From November 27th to 29th, at the MFCC in Ta Qali, Malta, SiGMA gathered thousands of delegates from all around the world, interested in taking advantage of a fantastic networking opportunity for businesses operations in the iGaming sector. The sixth edition of the Maltese iGaming event had a record attendance number, with 15,000+ executives, including 2,500 affiliates, 200 speakers and more than 400 sponsors and exhibitors. As Gaming&Media could confirm with its exclusive coverage, this was the biggest edition up to date by far, with three intensive days of conferences (the night before the opening were celebrated the Malta Gaming Awards), workshops, a high energy expo floor, and premier parties and cocktails.
Regulation and compliance, eSports and sportsbooks, new market frontiers such as Asia and the U.S., emerging realities like Latin America and Africa, payments and the advent of blockchain, CRM and more were some of the main topics discussed in depth during the show. Besides, live gaming and eye-catching stand designs made this year’s expo a feast for the senses. Exhibitors brought a global flavor to the summit, showcasing cutting-edge games and software, and offering innovative industry solutions.
The annual SiGMA start-up pitch also stimulated investment opportunities and gave business advice to start-ups looking to gain a foothold in the industry, as they battled it out for the top prize. Finally, Bethereum was the winner for its social betting solution built on blockchain technology.
While the days were jam-packed with activity, the evenings included iGathering dinners, SiGMA’s (and Malta’s) first WBC World Title fight, and a great closing night party hosted by Fashion TV Gaming, Pragmatic Play and Videoslots, which ended the summit in style.
About the event, Eman Pulis, founder and CEO of SiGMA Group, stated: “What an amazing show for all those involved! Now, we’re looking ahead to 2020 and the launch of our super-expo in Asia in June 2020. With this new event in Manila, we’ve truly become a global brand in the iGaming industry and I can’t wait to introduce all our friends and partners from both East and West.”
In conjunction with ICE Asia and with the approval of Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR, the show will cater for the land-based gambling and iGaming sector, as well as blockchain, AI and emerging tech. More than 10,000 delegates are expected to attend from across Europe, the U.S., and Asia. SiGMA Manila will take place on June 8-9th 2020 at the SMX Convention Centre, adjacent to Conrad Hotel in Manila’s Entertainment City precinct.