Case Study: DoKomi 2020’s Success Amidst the Pandemic
Amidst the global uncertainty of the events landscape, DoKomi 2020 successfully took place in Dusseldorf, Germany on September 26-27. DoKomi chairman Andreas Degen will be sharing in-depth about how the event evolved to accommodate the circumstances, the challenges and successes they encountered, and tips for organizers faced with similar situations.
About the Speaker
Together with Benjamin Schulte, Andi is part of the duo who founded DoKomi, Germany’s largest Anime and Japan Expo, and has been running it since then. What was once intended to be a small Comiket style meeting place for 400 otakus and cosplayers has since then grown to one of Europe’s largest anime conventions with over 55,000 visitors over two days (2019). Focusing on innovation and providing a backbone to fandom communities, DoKomi shaped and influenced the German and partially even the European convention community, including worldwide known events such as gamescom. He likes to share the collected insights and consults event colleagues, as well as German-Japanese societies in regards to pop culture, cross-cultural business endeavours and entrepreneurship.