aniel Tyler, Senior Conference Producer at Clarion Gaming, described the agenda being developed for this year’s ICE Africa conference (2-3 October 2019, Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa) as “an opportunity to debate and help fashion the future development of the pan-African industry.” The two-day conference and exhibition will deliver an engaging line-up of more than 60 expert thought-leaders, regulators, investors and operators from both the pan-African and international gaming industry.
Tyler said: “The feedback from our stakeholders attending the inaugural edition of ICE Africa highlighted the huge importance they placed on the quality of the speaker line-up. Providing a platform for learning and networking, which drives the advancement of gaming across the continent, is a priority for the organizing team at Clarion Gaming."
“The conference will feature two streams: advanceAFRICA, which will deal with major topics and bring together peers, investors and regulators to brainstorm and develop the future of the African market to allow for sustainable growth; and microscopeAFRICA, which is more of a practical deep-dive into the customer journey, marketing, the move from retail to online and building a sustainable start-up,” Tyler added.
The free conference and exhibition provides an opportunity for operators, regulators and suppliers to meet, network, share best practice and see the latest gaming products and services from the industry’s leading innovators. Described by industry observers as ‘A showcase event that Africa can be proud of,’ attendees will benefit from a program of engaging content including Thought Leadership, Training, Regulation, Online vs Retail, Integrated Resorts, Branding, Marketing, Sports and eSports.
Among the list of influential speakers already confirmed are: Adekunle Adeniji, Managing Director, BetBonanza; Brenton Chelin, Head of Marketing, BET.co.za; Christina Thakor-Rankin, Co-Founder, The All-In-Diversity Project; Emeka Enyadike, Director, Digital Sports Africa; Emmanuel Oyelakin, President, Esports Nigeria; Jean-Marie Emungu Ehumba, Vice President and Managing Director-General , African Lotteries Association and DR Congo National Lottery Company; John Kamara, Director, Global Gaming Africa; Joseph Bertrand, Brand Marketing & Sponsorship , Orlando Pirates Football Club / Pirates eSports; Judy Kiragu, Director, GoldenKey Casino; Kwesi Hayford, President, Ghana eSports Association; Lasha Gogiberidze, CEO, Parimatch Africa; Max Wilkie, Payment Services Director, SportPesa; Mukhethwa Nyase, Head of Retail, BET.co.za; Philippe Vlaemminck, Partner, Pharumlegal; Seun Anibaba, CEO, Lagos States Lotteries Board; Shaun Nicolson, Gaming Manager, AVANI Hotels; Will Westcott, Head of Business Development, BetGenius, and Yahaya Maikori, Partner, Law Allianz.