The most relevant event of the global iGaming calendar will be the first conference of the next year, after being postponed by SiGMA Group for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Planned to be held in Malta on November 17-19th, 2020, SiGMA Europe will now be running on February 16-18th, 2021. The recent announcement of SiGMA Group had been supposed and anticipated by the industry for some time, as it was the only major face-to-face event in the gaming sector that still stood for this year. Finally, it has been postponed. The decision, which was taken following recent, unforeseen developments of the global health crisis, COVID-19, is in line with advice from Malta’s health authorities and aims to ensure the safety and wellbeing of SiGMA’s attendees.
In this sense, Eman Pulis, Founder of SiGMA Group, commented: “SiGMA Europe 2020 was due to take place this November. The show was sold out and we were extremely excited for this edition to take place. However, COVID-19 had other plans and, therefore, we have decided to postpone the show for another 3 months. I must send my gratitude to all of the exhibitors who agreed to move their participation at SiGMA with us. I look forward to the new dates. Be sure we will be welcoming you all with arms wide open.”
Besides SiGMA Europe, inaugural face-to-face SiGMA events launching across Asia and the Americas also had to be moved by 2021. But SiGMA’s much anticipated digital excursion into the emerging LatAm markets will still go ahead this September, running from 22nd to 24th (https://events.sigma.com.mt/register-sigma-aibc-latam-digital-summit), in addition to summits later in October, exploring the growing Med Tech and Med Cann industries.
Following original plans, SiGMA Europe (February) will open its doors to the industry in Ta’ Qali, Malta, with the traditional venue, the MFCC, still confirmed. Thanks to regulatory body, the MGA, Malta is Europe’s premier location for iGaming, maintaining its reputation as an iGaming hub and offering undisputed benefits to gaming companies looking to establish a base in this forward-thinking jurisdiction. What’s more, SiGMA Europe will embrace key brands and individuals from the converging sectors of AI, blockchain, IoT, Quantum Tech, and other emerging technologies to discuss current and upcoming trends. In that line, SiGMA decided to merge its two main brands under one roof, bringing AIBC into the SiGMA family with the launch of one super show in February 2021. Combining an expo floor for world-class exhibitors, a start-up village for new businesses, and a hugely popular agenda with conferences and workshops, the summit will offer a platform to the industry as it shapes the future of the sector.
Next year will be full of surprises, excitement, lots of work and -hopefully- the possibility to network in person with gaming industry peers. After SiGMA Europe (February edition), the Group has also confirmed key global face-to-face events, such as SiGMA Asia (May 2021), SiGMA Americas (September 2021), and SiGMA Europe (November 2021).