MTN Gaming Conference: shaping the future of gaming and driving growth in the sector in Africa

Sep 4, 2019

MTN Gaming Conference brings the gaming community in Ghana together. Providing a platform for stakeholders to exchange ideas on the development of interactive and immersive game experiences. As well as how to shape the future of the gaming industry in Ghana and Africa.

The gaming industry in Ghana seems like an untapped resource as global gaming market revenues are projected to exceed $525 billion by 2023. Newzoo’s insight into the global games market share shows Europe, Middle East and Africa at only 21 percent. As a result of this potential, MTN believes rallying the community together will help it grow and increase economic gains.

MTN Gaming Conference highlights

Speakers at the event include Johana Riquier, Business Development Manager at game software development company Unity. Eric Elder, CEO Online Worlds Entertainment, Eyram Tawia, CEO of Leti Arts and Triforce Johnson, CEO Empire Arcadia.

Conversations from keynotes, panel and break out sessions centered on using education as a way to grow the industry. Creating relevant African content and how game developers can fund their projects.

Angry Birds, Peter Vesterbacka, joins via chat

Former chief marketing officer of Rovio Mobile Ltd, Peter Vesterbacka and Mighty Eagle of Angry Birds joins event via video call. Watch video below as he speaks to the audience about the business of gaming. He shared the history of Rovio and how it took Rovio 51 tries to get to hit game Angry Birds.
Peter joins at 6:00

The event hosted by MTN Ghana Limited took place at the Accra Digital Center, Accra.

You can read more on the events from the overview and take away shared by Joseph of Tech Nova Ghana.

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