SBC Events is launching the SBC Digital Summit – the biggest ever online conference in the betting and gaming industry – as it comes to terms with the deep impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
With travel and working restrictions severely limiting interconnection, the SBC Digital Summit will allow delegates to hear from the betting and gaming industry’s leading CEOs about how they are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.
Held across five days from 27 April – 1 May 2020, the SBC Digital Summit will feature more than 140 expert speakers examining the key opportunities for the sector and what tools operators can use to make the most of them.
The comprehensive agenda will provide insights on how to deal with the major challenges faced by the sector, in light of the disruption caused to businesses by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day contains a different theme for discussion.
SBC CEO & Founder, Rasmus Sojmark, said: “These are difficult times for every business and we wanted to do something to bring together the industry and help our valued partners navigate this uncertain time. The SBC Digital Summit will provide access to the invaluable expertise of the betting and gaming industry’s leading figures, giving more than 10,000 professionals in the sector a chance to benefit from their knowledge of best practice and ideas for the future.
“All of this will be available online, allowing people to learn from the best, keep up to date with the latest developments in the industry and stay engaged when we have to learn new ways to stay connected.”
Professionals logging on to the conference remotely can benefit from in-depth content covering the entire betting and gaming industry, with expert panels on sports betting, online casino and slots, poker, virtual sports, lotteries, payments, and digital marketing.
The speaker line-up includes Carsten Koerl (CEO & Founder, Sportradar), Jesper Svensson (CEO, Betsson Group), George Daskalakis (CEO & Founder, Stoiximan / Betano), Paris Smith (CEO, Pinnacle), Johnny Hartnett (CEO, Superbet), Alexander Stevendahl (CEO, Videoslots), Fabio Schiavolin (CEO, Snaitech), Adam Greenblatt (CEO, Roar Digital), Ariel Reem (CEO, Genesis Group), Tim Heath (CEO, Coingaming Group), Celine Crawford (CCO, Smarkets), JD Duarte (CEO, Betcris), Julio Cesar Tamayo (CEO, Wplay), and Stuart Simms (CEO, XL Media).
Paris Smith, CEO of Pinnacle, commented: “This is a great initiative by SBC Events to bring the industry together during this incredibly tough time. I’m proud to be involved and hope to be able to help some people find a way through this as well as receive insight into how others are coping and planning ahead.”
Carsten Koerl, CEO & Founder, Sportradar, said: “The COVID-19 outbreak has caused unprecedented turmoil to almost all businesses, but sports betting in particular has been hit hard. The SBC Digital Summit provides a great opportunity to start the industry’s fight back against the uncertainty that we currently face.”
During this unprecedented time, SBC has worked hard to keep ticket prices as low as possible for an event of this scale and investment in order to make it as accessible to as many participants as possible. One day tickets will cost 49 euro, with all access five day tickets priced at 95 euro. There are also different levels of company tickets available for group bookings.
To mark the launch of the SBC Digital Summit, all-access five day passes are available for the price of a day pass until Friday 27 March 5pm PT.
Betsson Group CEO, Jesper Svensson, added: “Myself and the staff at Betsson are looking forward to participating in this exciting concept as we tackle the challenges that COVID.19 is presenting to us as an industry and society in general. Being able to discuss best practice in the current environment will be extremely valuable for the future.”