The European Simulation And Gaming Forum is the largest simulation game conference in Europe. The aim of the event, which takes place every two years, is to present the diversity of the simulation method, to highlight future developments and to discuss possible uses and applications with other users, developers or researchers in the field of simulation games.
The organiser of the European Management Game Forum is SAGSAGA - Swiss Austrian German Simulation And Gaming Association. The Centre for Management Simulation (ZMS) at the DHBW Stuttgart is responsible for the content and organisation. The combination of the know-how of both institutions enables a view of the innovations and the richness of facets of the method.
A Review of previous Forums
The European Simulation And Gaming Forum looks back on a long tradition. It was founded in 1985 by Dr. Walter Rohn, the director of the German "Planspielzentrale". The forum has established itself as a manufacturer-independent platform and an important building block in the German simulation world.
In the early days, it took place as a stand-alone event in a combination of user presentations and trade fair by various simulation game manufacturers and developers. After forums at Learntec (2000 - 2010), the European Simulation And Gaming Forum was integrated into the Professional Learning Conference at Zukunft Personal in Cologne from autumn 2010 to 2013. Since 2015, it has been held in Stuttgart at the ZMS.