The most anticipated gaming conference in the region, organized by IFP for the second consecutive year, the MENA Games Conference, MEGA 2016 officially opens tomorrow morning (Thursday, 7 April) at 9:30 am at the Mar Mikhael Historical Train Station – Beirut, and runs on Friday, 8 April.
The MENA Games Conference is held under the auspices of H.E. The Minister of Telecommunications of Lebanon Boutros Harb.
The MENA Games Conference, MEGA, is the leading digital games-conference for the Middle East and North Africa, where international and regional gaming professionals can share information and build partnerships. For local companies it is a platform to establish and grow the gaming ecosystem of the region, and benefit from the international participants’ knowledge and expertise to globally expand and develop. International companies on the other hand will be able to localize their products by meeting the local industry players from games developers and publishers to media and communication partners, and by gathering insights about the MENA market.
MEGA 2016’s schedule is packed, and on its agenda is a series of game development workshops, keynote addresses by industry leaders on MENA’s gaming ecosystem, Q&A sessions, and pre-arranged B2B matchmaking meetings for business development. For its 2nd edition, MEGA will welcome more than 40 speakers who will explore and discuss a broad range of subjects, including the development of games for local Arabic audiences, the expansion and investment opportunities for international companies, and the value of strong, collaborative relationships between the MENA companies and global firms.
The speakers’ list includes major industry professionals like Brie Code of Ubisoft, Fawzi Mesmar of KING (Activation Blizzard), and Tomas Harenstam of Pradox Interactive, among many others. In addition to the speakers, MEGA 2016 is expecting the participation of hundreds of company from 17 countries including, Ubisoft, KING (Activation Blizzard), Google, Paradox, Apple, Netmarble, Payment Wall, Falafel Games, Wizzo; and many country pavilions from Bahrian, Egypt, Morocco, UAE, and Tunisia.
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