Malta Innovation Summit to take place this Friday

Malta Innovation Summit to take place on Friday 13th October

On Friday 13th October NetRefer will be hosting the first edition of the Malta Innovation Summit at Westin Dragonara resort in St. Julian’s.

SiGMA will be participating via its COO Jarek Gorny who will be the moderator of a panel about Malta’s startup scene and about how startups bring innovation and the challenges they face in doing so.

Jarek is in charge of the SiGMA Startup Pitch, bringing around 100 startups and 50 investors from all over the world to SiGMA on 22-25th November 2017.

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Jarek Gorny, COO, SiGMA

Edward de Bono, the inventor of lateral thinking, and the best international speakers on the subject are flying to Malta for the Malta Innovation Summit.

Edward de Bono, inventor of ‘lateral thinking’

The summit will

  • bring together innovation stakeholders under one roof to discuss, share and learn real-world experiences, ideas, trends and best practices in innovation,
  • put the limelight on innovative initiatives around us – all types of innovation not just the typical consumer technology,
  • identify gaps where we can improve in being more innovative,

and it will do this at 3 levels:

  1. international, national level
  2. organisation level
    1. being it an established organisation
    2. or a startup
  3. at a person level – we need to first be innovative ourselves before expecting everyone and everything else to be innovative.

For more details visit: http://www.maltainnovationsummit.com/

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

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EY Malta’s Annual Attractiveness Event

EY Malta’s Annual Attractiveness Event is back on 25 October at the InterContinental Arena Conference Centre.

Widely regarded as Malta’s largest business and investment forum, the annual event is expected to attract over 700 public and private sector leaders and international investors.

This year’s theme is Thinking without the box: disruption, technology and FDI. The day-long event will announce the results of the most recent FDI attractiveness survey held by EY amongst Malta’s FDI community. The event also aims to spark ideas and discussions centering on the massive paradigm shifts that disruptive technologies are creating across sectors, and their potential to shape the next wave of Malta’s growth.

Gaming clients are entitled to a 25% discount on the standard enrollment fee. Fee includes post-conference reception, conference refreshments, lunch, tablet and all administration charges are included. Please contact me for the relevant discount code.

To register and for further information visit eymaltaattractiveness.com

Should you have any queries please contact the below or call (+356) 2134 2134

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

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ASEAN Gaming Summit 2018

Hailed as a major success by all who attended, the ASEAN Gaming Summit gathered over 300 industry participants from Asia’s land-based and online gaming industry in 2017, representing 24 different countries.

Date: 20-22 March, 2018
Venue: Conrad Manila, Philippines
Registration Contact: events@agbrief.com

The three-day event attracts representatives from Asia’s casinos and integrated resorts, slot clubs, eCafe operators, sportsbooks and online gaming providers, suppliers, regulators and investors.

In 2018, our aim is to bring our delegates, sponsors and speakers an even more valuable experience.

For delegates, we’re pleased to introduce streamed conference tracks in addition to the plenary sessions on the first two days (March 20 & 21), covering marketing, regulation, technology, security, and optimization.

We’re also including in-depth focus sessions on the third day (March 21) dedicated to specific interest groups. The delegate package includes access to all conference and workshop sessions, as well as pre-arranged meetings and other organized networking events.

For sponsors, we’re including an option to book a “360° Kiosk” at the conference, giving each Kiosk Sponsor a place to meet clients and discuss their latest technologies and services.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

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Tom Horn to Exhibit Slots in Riga

Leading provider silver sponsor of gaming congress

Leading slots provider Tom Horn Gaming is set to showcase its innovative slots at the forthcoming Riga Gaming Congress.

The supplier is also a silver sponsor of the event, which highlights the very best the gambling industry has to offer, including online, and land-based casinos, bookmaking, virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, and esports.

The future of the industry in Latvia and the wider Baltic region will also be a hot topic at the event, which will take place at the Bellevue Park Hotel on 12thOctober.

Ondrej Lapides, CEO at Tom Horn Gaming, said: “The upcoming Riga Gaming Congress gives us a great platform to meet with operators in Latvia and further afield.

“We were one of the first casino suppliers to enter the newly-regulated Lithuanian market, where the games are proving to be very popular with players.

“We’re now excited that our presence in the Baltic region has the potential to bring with it many new opportunities in neighbouring countries.”

Tom Horn Gaming is a leading casino software supplier with an extensive portfolio of top-of-the-range slots titles, all of which can be seen on their stand A3. To meet the Tom Horn team in Riga, please make an appointment on info@tomhorngaming.com.

