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DEVCOM 2022 RETURNS TO COLOGNE WITH FIRST-EVER HYBRID EDITION -  - FIRST SPEAKERS ARE ANNOUNCED

Ticket shop opens with special discounts in a Flash Sale
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Cologne, Germany, April 28th, 2022 For the first time since 2019, devcom Developer Conference returns to the koelnmesse Congress Centre East in Cologne from August 22nd till 23rd, 2022. Kicking off with the devcom networking dinner on Sunday, August 21st, the first fully-hybrid #ddc2022 conference program will take place over the following two days, followed by a devcom-hosted live studio and exclusive attendee space in the B2B expo area at gamescom from August 24th till 26th.
 
Stephan Reichart, MD of devcom GmbH:
“We are so excited to meet everyone in person again this year in Cologne – and our enthusiasm is echoed throughout the industry. People want – and need – to see each other again, as we’re seeing reflected in the excellent speaker lineup we’re assembling, which we are very proud of and will be adding to in the weeks to come.
 
A matter close to our heart is that this year we will offer free access to our event to game developers from Ukraine, regardless of whether they want to be present on site in Cologne or take part online.
By the way: going hybrid means we can stay true to our commitment to connect and share knowledge with the global games industry. It’s a chance to ensure that our attendees have access to as much content as we’re able technically to provide, whether they join in person or from their desk anywhere around the world.”
 
This year’s program features a wide range of high-quality talks, panels, fireside chats and workshops, delivered by dozens of industry experts across (currently) six live stages. The stellar line-up includes Andrew Maximov of Promethean AI, Fernando Reyes Medina of 343 Industries, Dana Nightingale and Meghan Sébastien Hannier of Arkane Lyon, Rich Lambert and CJ Grebb of Zenimax Online Studios, Marta Fijak of Anshar Studios, composers Jesper Kyd, Olivier Derivière, Inon Zur, and Richard Jacques, as well as Anne Gibeault and Sebastien Lambottin of Phoenix Labs. devcom is also delighted to welcome back to Cologne top games industry and funding advisor Jason Della Rocca and game UX consultant Celia Hodent, as well as many more leading specialists from across the game developer industry. The current list of speakers is already available on the devcom website and will be updated regularly.
 
All the sessions held during the 2-day conference will be streamed, making at least 35 hours of daily content available to all attendees, even after the event has ended.   
 
For attendees focused on business development, the devcom matchmaking system and event platform Swapcard will open on August 8, two weeks prior to the conference start, and stay open until September 11, two weeks after the conference has ended. Attendees unable to travel to Cologne can still check out all attending partners or be a part of the Business Expo, as in the past two years.
 
The devcom ticket shop is now open online, with a flash sale discount on all ticket categories running until May 8, 2022. Press accreditation is also available. For Ukrainian developers, devcom is offering free Business Passes that can be accessed directly from the devcom website.
 
Press tickets are available via this form.
 
Press assets are available via this link.
 
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About devcom
devcom is the official gamescom developer conference of gamescom and Europe’s largest community-based industry conference for game developers.
 
With additional content and events throughout the year, devcom constantly emphasises its core values of diversity, inclusion and sustainability.
 
The #ddc2022 will take place from Monday August 22 to Tuesday August 23 at koelnmesse’s Congress Centre East, followed by a presence at gamescom from Wednesday August 24 to Friday August 26.

About gamescom
gamescom is the world's largest event for computer and video games and Europe's largest business platform for the games industry. 2022 gamescom will take place in Cologne and online from Wednesday August 24 to Sunday August 28. gamescom is jointly organized by Koelnmesse and game - Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e.V. www.gamescom.global
 
About game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e.V.
We are the association of the German games industry. Our members include developers, publishers and many other games industry members such as esports event organisers, educational institutions and service providers. As a joint organiser of gamescom, we are responsible for the world’s biggest event for computer and video games. We are an expert partner for media and for political and social institutions on matters relating to market development, games culture and media literacy. Our mission is to make Germany the best games location. www.game.de

About Koelnmesse
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the digital media, entertainment and mobility segments. Trade fairs such as photokina, dmexco, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but worldwide in other growth markets such as China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business. www.koelnmesse.com

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