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The Middle East’s Digital Games Conference will be held digitally

DGC Live 2020 will start from June 21 until June 23. (Shutterstock)
DGC Live 2020 will start from June 21 until June 23. (Shutterstock)
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20 Jun 2020 07:06:25 GMT9
20 Jun 2020 07:06:25 GMT9

Amin Abbas Dubai

The Digital Games Conference (DGC) is back this year for its fourth edition, which is going to be held virtually from June 21-23.

DGC Live 2020 has become the voice of the Middle East gaming industry and a meeting point for industry leaders to exchange ideas and launch products.

This year’s event celebrates and promotes regional and international innovators, as well as rising talent in the Arab World.

DGC Live 2020 announced NEOM, the planned Saudi Arabian mega-city, as the key partner for the digital conference as they unveil their plans on playing an integral role in the gaming industry worldwide.

Wayne Borg, Managing Director of the Media, Entertainment, Culture and Fashion sectors at NEOM said: “NEOM wants to be the epicenter of the region’s gaming industry and we have identified the key enablers required to create and foster a flourishing, legacy free environment for the industry in MENA.”

“DGC Live provides us with the ideal opportunity to engage directly with leading regional and international gaming companies, and the industry pioneers, to provide everything they need to ensure a sustainable and successful future,” he added.

DGC Live 2020 will be the platform for companies associated with the development of gaming in the region to announce their initiatives, launch new products and share knowledge. NEOM, Dubai Media City, TikTok, Robocom VR, TPAY Mobile and HTC are some of the key sponsors for this virtual event.

Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Media City, said: “Dubai is fast becoming an international center for gaming and content creation thanks to its infrastructure, ease of doing business, relevant events and platforms and international attractiveness as a whole. We’re delighted to support DGC Live 2020 and look forward to engaging with key players to build on the growth gaming witnessed over the past years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. ”

CEO of Robocom VR Karim Ibrahim said: “We are the generation of entertainment and we constantly need to be entertained. We need more immersive content to be able to connect with gamers to take to them to a new level of gaming. We are proud to be the first Middle Eastern company to launch the Transformers IP in the region. We think DGC Live is the perfect platform to spread awareness on all our new games and projects for gamers and industry professionals.”

DGC Live 2020 will feature more than 100 speakers from the gaming industry, including developers, publishers, investors, representatives, e-sports teams, mentors, games and more.

The event will also include African gaming industry experts.

“We are excited this year to welcome the key game changers in the African continent, with a unique reach in this edition program to more than 15 African countries, connecting Africa with the Middle East and the rest of the world,” said Habib Chams, founder of DGC Games.

In addition to the business of games, gamers can look forward to Cosplay competitions, DJ sets and games jam on every day of the event.

DGC Live 2020 will be streaming from www.dgcgames.com and people can register to the event on the following link: https://www.800tickets.com/dubai/exhibitions-experiences/1298-dgc-dubai-digital-games-conference

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