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FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, and more will be speaking at Digital Games Conference (June 22 – 24).



Digital Games Conference Middle East and Africa (DGC MEA) is excited to announce the line-up of speakers for the upcoming June edition of DGC MEA, held virtually from June 22 – 24, 2021.

Over the past five years, DGC MEA has been the leading gaming industry conference. The three-day event will celebrate the latest trends in gaming and esports on a regional as well as a global scale.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director, Dubai Media City & Internet City
  • Steve Arhancet, Co-CEO & Co-Owner, Team Liquid
  • William Al Badeesh, Publishing & Marketing Lead, Garena

Confirmed sessions also include:

  • Andrew Cooke, Legal Counsel, Fanatic
  • FaZe VIRUS, Pro-gamer & Content Creator, FaZe CLAN
  • Chris Smith, Director, Big Esports
  • Ramón Alarcón, Business Director, Real Betis FC
  • Sultan Al Riyami, Head of Gaming and Esports, TwoFour54 / AD Gaming
  • Omar Batterjee, Head of Communications, Marketing & Partnerships, Saudi Esports Federation
  • Ahmed Gamal, Head of Games Development Department, SAE Dubai
  • Karim Ibrahim, CEO, Robocom VR, and more.

Keynote speaker, Majed Al Suwaidi, said it best: “The gaming industry is skyrocketing. Sales of video games in the UAE rose 10 per cent last year and analysts are now tipping the Gulf’s gaming market to surpass $821 million by 2021. These figures indicate an influx of opportunities in the sector, and we can expect the technology used within gaming, such as augmented reality and virtual reality, to grow and spill over into other industries, too.

In line with Dubai Media City’s commitment to play a key role in the achievement of the objective of the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy – to double the contribution of the creative industries to the GDP of Dubai from 2.6 per cent in 2020 to 5 per cent by 2025 – we are delighted to join key industry stakeholders at Dubai Gaming Conference MEA on a conversation to shape the future of this electrifying sector.”

The region’s leading games industry conference brings together global experts and professionals to exchange knowledge, best practices, business and career opportunities in the gaming industry. DGC MEA is the knowledge and business gateway for the MEA games industry and ecosystem offering exclusive insights, engaging content, and opportunities to network with industry professionals – including developers, publishers, investors, and opinion leaders – at a regional and global level.

Click here to reserve your tickets for DGC MEA, and here to view the conference agenda.

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