About
The growth potential of the Indian gaming market is huge: it's a market full of English speakers and younger gamers; a growing middle class; tremendous smartphone and internet penetration; ubiquitous digital payments; and a growing IT sector.

But to really get the most out of this opportunity, it's important to understand the various distinctions that make gaming in India so unique – and uniquely challenging for western game developers entering into the market.

Join this VB Live event to learn more about the opportunity for developers of every size, how to transcend the biggest challenges, tackle the region's payment, tax, and compliance hurdles, and best practices to help you find an audience and perform well, and more.

Register now!

Presented by VentureBeat x Xsolla.
When
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 · 10:00 AM PDT (GMT -7:00)
WATCH ON-DEMAND
Agenda
  • The lowest barriers to enter for new developers
  • The challenges that face new competitors – and how to overcome them
  • The top-performing monetization strategies for the market
  • Building dependable revenue streams
  • Establishing a solid, secure payments strategy
Presenters
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Florent Vallauri
Managing Director, South Asia Pacific, Gameloft
With a decade long work experience in digital industry, Florent is currently working as Senior Regional Director - Sales & Marketing South East Asia Pacific and Indian continent in Gameloft, a leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, headquartered in Paris.

He began his journey with Gameloft in 2008. Since then, Florent has contributed to building the company’s business and strengthening the relationships with regional strategic partners of Gameloft: mobile operators, media agencies & OEM clients like Samsung, Transsion Group.
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Girish Menon
Partner and Head, Media and Entertainment, KPMG India
Girish has specialized in the Media and Entertainment sector where he has significant experience having advised clients across most media sub sectors covering both National and Regional players. He also leads the gaming practice within the M&E segment. Girish has advised multiple gaming companies ranging from Casual gaming to Online Fantasy sports and Card games; across M&A advisory, market assessment, business strategy and fund raising.

He leads the KPMG India’s annual publication on Media and Entertainment industry, which also includes a deep dive on the Indian gaming landscape.
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Natalya Sobakina
Marketing Director, Commerce, Xsolla
Natalya Sobakina, marketing director for commerce at Xsolla, has a 5+ years background in Video Game Payments and Monetization. Natalya started at Xsolla in 2016, and has been advising industry players on payment strategies, regional compliance, taxation, and regulatory requirements since then. Over these 5 years. Natalya has created, delivered, and executed Xsolla’s expansion strategy into more than 15 markets globally, including Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Brazil, India, and more. Natalya’s experience has led to over 30% growth in each of those markets.
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Mike Minotti
Reviews Editor, GamesBeat (moderator)
Mike Minotti is the reviews editor at GamesBeat. He co-hosts the podcasts Last of the Nintendogs and GamesBeat Decides.