The UK are the official partners for gamescom 2015 and was achieved by the direction of games trade body Ukie, one of the biggest markets for the computer and video game industry and a big location for games development.
Ukie hope to expand, support and promote the UK’s game industry with over 260 members the partner country of gamescom represents the international exhibitor community at the worlds biggest event for gaming and entertainment which is happening in Cologne, Germany 5 -9 August 2015.
“gamescom and Ukie have enjoyed a constructive and very stable partnership for many years. In 2015, with the United Kingdom as the partner country we are setting a further milestone in the cooperation and are reinforcing gamescom as the leading European business location of the computer and video games industry. We are delighted to have won over the United Kingdom under the direction of Ukie as the official partner of gamescom,”
– Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse.
In 2014 the UK saw the highest number of exhibitors at gamescom 2014 with 81 with the trade share of visitors from the UK being 10 percent which ranked 2nd in the international ranking.
“The economic and cultural significance of computer and video games was recognized much earlier in the United Kingdom than in Germany. The result is that the United Kingdom is not only one of the most important markets worldwide, but it is also one of the most important locations for the development of computer and video games. This is why we are striving to strengthen the relationships between the German and British industries. Furthermore, the German economic policy can learn a great deal from the United Kingdom, in order to strengthen this future-oriented media industry in Germany,”
– Dr. Maximilian Schenk, Managing Director of BIU.