It’s no secret that the popularity of gaming and Esports has accelerated in recent years, even more so during the global pandemic of the last several months. In a market worth north of $1 billion by several estimates, there’s never been a better time to be involved in gaming and eSports.
The Next World Forum, hosted by Saudi Esports in Riyadh Saudi Arabia on September 7 and 8, brings together gamers, content creators, developers, hardware and software manufacturers, and other industry professionals from around the world to discuss the future of this exciting industry.
Attendees will hear from expert consultants, analysts, investors, and more on the current state of the industry and the opportunities for growth and development coming in the future. Game designers and hardware engineers will share about the latest technology for gamers including a special session on VR/AR and the Metaverse.
The list of more than 50 speakers includes:
Prince Faisal bin Bandar al Saud - Chairman of the Board of Directors, Saudi Esports Federation
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal - Minister of Sports, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mohammed Altamimi - Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)
Brian Ward - Group CEO, SAVVY Games Group
Grant Johnson - Chairman and CEO, Esports Entertainment Group
Professor Glenn Platt - Armstrong Chair in Emerging Technology, Co-Founder & Director of Esports Program, Miami University
Emmanuel Oyelakin - President, Africa Electronic Sports Association & Board Member, International Esports Federation
Madiha ‘Madi’ Naz - Esports Athlete and Esports Relationship Agent, Division
Mark Cai - Content Creator, Esports and Gaming
Sylvia “QueenArrow” Gathoni - Esports Athlete, Tekken Player, and Content Creator for UYU
And many more.
For inventors and businesses keen to learn how to become a part of this growing industry, there are sessions detailing the economics of gaming and eSports including how to develop innovative business models and how companies, gamers, journalists, and content creators can work together to continue to grow the industry, attract new talent, and expand to new markets.
Independent designers can discover the keys to expanding their reach across the industry and how best to leverage their talents and grow their business. There’s even a panel on how governments and regulators can build policies to support this growing industry.
The Next World Forum promises to be an exciting and inspiring two-day conference for gamers, creators, and businesses alike. Explore the website to find the full program, list of speakers, and how to register. Be sure to follow the event on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn for all the latest event information.