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Weyak powered by Etisalat announced as Platinum Sponsor of Dubai World Game Expo 2008

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, October 14 - 2008 @ 16:20

Weyak powered by Etisalat will showcase its latest online games for Weyak making online game a big part of the Dubai World Game Expo.

Mr. Khalifa Al Shamsi, Vice President Marketing, Consumer and SMB, Etisalat, said:

“Digital Gaming has become one of the leading sports of the world today, providing a perfect combination of learning and entertainment to the young generation. Etisalat recognizes the significance of this emerging sport and is increasingly looking forward to be associated with gaming and entertainment through innovative Weyak services. The vibrancy and youthfulness of Weyak brand can be well associated with Dubai World Game Expo.”

“We very much regard Dubai World Game Expo as a key event in the industry calendar and we look forward to showcasing our latest innovations at the show,” added Mr. Shamsi.

In addition to being a Platinum Sponsor of the DWGE, Etisalat will be giving presentations by Mario J. Pino – Senior Manager, Platform Strategy and Management, and Maha Muraish – Manager / Content and Services at Online Game Session and Mobile Game Session during the Dubai World Game Summit alongside multiple panels.

Mario J. Pino is a twenty (20) year veteran in the development and deployment of cable television, satellite, and IP over satellite subscription service offerings, in the development of online systems and services that enable the delivery of media through the Internet in multi-formats to multi-platforms, internationally and in the USA, and most recently helping to define, implement, and launch the digital media strategy for the largest telecom operator in the Middle East and Africa, Etisalat.

Maha Muraish is the Manager of Content and Services of Weyak (Etisalat info-entertainment portal that provides to Etisalat Internet and mobile users with treasure trove of news, games, community services and much more) at Emirates Telecommunications Corporation – Etisalat. In her position she takes the responsibility for managing the over all online multiplayer gaming service targeting internet and mobile end users. Now she is expanding the reach of the online multiplayer gaming to include mobile and introduce new concepts to the service such as MMOG, Pay per play, and much more. There are lots to learn on How Teleco’s can benefit from the online gaming which we can get by attending her presentation.

“We are very grateful for the participation of Weyak at the Dubai World Game Expo. Etisalat Continues to lead the way as a UAE National company in sponsoring new initiatives and emerging industries. We are confident that the Dubai World Game Expo will play a major role in shaping the gaming industry in the Middle East. This year’s expo will witness a very high level conference with experts from different parts of the world sharing their experience and know-how in the gaming industry. Key speakers will address important topics about the industry such as Development of new games, and the latest innovations in mobile and internet gaming. This years event will also witness the first Dubai World Game Championship which has already attracted thousands of gamers from across the region, where competition will take place over four games; Counter Strike, Pro Evolution Soccer, Top Spin Tennis, and Need for Speed. We will also be witnessing the first UAE National team to participate at the World Cyber Games in Cologne,”

said Anas Al Madani, Vice President of Index Holding.

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