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Record number of companies represented at Gamescom 2016

Record number of companies represented at Gamescom 2016

Gamescom saw its number of exhibitors rise by 9% to a record breaking 877 for its 2016 show.

The number of exhibitors grew by 71, with 283 German companies and 594 foreign companies represented.

Over 100 of the companies represented were mobile companies, the largest number to exhibit at Gamescom yet.

The event attracted 345,000 attendees, a similar number to those who attended last year's event.

However, some 500,000 people were said to have visited Gamescom host city Cologne for the consumer expo and other related events, such as the Gamescom city festival, which attracted 150,000 people.

All around the world

"Gamescom is the most important business platform for the European computer and video games industry," said Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH.

"The growth by 9% and the renewed increase in the internationality of exhibitors confirm this leading position impressively.

"With 345,000 visitors from 97 countries on the fair grounds and more than 500,000 guests in the Gamescom week, we made the theme of computer and video games experienceable in the exhibition halls and in the city."


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