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IAMAI’s Gaming Summit, GATO2021 to Focus on Regulatory Mechanisms & Investments

Place/Date: Mumbai - September 16th, 2021 at 8:34 pm UTC · 3 min read
Contact: Mr. Gaurav Chopra, Vice President, Source: IAMAI

Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), in association with Games24x7, will organise the fourth edition of India’s largest B2B gaming summit GATO’21 on 15th September, with a key focus on framing a gaming regulatory mechanism and creating the right conditions for more investment into the sector.

With the theme – Digital Gaming: The Next Leap, the conference will curate discussions around the importance of a regulatory framework, ameliorate concerns regarding taxation, discourage online gambling, and unlock immense potential of the segment by boosting employment, encouraging innovation and attracting more investment.

Shri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce (I&C) Department & Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (ITE&C), Government of Telangana; Smt. Tanushree DebBarma, IAS, Revenue Department, Government of Tripura; Bhavin Pandya, Co-Founder and CEO, Games24x7; among others are some of the key speakers at the summit. The event will be attended by over 800 business delegates and 100 brands.

Bhavin Pandya, Co-Founder and CEO, Games24x7, said:

“Online skill games, with the appropriate regulatory structure and support, have the potential to not only dominate India’s gaming sector, but also propel it to become the next online superpower.”

Akshat Rathee, MD, Nodwin Gaming, said:

“With the advent of social tools and technologies, engagement has rapidly evolved from the way we first analysed it. Looking forward to speaking with the panellists on what real engagement is and how it can become the common currency among creators, platforms and advertisers.”

Ali Hussein, CEO, Eros Now, said:

“I won’t be surprised if gaming emerges as one of the most significant contributors to the Indian economy in the future. But for that to happen, we need to start having the right conversation now. I am confident that GATO will do what is precisely required – bring all stakeholders together to discuss and create a conducive environment for the entire gaming ecosystem to expand.”

The event will also see the launch of a report – “Building up the e-gaming ecosystem of India and the influence of smartphones”, by IAMAI & OnePlus. The report talks about the booming egaming sector on the backbone of the smartphone industry.

About IAMAI

Established in 2004, the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is a not-for-profit industry body and the country’s only organization representing the digital services industry with over 320 Indian and multinational corporations as its members, which include established companies in diverse sectors of the digital ecosystem as well as start-ups. Its mandate is to expand and enhance the online and mobile valueadded services sectors. It is dedicated to presenting a unified voice of the businesses it represents to the government, investors, consumers and other stakeholders. IAMAI represents varied sectors like Digital Advertising, Digital Entertainment, TravelTech, Online Gaming, Digital Payments, FinTech, Digital Commerce, Edutech, Healthtech, Agritech, Blockchain, Big-data, ML, AI & IoT, AR/ VR, LogisticsTech etc.

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