Platform Infinity & Eventus International announces postponement for Gefa until 2020
Platform Infinity, event organisers of the inaugural Gaming Expo Francophone Africa and Eventus International, event partners, announced on Monday, 3 June 2019 that Gefa 2019 will be moved to 2020.
The inaugural Gaming Expo Francophone Africa Summit was set to take place from 26 – 28 June 2019 in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, but due to the vast market, Platform Infinity and Eventus International decided to move the event to 2020 in order to create a bigger following for the event globally and locally.
“The Francophone gaming market has great potential and we identified a need for an event to be hosted especially for the French speaking African countries. We were amazed with the interest GEFA has received, but the numbers are not what we want it to be at this time. We believe by moving the event to 2020, we can use the extra marketing lead time to generate further interest internationally, as well as from all across the French speaking countries in Africa.” – Yudi Soetjiptadi, Eventus International
The difficult decision to move the event to 2020 was supported by the Gefa event partners and regulators in Ivory Coast, as massive potential was seen by all and the need to host such an event still continues. “Moving Gefa to 2020 will allow all parties involved to generate more interest internationally and locally in Ivory Coast. Since there was never a gaming event dedicated to the French speaking African countries before, Gefa is a complete first for all and therefore requires the needed lead time to attract even more attendees. Our goal is for the Francophone countries to be recognized for the full potential which they hold and for all who attends to fully profit from their investment.” – Lou-Mari Burnett, Eventus International & Platform Infinity
With the extra marketing lead time of a year, Platform Infinity and Eventus International, along with their GEFA event partners and regulators in Ivory Coast, believes that this change will open up even greater opportunity not only for the Gefa, but also for the Francophone countries in the gaming industry.
New dates for Gaming Expo Francophone Africa 2020 will be confirmed within the next month and registrations will open up again for all to book their exhibitor/ sponsorship packages and/ or delegate passes.