We’ve introduced tickets that are linked to our new trade fair app for several reasons. All of them will give you a better gamescom experience:

  • You have all your personal tickets (for different days of gamescom) in one place, and you can keep them with you at all times. Your ticket is naturally also contactless, and you can simply hold the QR code over the scanners at the entrance.

  • This process also allows us to make gamescom more environmentally sustainable. Doing without paper tickets is another step towards a more climate-friendly gamescom, which is something we are striving for with our project gamescom goes green.

  • The new service plays an important part in protecting gamescom visitors from fraud: No one can sell the personalized tickets on the black market and make illegal profits from gamescom.

  • We provide information on traveling to and from the event and your accommodation options in Cologne in the app to make your travel arrangements as smooth as possible.

  • And then there is also a very topical reason, which is linked to coronavirus: We’ve learned how important it is to be able to react quickly to acute pandemic situations as the organizers of major events, such as gamescom. Allocating tickets 1:1 helps us with this.

As you can see, linking our tickets to the trade fair app has many benefits that may not be immediately obvious.

What’s more, once you’ve completed the initial registration, your details are saved in our systems, and you can use this account for all Koelnmesse events and trade fairs – including gamescom 2023.