Why visit devcom?


  • Get inspired by our speakers as they share their knowledge and best practices on how to develop and sustain great games.

  • Level up your development skills and celebrate accomplishments of fellow games industry peers.

  • Start and build a professional career: meet with mentors, recruiters and like-minded devs.


  • Make new friends and catch up with old ones: connect with devcom attendees, speakers, exhibitors and VIPs.

  • Join us at the numerous devcom side events for great networking opportunities and having a good time in the center of Europe.

  • Share and experience unique moments with one of the world’s most amazing industry communities!


  • Meet with potential partners, publishers and investors on-site as well as online.

  • Visit exhibition booths at the Expo area, or book a booth yourself to present your company, games, projects, hardware, services or recruitment offers.

  • Discover new talents, aspiring game developers and studios, and their most recent projects.

Venue & Opening Hours

devcom takes place at the Congress Center East
of Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany

With around 80 trade fairs and over 2,000 conferences annually, Koelnmesse is one of Germany’s most important and largest trade fair and exhibition centers. And it is the home for both gamescom and devcom.

Congress Center East, as part of the fair grounds, has an exhibition area of 284,000 m², including several halls of all sizes, conference and meeting rooms as well as restaurants, bistros and cafés, and the open-air “Piazza”.

Opening Hours:

For Attendees:

Monday, August 21: 8 am – 11 pm
Tuesday, August 22: 8 am – 5 pm

Exhibitor move-in times:

Sunday, August 20: 2 / 3 / 4 pm* – 8 pm
Monday, August 21: 7 am – 8 am

*Depending on the size of the booth, you will be assigned a move-in time.

Exhibitor move-out times:

Tuesday, August 22: 6 pm – 9 pm

All booth spaces need to be cleared until 9 pm!

Koelnmesse, Cologne


Arrival by car

Address: Deutz-Mülheimer Str. 51, 50679 Cologne, Germany.

Please follow the green Koelnmesse signposts: they will guide you directly to car parks provided close to the Congress Center East.

Arrival by plane

Take the train S13 from Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) to the “Deutz/Messe” stop (journey time approx. 15 minutes); from there the footpath to the Congress Center East is signposted.
Other nearby airports with international flight connections are Dusseldorf (DUS) and Frankfurt (FRA).

Arrival by train

If arriving at the train station (“Bahnhof”) Köln Messe/Deutz you can reach the Congress Center East on foot by following the signposts. If arriving at Cologne Central Station (“Hauptbahnhof”), you can take the regional S-, RB- and RE-trains to take you to Köln Messe/Deutz.

Please note that there are currently no regional trains operating between Dusseldorf and Cologne due to track work. Additionally, some IC and ICE trains will not stop at Cologne Central Station. Please use www.bahn.de or the DB Navigator app to check your connection.

Arrival by tram

Take tram No. 1 (in the direction of Bensberg) or tram No. 9 (in the direction of Königsforst) which will take you to Bahnhof Köln-Deutz. From there, you can reach the Congress Center East on foot by following the signposts. You can also take tram No. 3 (in the direction of Thielenbruch) or tram No. 4 (in the direction of Schlebusch) which will take you to the “Koelnmesse” stop immediately in front of the Congress Center East.

Floor Plans

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Hotels & Accommodation

Together with Koelnmesse we have secured discounted rates on hotels near the event for our attendees. Use our booking tool for the best availability and lowest rates.

Please note:
Koelnmesse Hotel-/Travel-Services is the only official Koelnmesse accommodation agency. Other agencies that contact you may be a scam.


Since April 2022, there have been no more COVID-19 regulations for trade fairs and events in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Regardless of this, measures such as improved admission management, optimized visitor guidance, wider aisles or digital queue management will be implemented for gamescom and devcom.

At the same time, Koelnmesse is sticking to its extensive hygiene measures, such as disinfectant dispensers and regular cleaning intervals. Koelnmesse reserves the right to make further regulations for gamescom and devcom (masks, 3G) and will decide on these measures at a later date in light of the dynamics of the Corona virus situation.

Anti-Harassment Policy

We have made it our mission to offer a welcoming, harassment-free experience for everyone at our events. With this in mind, the following behavior is expected:

  • Be respectful.
  • Be collaborative before conflicts arise.
  • Refrain from aggressive or demeaning behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and others around you.
  • Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress or any violation of our anti-harassment policy.

Volunteers are not equipped or trained to manage reports. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact our Event Management team immediately.

Please come to our production office onsite, or you can also contact Astrid Gooding on +49(0)170 3040354 or astrid@devcom.global at any time, or by anonymous form.

We value your efforts to help us in creating safe, welcoming, and professional spaces for everyone.

Inclusion, Diversity & Accessibility

  • New faces and a diverse speaker line-up:
    devcom is striving to give visibility to new speakers and companies as well as to having a high diversity of topics and speaker backgrounds when curating the conference program.

  • Access for everyone:
    devcom is teaming up with selected communities to provide tickets with reduced prices. However, not everyone is able to attend #ddc2023 on site, may it be due to financial, travel or other restrictions. To give these groups the best experience as possible at devcom Developer Conference, we make sure that our program, matchmaking services and expo are also available online for our digital pass holders. Digital passes come with a low as possible price.

    In addition to this, we made the digital passes completely free for our developer friends from Ukraine.
    (Find the contact form here)

  • Barrier-free visit:
    For guests with restricted mobility, the Koelnmesse fair ground offers various suitable routes to enter the fair complex and exhibition halls. Please download their brochure to find out more about how to get to the venue, barrier-free entrances, disabled toilets, free rental of wheelchairs and how to contact the staff.
    (Download accessibility brochure here)

  • Silent Room & Prayer Room:
    Visit the Silent Room sponsored by Xbox on the 2nd floor to take a break and calm down. There’ll also be headphones available playing relaxing music.
    For our Muslim attendees, there is a Prayer Room on the 3rd floor.

Letter of Invitation for Visa

If you attend devcom Developer Conference and need a Letter of Invitation for your travel to Germany, please fill out this form.

Note that we will only be able to issue a letter for attendants with a valid ticket order. You can order your ticket here.

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