ABOUT DGC

Digital Games Conference in Dubai is the leading Conference & Exhibition for the Middle east and Africa region Games Industry. Its 3rd edition will be taking place on the 5th & 6th of March 2019 in Dubai, UAE.

In 2018, DGC Games welcomed 500+ companies from more than 35 countries, in addition to the presence to 60 renowned speakers.

DGC is both industry and community oriented , bringing together developers and publishers , as well as companies servicing the games industry, It is the best platform for International Games Companies to access and tap into the great potential of the region and its 300+ Million Gamers.

It offers the opportunity to launch titles, sponsor, exhibit, attend as a delegates and participate in matchmaking B2B meetings.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Attendees include games developers and publishers, experts from the games industry and Virtual reality and augmented reality, technology solutions providers, telecom companies, stores, in addition to advertising agencies, media agencies, social media agencies and influencers, payments providers, external development providers, localizations experts, Blockchain, crypto currencies and more.

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THE GAMES INDUSTRY

Attendees include games developers and publishers, experts from the games industry and Virtual reality and augmented reality, technology solutions providers, telecom companies, stores, in addition to advertising agencies, media agencies, social media agencies and influencers, payments providers, external development providers, localizations experts and more.

International & Regional Games Industry Experts

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez

COO- Starloop Studio- Spain

Asad Mahmood

Asad Mahmood

CEO-ConsoliAds- Pakistan

Attila Szantner

Attila Szantner

CEO-Massively Multiplayer Online Science- Hungary

Christopher Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell

Director- Gaming Department- Vancouver Film School- Canada

Fawzi Mesmar

Fawzi Mesmar

Game Design Director, "King"

Gaham Qually

Gaham Qually

CEO- Beyond Capture Studios- Canada

Hussam Hammo

Hussam Hammo

CEO-Tamatem- Jordan

John Linden

John Linden

CEO- Mythical Games- USA

Jon Jordan

Jon Jordan

CEO- Accidental Gizmo- UK

Kyle Kemper

Kyle Kemper

Best Selling Author & Director General- Canadian Blockchain Association- Canada

Oliver Kern

Oliver Kern

CEO- Lockwood Publishing- UK

Omar Albadry

Omar Albadry

Engineer- AWS Game tech- Amazon- UK

Raheel Iqbal

Raheel Iqbal

CEO-Game Storm Studios- Pakistan

Raine Anderson

Raine Anderson

Texture Supervisor- Industrial Light & Magic- Canada

Saad Hameed

Saad Hameed

CEO- Game District - Pakistan

Tarek Ghannam

Tarek Ghannam

CEO- Empire Play- UAE

Hitesh Uchil

Hitesh Uchil

Co-founder, "IGN"

Mickael Bougis

Mickael Bougis

VP marketing, "flaregames"

Sahar Salama

Sahar Salama

CEO & Founder. "TPAY Mobile"

Nogi Ohnogi

Nogi Ohnogi

Head of Global Business Development, "GUMI"

Tony Pearce

Tony Pearce

CCO & Co-Founder

Liza Elizarova

Liza Elizarova

Gaming Growth Manager - Google - Ireland

Saad Khan

Saad Khan

Founder & CEO - UAE

Faizan Iftikhar

Faizan Iftikhar

Head of Gaming Division

Joseph Azzam

Joseph Azzam

Technical Evangelist

Selvi Altunoz

Selvi Altunoz

Strategic Partner Manager, Gaming Creators

Gabby Dizon

Gabby Dizon

Chairman & Co-Founder

Dima Raketa

Dima Raketa

CEO Founder

Nikita Sychev

Nikita Sychev

CEO-Founder

Samer Jamal

Samer Jamal

Strategic Partner Manager , MENA

Abeer Haroon

Abeer Haroon

Developer Experience team - UAE

Chandni Vaya

Chandni Vaya

Developer Experience team - UAE

Bob Slinn

Bob Slinn

Director, Games Partnerships EMEA, "facebook"

From International & Regional Games Industry Experts

09:30-10:00

Habib Chams
Habib Chams

Founder & Manager of DGC Games

10:00-10:40

Liza Elizarova
Liza Elizarova

Gaming Growth Manager - Google - Ireland

Export insights For Gaming

The MENA region is home to the world's most active gaming community. At the same time, the game development community has a big potential yet unreleased. During the workshop we will cover most useful tools and products for game developers to grow and achieve even bigger success. We will show how to:Acquire new users from any region in the world (yes, including China!). How to make sure you prioritized the right markets. How to localize the game to make sure the UA strategy is successful

10:40-11:30

Jon Jordan
Jon Jordan

CEO- Accidental Gizmo- UK

An Introduction to Blockchain Games

Jon Jordan - CEO - Accidental Gizmo - United Kingdom

11:30- 12:10

Fawzi Mesmar
Fawzi Mesmar

Game Design Director, "King"

15 Rapid fire game design inspiration ideas

As companies grow, it can be difficult to foster a nimble, creative culture that is crucial to spur on new ideas in the fast-moving mobile market. In this talk we’ll present the tool kit that game designers at King are presented with for inspiration and unique creative activities company wide and locally at the respective studios.

