28 January 2022 7:38

Is digital gaming the next frontier in Australia-India relationships?

Australia’s gaming industry is advanced with its own licensed content, India is enjoying investments from global tech giants.

The Perth USAsia Centre is inviting interested people for a virtual discussion on digital gaming as the next frontier in the Australia-India relationship.

The Centre’s next session is entitled ‘Beyond Delhi series: Digital Gaming as the Next Frontier in the Australia-India Relationship.’

In fact, the Government of India’s ‘Australian Economic Strategy’ has identified digital gaming opportunities with Bengaluru as an emerging sector for Indian-Australian collaboration.

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In India, Bengaluru is often described as India’s Silicon Valley and Mumbai has the world’s largest and fastest-growing entertainment industries that attract mainstream consumers.

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Image source: Digital Gaming – @CANVA

While Australia’s gaming industry is advanced with its own licensed content, India is enjoying investments from Alibaba and Tencent.

The proposed webinar will explore how Australia and India can benefit from shared experiences, technology, investment, and partnerships.

The proposed speakers include:

  • Biren Ghose, Country Head, Technicolor India
  • Jens Schroeder, Director of Member and Industry Relations, Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA)
  • Sonia Arakkal, Policy Fellow, Perth USAsia Centre (moderator)

The Centre located at the University of Western Australia is a non-partisan, not-for-profit institution strengthening relationships and strategic thinking between Australia, the Indo-Pacific, and the USA.

It is a leading think tank focusing on geopolitical issues, policy development, and building a strategic affairs community across government, business and academia. 

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