16th February 2021, depa Ladprao – The Digital Economy Promotion Agency, or depa, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Thai Game Software Industry Association or TGA to promote and support the Digital Content to the wide adopting digital innovations and technologies especially in the game industry to achieve the top benefit of Thailand’s development and reduces inequality, ensuring sustainable economic, social, and cultural security of the country.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanpatcharin, President and CEO of depa said that the game industry is part of the digital content industry that speedily growing along with the world technology, and the lifestyles of consumers are constantly changing. According to the depa’s survey of the digital content industry, that in the past year, the valuation in the game industry has increased by 14 percent, or about 29 billion baht, and estimated that these years it will be worth 33 billion baht. Therefore, depa is an agency that contributes to driving the digital economy and society of Thailand with a mission to the promotion and supporting for creating more value and increase the opportunity to the digital workforce, investing and digital manpower in the game industry’s ecosystem within 2021 – 2022 with 4 phases of the industry which is Beginning, Growth, Maturity, and Decline
Mr. Nenin Ananbanchachai, President of the Thai Game Software Industry Association or TGA states that the game industry is one of the industries with great potential and is likely to hugely grow. It can be generating income for the nation’s digital economy. By promoting and encouraging the government will boost the game industry and create firm growth. Also create advantages along with competitiveness for Thais entrepreneurs, developing knowledge and experiences for the workforce in the industry to be more efficient and proficient. All along with creating opportunities for matching with venture capital and global markets.
The partnership of promoting and supporting the Digital Content has happened to spotlight Thailand’s potential in the digital economy and society policy applied with the real sector. Together with supporting competitiveness in Thai’s game industry ecosystem through knowledge and experience sharing, and best practices for increasing valuable for Thailand’s economy by the game industry. Moreover, to collaborate with Thais to transform to the digital era prepared to get ahead of any disruption.
Therefore, based on the development of the depa’s the game industry’s ecological promotion plan by 2021 – 2022, depa together with TGA announce a new project “depa Game Accelerator Program”. The project will be launched on March 2, 2021, at Thailand E-Sports Arena, THE STREET Ratchada.