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Dubai World Game Expo 2009

Epic Games among the participants in this year's event.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 7, 2008 – Epic Games the leading game developer based in Cary, North Carolina and known for the infamous titles – Gears of War Series and Unreal Engine Technology has recently confirmed their participation to the upcoming Dubai World Game Expo 2009.

This marks the second year for Epic Games as an active contributor in the leading game event in the MENA region. “Participating in the Dubai World Game Expo 2009 is a strategic move for Epic Games. We have acknowledged the enormous growth potential of the Middle East, and joining the premier game exhibition opens doors of opportunities for our brands," said Jay Wilbur, vice president of Epic Games. "Over the past few years, the region's games business has matured tremendously, becoming more competitive as the new generation drives the market."

The success of Dubai World Game Expo 2008 has truly marked a breakthrough in the region’s game market. It has opened great opportunities for the global industry players to consider one of the most stable markets in the world – Middle East and Africa.

“The staging of the first expo was a daunting task as an organizer. But we believed that the MENA region, conservative as it is, is aggressively welcoming technological advances including the future of gaming. Recognizing this great cultural change in the Arab world has helped us develop the Dubai World Game Expo”, quips Eng. Anas Al Madani, vice president, Index Conferences & Exhibition. “This year we are very proud to bring the second sequel of the Game Expo, and we are honored to once again welcome Epic Games to maximize the full potential of the market in the Middle East and Africa.,” added Al Madani.

Visitors are welcome to see the Dubai World Game Expo and can look forward to a great show this year with big brands participating for the expo. Opportunities for business and partnerships will abound on this year’s exhibition. "

The DWGE 2009 is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and partners with the Italian Video Developers Conference, German Industry and Commerce Office (AHK), Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development – Emirates Science Club, Dubai Convention Bureau, Arabian Anti Piracy Alliance, Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

Dubai World Game Expo (DWGE) / Dubai World Game Summit (DWGS)

DWGE is organized by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions Organisation Est. under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and the Arts Authority. DWGE is the computer game’s gateway of MENA region and it is home of interactive gaming. The DWGE will also highlight the 2nd Dubai World Game Summit (DWGE) and attendees will witness the unveiling of latest in the interactive game industry and the vast business opportunities for the MENA region. www.gameexpo.ae / http://www.gameexpo.ae/specialEvents.php

ABOUT the Organizer

INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions Organisation Est.

Established in January 1991 as a 100% UAE national company, INDEX specializes in organizing international, national and regional medical, scientific and trade conferences and exhibitions. INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Org. also shares a working joint venture with recognized government associations and offers the best of all services with a dedicated and professional team.

Contact DWGE:

INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions Organisation Est.

www.index.ae / www.gameexpo.ae

Tel : +971 4 362 4717

e-mail : gameexpo@index.ae

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