• Martin Freese became Manager of gamescom & Public Events at the BIU on 1 January
Berlin, 16 January 2017 – Martin Freese assumed the new position of Manager gamescom & Public Events at the BIU, the German Games Industry Association, on 1 January. In this capacity, he will henceforth assist the Head of gamescom & Public Events, Lars Vormann. Freese will work with Vormann on the strategic further development and realisation of gamescom, the world’s biggest computer and video games event. His new remit also includes the ongoing development and realisation of other events such as the German Computer Games Awards. In creating this position, the BIU is increasing its capacities in the areas of trade fairs and events.
‘gamescom has not merely upheld its status as the world’s biggest event for games and the most important business platform in Europe in recent years – it has further strengthened it. With Martin’s support, we will continue to vigorously pursue this development.’‘I am delighted that Martin will now be assisting me as an expert and experienced co-worker. gamescom has not merely upheld its status as the world’s biggest event for games and the most important business platform in Europe in recent years – it has further strengthened it. With Martin’s support, we will continue to vigorously pursue this development,’ says Lars Vormann, Head of gamescom & Public Events at the BIU.
Lars Vormann, Head of gamescom & Public Events
‘Being Manager of gamescom & Public Events presents me with an exciting job. I was already able to combine my career focus with my passion in the development and execution of the Nordish Gaming Convention while working at Messe Husum & Congress. I am delighted that I can now further my expertise and experience in the area of trade fairs and events by pitching in on gamescom,’ says Martin Freese, Manager of gamescom & Public Events at the BIU.
About Martin Freese
On completing his apprenticeship as an event manager with Messe Husum & Congress, Martin worked as a trade fair and events project manager in the areas of renewable energies and gaming. For two years, he was responsible for New Energy Husum and for the Nordish Gaming Convention (NGC), Northern Germany’s largest LAN party.
About the BIU
The BIU, the German Games Industry Association, is the association of the German computer and video games industry. Its 26 members are developers, publishers and suppliers of digital games. Together, they represent over 85 per cent of the German market. The BIU is, for example, the organiser of gamescom. As an expert partner for media and for political and social institutions, the BIU answers all questions on the topic of digital games.
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