The upcoming “Africa Gaming Expo” (AGE) in Lagos is set to be a groundbreaking event, bringing together the who’s who of the gaming world. Mr. Basir Are, the Chairman of the Federation of State Gaming Regulation of Nigeria and CEO of Lagos State Lottery and Gaming Authority, spilled the beans at a recent press conference in Victoria Island, Lagos. This event isn’t just another conference; it’s a pivotal moment for gaming in Africa and beyond.
Are highlighted that the gaming industry isn’t just playing games; it’s a major economic activity with a significant role in the financial technology evolution globally. The Expo, themed “Exploring the Future of Africa’s Gaming Market: Emerging Trends, Prospects and Opportunities,” is scheduled for March 12th to 15th, 2024. And it’s not just any old get-together; it’s endorsed by big names like The Federal Ministry of Tourism of Nigeria, Botswana Gambling Authority, Ghana Gaming Commission, and others.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is set to deliver a keynote address that’s bound to be more than just a few words. Expect a deep dive into the industry, with experts and leaders sharing their two cents on everything from market trends to the social impact of gaming.
What’s on the Agenda?
The Expo will be buzzing with panel discussions, insights on regulations, responsible gaming, market trends, and the impact of technology. The event is set to be held at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.
Are didn’t shy away from the tough topics. He pointed out the industry’s challenges, like multiple taxation and licensing and the need for standardization in gaming equipment. It’s all about ensuring Africa doesn’t become just another market for gaming products but a leader in the field.
Mrs. Adenike Oyebamiji, Project Coordinator of AGE Lagos 2024, emphasized the importance of this inaugural event, especially at a time when Africa’s gaming industry is booming. It’s more than just a meeting; it’s a chance for the continent’s gaming platforms to go global.
AGE Lagos 2024 is shaping up to be more than just an expo. It’s a convergence of minds, ideas, and innovations that could redefine the future of gaming in Africa and beyond.