Gamescom asia returns in October, adds inaugural B2C component

Trade conference participants at gamescom asia 2022

This year’s gamescom asia will be hosted in Singapore from October 19-22, 2023, and will feature an expanded Trade Zone for B2B visitors, as well as a physical B2C Entertainment Zone exhibition for the first time.

The Trade Zone Exhibition and Trade Conference will be held on the first two days, October 19 and 20. Open to all Trade visitors and conference delegates, it will feature Expo Stage talks, networking & recharge zones, and esports zone. Country pavilions and booths from gaming companies and service providers will showcase the latest games and services to publishers, investors and IP owners who are looking for the next big thing in games.

Trade conference participants at gamescom asia 2022

Over 80 industry experts will present in person at the Trade Conference. With three extended tracks across October 19 and 20, the conference will cover the latest gaming trends, as well as tried-and-true games design, business, and marketing principles. There will also be a Content Creators Summit, held on October 20.

Conference delegates will have access to all content, as well as networking sessions like the official conference networking reception, and will be able to apply for the Developers-Publishers-Investors Speed Networking session.

Meanwhile, the Entertainment Zone will welcome visitors from October 20-22 (with 20 October open to business visitors and a limited number of pre-registered fans only), with a showcase of trending games, interactive entertainment, and featured areas like indies, esports, cosplay, boardgames, group play zones, and more.

Visitors can get their hands on games by their favourite publishers and indie studios, watch live stage entertainment, and come dressed up as their favourite game characters. There will also be a designated food alley, while merchandise from the latest games and classics will be available for purchase. Online shows PRIMETIME and STUDIO will return, on October 19 and October 22 respectively, with sneak peeks and other extended content for global audiences.

An all-new Indie Wavemakers area will open in both the Entertainment and Trade Zone of the exhibition for studios and developers looking for publishers and investors, as well as valuable gamer feedback and testing on their new releases and demos. Indie exhibitors can also share about their games on the Indie Wavemakers Live Stage at gamescom asia.

In partnership with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), gamescom asia will also recognise the SEA Game Awards winners at the event for the first time. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate creativity, artistry, and technical genius of the finest game developers from the Southeast Asian and International video game industry. Award winners will be announced at MYDCF 2023 (Malaysia Digital Content Festival) on September 29 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and will receive further recognition at gamescom asia 2023.

Gamescom asia 2023 expects to attract over 30,000 visitors and over 150 exhibitors this year.

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