The inaugural ICE Asia Digital and SiGMA Asia Focus online conferences start today, bringing attendees a unique digital collaboration over the course of three days following the postponement of the land-based shows originally scheduled to kick off in Manila this morning.
Running from 8 to 10 June, ICE Asia Digital, organized by Clarion Gaming, is a free online event offering three days of unique content focusing on gaming in Asia, including a specific focus on topical subjects such as tech innovation, the future of gaming and how the market will recover post-COVID-19.
ICE Asia Digital 2020 will open with a keynote discussion by Andrea Domingo, Chairman and CEO of Philippine gaming regulator PAGCOR – one of the jurisdictions hit hardest by COVID-19 lockdowns.
2nt8 Ltd’s Alidad Tash, former Galaxy Entertainment Group Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Clayton and Sanford C. Berstein analyst Vitaly Umansky will host a panel examining the state of the market and what regional recovery might look like, while Jamie Nettleton of Addison, Ranjana Adhikari of Nishith Desai Associates and Lau Kok Keng of Raja & Tann Singapore will explore the regulatory impact of COVID-19 on the different gaming sectors around Asia.
Running concurrently with ICE Asia Digital is SiGMA Asia Focus, organized by Malta’s SiGMA Group, which will delve deep into the hot topic of iGaming in Asia and the growing opportunities the sector presents.
SiGMA Asia Focus will also kick-off with a keynote address from PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo, followed by a panel discussion on how the Philippines became the undisputed hub for iGaming in Asia.
Inside Asian Gaming Vice Chairman and CEO Andrew W Scott will then host a session called “Focus Japan: Updates and restrictions lifted for land-based gambling” in which he will explore the latest developments as Japan pursues development of its first integrated resorts.
Other topics throughout the conference will include spotlights on specific jurisdictions across the region – namely Australia, Japan, India, Macau and Southeast Asia – a fascinating discussion on potential M&A activity in the post-COVID era, the eSports opportunity and Asian marketing trends.
Following SiGMA Asia Focus each day will be SiGMA Deep Tech, a conference designed by Techies, for Techies. SiGMA Deep Tech will shine a spotlight on expert tech leaders, CTOs and developers, including topics such as AI, Big Data, UI, open-source versus licensed tech and more.