This week the SBC has announced their Autumn event dates for Europe, the US, CIS and Africa. The dates have now been finalised for 2020 in their conference and exhibition calendar. There will be two new regional showpieces which focuses on Africa and the CIS which has been added to their hugely popular Digital Summit series.
It’s been a strange year indeed and as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic it does mean that some events won’t go ahead as usual. SBC’s two successful sport betting events: Betting on Sports Europe and Betting on Sports America will now be transferred to a virtual environment instead.
Furthermore this means that the SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital on the 8th-11th September will be followed up by SBC Digital Summit Africa (6-7 October). Betting on Sports Europe - Digital (21-22 October), SBC Digital Summit CIS (4-5 November) and Betting on Sports America - Digital (1-3 December).
SBC have announced their 2020 conference and exhibition dates as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
SBC have embraced the industry's desire to focus more on these virtual events rather than physical events. This is mainly due to the uncertainty which currently exists around international travel and the potential risk that comes with large scale events.
To date the market-leading virtual conference and exhibition series has engaged more than 15,000 executives and they continue to grow in the right direction.
An Opportunity to Learn
These kinds of virtual events are still a great opportunity to continue to learn, connect and carry out business.
The new events for both Africa and the CIS will focus on these engaging oportunities and unique challenges of doing businneses in two regions. It is currently attracting strong interest from the international betting and gaming industry.
The same advanced online platform will still be utilized alongside a mix of high-level content and interactive exhibition. There will be networking roundtable discussions that have proved successful at the global SBC Digital Summit in April and at subsequent editions dedicated to Latin America and North America, and at CasinoBeats Malta Digital.
The SBC Digital Summit Africa will take place on the 6th and 7th of October in what will be a two day event. The conference will focus on the future of sports betting and gaming in a region that continues to grow and develop at a rapid pace.
There will be 75 senior executive speakers which will come from both local and international operators that have already established themselves in the African markets.
This will further be accompanied by a 25-booth interactive exhibition. This will allow operators to view the latest industry innovations and talk business with some of the leading suppliers in the region.
Providing Valuable Insights
Rasmus Sojmark who is the Founder and CEO of SBC, said: “We’re excited about the prospect of staging our first ever event dedicated specifically to the betting and gaming industry in Africa, and bringing our popular virtual conference and exhibition format to a new audience.”
He also added “The event will provide a valuable forum for operators, affiliates and suppliers in the region to connect, share their knowledge of established and emerging markets across the continent, and identify the many business opportunities it offers.”
Conference sessions about opportunities in the CIS have always been popular, so we’re delighted to be staging our first event fully dedicated to the region.
Sojmark went on to say: “At our previous events, conference sessions about opportunities in the CIS have always proved popular, so we’re delighted to be staging our first event fully dedicated to the region. The CIS is a major opportunity for the international industry, with existing markets such as Georgia booming and attracting leading operators such as Paddy Power Betfair, GVC Holdings and Betsson, while major new markets are soon to open up in Ukraine and Uzbekistan."
“However, knowledge about these markets is hard to come by and the industry network is developing quickly. We are very happy to partner with Sports Media Holding for this event, a key player in this region,” said Sojmark.
Lasha Machavariani who is the Founder of the Sports Media Holding and Setanta Sports Media commented: “SBC Digital Summit CIS will be an important opportunity for senior executives from operators and suppliers with an interest in the region to connect, learn more about local markets and talk business with key players.”
More Planned Conferences
The Betting on Sports Europe is planned for the 21st and 22nd October and will be an eight track conference with more than 100 speakers. Key topics will be debated and there will be a range of networking opportunities.
Then the second edition of the world’s largest dedicated sports betting event, Betting on Sports America - Digital, is planned as before on 1-3 December. This will feature a line up of leading executives from major operating companies, regulators and sports executives. Networking opportunities will be included along with an interactive expo hall which will showcase the latest innovations from leading gaming suppliers.