gamescom Invites Publishers to Present at Annual Fair

gamescom, frankfurt book fairThe Frankfurt Book Fair announced today that gamescom, Europe’s biggest trade fair for computer and video games, will be held August 17-21 this year, and that five publishing companies will be invited to present their projects. For a chance to be one of the five, companies should send a brief presentation of their projects to the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Full press release below:

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The Frankfurt Book Fair & gamescom invite five publishers to the Publishers Pitch in Cologne
Deadline for applications: 22 June 2016

Frankfurt, 16 June 2016 – For the third time, the Frankfurt Book Fair and Europe’s biggest trade fair for computer and video games, gamescom (17-21 August 2016), are inviting publishing representatives to Cologne, Germany. This year, as part of “gamescom licence day” on Wednesday, 17 August, five companies from the publishing world will have the chance to present their projects – books, licences, business models – to leading representatives of the international gaming industry. Up to 100 developers, producers and licensing experts are expected at the “Publishers Pitch”.

“gamescom licence day” places particular emphasis on the topic of rights and licences. In the context of Europe’s leading business platform for the gaming industry, on 17 August licence holders and experts from around the world will discuss current developments in the field of licensing and IP (intellectual property) at the Congress Centrum Ost (CC Ost). Last year’s successful premiere of this event drew 400 trade visitors from Europe and overseas to Cologne.

Here’s how it works:
Interested publishers are asked to kindly send a brief presentation (max. 700 characters) of their project to the Frankfurt Book Fair (gruen@book-fair.com), including three arguments that answer the essential question: WHY should your project be of interest to the gaming industry? The five best submissions will be chosen by representatives of the Frankfurt Book Fair and BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software). The deadline for applications is 22 June 2016.

Further information: Susanne Tenzler-Heusler, Associate Partner of the Frankfurt Book Fair; e-mail: stenzler@book-fair.com

About gamescom
gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games, with 345,000 visitors in 2015. It is the central platform for Europe’s computer and video game industry. The trade fair brings together manufacturing, trade and media and offers an optimal environment for building and maintaining business relationships. www.gamescom.de

About BIU
BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware e. V. (German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software) is the association of the German computer and video game industry. With its 25 members, the association represents over 85 per cent of the German market for computer and video games. BIU is the organiser of gamescom. As a qualified contact partner for the media as well as for political and social institutions, BIU answers all questions regarding the topic of computer and video games. www.biu-online.de.

About the Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with 7,100 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 275,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists – including 2,000 bloggers – in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Book Fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurt Book Fair organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurt Book Fair offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. www.book-fair.com


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