The activities of Dubai Esports and Games Festival (DEF 2023), the region’s biggest esports and games festival, kicked off today at the South Halls of the Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo City Dubai.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, DEF 2023 commenced with the GameExpo Summit, a two-day business conference powered by PG Connects, attended by over a 1000 leading industry professionals.
The summit aims to foster the growth of the gaming industry in the region, empowering the next generation of games business and driving investment in this dynamic ecosystem.
Engaging sessions included the Global Trends Panel and MENA Trends Panel with engaging discussions held focusing on Destination Dubai and Esports Innovation.
Industry specialists delivered talks with keynote speakers, including Dr. Marwan Al Zarooni, Strategic Advisor of DET, Saeed Kharbash, CEO of Dubai Culture and Khalid Al Awar, Director of Sports Development Department at Dubai Sports Council and others.
DEF 2023 offers a unique immersive experience, showcasing the latest from the gaming industry and providing a platform for enthusiasts to connect, engage and explore the exciting opportunities within the gaming market. This festival is a testament to Dubai’s commitment to innovation, entertainment, and the growth of the esports industry.
In addition to the GameExpo Summit, DEF 2023 offers a diverse range of events tailored to cater to every gaming passion.
Visitors had the opportunity to connect with industry thought leaders, gain valuable insights, and explore the latest trends and opportunities in the gaming market, with key fringe events including the “Investor Connector” and “The Big Indie Zone”.
News Source: Emirates News Agency