12:10- 13:00

Gaham Qually
Gaham Qually

CEO- Beyond Capture Studios- Canada

13:00 - 14:00

14:00-15:00

Panel: Publishing in the MENA & South East Asia Region

Hussam Hammo - CEO of Tamatem Games - Jordan Tarek Ghannam - CEO Empire Play - UAE Sahar Salam- CEO- T-Pay MENA - Egypt Raheel Iqbal - CEO- The Game Storm Studios - Pakistan Speaker from Integrated Telecom - Saudi Arabia

15:00 - 15:40

John Linden
John Linden

CEO- Mythical Games- USA

How Player-Owned Economies Will Redefine Gaming

Gaming veteran and Mythical Games’ co-Founder and CEO, John Linden, will present a keynote talk on how the industry should prepare for the upcoming shift towards player-driven game worlds and player-owned economies. Whether you are a games studio, publisher, brand or content creator - John will discuss what some of the recent trends in player behaviors, MMO play, user-generated assets and blockchain technologies may mean for your business? As well as explore how mainstream audiences could play a key role in igniting player-centric game worlds in the future?

15:40- 16:30

Attila Szantner
Attila Szantner

CEO-Massively Multiplayer Online Science- Hungary

Seriousification: How not to break immersion

Integrating real life with your game can be a daunting challenge. Come and hear about how CCP and MMOS in collaboration with research teams pulled off integrating citizen science in EVE Online. What resources were needed, how the project was managed, learn about game design decisions and the amazing results, and how you can do it yourself.

3:30:00 AM

10:30-11:10

Christopher Mitchell
Christopher Mitchell

Director- Gaming Department- Vancouver Film School- Canada

Expectations in Game Design

Design in games is greatly affected by user expectations. Violating those expectations is a proven technique to delight and surprise users but results in a user experience cost that must be managed. In this design methodology talk, Christopher will speak about ways in which game developers can improve the experiences of their users and get attention for their products in a crowded marketplace.

11:10- 12:00

Kyle Kemper
Kyle Kemper

Best Selling Author & Director General- Canadian Blockchain Association- Canada

11 Ways the Gaming Industry can Benefit from Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

In this talk, Kyle Kemper will map out 11 different ways that cryptocurrency and blockchain technology will affect and provide opportunities for the gaming industry. Payments, in-game currencies, advertising, wallets, reputation & experience systems, betting, emergent industry standards, royalties, game equity, and more will be covered in his address.

12:00 - 12:30

Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez

COO- Starloop Studio- Spain

Outsourcing & External Engineering Partners

There is a remarkable trend in the game industry for looking for external partnerships when there are urgent needs during the development phase of a game. Alex Rodriguez is the COO of Starloop Studios, a work for hire company that brings their engineering and art services to publishers and developers during more than 7 years. On this talk, he will reveal the key advantages, drawbacks and preconceptions. He will reveal some samples of best practices and common pitfalls

12:30- 13:00

Saad Hameed
Saad Hameed

CEO- Game District - Pakistan

13:00- 14:00

14:00 - 14:40

Raine Anderson
Raine Anderson

Texture Supervisor- Industrial Light & Magic- Canada

How AAA art production is utilized from film to games

Art Production is a key component in the creation of our favourite films and games. Developing strong processes and key principles in this discipline will help develop better storytelling, concept and final product experience for the client and consumer. In this talk, Raine will speak about the ways AAA art production is utilized presently, the importance of working across multiple mediums and the variety of tools artists can use to deliver a better and more efficient experience for the consumer.

14:40 - 15:10

Mickael Bougis
Mickael Bougis

CMO - Flaregames- Canada

Organics Don’t Exist

Michael Bougis - Chief Marketing Officer - Flaregames - Canada

15:10-16:00

Oliver Kern
Oliver Kern

CEO- Lockwood Publishing- UK

Live Ops - the Growth Engine for Games

In his session Oliver will share his experience of transitioning mobile games production to a user centric service. Being involved in a handful of studios he will share a number of case studies from studios at different stages of that transition and explain the challenges and opportunities that arise on such a journey. He will argue why this route has become inevitable in games and why this will happen in apps as well. What is Live Ops.

