India Gaming Summit (IGS) 2020 - Overview

India Gaming Summit, hosted by - the business platform from The Indian Express Online Media looks to gather stakeholders of the online gaming industry and explore the concepts of content, monetisation, gamers, etc., in the world of online gaming. According to FICCI-Ernst & Young, the online gaming segment in 2019 grew 40% to reach Rs 6,500 crores. Furthermore, the industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 43% to touch Rs 18,700 crore by 2022. On the back of fantasy cricket, the number of online fantasy gamers grew over 100% since 2018. With an additional incentive to win money in transaction-based games coupled with a more pervasive mobile payments ecosystem, the industry is seeing a steady upswing as the number of online gamers grew nearly 100% from 183 million in 2017 to 365 million in 2019.

The virtual conference consists of three webinars featuring nine sessions. Each session will feature some of the top gaming firms, platform owners, publishers, besides brand owners as well as gamers/influencers. What’s more, you will get a chance to interact with some of the sharpest minds from the gaming, and brand and marketing industries. The event will be attended by popular brands, gamers, game developers from India and across the globe.

India Gaming Summit is a part of a business ecosystem powered by the Indian Express Online Media. 

Why Attend?

Connect with the Indian gaming industry
Listen to publishers, gaming firms, gamers throw light on important issues
Gain insights about Indian gamers and games

Who Should Attend?

Gaming Companies

Find out some of the top gaming companies in India which will be part of the virtual conference. The experience of creating games to running a business will be shared by industry stalwarts.


Discover what gamers/influencers have to say about their journey. How did it all start and how the paradigm has changed?


Games have transformed into a new channel for brands to invest as it ensures direct conversations with its consumers. Find out why more and more brands are investing in online gaming leagues.

Infrastructure providers

We all need the right infrastructure to play games. Find out what are these and how in India the price still rules the roost.


Shalu Jhunjhunwala

Head of Industry, Gaming, Foodtech & Classifieds - Google

Alok Kejriwal

Co- Founder & CEO, Games2win

Sandeep Verma

Country Head - India, Consumer Health, Bayer Group

Sudhanshu Gupta

COO – Paytm First Games

Raj Nayak

Founder & Managing Director, House Of Cheer

Roma Datta Chobey

Director - Travel, BFSI, Classifieds, Gaming, Telco & Payments- Google

Chirag Chopra

Lead Game Designer & Founder, Lucid Labs

Piyush Kumar

Founder & CEO, Rooter

Kiran Noojibail

Director, Esports And Broadcasting, LXG

Kashyap Reddy

CEO & Co- Founder, Hitwicket

Manish Agarwal

CEO, Nazara Technologies

Siddharth Banerjee

Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, Games24X7

Anand Subramanya

Director Product Marketing, Dell

Pawan Awasthi

Head Consumer Marketing - India, Nvidia

Jaganathan Chelliah

Director Marketing - Western Digital, India

Mohit Hira

Independent Brand & Marketing Strategy Consultant

Keerti Singh

Co-founder & VP-Growth, Hitwicket Games

Vedang Chavan

PUBG Mobile Head Coach, BlitzkriegXP

Satya Raghavan

Director, YouTube Content Partnerships, India

Ronnie Screwvala

Co-founder and Executive Chairman, upGrad

Manasvi Dalvi

Content Creator, Manasvivi

Afsar Ahmad

Co-Founder, Gameberry Labs

Vimal Sathish

Lead Game Designer, Zynga

Sunita Thapa Magar

Paritosh Gupta

Associate Director Marketing - Perfetti Van Melle

Sreedhar Prasad

Former Partner - KPMG & Internet Business Expert

Roland Landers

CEO, All India Gaming Federation

Rahul Nagar

Associate Vice President, Paytm First Games

Yash Pariani

CEO & Founder, Indian Gaming League (IGL)

Sai Srinivas Kiran G

Co-Founder & CEO, Mobile Premier League

Ng Chong Geng

President, Singapore Esports Association

Paul J. Foster

Chief Operating Officer – Global Esports Federation

Tushaar Garg

Executive Vice President, Twenty First Century Media (TCM)

