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  Gaming Istanbul 2018 announces further expansion and connections to more exotic markets
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Istanbul, Turkey – 3rd January 2018: Gaming Istanbul 2018 is almost sold out, and set for the third successful edition of the fastest growing B2B and B2C gaming event in Turkey from February 1st through 4th, for which GL Events revealed more highlights and details today.

These include free space for over 30 indie developers from around the world, Iranian, Chinese, French and Taiwan country booths as well as further expanding the B2B and eSports areas.

Since the foundation of GIST, the event it has succeeded in creating the gaming bridge of EuroAsia. The pooling of all important MENA markets, which offer huge potential, is a unique opportunity for networking and business development. Following the success B2B area in 2017, GL Events has increased space for the 2018 event, offering more participants the chance to network, build relationships and expand their connections more efficiently than ever before.

While the  B2B program of GIST grows, the consumer has been a runaway success, as the consumer area is also sold out. The rising demand confirms GL Event’s confidence in the event, expecting up to 35% more visitors this year. Consumers can look forward to storming the booths of the numerous AAA publishers on site like Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, Sony, Microsoft and more, including Pearl Abyss, presenting its popular online MMORPG Black Desert Online to coincide with its launch in the MENA region. The fun doesn’t stop with the big hitters, as gamers discover new gems in the Indie area, where over 30 indie developers from around the world have been awarded complimentary space to showcase some of the most original and revolutionary independent content from across the globe.

Gaming Istanbul takes place at ICC International Congress Centre from February 1st through 4th and includes GIST DC, the most successful B2B event of the MENA region, which is open from February 1st through 3rd.

Further details about Turkey’s fastest growing gaming event can be found on the official website.

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 2018 takes place from February 1st – 4th, 2018 at Istanbul Congress Centre. GIST Developer Conference is happening from February 1st – 3rd.

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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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