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2 Days Conference - 30+ speakers - After Party Region’s Biggest Gaming & E-sports Summit 2023 earth-globe Conrad Dubai, UAE calendar 13th- 14th June, 2023 Download Brochure
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2 Days Hybrid Conference - 30+ speakers - Launch & After Party Region’s Biggest E-sports & Gaming Summit earth-globe Dubai, UAE/ Online calendar 13th - 14 June, 2023 Download Brochure
2 Days Hybrid Conference - 30+ speakers - Launch & After Party Region’s Biggest E-sports & Gaming Summit earth-globe Dubai, UAE/ Online calendar 13th - 14th June, 2023 Download Brochure

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Event Overview

Esports – One of the meteoric rising international phenomena that is taking the world by storm with prize money reaching up to $30 million per year. The Esports market has over 377 million gamers across the Middle East alone growing at an exceptional rate due to high Internet and smartphone penetration rates, a large young population and a strong affinity for digital technologies and gaming. This exponential growth rate of 25 per cent year-on-year, makes MENA the fastest-growing gaming demographic in the world.

The eSports sector in the Middle East now accounts for a 3.2% share of global gaming revenues and is the fastest growing region with revenue increasing +14.5% year-on-year, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE ranking in the top five countries across the MENA region. Even the gaming industry in the Middle East is estimated to be worth more than $1 billion annually and is expected to rise to $4.4 billion by 2022.

The world of Gaming is booming with total revenues estimated to be larger than those of worldwide box offices, music streaming and album sales, and major sports leagues all put together. 

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With users engaging for 51 minutes daily, video gaming is now more engaging than any social media outlet (Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram). It is a top engagement digital platform globally.

The worldwide gaming industry itself is projected to be a $257 billion industry by 2025, with Gen-Zers making up 90% of the players. The GCC gaming market has followed the rapid expansion and is expected to hit US$ 821 million by 2021 from US$ 693 million in 2017

In the Middle East and Africa (MEA) including Mobile gaming that accounts for 47 per cent of total revenue of around $2.24 billion.

 

MENA Gaming & eSports Summit is the first of its kind focused summit in the region that gathers the entire gaming ecosystem consisting of developers, publishers, distributers, leagues and competitions, heads of top brands, storytellers, sports organizations, influencers, broadcast and live stream media among others.

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Conference Schedule

14 - 15 September 2022, Hotel Conrad | Dubai - UAE

Day One
Day Two
After Party

08:00 - 09:10 AM

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:10 - 09:20 AM

WELCOME ADDRESS BY GUEST OF HONOR

09:20 - 09:40 AM

ESPORTS IN MENA: A BILLION-DOLLAR PIE

  • • What does this mean for regional investors?
    • Opportunities of growth for esports in MENA?
    • Development of propitious ecosystem in eSports?

9:40 – 10:00 AM

HOW ANALYTICS & DATA IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ESPORTS

  • • Leveraging insights into customer metrics and user behavior to enhance revenue opportunities
    • Role of stats, data & detailed analytics for games in Esports
    • Why analytics & data optimization is the biggest weapon in gaming & Esports?

10:00 – 10:45 AM

CEO PANEL: THE GAMING BUSINESS - FROM THE CEO’S PERSPECTIVE

  • • What are the most important trends in gaming to look out for?
    • Mysteries of gaming revenue stream and fund management
    • Opportunities in Gaming & Esports to be a mainstream competitive entertainment

10:45 - 11:05 AM

REWARDS & LOYALTY: THE NEW POS!

  • • Gamification customer loyalty: The new realm of infinite customers
    • Key Benefits of Subscription in gaming?
    • How Different Games Affect Fan Loyalty in Esports?

11:05 – 11:35 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:35 – 11:55 AM

CASHLESS GAMING: A NEW ERA FOR HOW WE PAY TO PLAY

  • • The development of cashless apps and their effect on gaming
    • The benefit for players & operators: A new generation of gaming
    • Emergence of digital and cashless gaming technologies

11:55 - 12:40 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION - FROM PRODUCTION TO LAUNCH - THE TOOLS AND METHODS GAME PROGRAMMERS LOVE

  • • Emerging trends and technologies in game programming?
    • Skills required for success in the game development industry
    • Secret to success in Esports development

12:40 - 13:00 PM

THE FUTURE OF GAMING IS IN CLOUD

  • • How Cloud is the new Netflix of gaming
    • Combating Online Gaming Vulnerabilities with Cloud Security
    • Impact of Cloud-based and AI-powered solutions on the Gaming industry

13:00 – 13:20 PM

GAMING REALITY: AR AND VR TECHNOLOGY’S ROLE IN THE EVOLUTION OF ESPORTS

  • • AR/VR is at the forefront of the tech-led future of Esports
    • How AR and VR will enhance the future of the Sports Arena
    • Is AR/VR the new reality for mobile gaming?

