Berlin, 23 April 2019 – As of 15 April, Christian Baur is the new Head of gamescom & Events at game – the German Games Industry Association. In this capacity, he is responsible for the association’s ongoing development of gamescom, the world’s biggest event for computer and video games. He will also handle the association’s other events such as the summer party and the gala event for the German Computer Games Awards – which are jointly sponsored by game and the German federal government. Christian Baur can look back on a long career as a marketing specialist in the games industry. He has previously worked for games companies such as Gameforge and Aeria Games. Baur most recently served as Marketing Director at Smilegate’s Berlin office. He follows in the footsteps of Lars Vormann, who left game at the end of February.
‘We are delighted to have Christian Baur as our new Head of gamescom & Events. He can contribute a wealth of expertise in the games industry from his years as a marketing expert and brand manager. He is therefore the perfect fit for what we need. As Head of gamescom & Events, Christian will focus in particular on the strategic further development of gamescom together with our members and our partner, Koelnmesse,’ says game Managing Director Felix Falk.
‘My new role as Head of gamescom & Events is a great challenge and I am very much looking forward to it. gamescom has continued to evolve in recent years and has become a brand that’s familiar to and is valued by gamers all over the world. I am delighted to be able to henceforth play a substantial part in this development,’ says Christian Baur, Head of gamescom & Events.
game – the German Games Industry Association
We are the association of the German games industry. Our members include developers, publishers and many other games industry actors such as esports event organisers, educational establishments and service providers. As a joint organiser of gamescom, we are responsible for the world’s biggest event for computer and video games. We are an expert partner for media and for political and social institutions, and answer questions relating to market development, games culture and media literacy. Our mission is to make Germany the leading location for game development.
game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e. V.
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