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SiGMA expands its global authority with Malta Week

Malta Week, the largest iGaming event in the world in 2022, was hosted by SiGMA Group last week. The event was successful thanks to more than 25,000 attendees, 1,000 sponsors and exhibitors, 400 speakers, 300 affiliates, 400 companies, and 100 influencers.

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These three days have been jam-packed with informative panels and keynotes, networking activities, and an ever-expanding industry-setting show floor.

The Conference

SiGMA Conference has brought together policymakers, thought leaders, influencers, and C-Suite executives from the global gaming and affiliation space with our audience.

In his keynote speech, Finance Minister Javier Fransisco Antonio Silvania stated that his presence at the conference demonstrates Curaçao's determination to become a "major player in the online gambling business." Silvania is in charge of modernising the Dutch-Caribbean island's gambling industry to ensure effective regulation and monitoring. The new restrictions are set to go into action in 2Q23.

The Expo

The expo floor included a carefully chosen showcase of market-leading products and services. This high-energy exposition gave delegates the opportunity to target the industry on a worldwide scale and target the particular niche. It also provided a direct path to some of the top brands in the industry, making it a great venue for networking and brand promotion.

Ministers and government entities

During the week, government entities, ministers, and even the Prime Minister of Malta came to SiGMA Europe. When he spoke to the delegates, Prime Minister Hon. Robert Abela said: "Events such as SiGMA celebrate the spirit of Malta's economic vision and Malta's entrepreneurial drive. Eman and his team are proof of this, and I commend their can-do attitude. By working together, we will be able to ensure more successful years of this already thriving gaming industry."

He also added that this is the government's top priority. "This is an industry which we are very, very proud of. Malta is the home of choice for over 300 gaming firms providing over 10,000 gaming-related job opportunities. In addition, many of the companies are listed on the major stock exchanges boasting a superior level of governance".

Carl Brincat, CEO of the MGA, stated on a panel on the first day of SiGMA Europe that the regulator has learned that it must lay the framework before implementing innovative measures.

Highlights

The networking events during Malta Week took face-to-face communication to a new level. SiGMA offered all the delegates a lot of chances to connect with people from around the world.

● 300+ Spartans

SiGMA is the best place to be when it comes to meeting the right people and making the right connections. The official program of 300+ Spartan Affiliates had the time of their lives and was at the ideal location to expand their network under the Mediterranean sun of Malta Week 2022.

● VIP guest Roberto Carlos

Roberto Carlos, Bet winner's brand ambassador, also attended the MFCC event. The Real Madrid star and world champion with the Brazilian national team played an essential role in the primary competition held in Malta. Moreover, he enjoyed participating in signing hundreds of autographs at the bookmaker's booth.

● MMA prowess by Centurion fight

Together with SiGMA Group, Centurion-FC has delivered yet another impressive MMA performance. Participating in the events of Malta Week, much effort and planning went into making the evening a success. In addition to showcasing the raw strength and emotion of the competitors in the ring, Centurion FC also featured the sight of fighters being carried to the cage by Roman Centurion Soldiers.

● Start-up winner Surfer Penguin

Surfer Penguin has won the 2022 SiGMA/AGS Pitch Competition hosted at MFCC. Pablo Fernandez, CEO & Co-Founder of the company, expressed his gratitude to SiGMA for this opportunity. He is excited to develop his idea further, thanks to the support.

Goodbye 2022, Welcome 2023!

2022 is over, and what a fantastic year it has been! Looking back, SiGMA Group is filled with anticipation for what lies ahead. Their first-ever African iGaming Summit will kick off the yearly series of events in the coming year.

This January, the SiGMA, AGS, AIBC, and Med-Tech World Summits will make history by arriving in Nairobi, Kenya. Also, the 2023 agenda includes Dubai, Manilla, São Paulo, Limassol, and Malta.

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