Dubai esports and games festival 2023 starts on June 21
Now Reading
Dubai esports and games festival 2023 to start on June 21

Dubai esports and games festival 2023 to start on June 21

The second edition of the festival will feature five days of action-packed events and activities

esports and gaming DEF 2022_Expo City_Image Dubai Media Office

The popular annual Dubai Esports and Games Festival 2023 (DEF) is set to start on June 21 at the South Halls, Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo City, Dubai.

It will feature the GameExpo Summit on June 21 and 22, GameExpo on June 23 and 25 and its different zones offering a huge variety of gaming adventures, and the all-new Play Beyond influencer tournament on June 24 and 25.

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) announced that the GameExpo Summit, sponsored by Pocket Gamer Connects (PG), will bring together professionals from all areas of the gaming and esports industry to share knowledge, network and discuss opportunities in the global gaming market.

According to a report published by Dubai Media Office, Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment, said: “We are thrilled to elevate the gametech sector in the UAE, nurturing this growing community and driving investment by bringing together global games professionals to Dubai.

“The GameExpo Summit is the region’s premium games industry and B2B knowledge platform, with a full agenda, attracting professionals from around the world, making it an excellent opportunity for businesses to connect with potential partners from different regions. We are committed to strengthening Dubai’s leadership in gaming and esports, and the industry summit will act as a regional hub for the sector.”

Chris James, CEO of Steel Media (the parent company of PG),  said: “The Middle East is the most dynamic and fastest growing frontier of the games market right now. Add in the fact that Dubai is a great hub for the region, a hot bed of technological innovation, and an incredible place to visit in its own right, and the concept of having a games event here is obvious.”

GameExpo Summit will showcase developments in esports and gaming

The two-day forum will include more than 700 high-profile attendees, and a range of activities and talks by over 100 industry thought leaders and government agencies including panel discussions, fringe events and networking sessions.

The events will showcase the latest offerings from game developers through activations and exhibitions.

The talks and interactive sessions will provide attendees with insights into the latest developments in the gaming industry with topics, including AI Advances, Web3 Wonders, Mapping the Metaverse, Global and MENA Trends, Esports Innovations, Publishing Power, The Developer Toolkit, Show me the Money, among others.

The attendees will have free access to concepts including the meeting and messaging platform MeetToMatch to maximise engagement and interactions other with attendees, The Investor Connector matchmaking activity, a networking session available at this year’s event to help attendees meet with investors from across the globe coming to DEF, and Publisher SpeedMatch, a curated networking opportunity that enables developers to connect with publishers through a series of speed meetings.

You might also like


Scroll To Top