The first ICE Africa gaming conference, which will take place between 24 and 25 Octocber 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa, will be attracting delegates from 91 countries, including gaming professionals from 25 African nations, the organizers said in a statement on Friday.
The conference will be attended by leading brands, including Aruze Gaming; BtoBet; Flutterwave; Gambee; GLI; Merkur Gaming; MST Channel; Neosurf; Playtech BGT Sports; Quanta; Superbet; and umAfrika Gaming Technologies supporting the historic event.
“We took the decision to launch following requests from the industry based in Africa for us to produce and organize a professional showcase that the continent could be proud of,” said Dan Stone, Senior Marketing Manager at Clarion Gaming.
He said “since making the decision to bring the ICE brand to the continent, we have been really encouraged by the hugely positive response from all parties – manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, journalists and commentators alike”.
“As we edge closer to the first edition of ICE Africa going live, all the metrics we look to are highly positive and we are confident of opening a new chapter in the development of African gaming.”
ICE Africa has been curated to bring the gaming community a plethora of engaging content covering thought leadership to training and provided by the industry’s most influential and reputable stakeholders.
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Dan Stone said: “Learning and development are at the core of the ICE Africa experience. The advanceAFRICA stream creates time for quality brainstorming around how the future of the African market can be shaped to allow for sustainable growth of the industry.
MicroscopeAFRICA is a series of workshops looking at different facets of the industry and networkAFRICA a series of facilitated networking breaks, unique HIVE sessions and round-tables to forge new connections with colleagues from across the continent.
The ICE Africa conference programme will cover a wide range of topics including mobile, lottery, start-ups, investment and regulation all headed up by expert international speakers.”