very year, the summit gets bigger and better, with the ultimate goal of bringing the entire gaming community together; from affiliates and operators to regulators and vendors.
This year's summit will see different upgrades, including the fact that they will be flying a whopping 300 affiliates down for free.
In the words of founder Eman Pulis, "We needed a strong campaign to generate more interest among affiliates. So we took some inspiration from the movie 300 and, in an unprecedented move, are giving away the equivalent in flights for affiliates from all over Europe and Tel Aviv. Exhibiting operators were encouraged to invite VIP guests, flights on us, and throw a string of hospitality events around SiGMA. After all, Malta lends itself quite well for wining, dining and late night shenanigans."
During the summit, there will be four conferences by SiGMA, but also a number of partnership events, which are set to attract quality c level executives to Malta
SiGMA has cemented new conference partnerships with the likes of KPMG, who is adding a third esummit in Malta on top of their Gibraltar and Isle of Man esummits. Other partnerships have been cemented with the BiG Foundation, iGaming Academy and the MGA as well as Random Consulting's Mario Galea and Aideen Shortt. The latter two will be co-organizing an igaming booth camp for top executives.
Free standing lunch and premium coffee breaks on both days will be provided at the expo floor, giving delegates more time for business.
In addition, the idea of a 'SiGMA Pitch' should go down well with so many start-ups, innovators and investors. With so many mergers and acquisitions, expect some serious deals to be made in a 'Dragon's Den'-like environment.
Many also wished for the SiGMA dates to be further away from our friends from BAC and EiG so the organizers agreed to shift the show a month away from Berlin, creating a dynamite Malta Gaming Week.
Co-organiser Dennis Dyhr-Hansen went on to elaborate, "We added a lot of networking events, dinners, drinks too. Andy Jones, who only until last year was a partner with another event, will be setting up one of the largest booths at SiGMA this year. We are also working closely with him to throw an unforgettable Aliquantum Welcome Party at Casino Malta."
Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman at Malta Gaming Authority also spoke of the past summits: "SiGMA is an excellent networking and knowledge sharing opportunity for local gaming operators, service providers and other industry players seeking to operate in or from Malta. I believe that events like SiGMA can showcase Malta's unique attributes and strengthen our position as a world class gaming jurisdiction."
The summit will take place from Nov. 16-19, 2016, and anyone is welcome - igaming company executives, operators, affiliates, marketing, legal, finance and consultancy firms and more. For further details log in to the Malta Gaming Summit website and the Malta Gaming Week website. Early bird tickets are available online.