gamescom latam 2024: A Record-Breaking Debut

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The first-ever gamescom latam has concluded with remarkable success, attracting over 100,000 visitors from more than 70 countries. Held from Wednesday to Sunday, this event filled the pavilions, with Saturday and Sunday tickets sold out. Looking ahead, gamescom latam will double its size in 2025, scheduled for April 30 to May 4 at the Anhembi Convention Center.

Exceeding Expectations

Gustavo Steinberg, CEO of gamescom latam, expressed his excitement about the event’s success.

“gamescom latam showed the importance and greatness of the gaming industry on the continent. We doubled the number of visitors compared to last year’s BIG Festival. For 2025, we anticipate even higher numbers.”

Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse, highlighted the global reach of the gamescom brand.

“The success of the first gamescom in Latin America speaks to the strength of our global brand. We are proud of this debut in Brazil and look forward to many more events.”

Felix Falk, Managing Director of game – The German Games Industry Association, added,

“This year’s success is an impressive first step towards becoming a major global event in the games industry. It was exciting for fans and fruitful for international trade visitors.”

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Major Industry Presence

The event featured 124 exhibitors and co-exhibitors from 66 countries, including big names like Atari, Bandai Namco, Epic Games, and Ubisoft. The event also served as a significant business hub, with nearly 2,000 professionals from 66 countries representing 1,020 companies. A total of 11,982 meetings were requested, with over $200 million in new business prospects expected.

Content and Key Figures

gamescom latam 2024 offered 226 hours of content, including 194 sessions led by 434 speakers. Notable speakers included:

  • David Alpert, producer of The Walking Dead and CEO of Skybound Entertainment
  • Chance Glasco, one of the creators of Call of Duty
  • Pawel Sasko, associate director of games at CD PROJEKT RED
  • Mike Foster, Senior Global Account Manager at Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Tim Morten, CEO of Frost Giant Games
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Image via gamescom

Event Highlights

  • Over 100,000 visitors from more than 70 countries
  • Nearly 2,000 B2B visitors from 66 countries
  • 1,020 brands from 54 countries
  • 73 exhibitors and 51 co-exhibitors
  • 47 partner experience spaces
  • Over 700 studios and 200 publishers
  • 25,000 square meters of exhibition space
  • 4,724,215 views of online broadcasts

Future Prospects

Pierre Mantovani, CEO of Omelete Company, said,

“The first gamescom latam was a success. We are happy with the results and aim to improve and grow with the gaming industry on the continent.”

Next years event has been announced for April 30th to May 4th at Anhembi.

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