10 October 2006

Ericsson Backs eGames

Ericsson today announced the company is joining forces with Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM), the Rusayl-based Technology Park, and sponsor eGames 2006, scheduled for 10 – 11 December at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (www.egamesoman.blogspot.com).

On the conference, organiser Mohammed Al Maskari, Director General, KOM said: "We feel that eGames is well timed, happening at this rapidly moving point in the mobile and serious gaming industry as more sophisticated gaming products and gaming enabled mobile phones start to hit the consumer market and when globally gaming is worth more than cinema, video and CD sales."

According to Al Maskari, the eGames Conference is dedicated to meeting the needs of professionals focused on mobile and serious games and their educational and commercial applications. "Attendees will include decision-makers setting the standards and looking for insights to improve their businesses and they come to eGames to get the opportunity to drill down to the key issues," said KOM's Director General.

"By delivering the conference keynote address Ericsson will play an important role at eGames. We're delighted to welcome them as partners, they bring with them a wealth of international experience in the gaming space. In addition to Ericsson's participation we've confirmed presenters from Europe and North America that are at the bleeding edge of the gaming industry, it'll be an exciting two days," remarked Ibtisam Al Faruji, KOM's Head of Marketing.

Commenting on their involvement, Peter Andersson, General Manager for Ericsson in Oman said: "We fully support eGames as it provides a unique opportunity for experts in the gaming industry, business and education to exchange ideas and perspectives as well as share understanding and best practice relating to the future of the Gulf's growing mobile and serious gaming community."

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