Come and meet the team! If you would like to make an appointment in advance with a member of the team at gamescom 2017 or discuss opportunities before the event please email [email protected] or call 0151 600 2930.
22 – 26 August 2017
“The Heart of Gaming” – that’s gamescom. The leading European trade fair for digital gaming culture is the meeting point for global companies from the entertainment industry and the international gaming community. Once again in 2017, Cologne will stand for innovation, enthusiasm and playing fun: the next gamescom takes place from 22 to 26 August.
Our aim is to support and accelerate business growth and investment to build a sustainable economy and will be looking to meet companies throughout the conference and exhibition who are interested in investing in our lucrative city region.
Ellen Cutler, Director of Invest Liverpool said, “gamescom 2017 gives Liverpool City Region a global platform that allows us to showcase our gaming strengths to key target audiences. We are working with UKIE to exhibit alongside their offer, and we have a great mix of Liverpool City Region businesses attending the conference and joining us to staff our stand. We are looking forward to meeting delegates who are interested in tapping in to our extensive assets and expanding their company here”.
Phil Charnock, PR and Communications, SwapBots said: “we are thrilled to be appearing at Gamescom 2017 in Cologne as part of the Invest Liverpool delegation. To be invited to represent the video games and wider tech industry in the region is an honour; the team here at SwapBots are evangelists of all that Liverpool offers to the sector.
“We see the advent of immersive tech, such as the augmented reality gameplay we are pioneering with SwapBots, as being a huge opportunity for the region. Liverpool and its environs have an enviable track record in interactive design and entertainment, a thriving indie-development scene and a pipeline of individuals being trained with all the skills needed for the impending shift in technology and techniques.
“There is no better place to showcase this expertise than Gamescom. It is business in fast-forward; with around 400,000 visitors to the show it is an unprecedented opportunity for the games world to get to know you and your product. For SwapBots, to be able to tackle an event of this magnitude alongside the Invest Liverpool and UKIE teams is ideal as it allows us to leverage both the reputation of the region and the wider UK industry, giving us instant kudos in a sea of exceptional titles and companies.
“It also gives us access to Invest Liverpool’s marketing resources and PR team, allowing an SME like SwapBots to punch way above our weight. We can’t wait until the gates open for day one at Gamescom 2017!”
Phil Gaskell, Co-Founders and the Creative Director at Ripstone: We’ve been attending Gamescom for many years, even back when it was held in Liepzig. As Europe’s largest games convention it is a permanent fixture in our events calendar, and one of the few conventions we always look forward to. Over the year’s we’ve had tremendous success signing new titles at the show, vigorously promoting our soon to launch games to the press, and extending our network of contacts.
“This year is no exception, we’re promoting our new Nintendo Switch titles to attending press, and seeking to extend our contacts within finance & fundraising circles. We hope that the sun shines, the Kolch flows, and expect to do some great business during and after the show.”
Companies joining us are: Milky Tea, Draw & Code (Swapbots), Lucid Games, Codemasters, Ripstone Games and Catalyst Games.
Meet with one of our Investment Managers and find out more about how locating your business in Liverpool will give you an immediate competitive edge.
To book a meeting at gamescom with the team please email [email protected] or call +44 0151 600 2930
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