Eman Pulis, CEO of SiGMA will be speaking at Riga Gaming Conference this year.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

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SBTech Opens Office in the United States

SBTech to open US office/G2E sportsbook and igaming showcase/VIP Vegas Sports Showcase

SBTech will be opening a US office in early 2018 and is looking forward to showcasing its suite of industry-leading sportsbook and igaming products at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) event taking place in Las Vegas from 3-5 October.

SBTech will also be hosting its VIP Vegas Sports Showcase party on Tuesday 3 October at the Palazzo, where guests will enjoy an exclusive demonstration of the group’s award-winning sports betting product and great sporting action during the MLB Wild Card Game, plus a chance to win tickets for either the Super Bowl, NBA Finals or the World Series!

G2E

Regulated sports betting in the US is a real possibility thanks to New Jersey’s legal challenges to overturn PASPA and the educational work carried out by the American Gaming Association’s betting taskforce, of which SBTech is a member. G2E delegates can find out more about how SBTech can answer their needs in a regulated US market by meeting with the group’s chief commercial officer Andrew Cochrane and chief product officer Ian Bradley for a demonstration of its sportsbook and igaming products.

These include:

Omni-channel operations

Scale and markets for all major sports – SBTech’s omni-channel solution integrates online solutions directly into land-based networks to create a world-class experience for consumers, who can enjoy seamless betting journeys uniting retail outlets, home computers and personal devices.

In-play betting

SBTech’s live betting product is renowned as the industry gold standard, having won the eGR “Best In-Play Betting Software” award for the last two years. And as live in-play engagement continues to grow, the company remains committed to continuous innovation in this critical field.

Mobile focus

In-play betting comes into its own on mobile and 75% of players say it is their key driver in selecting a betting site. SBTech’s solution integrates live streaming, stunning graphics and match trackers that take the live experience to the next level and are available across all touchpoints.

Chameleon360 iGaming Platform

At the heart of the SBTech solution is the Chameleon360 iGaming Platform, offering powerful reporting and business intelligence tools, cutting-edge player management systems, fully configurable automated bonusing and flexible payment integrations.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

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Kindred hosts Responsible Gaming Conference

Kindred Group, together with the Foundation for Social Welfare Service, hosts the Responsible Gaming Conference in Malta for the second consecutive year, bringing together experts from various fields to openly discuss responsible gaming.

Kindred Group (previously Unibet Group) is once again arranging the Responsible Gaming Conference together with the Foundation for Social Welfare Services on Malta. The conference will bring together leading academics, researchers, gaming operators, psychologists, regulators, authorities and treatment agencies under one roof to discuss the important topic of responsible gaming.

“We are delighted to continue this collaboration with FSWS that started last year, which facilitates an open and important discussion on responsible gaming between the industry, academia and other key stakeholders. Responsible gaming is an area we consider a key building block in our sustainable business strategy and therefore a topic we will continue to drive”, says Henrik Tjärnström, Kindred Group CEO.

The Conference will be addressed by the Hon. Silvio Schembri who is Malta’s Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Affairs, Digital Economy and Innovation within the Office of the Prime Minister and Dr Michael Falzon, the Minister for Social Policy. Other speakers include Mr Henrik Tjärnström (Kindred Group CEO), Mr Alfred Grixti (Foundation for Social Welfare Service CEO), the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission.

The conference will also host several key-note speakers including renowned academics such as Professor Mark Griffiths (Nottingham Trent University), Dr Jonathan Parke, Mr John Hartson and Mr Justyn Larcombe.

For further information, bookings and livestream link, visit our event-website on www.rgcmalta.com. All proceeds of the conference will go to Agenzija Appogg, a local treatment centre. The event will take place at the InterContinental Arena Conference Centre on Malta on September 20. The Responsible Gaming Foundation is a proud partner of this year’s Responsible Gaming Conference.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

BetConstruct held its first partner summit

BetConstruct Partner Summit 2017 took place at the company’s new office in Yerevan, Armenia. Partners traveled to Yerevan to join the four-day event featuring training sessions, networking and entertainment.

In the first sessions BetConstruct showcased its real-time Spring BME, the new management infrastructure for BetConstruct partners. BetConstruct’s Gev Balyan, VP of Special Projects, guided the audience through the entire process of creating and managing a new betting website from a single environment.

