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  Europe's fastest growing videogames show Gaming Istanbul returns in 2018
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Istanbul, Turkey – July xx, 2017 – After the success of Gaming Istanbul 2017, Europe’s fastest growing videogames show, GL Events is delighted to confirm the event’s third edition. Taking place at Istanbul's ICC International Congress Center on February 1 st – 4 th 2018, Gaming Istanbul 2018 will once again provide insight and networking through its dedicated conference, while showcasing the world’s latest games to more consumers than ever before.

With support from international publishers, such as Ubisoft, Tencent, Blizzard and more, there is no better platform to meet audiences face-to-face than GIST, the largest gaming event of the MENA region, and with a conference programme planned to involve more delegates than ever before, there’s no better marketplace for developers, publishers and creative agencies to meet, discuss and learn from each other.

“In just two years, we have worked with our partners from around the world to create a substantial event in the heart of the MENA region”, says Cevher Eryürek, Director of GIST at GL Events Exhibitions Turkey. “We’re thrilled to continue to serve not just the MENA region, but to enable the infrastructure to exhibit to consumers, and deliver a truly global conference and matchmaking programme. GIST 2018 will be another milestone for GL events, and the global gaming industry. We’re ready to support our international publishing partners in showcasing products and building communities, and are excited to share more news on the future of the event in the coming months."

Gaming Istanbul will take place at the ICC International Congress Center between February 1 st and February 4 th, including GIST DC, the MENA regions most successful B2B event from February 1 st- 3rd, and welcomes speaker submissions.  

About Gaming Istanbul

Gaming Istanbul is designed to be “the gaming bridge of EuroAsia” inside a 10.000 m² space at Istanbul Congress Centre, attracting tens of thousands of national visitors and thousands of international industry professionals in 2017. Gaming Istanbul provides worldwide advertising & PR campaign support, as well as providing showcase & OTC sale opportunities for game studios, game producers, hardware manufacturers, game & game related products retailers and hardware retailers.

GIST 2017 took place from February 2 nd – 5 th, 2017. GIST Developers Conference was held on February 1 st, 2017.

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About GL Events

GL Events has over 90 offices around the world, and specialises in providing events from exhibitions to fairs. GL Events has 40 event & exhibition centres in 24 countries with 300 registered fairs and 4000 events worldwide. With over 11 million visitors, GL Events fills an exhibition area of over 1 million m², and managing these large numbers is a dedicated international team of up to 4,107 professionals. GL Events made an annual income of 939.4 M €.

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