There’s never a dull moment in this industry, not only in Malta, but worldwide, and the SiGMA show couldn’t take place at a more pertinent time, with so many mergers and acquisitions, emerging markets, shifts in regulatory goalposts and other revolutionary innovations. In view of this, we decided to go with more focused, shorter, conferences. At SiGMA15 each conference will only last half a day, giving delegates more time to hop from one stand to the other and network at the adjacent expo floor. From regulatory issues, to payments, anti-fraud, security, crypto currencies, affiliates, SEO and gamification – there is a topic to suit every delegate’s interest.
In the words of Eman Pulis, “Double the exhibitors. Double the delegates. Double the conferences. This pretty much sums up the feedback we had following last year’s baptism of SiGMA. We are truly humbled by the response and the good business this show has brought to many affiliates, operators and solution providers.”. He went on to elaborate, “Despite mixed reactions, we took off last with the idea of bringing the whole industry, from affiliates to C-Level executives, solution providers to operators, under one roof. We were often told to focus on one sector instead but we firmly believed that the three distinct pillars within the industry – solution providers, operators and affiliates – are coming closer together. Today’s affiliate, for instance, is fast becoming a successful operator within months, which is why we wanted a 360° iGaming showcase in Malta that reflected this trend.”
With some 300 gaming companies based in Malta and now also a yearly show like SiGMA; it should be relatively easy to understand why SiGMA and Malta should earn a spot in the igaming calendar.
A number of networking events will take place around SiGMA, some strictly by invite, others open to all delegates. “Imagine Europe’s best igaming affiliates all together under one roof—an affiliate manager’s dream; an operator’s dream; our dream come true,” is how Dennis Dyhr-Hansen described the idea for this Grand Slam – a full day retreat for elite affiliates across Europe. “Affiliates are flying in a day before the SiGMA15 show starts and no expense will be spared, thanks to a solid partnership with Casumo and MatchingVisions, to ensure they are treated like royalty,” he added. A day after the Casumo Grand Slam, all elites will join the 2,500+ delegates attending SiGMA15. In total, the following networking events will take place at SiGMA:
- A VIP treat for Europe’s best 30 affiliates
- Welcome reception– before the summit opens
- Networking poker tournament – right after the welcome reception
- 4x coffee breaks–two per summit day
- 2x lunch breaks – afternoons during each summit day
- 2x networking drinks – at the end of each summit day
- Private VIP dinners hosted by various exhibitors for top delegates
- SiGMA closing night – on the last night of the summit
- Last-minute brunch and drinks – the day after
SiGMA is taking place between the 4th and 7th November, 2015 at the InterContinental Hotel, St. Julian’s. For more information call +356 9926 3626 or email the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.