Topic Proposal / we would love to hear from you!

The call for proposals is open for the 2017 VGBA Euro Summit! If you have an interesting case, some new legislation or any other legal update to share with a truly global crowd of video game lawyers, please submit your talk by e-mailing us a summary and why you think it's a good fit for the Euro Summit. Sessions can be individual presentations or panels. A typical time slot is 30-60 minutes.

ABOUT THE SUMMIT / what does the VGBA European Summit stand for

The VGBA European Summit: Game Business and Legal Affairs is the definitive conference for international practitioners of interactive entertainment law. Drawing the largest audience of in-house counsel from game publishers and developers, the annual event matches a senior audience and expert speakers for a full day of dynamic discussion and socialization among peers. Panels feature experienced in-house counsel and industry lawyers from most major jurisdictions and offer fresh insights into worldwide developments in video game law, including regulatory, IP and contractual issues. The summit is part of gamescom congress, a two-day conference right on site at Europe’s largest industry trade show, gamescom.

Attend the VGBA Summit

By clicking „Register Now“, you agree that a link to your public LinkedIn Profile and LinkedIn Profile picture (each as available) are displayed in the "Attendants" section before and during the VGBA Summit, and for a reasonable time period thereafter. The VGBA Summit is part of gamescom congress. When you click “Register Now”, you will be redirected to the gamescom congress website in a new browser window, where you can purchase your ticket. The purchase of the ticket is required to complete your registration.

Several ticket options are available for the gamescom congress:

  • Gamescom Congress Area Only - EUR 59.00 (valid on Thursday 18th of August. Does not include a gamescom ticket, which has to be purchased separately!).
  • Gamescom Congress Combined Ticket – EUR 99.00 (valid on Thursday 18th of August, includes a ticket to the gamescom entertainment and business area).
  • Gamescom Congress Reduced for Teachers and Students – EUR 25.00 (valid on Thursday 18th of August. Does not include a gamescom ticket, which has to be purchased separately!).

Summit Location

Congress-Centrum Nord Koelnmesse/KölnKongress
Room no. 4, 2nd floor
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln

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Schedule / who speaks at VGBA European Summit

Supported by


Conference Chairman

Konstantin Ewald

Konstantin Ewald

Partner, Osborne Clarke

Attendants / who participates in VGBA European Summit

Konstantin Ewald

Partner, Osborne Clarke

Felix Hilgert

Senior Associate, Osborne Clarke

About the VGBA

The Video Game Bar Association is the premier international association whose members represent the industry’s leading practitioners in the interactive entertainment industry and other related fields.

Interested in Becoming a Member of the VGBA? At this time, all members of the VGBA must be an attorney in good standing and either actively practicing in the video game and interactive entertainment industry or currently employed by a law school as a professor in specialized topics of the field. All prospective members must first submit an application to be peer certified as an active practitioner in the industry.

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