SiGMA Roadshow – Manila | 21 – 22 March


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About SiGMA Roadshow Manila


“We came to Manila first of all to learn more about this vibrant city and the government’s initiatives through PAGCOR for the Asian region. New friendships were born and strategic partnerships cemented in this vibrant region!” Eman Pulis, SiGMA’s founder and CEO.



About Manila


The densely-populated capital city is a stunning mix of old meets new. Towering skyscrapers dominate the skyline, with the soft features of Spanish colonial architecture still influencing areas of Old Manila. The city is the centre of the country’s economic, political, social, and cultural activity. The Philippines is one of Asia’s hottest emerging gaming markets, with interest in the region boosting the region’s profile across the globe.



21 – 22 MARCH


Held at the luxe Shangri-La at the Fort hotel in Manila’s Bonifacio Global City area, the buzzing financial and business metropolis connected some of the top western suppliers with a total of 400 premium Asian affiliates and operators

The two-day event provided top-notch conferences and a plethora of new opportunities for handshake deals in the fast-growing Asian market, opening doors to favourable business circumstances for European operators and suppliers looking to tap into Asia.



ABC Conference


Operators and suppliers were treated to the intersecting sports betting and eSports verticals. There was also a look into crypto-payment solutions in gambling and regulation.



AGS Conference


This affiliate-geared conference focused on pertinent topics such as Singapore’s blanket ban on gambling, different approaches to the Asian and European markets and a new generation of gamers.



PREMIER NETWORKING


  • Luxury accommodation at Shangri-La at the Fort hotel
  • 2 evenings of fine dining and a smashing after party at Revel at the Palace


TESTIMONIALS


Rene Robitza, Head of Affiliates at Glitnor, had high praise for SiGMA, saying, “The choice to host the conference in Manila was the best decision ever. Fantastic organisation from SiGMA, we made contacts we would never have met in Europe and countless new opportunities. Pretty sure Glitnor Affiliates will host again. Well done SiGMA!”

Riko Tanaka, CMO at LuckyNiki had this to say about the event: “Thanks for organising a great event. It was super useful for us. LuckyNiki will definitely be a sponsor for the next event.”
“It was an excellent event, with insightful discussions on the Asian market and lots of networking opportunities. Definitely worth attending!” said James Camilleri, Head of Sales and General Manager at Scout Gaming.

“I really like the work SiGMA is doing, you guys produced a great three-day-event in Manila, both business and party-wise!” enthused Oron Barber, CEO and Founder at CoinPoint Group.


sigma igaming Success in Manila for SiGMA Roadshow
sigma igaming Viorel Stan, Daniel Ionescu, Juliet Adelstein, Nadia Adelstein

Agenda


March 21, Shangri-La at the Fort
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9:00‑19:00Operators check in
19:00‑22:30Dinner hosted by the suppliers

A private dinner will be held at the hotel itself, making it easy for late arrivals to join us.

The dinner is sponsored by the gracious hosts.

22:30‑0:00Networking Drinks at The Back Room, Shangri-La at the Fort

After dinner, we’ll all meet for networking drinks.

March 22, Shangri-La at the Fort
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09:30-09:35Introductory remarks by Eman Pulis
09:30-09:50Meet the Suppliers

Suppliers share an insightful and no-doubt eventful journey. Let’s hear their story and how this fits into the grand scheme of things in the iGaming sector.

Fredrik Rubin, Head of Sales, Hacksaw Gaming
Ian Sammut Dacoutros, Head of Business Development, Bit8

09:50-10:10Asia: What works and where?

The Asian market presents a plethora of challenges and opportunities, be it in sports-betting, online casinos, lotteries and mobile games. Let’s stay ahead of the curve and discuss what works and where.

Henry Wang, Founder, Smartmesh
Jesper Ramskov Jensen, CEO, iGA
Oliver Debono, COO, SiGMA (moderator)

10:10-10:25Sports Betting, eSports & Market Disruption

In this fireside chat, we discuss established sports markets, their overlap with budding eSports ventures and the prospect of disruption through innovation.

Hai Ng, Partner, Neomancer LLC
Alex Nascimento, Co-Founder, Blockchain at UCLA

10:25-10:45Sportsbook vs eSports: Understanding the Sports Betting Consumer

It’s time to gain a deeper understanding of the Sports betting consumer, their consumption and gambling behaviour, drivers, motivations, decision-making patterns and beyond.

Paul Fox, CEO, LeTou
Viorel Stan, CEO, BetBrain
Oliver Debono, COO, SiGMA (moderator)

10:45-11:05Regulatory Speed bumps and Grey markets

Regulation is often touted as a necessary evil. What regulatory hurdles face the Asian market in 2019 and how can operators and suppliers work to understand and navigate grey markets in a risk-free manner?

Rafael Padilla, Legal advisor Farcove Network Ltd
Oliver Debono, COO, SiGMA (moderator)

11:05 – 11:15Headquatered in Asia: opportunities for online verticals

Are there opportunities to be found between online and land-based operators in Asia? Time to dig in.

Tim Shephard, Director, Fortuna Investments

11:15-11:35Tech Trio: AI, Blockchain and Automation

Blockchain is here to stay and AI data management is right around the corner. How will iGaming firms adapt their business models as we move into a more fast-paced environment?

Laurence Wolf, CMO, Shellpay
Richard Mifsud, CEO and Co-Founder, Helio
Malcom Ching, Managing Director, Elite Translations
Oliver Debono, COO, SiGMA (moderator)

11:35-11:45Crypto payment solutions in iGaming

Cryptocurrency is the gateway for local iGaming companies to hit the international market, among other things. What other solutions do cryptocurrencies provide in iGaming?

Henry Wang, Founder, Smartmesh

11:45-12:00A decade of iGaming: Lessons learned and new horizons

In this fireside chat, we take a look at recent iGaming history to gain a better understanding of the future.

Yancy Naughton, Founder, HasTraffic

TBC



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