One of the biggest B2B gambling industry shows, ICE London will gather together thousands of executives at ExCeL London (UK) on February 7-9th, 2023. Organized by globally renowned firm Clarion Gaming, conferences from ICE VOX will include a series of relevant topics, such as diversity, equity and inclusion in the sector.
Focusing on the power of adopting a collective response to the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities that face the industry, the ‘Stronger Together’ motto of the event really captures the industry mood. The return of the major supplier brands give a sense of solidarity and togetherness to ICE.
In this sense, Tiina Siltanen, recently appointed Vice Chair of the European Casino Association (ECA) and General Manager, Casino Helsinki and Tampere, stated: “As a global industry, we are stronger when we are together sharing challenges, solutions, ideas, inspiration, energy and the infectious ‘can do’ spirit that underpins our industry. I also believe this mindset goes beyond product. We are also ‘stronger together’ when we are addressing diversity in all of its forms, safer gambling and protection of the vulnerable. In this respect, the Consumer Protection Zone at ICE represents a stand-out feature on the show floor. Safer gambling has moved center stage at ICE, and the industry is much stronger when we collectively address consumer protection.”
For his part, Stuart Hunter, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming, indicated: “In the research that we undertake with stakeholders on a regular basis, the primary reason quoted for attending ICE is the calibre of the exhibitors and the access their presence provides to the very latest innovations, and technology solutions. However, it’s clear that when so many of the industry’s influencers and strategic bodies come together in one place, it’s also possible to address broader issues. The award-winning ICE Consumer Protection Zone has been and will continue to be the focus for discussions regarding the industry’s safer gambling undertakings and there will also be events and debates regarding diversity and inclusion in the gambling industry.”
The executive also underlined: “I think it’s fascinating to reflect on how the hundreds of thousands of conversations that will take place on and off the show floor at ICE will help to fashion the direction of the industry. The common denominator whether you are an operator from South America, a machine developer from Europe, a regulator from Australia or a safer gambling charity working out of London is the power that ICE has to help stakeholders make the ‘connections’ that boost the industry, which is why the return of a full-sized ICE in February is so exciting and so compelling.”