Asia’s longest-running C-level iGaming event will celebrate its 10th anniversary next week by hosting its first game innovation startup Launchpad. More than 150 C-Suite executives, along with tech and iGaming investors and other gaming experts, will take a hands-on look at the platform, which will provide a stage for proven startups to present their products and services to the industry.
iGA (iGaming Asia Congress) is produced by Beacon Events, an industry veteran organization. It will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Macau for three days from March 13. Delegates can expect a two-day meeting on March 15 with an in-depth industry workshop. Networking activities include lunch, host drinks, and free poker tournaments for council attendees at the Macau City of Dreams.
Julia Timarco, a conference producer, said, “iGaming Asia Congress has been one of the best C-level iGame events in Asia for the last decade. We want to attract more promising iGame innovators to the event in an attempt to promote innovation and bring new opportunities to the region’s gaming industry.”
The Launchpad session will feature judges from a variety of backgrounds, including innovation and investment, with Harmen Breninkmeier, managing director of Dynamic Partners, hosting the session.
BlitzPredict, Inplay Racing, and Skytree Digital Limited were selected as finalists, each with eight minutes to present their services and products and give the panel time to pitch. These include Tobias Svensen, CEO of Casino Ground, Andre Rodriguez, CEO of GoldBlue AB, Donna Nguyen Phuoc SPARQ Capital partner, and Constantin Katssev True Flip CMO.
The award is sponsored by True Flip. Companies with the highest-rated showcase products or services will exhibit and operate tabletop booths at the Beacon Event Conference. Potential start-ups include the First Asian Games Investment Opportunity (IOIAG), iGaming Asia Congress (IGA), Asian Games Summit (AGS) or Australian Games, Racing & Wagering (GRA).
According to media sources from Beacon Events, the iGaming industry is a $15 billion annual business globally, and technological innovation is the backbone of the industry. Some of the most interesting topics are artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain technology, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and of course new games, all of which will be covered at the event.
The first keynote speech at the conference will be delivered by Sue Schneider, editor of Game Law Review and Economics.