22 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017 / Köln, Germany

International B2b Matchmaking


From 22 - 24 August 2017
the centre of gravity for professional and individual gamers is in Cologne.

Games companies will present their latest products and releases, but they will also be looking for future projects and cooperation partners.

The gamescom fair - the world's largest trade exhibition and event highlight! Games companies will present their latest products and releases, but they will also be looking for future projects and cooperation partners

Just like in our editions from 2013-2016, we will offer professionals a unique and efficient way to speed up their business meetings at gamescom: Are you interested in gaining access to new markets, up-scaling your technological base, marketing and other related topics?

Join the Gamesmatch @ Gamescom 2017!

We cordially invite you to participate in pre-arranged 20 minute B2B-meetings in one location. You simply need to register, present yourself, your company, your technology online and select partners of interest to you in advance of the event.

Why participate?

  • Expand your professional network
  • Establish cross-border contacts for long-term partnerships
  • Present, discuss & develop projects at international level
  • Meet players offering complementary services & products
  • Hear the lastest news about the games industry.


  • Registration prior to the event is compulsory
  • Gamesmatch is free of charge for all professional attendees
  • Make sure that you have a valid ticket for gamescom business area before registering for gamesmatch -> gamescom ticket shop
  • Working language is English

How it works

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. 20 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

1. Registration

14 May - 15 Aug
During the registration you can set when you want to be available for meetings. This determines up to how many meetings you can have.

2. Set up a profile

01 Jun - 17 Aug
Next up you create a profile that will be visible to other signed up attendees on the event website. This profile describes what you are looking for and can offer to potential partners.

3. Request meetings

01 Jun - 17 Aug
On the 1st of June you can start to receive and send meetings requests to attendees you want to meet at the event.

4. Build connections

A few days prior to the event, the exact time and place for your meeting will be scheduled. You will receive an email with your meetings schedule or you can always check it online or via the app.

Venue & Location

Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln

Venue gamescom Cologne
Business Area
Booth of Medienland NRW
Hall 3.2 – booth number B-014 C-015

Where to stay?

Hotels: www.hotel.de or www.hrs.de

Camping: gamescom Camp

Others:  Couchsurfing

Who we are

gamesmatch@gamescom 2017 is organised by ZENIT GmbH and NRW.BANK from NRW.Europa in cooperation with the Enterprise Europe Network.

The Enterprise Europe Network, initiated and supported by the European Commission, consists of more than 600 business support organisations in 60 countries, providing services for local SMEs on competitiveness & innovation in Europe and beyond.


Our support:


Our partner and host of the event:



Meet the team

Sabrina Wodrich

Tel: +49 208 30004 44
E-Mail: sw@zenit.de

Simone Strathoff

Tel: +49 208 30004 24
E-Mail: sh@zenit.de

Katharina Fuchs

Tel: +49 208 30004 77
E-Mail: kf@zenit.de