Several major media events take place in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. From gamescom to dmexco and the Web Video Award (Deutscher Webvideopreis), from ADVANCE Day to Media Forum NRW (Medienforum NRW) – media events such as these have found a perfect home in NRW. And the Mediencluster NRW is involved in the organisation of many of those highlights.

A brief survey on our events:


The „ADVANCE Day“ is THE startup conference for founders and startups, investors and companies from the media and digital economy in North Rhine-Westphalia. Apart from a continuous conference track with inspirational talks, the Advance Day also offers startups the chance of participating in open pitches, workshops and individual coaching sessions.
The ADVANCE Day is organised by Mediencluster NRW.

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Since its start in 2013, the round table of moving images (Bewegtbildstammtisch) takes place three to four times a year. This meetup brings together entrepreneurs of different areas concerning moving images, for example the classical TV-sector, advertisement or YouTube. Networking in relaxed atmosphere is its main component, however the evening always starts with one or two short presentations and discussions.
The event is organized by Mediencluster NRW in cooperation with European Web Video Academy.

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In 2014 a new networking-event for the games sector has been created by Mediencluster NRW and Spieleentwicklertreffen NRW. The event takes place three to four times a year and brings NRW’s designers, programmers, developers, publishers, CEOs and founders of the gaming industry closer together.
Gametreff NRW is a joint event of Mediencluster NRW and Spieleentwickertreffen NRW (organized by Z-Software), in coorperation with Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

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Since reorientating during its anniversary year in 2013, the NRW Media Forum sees itself as a forum for discussing the challenges presented by the information society, as a meeting place for the media and digital industries and as a key platform for dialogue on media and network policy. Together with ANGA COM, this unique combination of trade fair, media conferences and young digital platform is giving rise to a new kind of industry get-together – a next level forum for debates, exchanges and networking in the convergent media world.
The NRW Media Forum is staged by Mediencluster NRW under the direction of the NRW Film and Media Foundation and in close co-operation with the State of NRW.

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The dmexco (digital marketing exposition & conference) is an international exposition and conference for the digital industry, that takes place every September in Cologne, Germany. It consists of a trade fair and a conference. Das Mediencluster NRW organisiert auf der Messe jedes Jahr den Medienland NRW Unternehmerstand in Zusammenarbeit mit der Stadt Köln.

Gamescom is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is organised by the BIU (Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware, English: Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software). It is used by many video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware. Das Mediencluster NRW organisiert auf der Messe jedes Jahr den Stand Medienland NRW in Zusammenarbeit mit der Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.


Current events for the digital media scene of North Rhine-Westphalia can be found in our Events Calendar.