Asia’s Biggest Media and Digital Entertainment Expo ‘IndiaJoy’ in Hyderabad

IndiaJoy 18 , the biggest media and digital entertainment event of the year will be hosted in Hyderabad by the combined efforts of Government of Telangana, IndiaJoy and TVAGA. Asia’s biggest gaming cum media & digital entertainment content Expo, ‘IndiaJoy 2018’ will make its debut at HICC and HITEX in Hyderabad. The 5-day event supported by Government of Telangana and facilitated by Telangana VFX, Animation & Gaming Association (TVAGA) is divided into B2B area for business, B2C for gamers during December 2nd – 6th.

IndiaJoy’ aims to become the leading media and digital entertainment convergence of influential minds. For the first time ever, under one platform, the event will see the convergence of India Game Developers Conference, Unite India (Unity), Indywood (Film & VFX), Indian Games Expo (IGX), ASIFA CG Meetups, Animation Express, Playmax eSports, Google Developers Day, Association of Designers of India (ADI) including a number of interesting and exciting activities.

According to Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Information Technology Electronics & Communications, Government of Telangana IndiaJoy 2018 is expected to bring significant value to the industry, largely comprising Animation, Gaming, VFX, AR / VR Content developers and Investors.  This event will provide a 360-degree Talent-Entertainment-Networking (TEN) experience.

The state government is actively encouraging its domestic game industry to go global. IndiaJoy 2018 will unfold tremendous benefits and opportunities for Investors, Corporations, Studios, Content Developers, Delegates, Consumers, Hardware manufacturers and students, through its well-conceived series of Networking, Trade Exhibitions, Product Launches, B2B and B2C events.

The media and entertainment segment is growing rapidly, and there is mounting interest among entrepreneurs, academia and professionals about its prospects. With an event like “IndiaJoy”, this is bound to grow bigger and Hyderabad will surely make its mark internationally as a trade destination for media and digital entertainment.

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IndiaJoy 2018 expo is attracting wide participation from industry leading names. Spread across several square meters, the event will host 15+ events, 25000 delegates, 300 exhibitors, 500 speakers from 30 countries.

IndiaJoy is an International event which will open up opportunities for AVGC (Animation, VFX, Gaming and Comic) industry. It will be an exciting moment for the industry.

The Gaming, Animation Digital Media and Entertainment week will kick off with Asifa CG Meet-up on 2nd December. A series of daylong events will be held on 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th December, featuring Google Day and Indie Game Developers Day. AnimationExpress and Investor Connect are other highlights of the event.

This event showcases Unite, Virtual Augmented Mixed Reality, Indywood, and Indian Gaming Expo. Every day, the evenings will culminate with Hyderabad Music Festival. An e-sports carnival in association with Playmax is another attraction with a range of PC games, Console games to indulge.

 Here are the key Highlights of India Joy 2018:

  • India Game Developer Conference – IGDC: India’s premier Game Developers Conference IGDC imparts insights, skills, global trends and making it to be the most significant event of this kind in South Asia.
  • Unite India: Unity Inc will bring together creative, interactive learning and a chance to connect with experts and get a glimpse of the future.
  • Animation Xpress – Investor Connect will bring together animation, VFX and gaming stakeholders on one platform with conferences and screenings.
  • ASIFA CG Meetups will celebrate the art of animation and give artists the opportunity to network globally.
  • Indian Games Expo-IGX will combine the fastest growing Online Gaming entertainment industry which is one of the world’s most rapidly expanding consumer markets.
  • Indywood: The confluence of world cinema and bring together passion and aspiration enabling enthusiasts to meet connect and showcase.
  • Playmax ESports Carnival: The biggest gaming Carnival in India with games like PUBG, WWE, FIFA, LoL, DoTA, Counter-Strike.

HITEX and HICC, the venue for all the above events spreads across 8 halls adding up to 301,280 square feet and an open display area of 353,197 sq.ft. The Government of Telangana is the principal promoter of not-for-profit Umbrella Expo, IndiaJoy is facilitated by Telangana VFX, Animation & Gaming Association (TVAGA) – a non-profit association established to promote & support growth of Animation, Gaming &Visual effects industry.

According to industry analysts, in terms of regions, Asia-Pacific builds out its lead with revenues of $71.4 billion in 2018. With markets like India, Asia-Pacific is home to the fastest-growing games market globally. Driven by increased smartphone adoption, better internet infrastructure, and competitive and immersive mobile games, these markets have boosted the region to capture 52% of the global market.

Registrations are open to Organisations and individuals related to media and digital entertainment industry. The interesting deals at the registration desk are “All-ACCESS PASS” that grants access to all events for both visitors and those taking part on all six days. Registration can be done at

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