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Federal Minister of Economics opens gamescom 2023

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05/08/2023 - Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Robert Habeck will attend the official opening of gamescom 2023 on August 23. This was announced today by Koelnmesse and game - Association of the German Games Industry.

After Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck was unable to make his announced gamescom visit last year at short notice and sent a detailed video message instead, he will travel to this year's Trade Visitor and Media Day. In addition to the official opening event in the late afternoon of August 23, the Federal Minister of Economics will take a tour the following day to get his own impression of the current trends in the games industry.

"We are very much looking forward to welcoming Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck also on site in Cologne in 2023 after the positive messages last year. Together we will take a look at the current developments in the games industry. In addition, we want to talk about the challenges of games companies in Germany and how the games location Germany can be made even more competitive internationally," says Felix Falk, Managing Director of game - Association of the German Games Industry.

"The visit of Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Robert Habeck to gamescom underlines the great importance of gamescom - as the world's largest games event and Europe's most important business platform. gamescom has long since become an international flagship for Germany as a trade fair and event location," says Gerald Böse, Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH.

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