Gaming industry talents from all over the world taking part in Mena Games 2015 on 26 March
ifpinfo, 12 March 2015
With the purpose of accelerating the online mobile and console game industry's growth in the MENA Region, MENA Games Conference & Exhibition will be held on the 26th and 27th of March 2015, in Beirut, Lebanon, under the patronage of H.E Minister of Telecommunication, Boutros Harb. Such a pioneering event will host representatives from 400 international and local companies and 30 speakers from 30 countries.
MENA Games 2015, organized by International Fairs and Promotions (IFP) Group, will be held at Mar Mikhael historical train station with the official support of Alfa.
The ICT sector in Lebanon is among the fastest growing in the world, with the number of SME’s operating in the sector reaching 800 companies that employ around 5,000 highly specialized developers. Figures indicate that the market size will reach USD 570 million in Lebanon by 2017, and USD 3.2 billion in the region next year, creating unlimited opportunities for rewarding investment in the sector.
As such, events like MENA Games Conference are considered a perfect tool to shed light on and promote these investment and business opportunities.
The speaker schedule features some of the most prominent companies based in and serving the MENA region: Falafel Games, Game Power 7, Play 3arabi, Game Cooks, Wixel Studios, and many more. The event will focus on building bridges between the countries within the region and the rest of the gaming world. A broad range of subjects relating to that agenda will be covered, including the development of games for local Arabic audiences, expansion and investment opportunities for international companies, and the value of strong, collaborative relationships between MENA companies and those from other parts of the world.
What is even more important in this event is the participation of a group of investors and representatives of business incubators dedicated to supporting emerging digital startups. Thus, the conference will provide Arab entrepreneurs with a promising and unique opportunity to present their ideas in their early stages, and will also allow emerging companies that to seek the support they need to move on to a professional level, with the help of capable partners such as the International Games Developers Association (igda), and some of the regional developers’ associations from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and others.
It is worth mentioning that Beirut has witnessed in the last few of years the founding of specialized incubators for the digital business, like Berytech and Berytech Fund who are participating in the event as gold sponsors, and Beirut Digital District that is participating as a silver sponsor, and others.
For your inquiries, please contact the Project Manager Habib Chams on the following: