added.
Koelnmesse and game – the German Games Industry Association jointly announced that gamescom will definitely take place at least in a digital format from 25 to 29 August. They say it will not be postponed. The same goes for the devcom developer conference (22 to 24 August), which starts off gamescom week.
To the press release
You will find further information under https://www.koelnmesse.com/lp/corona-2.php