Nandagopal Rajan

Editor - New Media, Indian Express Online

Ankit Panth

Professional Esports Athlete

Shruti Sarraf

Co-founder, BlackLight Studio Works

Ashish Pherwani

Partner, Media & Entertainment Advisory Services, E&Y

Chester King

CEO, British Esports Association & GEF Board Member

Anupam Dhanuka

Co-founder & CEO - Paper Boat Apps



10:00 am – 10:03 am

Welcome note by Anant Goenka, executive director,The Indian Express Group

10:03 am – 10:07 am

Keynote by Ronnie Screwvala, co-founder and executive chairman, upGrad

10:15 am – 10:40 am

Topic - What do we know about a Gamer?
Insights by Shalu Jhunjhunwala, Head of Industry- Gaming, Foodtech & Classifieds, Google

10:45 am- 11:10 am

Topic - How to maximise revenue per user
Fire-side Chat featuring
Alok Kejriwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Games2win
Manish Agarwal, CEO, Nazara Technologies (moderator)
Siddharth Banerjee, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, Games24x7

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Topic - Consumption of Gaming on YouTube
Presentation along with Fire-side Chat featuring
Satya Raghavan, director, YouTube Content Partnerships, India
Naman Mathur aka Mortal


10: am – 10:25 am

Topic - Esports in India | Attracting global attention
Panel Discussion featuring
Nandagopal Rajan, Editor – New Media, Indian Express Online
Paul J. Foster, COO, Global Esports Federation
Ng Chong Geng, President, Singapore Esports Association (SGEA)
Chester King, CEO, British Esports Association & GEF Board Member
Tushar Garg, EVP, Twenty First Century Media (TCM)

10:30 am – 11:am

Topic - Monetization in Gaming | In app purchases
Panel Discussion featuring
Ashish Pherwani, Leader - Media & Entertainment, EY India (Moderator)
Vimal Sathish, Lead Game Designer, Zynga
Afsar Ahmad, Co-Founder, Gameberry Labs
Anupam Dhanuka, Co-Founder and CEO, PaperBoat Apps

11:05 am- 11:30 am

Topic - Marketing, Sponsorship & ROI in Esports
Panel Discussion featuring
Roma Datta Chobey, Director - Travel, BFSI, Classifieds, Gaming, Telco & Payments, Google (Moderator)
Sai Srinivas, Co-Founder & CEO, Mobile Premier League
Sudhanshu Gupta, COO, Paytm First Games
Sandeep Verma, Country Head - India, Consumer Health, Bayer Group
Paritosh Gupta, Associate Director, Marketing, Perfetti Van Melle India
Roland Landers, CEO, All India Gaming Federation

11:35 am- 12:05 am

Topic - Gaming Infrastructure for India
Panel Discussion featuring
Mohit Hira, Independent Brand & Marketing Strategy Consultant
Anand Subramanya, Director – Product Marketing, Consumer and Small Business, Dell Technologies
Jaganathan Chelliah, Director Marketing, Western Digital India
Pawan Awasthi, Head Consumer Marketing - India, Nvidia


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Topic - Future is Female | Changing the Gaming Narrative
Panel Discussion featuring
Raj Nayak, Founder & MD, House of Cheer (Moderator)
Satya Raghavan, Director, YouTube Content Partnerships, India
Keerti Singh, Co-Founder & VP-Growth, Hitwicket Games
Manasvii, Streamer
Sooneeta, Gamer
Shruti Sarraf Co-Founder, BlackLight Studio Works

10:35 am – 11:00 am

Topic - Contextualization & Personalisation in Gaming
Panel Discussion featuring
Sreedhar Prasad, former partner - KPMG & Internet Business Expert (Moderator)
Piyush Kumar, Founder & CEO, Rooter
Kashyap Reddy, CEO & Co-founder, Hitwicket
Yash Pariani, Director, India Gaming League
Chirag Chopra, Lead Game Designer & Founder, Lucid Labs
Rahul Nagar, AVP, Paytm First Games

11:05 am – 11:35 am

Topic - What lies Ahead | The Gaming World
Fire-side Chat featuring
Ankit Panth aka 'V3nom', Professional Gamer, Part of Team Brutality (Moderator)
Vedang Chavan, PUBG Mobile Head Coach, BlitzkriegXP
Kiran Noojibail, Director, Esports & Broadcasting, LXG

11:40 am – 12:10 pm

Topic - Fantasy Games 2.0
Vinit Karnik, Business Head, ESP Global (Moderator)
Harsh Jain, Co-Founder, Dream 11


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