16:00 - 16:30

Omar Albadry
Omar Albadry

Engineer- AWS Game tech- Amazon- UK

AWS in Games

AWS has been a leader in providing reliable Cloud services that power the world’s most successful games. Our Game Tech team wants to take that to the next level and engineer you for success by focusing on five use cases to help you find what you’re looking for and leverage our tools and services to boost development. Come and learn about what we have to offer you.

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Join the Facebook Gaming team at Digital Games Conference in Dubai in a two hour workshop targeted to top influencers in the gaming industry.

  • Discover opportunities to live stream and monetize your gaming content on Facebook.
  • Learn how to brand yourself and establish a cross-platforms presence.
  • Get Instagram insights and best practices specific to gamers.
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Learn how IBM is using AR and AI in game creation

 

Day 1 – March 5, 2019

Speaker – Chandni Vaya

 

Build a Pokemon Showdown Gaming using  AR and AI

A developer can easily use Unity. IBM Watson Unity SDK and Vuforia to implement a Pokemon battle based game.

 

Day 2 – March 6, 2019

Speaker – Abeer Haroon

 

AI Treasure Hunt Game

Learn how a developer can create an Android treasure hunt game that integrates AI services using the IBM Watson Android SDK.

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MATCHMAKING &
B2B MEETINGS

Digital Games Conference offers the opportunity for B2B meetings thanks to its matchmaking service that facilitates and organizes your meetings with the other participants, the sponsors, the exhibitors and the speakers. Every year 1000 + meetings are organized during the two days conference and social events.

EXHIBITION

Showcase your games and innovations

The Exhibition and showcasing opportunities are divided into two areas at DGC Games as follows:

Exhibition stands in the B2B section reserved for exhibitors that are looking to meet other participants to the conference and B2B/matchmaking. This area is reserved to the conference attendees, the B2B attendees, the sponsors and speakers.
Showcasing stands in the open to the public area where gamers and visitors can play games, try innovations, compete in e-sport competitions, and learn about services and products for gaming and gamers.

BLOCKCHAIN
DGC GAMES

A REVOLUTION IS COMING - DON’T MISS IT!

Digital Games Conference Dubai will host for the first time in the Middle East & Africa region a “Blockchain & Games” summit and Exhibition. This will run as part of the Digital Games Conference talks, exhibition and B2B meetings that gather developers, publishers, telcos , payment system providers, influencers and marketing agencies, servers companies and more. 

Blockchain technology and gaming holds great promise for the growth of both industries. Gamers are some of the early adopters of cryptocurrencies and Blockchains provide a useful tool for gamers for various reasons including decentralized asset exchanges, verifiable scarcity of virtual objects and collectibles, fast and secure payment networks, and an ability for developers to properly monetize their creations.

The most popular implementation of blockchain technology for gaming is with non-fungible assets. In gaming, these assets can be anything from game skins to virtual cards part of a specific game that are verifiably scarce.
The authenticity of individual virtual items is guaranteed using smart contract standards such as the ERC-721 non-fungible token standard and the newer ERC-1155 reference implementation.

Sponsorship , exhibiting and attending opportunities are now available and they give access to Digital Games Conference and the Blockchain & Games Summit and exhibition.

DEVELOPERS
COMPETITIONS

Digital Games Conference attracts developers from all the countries of the MENA region. In 2019 DGC Games will host prizes and competitions for developers, including the annual casual connect indie prize, the discovery contest in partnership with the Nordic games association and the first regional University students Games Development contest. DGC Games is also a partner of IMGA MENA Award for developers.

SPONSORSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsors of DGC Games receive exclusive visibility and branding opportunities in each activity or all depending on the sponsorship level

Strategic Partner

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Silver Sponsor

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Media Partner

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Exhibitor

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Research Partner

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Workshop Partner

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Previous DGC Games Sponsors

GET TICKET

Exhibit & Showcase Your Innovations

1000AED

For Independent games developers & For games developers associations

  • Access to B2B Meeting Platform up to 10 meetings per day
  • 2 days conference access pass
  • Excluding taxes & fees
Buy Ticket

1500AED

For Gaming Industry Professionals & Other companies

  • Unlimited Access to B2B Meeting Platform
  • 2 days conference access pass
  • Excluding taxes & fees
Buy Ticket

200AED

For University Students

  • 2 days conference access pass
  • Valid University ID
  • Excluding taxes & fees
  • Certificate of attendance
Buy Ticket

TRAVEL INFO

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Venue

Duabi Parks
Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

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Official Hotel

Preferred rates for DGC Conference participants

Rove Marina

Single room rate: AED 535 Net BB
Double room rate: AED 580 Net BB

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