iGaming NEXT has once again managed to bring together the moguls of the iGaming Industry through the grand digital event Online: Bright Future. The event took place last week, 8-9 June 2021, and included a series of exclusive discussions on Investment, Leadership, Marketing and Emerging Tech.
Moreover, the 2-day-long event featured industry leaders who provided an insightful look into their thoughts, strategies, and work process. As this year’s iGaming Next has managed to become an unforgettable event – a digital phenomenon also known as the grand ball of the iGaming industry – we gathered with Pierre Lindh, iGaming NEXT Co-Founder and Managing Director, to find out more about the show.
How many participants did the iGaming NEXT: Bright Future event gather?
We managed to attract 2,000 delegates, making the event the largest digital event this year for the industry. We believe that digital fatigue is just a myth. It's all about understanding what the audience actually wants.
Can you name some of the industry's most brilliant and sharp minds who gathered this week to share their insights within this uniquely designed digital conference platform?
Personally, I was most excited to host industry leaders from outside of gaming, such as Thomas Allen, Managing director of Morgan Stanley Equity Research and Chris Harrison, Industry Head at Google. But also, speakers like the sustainability advocate Liesbeth Oost of Aspire Global and Mikael Pawlo, tech entrepreneur and founder of MrGreen.
Why does gathering the most inspiring minds and ideas together seem to be one of the best ways of empowering the industry?
Because thought leadership should not be exclusive to those paying a €1000 conference ticket, as has previously been the case. Top-notch thought leadership should be available to the entire industry, to the benefit of all. That is our mission, to be a positive force for the iGaming industry.
Now that the event is already successfully held, please tell us - what made the "Bright Future" the most powerful iGaming online event of 2021? And why is it a digital phenomenon?
Simply put, we invest a stupid amount of time and effort into perfecting the agenda and sourcing our speakers. A lot of competent industry-leading people are involved in the process, and we do not see our agenda as a sales opportunity as often is the case with other event organisers. For us, integrity is the most important thing and that's why we stand out.
Why was it important not to miss an event such as iGaming NEXT: Bright Future?
In order to excel and build a knowledge base which can be used in order to understand the dynamics and underlying trends of the industry, which is invaluable for every professional’s personal growth.
So far, we’ve been very impressed by the progress of iGaming NEXT and its forward-thinking approach. So please tell us – what is up next?
We have so many interesting projects in the pipeline. Next us is a world-class thought leadership session between Guy Kawasaki (Ex. Apple chief evangelist) and Todd Haushalter (CPO, Evolution) which is the most high-level session ever for the iGaming industry, by far. This is where we want to put the bar moving forward.
Then of course we have iGaming NEXT: Valletta 20-21st October, which we are hoping will be the most value accretive event of the entire year for the industry. Watch this space and come with us on our journey!