BetConstruct’s team presented the partners with the products as well as the services that they can now outsource. During the two-day of training, partners were given a clear picture as to how Spring BME can save their time and give them flexibility. “For us, BetConstruct is the best solution we can find in Spain, and we think it is very flexible” said Grupo Veramatic’s Jorge Justicia. After discussing Spring BME, the team continued on to the next step: Sergei Efimenko, BetConstruct’s Head of Operations, shared his insights on the optimization of operations, the customization of sportsbook and casino, and about customer retention strategies. The four-day event ended with a tour of Armenia.


Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

5th SiGMA17 Tour to take place on September 6th at MFCC, Ta’ Qali

On September 6th between 9:30hrs and 10:30hrs, SiGMA is organising the fifth tour at the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre in Ta’ Qali – a new venue for the November show.

All the exhibitors and potential sponsors have a chance to experience and take a look at the venue and facilities. It will also be possible to discuss stand construction and other logistical matters with local suppliers of stands, printing and furniture.

Interested participants are welcome to join this tour by RSVP at sophie@sigma.com.mt.

MFCC

Arguably the toughest of decisions we had to endure to date – stay where we are but be unable to grow the show with new exhibitors or move elsewhere? Hardly anyone wanted to release their booking for 2017, which meant we literally couldn’t sell a single stand space to a new exhibitor. Delegates want to meet existing but also new exhibitors. For us it was important to keep the show cosy and fun but at the same time enable it to grow, with new exhibitors.

2016 was already a bit of a squeeze so we decided to go for a bigger venue and create what we’re branding as the iGAMING VILLAGE – with six themed bars, three restaurants and two lounge areas all within the expo. Enjoy a drink, a lunch, a cigar at no cost this year at SiGMA! This, coupled with free shuttle bus service, should make MFCC a welcoming home this year!

 

With 1,000 free flights for affiliates and C level executives, many more startups and investors for our startup pitch and more talented attendees for our Careers Convention, we’re expecting 6,000 delegates this year. Our delegate numbers have shown significant growth since our first show in 2014. Their demographics can be found here.

Register today:

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

Clarion buys US-based Affiliate Summit

It was announced by the co-CEOs that Affiliate Summit has been acquired by Clarion Events. Missy Ward and Shawn Collins have been working on this sale since the beginning of 2017, and have been able to conclude the deal before Affiliate Summit East New York, due to start next week.

The plans are for the management to stay, with both CEOs already working on Affiliate Summit West. Under this new acquisition, however, plans are underway to develop the show both domestically and internationally and, possibly, an addition of a third Affiliate Summit in the U.S., as well as Affiliate Summit outside the states.

Affiliate Summit: Missy Ward & Shawn Collins

Such growth will be made possible thanks also to the expertise that Clarion brings with it. I

t is a new chapter for Affiliate Summit, and we wish both Missy Ward and Shawn Collins the best of luck moving forward!

We’re Attending Affiliate Summit East

We look forward to attend ASE between July 30 and August 1, 2017, where thousands of digital marketers from some 80 countries will gather in NYC for the performance marketing industry’s premier global event.

4th SiGMA17 Tour to take place on August 3rd at MFCC, Ta’ Qali

On August 3rd between 9:00hrs and 10:00hrs, SiGMA is organising the fourth tour at the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre in Ta’ Qali – a new venue for the November show.

All the exhibitors and potential sponsors have a chance to experience and take a look at the venue and facilities. It will also be possible to discuss stand construction and other logistical matters with local suppliers of stands, printing and furniture.

Interested participants are welcome to join this tour by RSVP at sophie@sigma.com.mt.

MFCC

Arguably the toughest of decisions we had to endure to date – stay where we are but be unable to grow the show with new exhibitors or move elsewhere? Hardly anyone wanted to release their booking for 2017, which meant we literally couldn’t sell a single stand space to a new exhibitor. Delegates want to meet existing but also new exhibitors. For us it was important to keep the show cosy and fun but at the same time enable it to grow, with new exhibitors.

2016 was already a bit of a squeeze so we decided to go for a bigger venue and create what we’re branding as the iGAMING VILLAGE – with six themed bars, three restaurants and two lounge areas all within the expo. Enjoy a drink, a lunch, a cigar at no cost this year at SiGMA! This, coupled with free shuttle bus service, should make MFCC a welcoming home this year!

With 1,000 free flights for affiliates and C level executives, many more startups and investors for our startup pitch and more talented attendees for our Careers Convention, we’re expecting 6,000 delegates this year. Our delegate numbers have shown significant growth since our first show in 2014. Their demographics can be found here.

Register today:

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?