gamesmatch @ gamescom 2016

Bilateral Meetings - How It Works





8 Mar - 10 Aug


 Publish your business focus &
 collaboration wishes

  1. Register
  2. Publish your organisational focus and your collaboration wishes
    The better your profile the more meeting requests you will receive
21 Mar - 10 Aug  Book B2B meetings
  • Send meeting requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Meeting requests are treated as accepted as long as they are not declined
11 Aug  Personal meeting schedule
  • You receive your pre-liminary meeting schedule by email

17-19 Aug

 Bilateral B2B meetings 

  • You receive your updated schedule via email before the event (11 August) and also as printed version at the reception desk on spot
  • Your schedule contains time and table number of each single meeting

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. Online registration

Register online and submit your own cooperation profile.

In your profile you can state what kind of technology/product/expertise you are offering, what kind of cooperation you are looking for and which ideas you would like to discuss with potential collaboration partners.

All cooperation profiles will be published online and will be for everyone to see. You can change your profile any time.

2. Promotion of published profiles

All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organisers of this event. Furthermore, all participants of the event will view your cooperation profile. A statistical analysis of 40 matchmaking events showed that high quality profiles are visited about 50 to 150 times BEFORE the event and will still be viewed AFTER the event.

3. Selection of bilateral meetings

Email notification

You will be informed by email when you can start booking bilateral meetings. Check which cooperation profiles are most promising. Intelligent search options allow a quick identification of the most suitable participants/cooperation profiles. Within a few minutes you should be able to identify future potential business partners.

Booking of bilateral meetings

Once you have found the most promising business partners you can select them for bilateral meetings. You can add further meetings any time but please be aware that the bookings are managed on the principle "first come - first served". You can book meetings BUT you can also be booked for bilateral talks by other participants!

Please note the booking modalities for this event:

Games developers, publishers and investors can actively book meetings and be booked by other participants.

Providers of games-related services (monetization, marketing, audio, localization, etc.) as well as more general business support services (incubators and business parks, Enterprise Europe Network, Invest in…and similar agencies) are welcome to present their service offer in the catalogue. However, they cannot actively book meetings, but only be booked by other participants.

This is why it is important to register a high quality cooperation profile.

Your personal meeting schedule

A few days before the event you will receive your personal meeting schedule (furthermore you can constantly check your meeting schedule online). This meeting schedule gives information about the time, the number of the table and who you are going to meet.

4. At the event

At the registration desk, you will receive an updated version of your meeting schedule including last minute bookings. Your personal meeting schedule lists in chronological order for each meeting the

  • names of your conversation partners
  • number of table for each meeting

Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.

closed since 12 Aug 2016
Registration 8 Mar – 12 Aug
Meeting Selection 21 Mar – 13 Aug
Event 17 Aug – 19 Aug
Language English
Costs Free of charge - you only have to buy a gamescom ticket for business area
Venue Köln, Hall 3.2, booth C-014/ B-015
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 234
Meetings 437
Austria 6
Belgium 12
Bulgaria 1
Canada 3
China 2
Czech Republic 7
Finland 3
France 8
Germany 64
Ireland 2
Israel 3
Italy 1
Lithuania 1
Malta 5
Mexico 5
Netherlands 22
Others 2
Poland 19
Portugal 3
Singapore 2
Slovak Republic 1
South Africa 1
Spain 9
Sweden 3
Switzerland 5
Thailand 2
The Philippines 5
Turkey 26
Ukraine 3
United Kingdom 19
Total 248
Profile Views
Before Event9343
After Event 5545