ICE Africa, a soon to be regular event for the continent’s gaming industry, is making moves to boost investments within the sector. The affair is part of an initiative by Clarion Gaming, a major player in the industry.
As such, the international gaming industry has shown its support for Clarion’s vision to deliver a stellar business event for the continent with the inaugural edition of ICE Africa, which will be held on the 24th and the 25th of October, 2018 in South Africa.
The affair has attracted leading brands such as Aruze Gaming, BtoBet, Flutterwave, Gambee, GLI; Merkur Gaming, MST Channel, Neosurf, Playtech BGT Sports, Quanta, Superbet; and umAfrika Gaming Technologies.
The event has been backed by Michael Collins, General Manager of South Africa-based software firm, Betting Entertainment Technology (B.E.T). He stated that those attending the event will join the ‘Premier League of international B2B gaming events’.
ICE Africa has attracted delegates from a total of 91 countries including gaming professionals from 25 African States, including: Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
“We took the decision to launch following requests from the industry based in Africa for us to produce and organise a professional showcase that the continent could be proud of,” commented Dan Stone, Senior Marketing Manager at Clarion Gaming.
“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,” he continued
“Delivering much more than a conventional expo, 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,” he added.
“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,” said Stone in a statement issued this week.
He explained that learning and development are at the core of the ICE Africa experience.