New Delhi, March 17: India Gaming Conclave, an initiative aimed to be an annual event for the stakeholders to converge and discuss on working towards a legalized and regulated Gaming industry in India was launched in capital today. The event aimed at educating and creating awareness on all aspects of Gaming.
AIGF (All India Gaming Federation), an apex body for the Gaming Industry in India launched its annual IP event, ‘India Gaming Conclave’ a one-stop platform for all the stakeholders of the Gaming Industry & promises immense pool of possibilities for the Industry which is still at a nascent stage in India.
Official spokesperson said it was an effort taken by the federation to bring together various dignitaries including Law Commission Chairman, Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan, Member of Parliament & Supreme Court, KTS Tulsi & Om Prakash Yadav, Director Ministry of Electronics & IT.
The event also witnessed the launch of Gaming 360 which is AIGF’s, one-stop portal for Gaming related news & activities across India and around the globe. The event included an interesting workshop to create a roadmap on legal, business & regulatory elements for Gaming operations in India, which was moderated by Nishith Desai Associates. This was followed by sessions on GST & its implications on Gaming Industry, FDI & issues faced by international investors by Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan & insights on Policy making & regulation by LawNK.
Recent developments and trends in online gaming platforms have created new possibilities for cybercriminals to swindle huge amounts of money from an industry that is worth nearly $100 billion. And what’s worrisome is the players themselves are becoming victims of this new form of crime. The event also touched upon this very issue & held a special panel discussion onInternational best practices in Cyber Security & Player protection & Law enforcement by PMU & GLI.
Talking to the media, Justice Chouhan, Law Commission Chairman congratulated AIGF for conceptualizing a brilliant platform to witness effective dialogues between operators & stakeholders on the current issues in the industry & to bring together various influencers & law makers to initiate legalization & regulation in Gaming Industry.
Mr. Roland Landers, CEO AIGF was quoted saying, “IGC is our effort to bring industry together & provide it with a platform where the stakeholders can make their voices heard. We appreciate the presence of such dignitaries at the inaugural event & are hopeful that in the coming years it will witness more such powerful presence to help us make a difference.”
All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has been created as a not-for-profit entity focussed on policy advocacy, research and forum for discussion amongst various stakeholders associated with the Gaming industry.