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Dubai’s Museum of the Future to boost e-sports in the region with ‘Gaming Matters’

The event will cover important topics in the gaming industry in a packed schedule of dynamic and interactive sessions, talks, and workshop. (Supplied)
The event will cover important topics in the gaming industry in a packed schedule of dynamic and interactive sessions, talks, and workshop. (Supplied)
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30 Apr 2024 04:04:21 GMT9
30 Apr 2024 04:04:21 GMT9

Amin Abbas

DUBAI: The inaugural ‘Gaming Matters,’ a forum and networking event in which businesses will explore the transformative power of gaming, is coming to Dubai’s Museum of the Future on April 29–30.

Hosted by Branded, the award-winning event and multimedia content producers, alongside the Dubai Esports and Games Festival, which is organized by Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE), and the Museum of the Future, the B2B event presents for the first time the chance for leaders to join dynamic sessions on the trends and tech innovations that are shaping the industry and the opportunities they present to a multitude of sectors.

The event will cover important topics in the gaming industry in a packed schedule of dynamic and interactive sessions, talks, and workshops, including, the gaming business in the Middle East and North Africa region, esports coverage in media, and the latest technologies in the gaming industry. 

The event is the latest initiative following the Dubai Future Foundation announcement of the Dubai Program for Gaming 2033, which sets out a strategy to position Dubai among the top 10 cities in the global gaming industry and generate 30,000 new jobs in the gaming sector.

“Gaming Matters is the longest-running gaming conference in Asia, and we are very much looking forward to bringing the event to Dubai for the first time. Dubai is a dynamic city built upon innovation, out-of-the-box ideas, and doing things differently, which sets an apt backdrop for our guests to delve into the transformative power and opportunity that lies in gaming,” said Jasper Donat, CEO of Branded.

“Dubai is proud to partner with Branded to bring Gaming Matters to our city. We look forward to cultivating meaningful conversations, fostering innovation, and showcasing the significance that gaming and digital innovation play within our city while establishing Dubai as a leading gaming hub in the region. Dubai Esports and Games Festival is an exceptional platform that empowers gamers and esports communities to prosper in the city of Dubai, the wider GCC, and beyond,” commented Ahmed Al Khaja, the CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.

“At Museum of the Future, we are committed to designing a brighter and more positive future, and events such as Gaming Matters Dubai act as a powerful catalyst for empowering, developing, and upskilling top talent within the gaming and esports industry within Dubai and beyond. Bringing together global industry leaders, key regional players, the esports community, and gamers alike, the Museum of the Future is pleased to partner with Gaming Matters to support the city’s efforts to build a future ready ecosystem focused on driving innovation, technology, and digital transformation,” commented Maitha Al Mazroei, Head of Programming at the Museum of the Future.

Joining government leadership onstage will be speakers from companies including Disney, Tencent Games Global, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Mastercard, Krafton, Nodwin Gaming, Women in Games, Lumikai Fund, Enjinstarter, Gameloft, SuperGaming, Khoo Capital, Ampverse, and others who are set to share insights, discuss groundbreaking tech innovations, and delve into the transformative potential of gaming as a marketing platform.

The event’s agenda encompasses dynamic sessions covering the gaming landscape in MENA and Dubai, providing attendees with unparalleled opportunities for learning and networking.

With its blend of inspiration, insights, and networking opportunities, the event emerges as a significant event for leaders shaping the global gaming industry. Industry professionals, gaming enthusiasts, and aspiring leaders are encouraged not to miss this unparalleled gaming experience.

Gaming Matters Dubai would not be possible without its sponsors and partners, including the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, the Museum of the Future, the Dubai Future Foundation, and more to be announced.

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