PGC Riyadh Leaders Summit 2022


Welcome to a new kind of top from the team behind PG Connects.

Intended for senior executives, founders, decision-makers and entrepreneurs, you will benefit from conferences and round tables as well as exclusive networking activities. It all takes place in the unique setting of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, one of the fastest growing regions in the games industry – the MENA market is expected to grow by 8.2% this year.

Unlike our usual PGC conferences, this will be a more “off the record” experience without the presence of press or sales representatives, allowing for deeper conversations, more open informal networking and less knowledge sharing. protected.

More than just a summit, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with luxurious networking lunches, desert camp explorations and (for those with the all-access package) even a VIP night out at the famous Soundstorm music concert too. …

What to expect
This summit will take place in Riyadh at the end of November and the beginning of December. It is designed to bring together approximately 100-200 leading games industry companies and individuals from the MENA region and overseas to share their knowledge, network and generally help chart the next decade of this incredible industry.

You’ll tackle many of the big issues affecting the region and the wider global industry, from fundraising, training and recruiting in AU, to monetization models and adoption (or not) new technologies and opportunities.

This will be delivered via a mix of presentations from industry leaders as well as guided panel discussions allowing for a deeper dive into key topics, and we will also unveil’s inaugural Top 30 MENA gaming companies list.

Already confirmed to participate in the conference and panel program, renowned industry experts from across the region and beyond…

Kadri Harma, CEO, Nine66
Yannick Theler, CEO, Savvy Games Studios
David Fernandez, CEO, Sandsoft Games
Samer Abbas, CEO, Game Zanga
Kay Gruenwoldt, Vice President, Publishing Nine66
Moussab Almalki, CEO of Spoilz
Kiliyamannil Abdul Kader, Managing Director, PlayStation Saudi (MECL)
…but we’re just getting started, so expect to hear more soon!

Of course, it’s the games industry, so you’re also here to have fun, let loose in the company of like-minded people from the games industry. Both types of tickets include the evening dinner activity and food on the first evening. We will attend a desert camp to experience desert buggies, camels, falcons, food and entertainment.

Then, for a special treat, a limited extended ticket also offers access to a VIP sky box at the Soundstorm music festival! Taking place on December 1, you’ll join a select group enjoying the thrill of this world-class musical event, fully catered for with food and drink…please note, however, that these numbers are limited.

Soundstorm VIP ticket option
The PGC Leaders Summit coincides beautifully with the start of the incredible Soundstorm music event taking place in the region. We have a limited number of VIP tickets which include access to a sky box at the festival, fully stocked with food and drink. If you would like to join those of us enjoying this spectacle on day two of the Summit, please purchase the exclusive Summit + Soundstorm ticket at checkout.

Who can attend?
This event is for C-suite or Director+ level people. Places are very limited and we cannot guarantee your admission if you are not yet an entrepreneur.

If you are unsure and would like to ask us if a suitable place is available, please contact [email protected] or communicate your interest using this form.

You will need to have a valid passport and arrange your own necessary travel visas. Visitors from many countries can enter Saudi Arabia through the convenient new eVisa program. If you are from one of the 49 countries listed or you are a GCC resident, you can apply now online. The cost is 535 SAR / $140 and is valid for one year.

If you are not from one of the 49 eligible countries, please contact your local embassy to check entry requirements.

Where to stay?
The ticket price does not include travel or accommodation, but there are many wonderful places to stay in the area.

The Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC hotel is the best option, given its proximity to the event itself.

Alternatively, the DoubleTree by Hilton Riyadh Financial District Hotel & Suites is a 15-minute drive away.

More information will be available closer to the event on our official website.

Who is behind?
This summit is hosted by the Steel Media team, who have many years of experience covering and connecting the gaming industry with leading media such as and, events such as the PG Connects conference series, Big Indie Pitches and many professional mixers.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship or block ticket bookings for this summit or future conferences and events, please contact Lisa at [email protected] or book a chat using Calendly.

Presented with our partners…
Nine66 is a new company based in Riyadh, made up of gaming industry veterans. It builds an ecosystem to support and empower game developers around the world. Nine66 provides infrastructure, publishing, skills development, networking, capital and consulting services to game studios and developers in Saudi Arabia and around the world. Learn more at

Crowne Plaza Riyadh DRC Hotel & Convention

Wady Al Muaydin Street
#Unit 4
Saudi Arabia


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