Business of Gaming Forum to take place at Comic Con Africa

Reed Exhibitions and ReedPOP have announced the return of The Business of Gaming Forum, taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The event – which aims to connect businesses and brands within the South African gaming industry – will run alongside Comic Con Africa on September 23rd.

Business of Gaming Forum 2019
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The Business of Gaming Forum 2019 looks to inform and showcase opportunities and business pillars within the gaming industry and will focus on esports, branded gaming, and game development.

Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions commented on the event: “The 2019 Forum will set the tone for an engaging series of discussions and presentations by inspirational international and local keynote speakers, pioneering business leaders and gaming subject matter experts from across the globe, who are already changing the landscape of their industry.

“It is for those serious about the various enterprises relevant to the gaming sector, and topics such as ‘The overview of the South African gaming landscape’ and ‘Why South African game development is a great market for investment’ will offer thorough insight into this ever growing industry.”

Panels that will be hosted at the forum include ‘How to level-up – The secret to branded gaming’ and ‘What the African gaming ecosystem needs to grow’, bringing panelists from both local and international markets. Esports Insider’s very own Managing Director, Sam Cooke, and Head of Business Development and Media, Ollie Ring, will take part in the ‘Future proofing your esports and gaming brand, and why the time to act is now.’

Akshat Rathee, an entrepreneur who sold NODWIN Gaming to Nazara Technologies, will be sharing his expertise in gaming, telecommunications, and venture capital as part of a talk entitled ‘The business of esports and how the ecosystem makes money.’

The Forum is directed at business investors, brand executives, brand agencies, and managers as well as content creators, game developers, and esports businesses.

Seats are limited and booking in advance for the Business of Gaming Forum is advised. For more information, as well as for delegate packages and prices for the conference on the September 23rd, visit

Disclaimer: Esports Insider is a media partner of the Business of Gaming Forum 2019.

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