On August 9th, Gamescom ended with a record result. From August 5th to 9th, a total of 345,000 visitors from 96 countries attended the world's biggest computer and video games event. Under this year's motto, “Next Level of Entertainment,” more gamers than ever before celebrated the world of digital games in Cologne. 33,200 trade visitors represented a growth of more than 5 percent, and a steady 52 percent visiting from abroad attest to Gamescom being the leading business platform for the European computer and video game industry. On an extended floorspace of 193,000 square meters (including the event level), 806 companies (+14 percent) presented hundreds of new products to trade visitors and gamers from around the world.
epay Booth an Outstanding Success
However, not only Gamescom set new records: epay yet again made a mark with its business-area booth, reflecting the company's position as market leader in the prepaid sector. Over a total of 3 days, various meetings with current and potential business partners were held at the epay booth. For epay, Gamescom is the most important trade fair of the year, as all partners from the gaming industry are represented there. This is a great opportunity for discussing the expedition of current projects, the initiation of new projects, and to deepen existing partnerships.
epay Get-Together Premiere
The evening of August 5th saw the successful premiere of the first epay get-together. About 100 customers and partners joined this networking event at the stylish venue of the Balloni Cologne and enjoyed a flying buffet, cool drinks and lounge music. This social meeting did not only see existing business partnerships fostered but also a multitude of new contacts established between partners. The epay get-together provided epay and its partners with a great opportunity to exchange ideas and socialize.