Asia’s biggest gaming, digital media and entertainment Content Expo, IndiaJoy 2018 will make its debut at HICC and HITEX, in Hyderabad. The five day event supported by Government of Telangana and facilitated by Telangana VFX, Animation & Gaming Association (TVAGA) is divided into B2B area for business, B2C for audiences and Gaming, Animation, film enthusiasts between 2-6 December.
IndiaJoy’s objective is to become the leading media and digital entertainment convergence of influential minds, India Game Developers Conference, which includes Unite India (Unity), Indywood (Film and VFX), Indian Games Expo (IGX), ASIFA CG Meetups, AnimationXpress, Playmax esports, Google Developers Day, Association of Designers of India (ADI) and other interesting and exciting activities under one platform.
In the inaugural address, Government of Telangana principal secretary of industries and commerce Jayesh Ranjan said, “IndiaJoy 2018 will bring significant value to the industry largely comprising of Animation, Gaming, VFX, AR, VR content developers and investors. We are fully committed to support and help showcase this event on a global scale. Our goal is to make this as an annual affair and make IndiaJoy as the go to trade expo for the finest of minds from the global AVGC industry. It will be a 360-degree Talent-Entertainment-Networking (TEN) experience never created before.”
“We are pleased to associate and provide our support to IndiaJoy 2018. The state government is actively encouraging its domestic game industry to go global. IndiaJoy 2018 will unfold tremendous benefits and opportunities for investors, corporations, studios, content developers, delegates, consumers, hardware manufacturers and students, through its well-conceived series of networking, trade exhibitions, product launches, B2B and B2C events,” stated TVAGA president and Green Gold Animation CEO Rajeev Chilaka .
“We are delighted to share with you, in the very debut year, this biggest media and digital entertainment expo attracted interest from the leading names in the industry. With a total area of over several thousand square meters, the event will feature 15+ events, 25000 delegates, 300 exhibitors, 500 speakers from 50 countries,” noted TVAGA vice president and PurpleTalk CEO Sridhar Muppidi.
The Gaming, Animation Digital Media and Entertainment week will kick off with Asifa CG Meet up on 2 December. This will be followed by a series of daylong events from 3-6 December featuring Google Day, Indie Game Developers Day, AnimationXpress Investor Connect and ASIFA CG Meet up. The event will also showcase Unite, VR/AR/MR, Indywood and Indian Gaming Expo. Every day, the evening will culminate with Hyderabad Music Festival. IndiaJoy in association with Playmax will be hosting esports carnival with a range of PC and console games.
“It is an aggregator platform, bringing together prestigious International events in one place to unfold opportunities for investors, corporations, studios, content developers, delegates, consumers, hardware manufacturers and students, through series of networking, trade exhibitions, product launches, B2B and B2C events,” mentioned IndiaJoy organiser and head Ravi Kiran.
Following are the key Highlights of IndiaJoy 2018:
The India Game Developer Conference (IGDC): India’s premier Game Developers Conference IGDC imparts insights, skills, keeping in mind global trends making it the most significant event of its kind in South Asia.
Unite India: Unity Inc. brings together creative, interactive learning and a chance to connect with experts and get a glimpse of the future.
AnimationXpress Investor Connect brings together animation, VFX and gaming stakeholders on one platform with conferences and screenings.
ASIFA CG Meetups celebrates the art of animation and gives artists the opportunity to network globally.
Indian Games Expo: IGXcombines the fastest growing Online Gaming entertainment industry which is one of the world’s most rapidly expanding consumer markets.
Indywood: Indywood is the confluence of world cinema and brings together passion and aspiration enabling enthusiasts to meet connect and showcase.
PlaymaxESports Carnival: The biggest gaming Carnival in India with games like PUBG, WWE, FIFA, LoL, DoTA, Counter Strike.
Pandora indie music fest: Unwind at Pandora where a large array of emerging and sensational Indian musicians and DJs performing for Indiajoy.
Association of Designers of India: ADI vision is to be a world-class network representing professional interests of Indian Design community, creating a meaningful interface between design professionals, people as users, the industry, education institutions and the policymakers.
Anthill investor connect: Anthill Ventures, an investment and speed-scaling platform for early growth stage startups, in partnership with Suresh Productions, one of the largest Indian film production and distribution companies will listen to a pre-curated set of startups.
HITEX and HICC, the venue for all the above events will be held across eight halls adding up to a mighty 301,280 sq.ft and an open display area of 353,197 sq.ft. The Government of Telangana is the prime promoter of not for profit Umbrella Expo –IndiaJoy, it is facilitated by Telangana VFX, Animation & Gaming Association (TVAGA) – a non-profit association established to promote & support growth of animation, gaming &visual effects industry.
It is an exciting moment for the industry. According to industry analysts, in terms of regions, Asia-Pacific builds out its lead with revenues of $71.4 billion in 2018. With markets like India, Asia-Pacific is home to the fastest-growing gaming market globally.
Driven by increased smartphone adoption, better internet infrastructure, and competitive and immersive mobile games, these markets have boosted the region to capture 52 per cent of the global market.
Registrations are open to organisation and individuals related to media and digital entertainment industry. The interesting deals at the registration desk are the “All Access Pass” that grants access to all the events for both visitors and those participating on all six days. Registration can be done at www.indiajoy.in