WN Conference Abu Dhabi'24

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About

The WN Conference in Abu Dhabi provided the opportunity to forge connections and discover new partners for all the participants. For instance, throughout the event, attendees had the chance to engage with representatives from AD Gaming, our esteemed partners, and a government-led initiative aimed at elevating the Emirate into a global gaming powerhouse.

The conference agenda included a diverse variety of topics, ranging from game analytics and team dynamics to strategies for success, web3 gaming, fundraising, the integration of AI in game technology, and beyond.

Meet Our Featured Speakers!

Nick Phipps

Senior Game Designer
Ubisoft Abu Dhabi

Mohamed Salama

Senior Partner
Unity

Roman Gurskiy

Managing Director
GEM Capital

Sultan Al Riyami

Section Head of AD Gaming
Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

Ilayda Bayari

Country Manager, Turkey & MENA
Xsolla

David Fernandez Remesal

CEO
Sandsoft Games

Abdullah Konash

Senior Product Manager
Nine66 - Publishing (Savvy Games Group)

Varvara Iaffa

Head of Promotion and Cooperation with Mobile Platforms and Stores
MY.GAMES

Saifi Ismail

Director and President
Yalla Group

Pieter van der Pijl

CEO & Co-Founder
Triple Dragon Limited

Tarek Fouad

Partner
Shorooq Partners

Vincent Ghossoub

Co-Founder
Nifty Craft

Mario Rizzo

Co-Founder & CEO
Artisan Studios, Inc.

Kristina Lasenko (Frolova)

Managing Partner & CEO
Global Gaming Hub

Jide Maduako

CEO
Yoke Network

Yassine Tahi

Co-Founder & CEO
Kinetix

Oz Silahtar

GM Europe & Mena
Leonardo AI

Arseny Lebedev

Co-Founder & CEO
Original Games

Ivan Trancik

CEO
SuperScale

Sahil Modi

Partnership Manager
Audiomob

Ziad Talge

Founder and CEO
Yayy

Anna Puzakova

Influencer Marketing & Operations Director
HypeFactory

Anna Lipatova

Head of Client Excellence
HypeFactory

Aleksandra Kurdyumova

Co-Founder
FUTURA.digital

Natalia Chirkova

Head of Marketing
Axlebolt

Leonid Blinov

Head of Gaming EE - TikTok for Business

David Parra

VP Product & Technology
Nine66 – a Savvy Games Group company

Ahmed Abdelkhalek

Digital Natives Manager MENA
Google Cloud

Sumeet Surana

Investment Director
Cypher Capital

Oz Syed

Senior Developer Relations
Audiomob

Vasily Dolin

Gaming Industry Manager
Google

Saad Hameed

Founder & CEO
Game District

Andrei Kozik

COO
Playsense

Igor Bazhanov

CEO
Tap Empire

Roman Povolotskii

Co-Founder
SIDUS HEROES

Olga Rogoz

User Generated Content Expert
UGC Ninja

Program

Two Days' Worth of Cutting-Edge Industry Knowledge

Download program* *The program may be updated

UTC+4

09:30 - 11:00

Welcome Coffee

11:00 - 11:05

Welcome to WN Conference Abu Dhabi!

Pavel Ryaykkonen
WN Media Group
11:05 - 11:10

Opening Remarks

Julia Lebedeva (Kraskovskaia)
WN Media Group
11:10 - 12:00
Panel Discussion

Setting Up Gaming Business in the GCC Region

Moderator Pieter van der Pijl
Triple Dragon
Mario Rizzo
Artisan Studios, Inc.
Aleksandra Kurdyumova
FUTURA.digital
David Parra
Nine66 – a Savvy Games Group company
12:00 - 12:30
Solo Talk

A Deep Dive into Game Design: What It Really Takes to Turn an Idea into an Actual Game Design

Nick Phipps
Ubisoft Abu Dhabi
12:30 - 13:00
Fireside Chat

Evolving Strategies. New Approaches to Games’ Launch and Market Expansion

Leonid Blinov
TikTok
Natalia Chirkova
Axlebolt
13:00 - 14:00

Refreshments Break

14:00 - 14:30
Duo Talk

Industry Trends and Insights by Google. Make sure to register in advance

Vasily Dolin
Google
Ahmed Abdelkhalek
Google Cloud
14:30 - 15:30
Panel Discussion

Power Plays: Navigating Investment Landscapes and Gaming Trends in 2024

Moderator Roman Gurskiy
GEM Capital
Tarek Fouad
Shorooq Partners
Sultan Al Riyami
Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
Kristina Lasenko (Frolova)
Global Gaming Hub
David Fernandez Remesal
Sandsoft Games
15:30 - 16:00
Fireside Chat

Power of Rewarded Audio Ads

Abdullah Konash
Nine66 - Publishing (Savvy Games Group)
Oz Syed
Audiomob
Sahil Modi
Audiomob
16:00 - 16:30
Solo Talk

Spatial Computing and Web 3.0

Mohamed Salama
Unity
16:30 - 16:40

Raffle

16:40 - 17:10
Solo Talk

The Rise of Mobile Gaming in Pakistan. Impact on MENA Region

Saad Hameed
Game District
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Lecture
Sponsored by TikTok

Meet the Dev Showcase Jury

Johnnemann Nordhagen

Founder and Creative Director
Dim Bulb Games

Jason O'Connell

Creative Director
Saber Interactive

Keaton White

Senior Manager, Game Production
Riot Games

Valerio di Donato

CEO
34BigThings

Alena Dubrovina

Art Director
Larian Studios

Matvei Mashchenko

CEO
Brightika INC

Pre-party

*for Standard and Premium badge holders

WN Main Party

*For Premium badge holders only

Location & Accomodation

YAS MARINA CIRCUIT GP HALLS

Floor Plan

Partners

General Partner


AD Gaming is a government-led initiative that amasses the broad efforts throughout Abu Dhabi to transform the Emirate into a global gaming hub. With a focus on talent development, game development and esports, AD Gaming is accelerating the growth of the region’s gaming industry, providing career opportunities for aspiring talent and creating world class content from the capital of the UAE.

Platinum Partners & Supporters

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Media Partners

Contacts

Pavel Ryaykkonen

CEO & Founder
pavel@wn.media

Julia Lebedeva

COO & Sales
Partner
julia@wn.media
Telegram: @Julia_Lebedeva
LinkedIn: Julialebedeva

Yuliana Baygazova

Marketing & PR
marketing@wn.media

Antonio Pasalic

Program Director
antonio@wn.media