SOZO, organizer of Southeast Asia’s largest Japanese pop culture event Anime Festival Asia (AFA), and Eliphant, organizer of Southeast Asia’s premier gaming convention GameStart, have announced that both entities will form a strategic alliance to further strengthen existing events, and to create and develop new events in Asia. The alliance aims to be the first step to roll out an integrated support system to further strengthen the community.
By leveraging their strengths as IP innovators and event trailblazers, SOZO and Eliphant hope to provide new and inspiring ways for fans to enjoy their hobbies in gaming, animation and beyond. With the support of SOZO, who has already established their presence in Indonesia, 2018 will mark the very first regional expansion of GameStart as they launch their very first: GameStart Indonesia, which was announced a few weeks ago.
Anime Festival Asia (AFA) will continue to be hosted in both Indonesia and Singapore, and hope to introduce more gaming content as part of their overall offerings. As of 1st March 2018, both SOZO and Eliphant have moved to a new office premise together to further strengthen their alliance. Fans can expect an exciting year ahead! Do look forward to knowing more about the exciting 2018 calendar of events in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!