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Saudi Arabia To Host Next World Forum In September

Esports and Gaming forum, The Next World Forum, will be coming to The Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia on September 7th and the 8th. The forum will bring together sector leaders and experts from all around the world to showcase new ideas, investment, talent development, and more. Organized by the Saudi Esports Federation, the Next World Forum will begin at the conclusion of Gamer8, the world’s biggest esports and gaming event, currently being held at Boulevard Riyadh City.

“The Next World Forum is an opportunity to shape the future agenda of esports and gaming — including the complete capture of full sector growth through investment and collaboration,” said Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, Chairman of the SEF. “All of us involved in gaming — an industry bigger than Hollywood and the music industry combined — are abundantly aware that there is still enormous room for development and advancement. But while we know that gaming is growing exponentially, the key aspect is about how we work together to make it even better. It is imperative that we propel a gaming and esports sector that offers rich opportunities for industry and governments while meeting and exceeding new expectations from gamers around business models. In pursuing that quest, Saudi Arabia, which has an aim to become not just one of the global leaders in esports and gaming, but the global leader, is a fitting host for the Next World Forum. We look forward immensely to welcoming the esports and gaming world to Riyadh on September 7th and 8th, as we convene for productive, purposeful, progressive, and prosperous discussions.”

Those attending the Next World Forum include ministers of sport from various nations, investors, gamers, developers, tech providers, start-ups, public sector representatives , brands and advertisers, publishers, broadcasters, and federations and leagues. More than 1,200 delegates from around the world will gather in Riyadh to discuss the most pertinent issues in esports and gaming.

The event will also feature a series of activations, gaming masterclasses, and bilateral meetings.

(All information was provided by Arab News)

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