ICE Conferences has confirmed its status as the biggest learning and knowledge-exchange event in world gaming. The 2016 agenda, which has been published this week and is available to download here, comprises over 64 hours of learning opportunities, delivered by 140 thought leaders drawn from both within and outside the international gaming community.
The eight strong programme opens with the International Casino Conference (ICC) on Monday 1st February. Organised in partnership with the European Casino Association (ECA), the ICC is being held at the award winning Hippodrome, which is the UK‘s busiest and most popular casino, and is located in Leicester Square, central London. The ICC is followed by Modernising Lotteries: Retail & Digital; Data Insight & Business Intelligence and a programme dedicated to Cross-Platform & Multi-Channel Gaming (all Tuesday 2nd February). Wednesday 3rd February, the final full day of ICE Conferences, will feature Game Design & Development; World Regulatory Briefing (organised in partnership with IAGA); Betmarkets (organised in partnership with SBCNews) and Cybercrime, Security & Regulatory Compliance (organised in partnership with Gameshield). The threat of Cybercrime and the importance of combatting it, is reflected in the decision to include an add-on workshop led by the specialist Organised Crime Command based at New Scotland Yard. The workshop will run from 10 – 12.00 on Thursday 4th February.
Reflecting on the role and importance of the ICE Conferences programme, Marketing Director, Jo Mayer said: „ICE is unique within the gaming sector in that it is an event which delivers invaluable commercial/product exchange opportunities for our 25,000 visitors, as well as the opportunity to participate in high level information or knowledge exchange. We know from our customer research, that our visitors value the opportunity to learn about the key contemporary issues impacting gaming via ICE Conferences and then be able to meet with the industry in action on the show floor.
„Our invitation to the world gaming community in 2016 is to ‚Enter The Gaming Technopolis‘. This applies equally to ICE Conferences at which the subject matter and content is designed to help prepare international business for the technological, regulatory and social challenges and opportunities which lie ahead.“