The only satellite event of the world’s largest video games festival, gamescom, will return to Singapore from October 20–22, 2022, with a larger Trade Zone, Conference, and debuting an Entertainment Zone.
The event will be held in-person at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre as well as online; online access will be available from October 19-23, 2022.
Gamescom asia 2022 expects to attract 15,000 visitors and over 100 exhibitors from Asia Pacific and beyond. At present, those participating in gamescom asia represent over 19 countries and counting. The Singapore and German pavilions have been confirmed, with more applications from Asia ongoing.
Over 80 industry experts are set to present, in person, at the Trade Conference and Exhibition. Speakers and topics include Sarah Delahanty, cinematic director, Blizzard Entertainment, on the cinematic storytelling process in games; Hans Jagnow, vice president operations, ESL Pro League (Germany) on Esports Trends; and Jad Boniface, head of community expansion, Roblox (US) on becoming architects of the metaverse.
Aside from viewing the country pavilions, attending exhibitor talks, and arranging face-to-face business meetings, trade visitors will also get to try out the Entertainment Zone ahead of the opening to public visitors.
Within the Entertainment Zone, public visitors will be treated to a display of games and interactive entertainment and explore featured areas like esports, cosplay, tabletop games, group play zones, and more, from October 21-22.
Event organisers Koelnmesse will share updates on more confirmed partners, Entertainment Zone programme and activities, and access details closer to date.