13:20 – 14:00 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE RISE OF ESPORTS – ADVERTISERS’ NEWFOUND LOVE: SPONSORSHIP & MARKETING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

    • How brands can thrive in the esports ecosystem
    • The rise of Esports Influencers and their impact on brands
    • How different brands are leveraging the rise of eSports?

14:00 – 14: 20 PM

RISE OF THE VOICE?

    • • Why the future of gaming will be powered by Voice?
      • How multiplayer games are using voice chat to revolutionize the player experience
      • How are voice assistants changing the way we play?

14:20 - 14:25 PM

CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE

14: 25 PM

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

08:00 - 09:00 AM

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:00 - 09:10 AM

WELCOME ADDRESS BY GUEST OF HONOR

09:10 - 09:30 AM

MOBILE - A NEW PILLAR OF THE ESPORTS BUSINESS?

  • • How mobile games are defining the competitive gaming industry?
    • what is the best strategy for mobile game manufacturers to create the best
    gaming phone?
    • What is the problem with the current gaming mobiles in the market?

09:30 - 09:50 AM

FIRE-SIDE CHAT – SUBSCRIPTIONS IN GAMING: AN UPHILL BATTLE

  • • How to pick the best gaming subscription
    • Key factors in purchasing decisions
    • Why gamers should adopt the subscription model

09:50 - 10:10 AM

BLOCKCHAIN: SOLVING HURDLES OF ONLINE GAMING

  • • What advantages does blockchain offer to gaming operators?
    • How blockchain is transforming online gaming for players
    • Blockchain and Games: A Match Made in Heaven?

10:10 - 11:05 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION: LOCALIZATION IN GAMING: WHY SHOULD GAME DEVELOPERS LOCALIZE INTO ARABIC?

  • • Why Localization in gaming is so important?
    • How to localize your Video Game?
    • Why video game localization is more than just “speaking like gamers”

11:05 – 11:35 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:35 – 11:55 AM

ESPORTS AS AN EDUCATION: ESSENTIAL OR NON-ESSENTIAL

  • • How to approach esports in education?
    • Why Esports needs to be part of our education system?
    • How Esports can support Powerful Learning?

11:55 - 12:40 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: WOMEN IN GAMING - CHANGING THE GAMING NARRATIVE

  • • How are women changing the gaming industry?
    • The Future of girl Gamers & Influencers
    • How is it being a woman in esports

12:40 - 13:00 PM

FANTASY SPORTS – THE NEXT BIG GAME

  • • What trends, challenges and barriers will impact the development and sizing of the Global Fantasy Sports market?
    • The Impact of Fantasy Sports on Sportscasting and Fandom
    • The role of data science in Fantasy Sports

13:00 - 13:40 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: METAVERSE: THE SECOND WORLD – REIMAGINING THE FUTURE OF GAMING!

  • • NFT Gaming: The new realm of Esports & Gaming
    • The future blueprint of the second world
    • How will metaverse transform the gaming scenario?

13:20 – 14:00 PM

TELCO TALK - WILL 5G TRANSFORM ESPORTS IN 2022?

    • • How Esports Gaming can be transformed by 5G
      • Where does 5G fit into esports?
      • Why gaming is one of the most promising 5G markets?

14:00 – 14:05 PM

CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF THE CONFERENCE

14:05 – 15:05 PM

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Reception Networking

WHO YOU MEET AT GAMING & E-SPORTS SUMMIT?

  • Digital Games Industry Experts & Leaders

  • Investors in Gaming & E-sports

  • Leading game developers and platforms

  • Top Attribution and Analytics firms

  • Affiliates and Ad networks

  • VAS Service Providers

  • Influencers

  • Agencies, Investors and Organizations

  • Regional teams and individual Gamers

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Why Attend

  • Gain knowledge and insights from top industry leaders and experts

  • Network with industry peers and pre-qualified investors

  • Discuss significant partnerships and collaborations

  • Deep dive into Insights on Gaming Industry

  • Build business partnerships and ecosystem collaboration

  • Connect with the MENA region gaming industry

  • Listen to publishers, gaming firms and emerging gamers in the region

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