SBC has announced that the Canadian Gaming Summit 2023 will be staged on June 13-15 next year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in an edition that will see the long-established conference and trade show undergo a major change, as it will be the Summit's first year under SBC's management.
The events and media business had previously announced an agreement to acquire Canada's premier annual conference and trade show for land-based and iGaming professionals from current joint owners Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) MediaEdge Communications.
The acquisition will be completed after this year's edition of the Summit, which takes place June 7-9, 2022. It features a conference program that covers the key issues arising from the significant recent regulatory changes in the country, with sessions on topics including taxation, advertising rules, integrity in sports, responsible gambling, new technology, and the future of sports betting and iGaming.
"We are delighted to bring the Canadian Gaming Summit into the SBC portfolio in 2023. We are already working closely with the Canadian Gaming Association to continue to build upon what is already a great conference," commented Rasmus Sojmark, Founder & CEO of SBC.
"The opportunities for exponential growth in what is already an exciting market are tremendous and we look forward to continuing to help the industry develop iGaming and sports betting in Canada," the CEO further added.
The CGA will continue to be involved as an official and strategic partner of the Summit from 2023 onwards, and will work with SBC "to ensure the event supports the continued development of the gaming industry in Canada," according to a press release.
"We are excited for this year's event and eagerly await what SBC will add to the show in the future," added Canadian Gaming Association President & CEO Paul Burns. "SBC's global reach and multiple international conferences, like the SBC Summit North America, will provide us with greater opportunities to showcase Canada's gaming industry and highlight our members' success."
SBC will be present at this year's Canadian Gaming Summit in booths 808 and 809 where attendees and participating companies are invited "to discuss ideas, the strategy, and future editions of the event."