Enhance your games industry knowledge with these top tracks at the GameExpo Summit

Dubai is at the cutting edge of gaming technology and trends such as Web3 and the Metaverse, as well as being a crucial connecting hub between the super fast-growing MENA market and the more mature games industries in APAC, Europe and US.

We’ll be covering all these topics along with the fundamentals of raising investment, launching and growing successful games and showcasing the tools and services that support them. Indeed, with over 20 hours of content from 80+ speakers across 10 tracks, there will be something to inspire and inform all comers to the conference.

Our format is deliberately quick-fire to squeeze as much content as we can. Typically a single session will be around 20 minutes long, with 40-50 minutes allotted for the expert panels.


Web3 Wonders

Discover what lies ahead for the blockchain gaming scene and delve into the transformative techniques and strategies shaping this freshly-invigorated market.

Ownership, decentralisation, NFTs and more: elevate your gaming strategy with talks and panels covering web3 technology, and hear from experts who are shaping the way games are played and monetised.


State of Play – Industry Trends

Explore the dynamic landscape of gaming with State of Play: Industry Trends. Delve into the latest and hottest developments, facts, and figures from leading MENA games companies and beyond.

Gain valuable insights into emerging trends shaping the gaming industry. Stay ahead of the curve with exclusive analysis and perspectives on the ever-evolving gaming ecosystem.


Investment Insight

Unlock the secrets of successful investment with Investor Insight: The Investor Track. Stay updated on the latest trends in finance and gain practical insights into securing impactful funding for your business.

Receive expert investment advice and discover innovative funding ideas to propel your venture forward. Don’t miss out on this essential resource for financial growth and success.


Publishing Power

Explore the challenges and opportunities of games publishing. Including insights into the unique cultural and regulatory considerations of global regions, as well as strategies for navigating these challenges and maximising revenue potential to get the most out of your publishing deal and take your game’s launch to the next level.


The Developer Toolkit

Gain valuable expertise from game development professionals as they divulge insights into pivotal tools, software, and methodologies vital for crafting top-tier games.

Unlock optimization techniques, efficient workflows, and adept teamwork advice for ensuring excellence in game creation.


The Growth Track

In addition to mastering gameplay mechanics, understanding user acquisition and retention techniques is crucial for growing your game. Gain essential insights into effective strategies on how to grow your business in adverse and new environments, optimise your game’s user interface, and continuously analyse player feedback.

With these strategies for expanding into new territories and adapting to changing market conditions, you can attract and retain a dedicated player base, ensuring steady growth and success for your game.


Practical AI

Dive into AI’s pivotal role in game development, crafting immersive virtual worlds, optimising performance, and elevating player experiences. Learn to harness AI tools to push boundaries ethically, while addressing concerns.

Explore its evolution in enhancing gameplay, procedural generation, and adaptive systems, unlocking new heights in game design. Embrace AI’s transformative power while navigating ethical considerations to shape the future of gaming.



Unleash the full potential of cutting-edge advertising formats, in-app purchases (IAPs), and other groundbreaking monetization developments in this specialised track.

Stay ahead of the curve by exploring the latest advancements in targeted advertising, optimising IAP strategies, and leveraging innovative monetization models.

Discover the keys to effectively monetize your games and maximise revenue streams, ensuring long-term success and profitability in an ever-evolving industry landscape.


Game Dev Stories

Get inspired by the first-hand experiences of games developers as they share their latest projects, ground-breaking innovations, and invaluable lessons learned throughout their journey.

Gain exclusive insights into their creative process, discover the innovative solutions they’ve implemented, and uncover the wisdom they’ve gained along the way.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and fuel your own path to success in game development.


Powering Payments

Discover alternative revenue streams beyond conventional billing practices. Explore innovative methods to generate income in emerging markets and online platforms.

Adapt to the evolving payment landscape and capitalise on the opportunities presented by webstores.

Diversify your earning potential by learning about alternative ways to monetise your products or services.


Round Table Discussions

Discussion subjects include:

  • How the Next Wave of Cutting Edge Tech is Changing the Games Industry’s Future
  • How to Supercharge Esports’ Growth in 2024 and Beyond
  • How MENA Developers Can Nuture the Next Generation of Games Industry Talent
  • Games for Good: How Developers Can Enact Positive Changes in Society