Find a community, make memories, do business!

Before, during and even after devcom Developer Conference 2024, we’re offering numerous side events and activities. Get together with the international game developer community to connect, network and exchange experiences!

devcom Networking Dinner

Join this special event designed to bring together international C-level executives, speakers, and VIPs in a relaxed, fine-dining atmosphere.

Taking place on the evening before #ddc2024, the Networking Dinner offers an exclusive opportunity to engage with industry peers ahead of the main conference.

Date:
Sun, Aug 18, 2024
6 pm – 11 pm

Location:
Wolkenburg, Cologne

Access:
VIP & Networking Pass, Speaker Pass, by invitation
(limited capacity)

devcom Indie Award

The devcom Indie Award 2024 is sponsored by Accelbyte, astragon Entertainment and G5 Games.

The devcom Indie Award 2024 will take place on Sunday evening at the prestigious devcom Networking Dinner.

The contestants are all developers and studios that take part in the NRW Indie Showcase. The award features 4 awesome categories, each of which come with a trophy and a sweet 3,000 € prize.

Date:
Sun, Aug 18, 2024
approx. 7:30 pm – 8 pm

Location:
Wolkenburg, Cologne

Access:
VIP & Networking Pass, Speaker Pass, by invitation
(limited capacity)

devcom Run Club

We invite you to a jogging tour for a dynamic start to a long conference day. We’ll meet in front of the train station Köln Messe/Deutz.

The track loops around the Rheinpark (lap length 2.4 km/15 min) – so if you just want to go for a quick run, you can drop out after the initial lap, or stay around for a few more. Or even jump in later.

Date:
Mon, Aug 19 & Tue, Aug 20, 2024
8 am

Location:
Cologne Rheinpark

Starting Point:
train station Köln Messe/Deutz

Access:
all onsite passes

devcom VIP & Business Mixer

If you’re a devcom VIP & Networking pass or Business pass holder, join us for an exclusive opportunity to mingle with 600 decision-makers on Monday afternoon.

Sip on complimentary drinks as you forge valuable business connections and spark innovative ideas right onsite at #ddc2024. Don’t miss this chance to network and collaborate with the best in the field!

Date:
Mon, Aug 19, 2024
1 pm – 4 pm

Location:
Confex Center
(#ddc2024 event area)

Access:
VIP & Networking Pass, Business Pass
(limited capacity)

devcom Leadership Dinner

The devcom Leadership Dinner is sponsored by Google Cloud.

The Leadership Dinner is devcom’s most exclusive side event, taking place at the restaurant DEINspeisesalon, a gastronomic gem with exquisite food and urban atmosphere.

Decision-makers and top executives of the games industry are invited to join us for a very special networking opportunity.

Date:
Mon, Aug 19, 2024
6 pm – 10 pm

Location:
DEINspeisesalon
(shuttle from Confex available)

Access:
by invitation

devcom Sunset Mixer Party

All devcom attendees are invited to come together at the Confex outdoor area on Monday evening.

Don’t miss the most relaxed event of the week with good music, drinks and happy people from the devcom community.

Date:
Mon, Aug 19, 2024
7 pm – 12 am

Location:
Confex Center
(#ddc2024 event area)

Access:
all #ddc2024 passes

devcom FLINTA* Meetup

At #ddc2024, we’ll host the FLINTA* (Female, Lesbian, Intersexual, Non-binary, Transgender, Agender, *) Meetup as a safer space to meet, network and discuss relevant topics for “non-cis-male” people in the games industry.

This year’s talks will focus around Mentorship & Role Models. More details will soon be shared in our conference program.

Date:
Tue, Aug 20, 2024
3 pm – 6 pm

Location:
Confex Center
(#ddc2024 event area)

Access:
all #ddc2024 passes; FLINTA* & allies

devcom Pitch it! Mixer

This special networking event will bring together publishers, investors, licensing companies and distributors, along with game developers and participants of the NRW Indie Showcase.

Devs can pitch their projects, providing a unique opportunity to connect with publishers for longer than the typical 30-minute meeting. Get to know your future business partners in a relaxed atmosphere!

 

Date:
Tue, Aug 20, 2024
5 pm - 7 pm

Location:
Confex Center
(#ddc2024 event area)

Access:
by invitation

devcom Developer Night

On Tuesday, the devcom Developer Night will wrap up #ddc2024 and lead into gamescom.

Mingle with our dev community and hit the dance floor at the HERBRAND's, our superb party location that also includes Cologne's most beautiful beer garden.

Date:
Tue, Aug 20, 2024
7 pm - 2 am

Location:
HERBRAND's ehrenfeld

Access:
all #ddc2024 passes

Courage Cologne @ #ddc2024

We're partnering with Courage Cologne to showcase 65 great new games at devcom Developer Night 2024! The concept is simple: Play a game, get a drink.

For one hour, hundreds of VIPs get exclusive access. Then doors open for game professionals from all around the world. All guests can play games in return for a drinks ticket.

Date:
Tue, Aug 20, 2024
7 pm - 2 am

Location:
HERBRAND's ehrenfeld

Access:
all #ddc2024 passes;
free VIP registration
showcase application

Be a devcom Side Event Sponsor!

Each year, devcom attracts attendees from every aspect and level of the global game industry. In addition to an inspiring conference program, devcom offers a range of events that bring people together to exchange ideas and fuel their creative energy and enthusiasm.

As a side event sponsor, your support is not only visible, it also adds value to your industry presence. Our sales team will gladly help you to find the best sponsorship package – get in touch with us for more details!

Roufina Guenkova
(they/them)
Head of Business Development & Sales
roufina@devcom.global

Astrid Gooding
(she/her)
Business Development Manager
astrid@devcom.global

Iryna Ivanova
(she/her)
Business Development Manager
iryna@devcom.global

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