The Federal Minister of Economics and Climate Protection and Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck will take part in the official opening event of Gamescom 2022. This will take place on August 24th in Cologne in the afternoon of the media and trade visitor day.
After two years, in which Gamescom took place exclusively digitally due to Corona and the greetings could only be delivered via video, the political guests of honor will again take part in the world's largest games event this year. The political guests of honor can also take part in a guided tour of Gamescom to see the innovations and trends in the games industry for themselves.
Games in the Ministry of Economy
“We are very pleased to open Gamescom 2022 together with Robert Habeck, Minister for Economic Affairs and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Government. The fact that the Federal Minister, who brought games into his Ministry of Economics at the start of the new legislative period, is taking part in the opening underscores the high relevance of the medium for the new Federal Government as well. Nowhere else than at Gamescom is there a better place to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of games and find out about the latest trends and innovations in order to find the right political levers to make Germany an even stronger games location," says Felix Falk, Managing Director of the Association of the German Games Industry “Game” and co-organizer of Gamescom.
The promise was also enthusiastically received at Koelnmesse: "Federal Minister Habeck's visit is a sign of great appreciation," says Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH. "It thus honors the development of Gamescom into one of the most successful and largest events in the German and international trade fair sector. Thanks to Gamescom, the world's largest event for computer and video games, the Cologne trade fair venue is once again the focus of global media attention."
The political tours of Gamescom start on August 24 at 17 p.m. in the "Made in Germany" area. The political greetings will be held after the tours in the Konrad-Adenauer-Saal of the Congress Center North from 18:30 p.m. The opening will also be streamed live on Gamescom now, Gamescom's content hub.
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