The renowned SiGMA Europe event is moving to a larger venue, the SiGMA Group announced on Monday. The upcoming edition of the meeting will be held at the Mediterranean Maritime Hub (MMH) in Marsa, Malta, this November. Exhibitors at SiGMA will benefit from 20 thousand sq. metres of space in total.
While SiGMA’s annual Malta Week event has traditionally been held at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali, increased demand from delegates and exhibitors has compelled the company to seek a larger, more dynamic space, officials explained.
Group Founder Eman Pulis said: “We’ve been working on this plan for the past five years and today, thanks to a robust road infrastructure and a refurbished venue, can finally announce that we’re moving SiGMA Europe from MFCC in Ta’ Qali to the Marsa Mediterranean Maritime Hub. The venue is two to three times larger – but given the long waiting list the floor plan is practically sold out already."
“We’re redesigning your entire experience, from the minute you land in Malta until the very last moment. I look forward to welcoming you with open arms to this iGaming festival.“
The MMH in Marsa is an operational industrial maritime yard that sits at the heart of one of Malta’s oldest industries. It offers "a raw, industrial, and unconventional space unlike anything ever used before," according to SiGMA Group, which describes it as a "first-of-its-kind location" for its events.
The company further says that, through this move, it intends to lead the way in adapting non-traditional locations and "reimagining them through fresh eyes and breathing fresh life into traditional industries." Exhibitors will find 20 thousand sq. metres of space as sectors of entrepreneurship and commerce come together against an unconventional backdrop of heavy industry.
Speaking on behalf of the MMH, Executive Chairperson Angelique Abela said: “MMH’s 20,000 sqm covered industrial sheds and waterside facilities within the Mediterranean Maritime Hub shall surely provide an innovative and unique setup for a record-breaking and successful 2023 SiGMA event.”
Sitting on the edge of the Grand Harbour, the venue will be accessible by an exclusive ferry service which docks at the venue, providing a direct link to Malta’s capital city Valletta. A 100 metres of berthing spots have also been secured so that tier-one gaming brands can have C-level meetings in a more private setting.
Networking events will also be held at the site, moving away from the St Julian’s area. "A UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Valletta’s impressive Baroque architecture and pretty cobbled streets are rich with historical treasure – the perfect place to host the elegant networking dinners and drinks that take place during the week-long event," says SiGMA Group. The awards ceremony, as well as the Closing Night party, will both take place at the Malta Convention Centre (MCC) in Valletta.
"The city is only five minutes drive away from the expo in Marsa and it is recommended that delegates book their stay in the vicinity," organizers noted. "To this end, SiGMA has secured great deals with all the best hotels in Valletta."
The upcoming edition of SiGMA Europe will take place from the 13 to the 17th of November.