November 15, 2022 Stillfront Group Holds its Annual ‘Stillcon’ Meeting in Jordan for the First Time Ever, Hosted by Babil Games and Jawaker
Amman, Jordan – November 15, 2022 – Stillfront, a major international gaming company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, recently hosted Stillcon, its twice-annual general meeting, in Amman, Jordan. This is the first time that Stillfront Group has held Stillcon in the MENA region.
Stillcon Jordan 2022 took place at the Fairmont Amman Hotel, on Wednesday, November 9 and Thursday, November 10, and welcomed C-level executives from Stillfront’s 23 game studios around the world. The event included the participation of Stillfront Group’s only two MENA-based game studios, both of which are based in Jordan: Babil Games and Jawaker.
The purpose of Stillfront Group’s biannual Stillcon event is to create a space for the company’s global executives to discuss group development, strategy, priorities, and future growth plans, both for the gaming industry and the ICT sector as a whole. The group’s decision to hold this meeting in Amman reflects the Kingdom’s burgeoning international leadership in these fields. This leadership is further affirmed by Stillfront Group’s previous acquisitions of Babil Games and Jawaker, the latter of which made international news last year when it was acquired for an incredible $205 million.
The Jordanian Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship helped to welcome and host the Stillfront delegation during their trip; the company’s leadership team enjoyed a productive and insightful meeting with the Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, His Excellency Ahmad Hanandeh, on the sidelines of Stillcon Jordan 2022. The ministry’s participation in Stillcon was led by Jordan Source, a program developed to elevate the Kingdom’s profile as an IT and business process outsourcing (ITO/BPO) destination.
The Founder and CEO of Stillfront Group, Jørgen Larsson, spoke at Stillcon Jordan 2022, saying, “We are very happy to be able to organize our bi-yearly studio meeting in Amman, with our talented colleagues from Babil Games and Jawaker. Gaming is an industry for the future, and we are happy to have both Babil Games and Jawaker as part of our group.”
Also commenting on the occasion, the Co-founder and CEO of Babil Games, Mohammed Fahmi, said, “There are so many opportunities and so much potential in Jordan’s gaming industry—and in the ICT sector overall. Thankfully, there continues to be more light shed on the industry, in large part due to the efforts of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship and His Excellency Ahmad Hanandeh. The Jordan Source program in particular has been an incredible partner, offering many promising opportunities for collaboration—all of which are working to support His Majesty’s Economic Modernization Vision.”
Meanwhile, the Co-founder and CEO of Jawaker, Mohamad Haj Hasan, added, “It was such an honor to co-host Stillcon with our sister company Babil Games in Jordan. To be able to engage with the amazing leaders from the group while showing them our country is truly a unique experience, and the pride we felt was doubled during this special event.”
One of the primary goals of Jordan Source and its partners is to place Jordan on the map as an ICT hub, not only for the MENA region but on a global scale. This includes highlighting the wealth of talent, innovation, and ingenuity found in the Kingdom. The country’s gaming industry is but one example of its leadership in the tech world, and a demonstration of Jordan’s incredible potential to attract investments.
Jordan Source is a program created under the umbrella of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship’s (MoDEE) Youth, Technology, and Jobs (YTJ) project and supported by the Crown Prince Office (CPO), focused on highlighting Jordan as the go-to IT and business process outsourcing (ITO/BPO) destination.