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10 APAC Gaming Conferences You Must Not Miss in 2024

The global gaming industry is poised for exponential growth, with a projected worth of $321 billion by 2026, as reported by PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2022-26. This impressive expansion is fueled by the rapid integration of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies into video games, as well as the burgeoning professional gaming sector. Notably, the Asia Pacific (APAC) region has emerged as the epicenter of this industry, boasting a remarkable 43% market revenue share in 2022.

Nueconomy understands the significance of this thriving sector and its potential impact on economic development. In our ongoing commitment to providing market insights, we’ve identified a curated list of must-attend and upcoming gaming events and gaming conferences which are a must-attend for economic development organizations seeking to engage with this high-growth market.

  1. Digital Gaming India Expo 2024
    The Digital Gaming India Expo, to be held over three days from January 17 to 19, 2024 at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, connects the Indian and worldwide gaming industry ecosystems to enable collaboration among gaming companies and presents the latest innovations in domains such as AR/VR, Robotics, and NFT. The event allows industry professionals and gaming fans to stay up to date on the latest advancements and trends, meet with business partners, and explore the industry’s newest solutions.

  2. Taipei GameShow
    Since its inception in 2003, the event has grown to become Taiwan’s largest gaming expo. It strives to provide a forum for game creators both within and outside of Taiwan to present their work, and it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre. Hosted alongside TGS is a forum for the Asia Pacific Game Summit (APGS), which hosts academicians and industry professionals and conducts events and talkshows related to game development, games operations and marketing metaverse, and blockchain.  The show will be hosted at Taipei Nangang Show Centre from January 25 to 26, 2024.

  3. PlayX4
    Play X4 provides a platform for the showcasing of new games from local and foreign gaming firms, as well as organising a range of programmes such as retro marketplaces, cosplay events, and e-sports championships. The tentative dates for the next edition of the event are May 23-26, 2024. The event will take place in Seoul, South Korea, at the KINTEX Exhibition Centre. 

  4. China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference (ChinaJoy)
    ChinaJoy is the most prominent event in the global digital entertainment sector, held annually in July in Shanghai, China. The event features internet and console games, as well as hardware products associated to digital entertainment. The event is also accompanied by a number of conferences, including the China Digital Entertainment Congress and the China Game Developers Conference.

  5. Tokyo Game Show
    A popular video games convention annually conducted by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association in collaboration with Nikkei Business Publications, TGS is historically one of the most gaming events globally. The event will be held at the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan, and is highly sought after by Japanese and international video game developers. The 2024 edition will be held in September 2024, and the exact dates are to be decided.

  6. GamesCom Asia
    The satellite Asian edition of the world’s biggest computer and video games festival, Gamescom, Gamescom Asia is organized by Koelnmesse Singapore with support from the German Games Industry Association. It will present game developers with a premium opportunity to explore partnerships and expand their audiences in the global competitive horizon. The event has historically striven to be the best in the lot in Southeast Asia, and the 2024 edition will be held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, in the month of October.

  7. Games Connect Asia Pacific
    GCAP is Australia’s largest game development industry convention. The event is geared towards upskilling and connecting the Australian sector through education, knowledge sharing, and the establishment of new personal and commercial networks. The 2023 edition’s focus theme was ‘Empower,’ and it included three days of knowledge-exchange sessions and workshops geared at intermediate and advanced game creators, as well as prime networking opportunities for its delegates. The 2024 edition will be held in Melbourne, Australia, in October 2024.

  8. PAX Australia
    Held annually at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, PAX Aus brings together top publishers, independent studios, and game developers, for panels, game demos, networking and community events, and tournaments.

  9. Gstar
    G-Star is South Korea’s largest and most accessible business-to-business gaming event. It is the ideal option if you’re looking to meet all of Asia Pacific’s prominent players in gaming. The event will have a consumer expo and a business arena, both of which will be held concurrently, and will bring together numerous key decision-makers, facilitating the sort of opportunity that cannot be missed in the gaming industry. The next edition is announced to be held in November 2024, in Busan.

  10. ASEAN Gaming Summit
    The ASEAN Gaming Summit is a three-day gaming event hosted in Manila, Philippines, that has earned the reputation of being a crossroads for every facet of the industry. The event encourages the exchange of knowledge and contacts across Asia’s online and land-based gaming companies. The edition in 2023 brought together approximately 1,300 delegates from 44 nations around the world. The next edition will be held from March 19-21, 2024, at Shangri-La at the Fort, and will be the event’s sixth year. Pre-registrations for the event are currently being accepted.

  11. Game Developers Conference 2024 (GDC)
    Scheduled to be hosted between 18th and 22nd March 2024, the Game Developers Conference 2024 is one of the events you can’t afford to miss being in the industry. Since its inception in 1988, the expo has come a long way to now be featuring the industry’s highest-grossing releases from top players like Epic, Intel, and Amazon, and setting the industry benchmark. The expo covers discussions, panels, and roundtables on industry trends, advancements, and recent technological roll-outs in gaming, along with developmental tools and services. 


Nueconomy’s Value Proposition:


Attending these major events is key for you as an economic development organisation to get a unique vantage point to engage with industry leaders, gain invaluable market intelligence, and foster mutually beneficial relationships in the burgeoning Asia-Pacific game development sector landscape.

Nueconomy assists you in navigating and maximizing opportunities at these major conferences so that you don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the growth story in the world’s most significant gaming sector. We partner with leading economic development organisations worldwide, offering comprehensive support for investment attraction, export promotion, and B2B collaboration efforts. Whether you’re looking to forge partnerships, explore investment prospects, or gain deeper insights into this dynamic market, our expertise and industry connections can help you achieve your goals.

For inquiries and further assistance, please reach out to Nueconomy, your strategic partner in unlocking the potential of the APAC game development sector. 

(Game Development, FDI Lead generation, Asia-Pacific, APAC, econdev, India)

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