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Publishers and game developers come together at the Dubai GameExpo Summit

The GameExpo Summit, powered by PG Connects, is set to make a triumphant return on May 1-2, following its highly successful debut last year. Drawing in over 1,300 attendees, this year's event promises to be even more impressive. Nestled within the vibrant atmosphere of the Dubai Esports and Games Festival and boasting a fresh venue, the 10-track conference is poised to take center stage in the heart of the world's fastest-growing games market for 2024.

Featuring a lineup of more than 100 speakers and an array of exciting fringe events, including the Very Big Indie Pitch and Investor Connector, the summit aims to foster connections between the region's top talent and leading businesses, both locally and internationally. One standout feature is the Publisher Speedmatch, which facilitates brief yet impactful meetings between shortlisted developers and publishers. While these quick five-minute encounters may not seal deals outright, they serve as invaluable initial contacts that can pave the way for more substantial discussions during or after the conference.

Moreover, attendees can take advantage of the online MeetToMatch meeting platform, accessible free of charge to all eligible participants. Although student tickets grant access to MTM for scheduling talk sessions, meeting arrangements are not included.

Adding to the excitement, the inaugural MENA Games Industry Awards will be a highlight of the event, offering attendees the opportunity to mingle with award winners or even claim a trophy of their own. With dedicated categories for games, services, and even publishers, the awards ceremony promises to celebrate excellence across the industry.

For those eager to discover the next big breakthrough from the MENA region, securing a ticket and applying for Publisher Speedmatch participation is essential. Don't miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to engage with the thriving gaming community and explore the latest innovations shaping the future of gaming in MENA.

Source: adapted from an article by Steve Takle, Managing Editor for

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