Felix Falk

Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware e.V.

Managing Director

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Short CV

Felix Falk became the Managing Director of the BIU on 1 January 2017. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of Germany’s Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK) from 2009 to 2016. As vice-chairman of the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) during this period, he was jointly responsible among other things for the global rating standard for online games and apps. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the Head of Office for Monika Griefahn, Chairwoman of the Committee on Cultural and Media Affairs within the German Bundestag. In this capacity, Felix Falk was also responsible for the topic of computer games, and oversaw, among other things, the creation of the Deutsche Computerspielpreis, the most important german computer games award, which were passed by the Bundestag in 2008 and were presented for the first time in 2009.

Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware e.V.

The BIU, the German Games Industry Association, is the organisation that officially represents the German computer and video games industry. Its 26 members are developers, publishers and providers of digital games, and they comprise over 85 per cent of the German market and approximately 55 per cent of the employees in the German games industry. The BIU organises gamescom, co-organises the German Computer Games Awards and is also involved in numerous other industry conferences and events. As an expert partner for media and for political and social institutions, the BIU answers all questions on the topic of digital games. The BIU’s main aim is to make Germany a leading global location for the development and production of games. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Berlin, the BIU is a valuable partner for all of its members, providing them with helpful services and support.

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