SiGMA Group and Clarion Gaming have announced that the inaugural ICE Asia and SiGMA Manila trade shows, originally scheduled to be held jointly in Manila on 8 and 9 June 2020, have been postponed until May 2021.
The organizers released separate statements overnight confirming the news, with SiGMA stating, “Since the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, partners, and employees is of paramount importance, we decided, with a heavy heart, to postpone SiGMA Manila from June 2020 to 27 and 28 May 2021.
“Rescheduling this inaugural show was the only responsible course of action, enabling us to provide the kind of experience that our customers, partners, and employees expect and deserve, in a safe environment.”
While the land-based show is on hold, the organizers have announced that they will instead run a digital conference, SiGMA-ICE Asia Digital, from 8 to 10 June 2020.
This digital event will be free for participants, providing three days of content based around gaming in Asia, including local operators, thought leaders and gaming experts focusing on tech innovation, the future of gaming and market recovery post-COVID-19.
“In line with SiGMA Group’s commitment to facilitating new business opportunities for key players in the global iGaming and emerging tech sectors, the digital conference will embrace the difficulties we are facing at a time when working together has never been more important,” said Founder and CEO of SiGMA Group, Eman Pulis.
“COVID-19 has provided a unique opportunity to rethink how we live and work.”