Events

Booking Information

Venue

Virtual event


accessible from your workstation

Date

6 Dec 2021

AEDT

Time

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Industry

Information & Communications Technology

Reference No

CMP-18551-T7Y5V5

Beyond Delhi-Karnataka: Digital gaming

About event:

Karnataka is the IT hub of India, and home to the fourth largest technology cluster in the world. Recently, India’s Innovation Index ranked it as the most innovative state for the second time. Karnataka’s capital, Bengaluru has been designated as the Silicon Valley of India with many predicting it will become India’s gaming corridor.

The Government of India’s ‘Australian Economic Strategy’ has identified digital gaming opportunities with Bengaluru as an emerging sector for Indian-Australian collaboration.  Already one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing entertainment industries before COVID-19 hit, gaming has further expanded during the lockdowns. With the ongoing global proliferation of smartphones, new monetisation models, and the refinement of revenue streams such as microtransactions, games are increasingly attracting mainstream consumers.

Australia’s gaming industry is highly advanced and produces its own licensed content, while India’s gaming industry is enjoying investments from global giants such as Alibaba and Tencent. Both countries can benefit from sharing experiences, upscaling technologically and partnering to encourage investment. The most recent example of Australian company Mogul, and Indian company Critical X, who successfully partnered in 2019 to target mobile gamers in India. This program will explore the opportunities in digital gaming with Bengaluru, and the modalities for future Australia-India software partnerships.

Who should attend: Australian IT companies, with a focus on the digital gaming industry
Speakers:

1) Biren Ghose, Country Head, Technicolor India 
2) Sam Freeman, Trade Commissioner – Bengaluru, Austrade
3) Jens Schroeder, Director of Member and Industry Relations, Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) 
4) Sonia Arakkal, Policy Fellow, Perth USAsia Centre (moderator)  

Costs:

These events are free, but participants must register. The registration confirmation email will include all webinar log-on information.

Registration:

Register online

For more information please contact:

Ashka Navalawala 
Austrade, Sydney 
Ashka.Navalawala@austrade.gov.au 

Adil Mohamed
Austrade, Chennai
Adil.Mohamed@austrade.gov.au