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First edition of DGC Africa to be held in Tunisia in 2019 (CNCI).

(TAP) -- The National Centre of Cinema and Image (CNCI) and the Digital Games Conference (DGC) agreed us they signed a partnership accord on Tuesday in Marsa to organise the first edition of DGC Africa in Tunisia in 2019.

In order to support and develop the gaming industry in Tunisia, the partnership agreement between CNCI and DGC announces the participation of Tunisia in the DGC 2018 to be held on April 12 and 13, 2018 in Dubai, with 20 companies active in the gaming field.

This agreement is part of the CNCI's support to the creative digital industry, Head of CNCI Chiraz Laatiri told TAP.

The management of this new cultural industry meets the growing needs of the local market in terms of video games use and production, she pointed out.

"Through this agreement, the CNCI will encourage young Tunisian developers through artistic and technical training in this new digital image production by supporting them logistically in international meetings such as DGC Dubai", she added.

The organisation of the DGC Africa in Tunisia in 2019 will also provide an opportunity to highlight Tunisia's strategic assets as a platform in the gaming world for the African Continent, she added.

The DGC is a leading conference in the gaming industry in the MENA region, DGC Games Founder Habib Chams said.

This annual meeting held in Dubai is a fair that brings together all video games stakeholders in the MENA region, besides the participation of foreign companies and international experts in gaming, he pointed out.

This initiative aims to develop the gaming industry in the Arab world with the creation of a platform so as to attract international gaming industries in the MENA region and to support networking between foreign and MENA regions companies in this field.

Chams further noted that this two-day annual meeting is an opportunity to bring together creative talents in the region through competitions, training workshops and B2B meetings with top international manufacturers in gaming.

700 companies from over 35 countries are expected to attend the 2018 DGC, he added.

For her part, Executive Director of Smart Tunisia project Soukaina Rahmani highlighted the importance of the partnership with CNCI in order to develop the gaming sector in Tunisia to encourage young Tunisian developers to stay in their country.

Smart Tunisia aims to help young developers to develop their creativity and unleash their potentials in Tunisia and not to flee the country.

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Date:Dec 19, 2017
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