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  Gaming Istanbul – The Gaming Bridge of Eurasia is Back for its Fifth Round
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08/09/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Istanbul, Turkey – August 7th, 2019 – Gaming Istanbul 2020 proudly announces its fifth edition to take place from January 30th to February 2nd, 2020. Besides the Expo Area the event will again include a developer conference (GIST|DC), Indie Area, eSports tournaments, the Global Game Jam, extensive networking possibilities and many attractions for both visitors and professionals.

GIST|DC includes professional talks, workshops and hands-on training options. The conference opens January 30th to February 1st. Interested speakers are invited to send their application via this link.

GIST 2020 will see new partnerships with the University Game Developers Association (UNOG) and the #KalkGel Influencer Team. This company of high-profile gaming influencers with a total reach of 4.5 million viewers on social media channels was signed official influencer marketing team of GIST 2020 and will promote the event as well as interested exhibitors during offline events and streaming slots.

“The gaming world is rapidly changing”, says Cevher Eryurek, Project Director of GIST. “So, are we. In order to create the best gaming event experience for our Turkish gamers and international gaming professionals, we follow the global trends. The next GIST edition will focus more on esports and tournaments, as well as the gaming influencer content and shows. Our new partnerships with UNOG, Global Game Jam and #KalkGel Influencer Team add new value for our B2B and B2C exhibitors, participants and visitors. We have always been supporting our exhibitors with our marketing power in the past editions. This year, we’ve added a massive influencer and university support to the package. I can gladly say GIST has become the main hub for Eurasian gaming and community as we projected.” 

In just four short years, Gaming Istanbul has grown to almost 100 exhibitors in the B2C, B2B and indie areas in 2019. Overall, developers and companies from 20 countries came to showcase their latest games and products to a large crowd of visitors and more than 2.300 trade attendees. These numbers cement Gaming Istanbul position as the largest gaming event in the region fulfilling its mission statement of “building the gaming bridge of Eurasia”.

As in 2019, GIST 2020 will open its doors Eurasia Show & Art Center, right next to Hagia Sophia, the Yerebatan Cistern, the Old Palace, and other historical locations from the Byzantine Era.

For more information, please visit: http://www.gamingistanbul.com/en/.

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About Gaming Istanbul

Gaming Istanbul is designed to be “the gaming bridge of EuroAsia” inside an 18.000 m² space at Eurasia Show & Art Center, attracting tens of thousands of local and international visitors in 2019. Gaming Istanbul provides regional advertising and PR and global PR campaign support for exhibitors, as well as providing showcase and OTC sale opportunities for game studios, game producers, hardware manufacturers, game and game related product retailers and hardware retailers.

GIST 2019 took place from January 31th until February 3rd, 2019. GIST Developers Conference was held from January 31th through February 2nd, 2019.

Website: http://www.gamingistanbul.com/en/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GamingIstanbul

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamingIstanbul

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gamingistanbul/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxakf4fhlqrPD4SZVukXNLw   

About GL Events

GL Events has over 90 offices around the world and specializes in providing events from exhibitions to fairs. GL Events has 40 event and exhibition centers 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 €.

Website: https://www.gl-events.com/en

Company report: http://extra.gl-events.com/RA2014/US/index.html

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Marchsreiter Communications GmbH

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