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MTN Ghana Hosts First Game Conference In Accra

MTN Ghana has organized the premier Game Conference at the Accra Digital Center on Friday 30th of August, 2019.

Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana, Noel Kojo- Ganson expressed his satisfaction with the attendance and commitment of stakeholders in the Gaming industry.

He commended the guest speakers whoes in-depth knowledge in the area will boost the confidence of the youth to recognize the economic monetary potential in Games.

Noel Kojo- Ganson said “the Gaming industry has proven itself globally to be an economic force to reckon with, employing thousands of individuals and generating revenues they never imagined’. 

Some experts in the Game Industry, notably Eric Elder who is a renowned international gamer with several years of experience in the gaming industry was the key note speaker.

He is the founder of OW! (Online Worlds) Entertainment which was established in 1997 to create virtual worlds for movie & TV properties. His revolutionary Game Wizards video game training program, which has helped launch the careers of some of the top talent in AAA games today, celebrates 16 years in business this year.

He said one can start the Game business with any theme or topic for business, sports or anything and it can be developed to grow.

Johana Riquier, a Business Development Manager at Unity Technologies was another resource person who said African culture and content must be visible, while Africans must work together.

Her focus was ensuring developer adoption, relations and revenue growth in the entire Europe Middle East and Africa. 

The MTN Gaming Conference is to provide Gamers, stakeholders, app developers and gaming enthusiasts the opportunity to connect with others who share their interests within the world of gaming while exchanging ideas on how to develop interactive games.

The conference was an engagement with specific industry players whose works can be enhanced through digital means.  

Eyiram Tawiah, one of the resource personnel urged Gamers to be prepared to sacrifice and work in teams. He commended MTN Ghana for hosting the conference.

Triforce Johnson, Founder and CEO of Empire Arcadia also hinted that Ghana has a huge magnificent potential to benefit from Gaming.

MTN Ghana has been involved in conferences for persons in the creative arts and music industry on Intellectual Property and Protection of inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, and images created by the mind.

The mobile telecom giants also held a session for journalists in the area of digital journalism.

The MTN Game conference which was well attended will create opportunities for Gamers realizing the importance and value from the earlier industry engagements.

The MTN Game Conference intends to bring together stakeholders (programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals and business decision-makers) to exchange ideas in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences to shape the future of the industry in Ghana.

There was a panel discussion on selected topics in the area of the Art and Science of Games, the Business of Games and Game Art Design.

Some of the participants received prizes from MTN Ghana for their contributions.

It was disclosed that Gaming has a big future as there are over 2.47Billion Gamers worldwide

Source: Sammy Heywood Okine/

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