SBC has formally announced the return of its global betting and iGaming exhibition and conference, SBC Summit Barcelona, on 19-21 September.
Over 10,000 decision-makers, including 2,000 operator representatives and 1,000 affiliate representatives, will attend the show at the Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc. The event will showcase 300 exhibitors and feature over 80 hours of conference content.
This year, due to popular demand after the overwhelming success of the event’s 2022 edition, SBC will double the size of the exhibition space. The enlarged area will cover 38,000 square metres.
SBC will divide the exhibition floor into five distinct zones and run separate conference stages for each vertical. In addition to the zone-specific conference rooms, there will be two additional stages focused on Leadership and Global Gaming (Stage 1) and Sports Sponsorship and Player Protection (Stage 7).
Speaker already lined up include Adi Dhandhania (COO, North America Interactive, Bally’s Corporation), Jesper Svensson (CEO, Betsson Group), Maarja Pärt (CEO, Yolo Group), and Sam Sadi (CEO, LiveScore Group).
Rasmus Sojmark, CEO & Founder of SBC, commented: “The feedback for this event has been extraordinarily positive, making it a must-attend show for the global sports betting and iGaming community.
“The 2023 floor plan is looking strong, even though the event is still nine months away, and we have already secured some top names as speakers. The Barcelona show covers every vertical, allowing attendees to network with the right people, access top-quality products and content, and experience unforgettable moments!”
In the Sports Betting Zone, attendees will have the opportunity to discover solutions from companies such as 1xbet, Altenar, BetConstruct, Delasport, Digitain, Fast Track, IGP, Pinnacle, Soft2bet, Sportingtech, and Stats Perform.
The speaker lineup will include Anders Hauberg Nielsen (Global Head of Sportsbook, Betcris), Andreas Bardun (CEO, KTO Group), Andy Wright (SVP Trading, Fanatics), Endre Nesset (President, Coolbet), and Matt Scarrott (Director of Emerging Markets, BetVictor), who will discuss the current and future state of sports betting.
In the Casino & iGaming Zone, event visitors can learn about the keys to creating a successful casino offering by visiting exhibitors such as Alea Gaming, Amusnet Interactive, Codium, EGT Digital, Evoplay, Platipus Gaming, Smartsoft Gaming, Spribe and Softswiss.
Allan Auning-Hansen (CEO, CEGO/Spilnu.dk), Bernd Henning (Chief Casino Director, Bet3000), Jack Anthony (Head of Product, Eyas Gaming), Lucas Lebleu (Casino Director, Betcris), and Tim Parker (CEO, SuperSeven) will be among the panellists who will guide the attendees through the potential and the challenges of various casino products and innovations.
In the Payments & Compliance Zone, visitors can meet exhibitors such as Adyen, AstroPay, Aurum Solutions, BVNK, COLIBRIX, Emerchantpay, IDnow, ISX Financial, Payment Center, and Trustly.
Attendees of the Payment & Compliance conference stage will have the chance to hear from Agata Smilgin (Head of Payments, The Luck Factory), Alex Henderson (Chief Compliance Officer, Netbet), Isabelle Delisle (Head of Group Payments, Pinnacle) and Mickael Marceau (Director of Payment Solutions, Kindred Group).
The Affiliate, Media & Marketing Zone will be a hub of activity with operators, affiliates, and media showcasing their products. Exhibitors include 7StarsPartners, 247 Partners, Betcris, Betsson Group, Better Collective, BetWinner, Kaizen Gaming, MegaPari Partners, Pin-Up Global, TonyBet, and VBet.
The speaker lineup for this zone focused on affiliate marketing, SEO, and market research includes Andrea Bellezza (VP of EU & Asia Pacific Markets, KaFe Rocks), Asbjørn Bieling-Hansen (Director of Paid Marketing, GIG), Caroline Broman (Head of SEO, Betsson Group), Dmitry Belianin (CCO, PMI), Peter Gunni (CCO, Traffic Lab), and Sebastian Erfurth (COO, Casino.online).
The Emerging Tech, Blockchain & Metaverse Zone will provide a unique opportunity to discuss the technologies shaking up the industry by introducing forward-thinking solutions. Exhibitors in this zone include Blockotech.com, CoinsPaid, CryptoSnack, Damex, and Incode.
One of the highlights of this zone will be the in-person keynote speech of best-selling author of ‘The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionise Everything,’ Matthew Ball.
Other tech-focused speakers in the lineup include Nick Maroudas (Global CTO, Kwiff), Oron Barber (CEO, CoinPoint Group), Sten Andersen (Chief of Innovation & Future Affairs, ATG) and Stuart Morrison (CEO, Crypto Snack).