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The wait is over: Malta Week opens its doors to a global crowd

Posted: Nov 15, 2022 08:42 Category: Casino , Events , Online , Posted by Maria Debrincat

Don’t have your ticket yet? Don’t worry, you’re still in time to register for one here.

After so many months of eager expectation, Day 1 of Malta Week is finally here. With doors opening to thousands of delegates for pre-registration yesterday, SiGMA continues to expand on its objective to serve as a connection for organisations looking to connect interests across continents. Malta Week has been making its mark on the global gaming map, reinforced by a distinctive mid-Med position for years and this year is already looking like it will be a new record breaker.

registration Desk 2022
Registration Tunnel at MFCC.

What went down yesterday:

Events started yesterday with a VIP Golf tourney at the Royal Malta Golf Club. Kim Borg, Josh Turk, Jamie Mitchell, and Melvin Ritsema were crowned winners.

Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament Winners from left to right: Kim Borg, Josh Turk, Jamie Mitchell, Melvin Ritsema.

Other events also included a competitive-friendly Poker tourney with, Paul Onete, Vice President Product and Operations at Skywind Group taking home the first prize jackpot of 1k.

Poker Winner
Last night’s Poker Tournament.

International delegates also had the chance to get familiar with Malta through a cultural guided tour organised by SiGMA Group where they strolled through the vibrant streets of Valletta witnessing the beauty and charm of the fortified city built by the Knights in 1566. The tour then closed off at Malta’s medieval city of Mdina.

SiGMA Group’s Cultural Tour.

Additionally, SiGMA Group’s own venture fund, Ikigai Ventures, hosted an Ikigai Retreat at the Phonecia Malta yesterday which was exclusively restricted to 30 qualified VCs and angel investors as well as 8 pre-qualified start-ups seeking fundraising. This was the perfect opportunity for them to mingle and nurture connections.

Ikigai Retreat at Phonecia Hotel.

The SiGMA Awards and the Streamer Awards both took place yesterday evening as well at Hilton Hotel and Sky Club Malta respectively.

With unexpected winners and competitive bidding, the first of six award show held during Malta Week, the SiGMA Awards, got off to a terrific start yesterday by raising an astonishing 91k for charity. Jon Thompson and Elisa Martinotti graciously provided support for and served as hosts of SiGMA’s much-anticipated gala awards ceremony, which honoured notable figures from the gaming, new technology, and affiliation industries.

SiGMA Awards Night.

Last night’s inaugural streamer-focused awards night brought together the streaming community shining a spotlight on top talent in the digital space and celebrating the growth of this nascent industry. This premier-networking evening was brought forward in collaboration with Matching Visions at Sky Club Malta. boomerang-partners.com sponsored the evening which saw top streamers including Mr-Gamble, Haddzy, Doddy, Bonkku, Big Daddy, MaximZockt, Juicyspins, and others among our top VIP guests.

Streamers Awards Night 2022
Last night’s inaugural streamer-focused awards night in collaboration with Matching Visions at Sky Club Malta.

Conference Agenda:

Today the magic of the conference commences. A lot of effort went into crafting the event’s agenda. It has been calibrated to be as strategic yet smooth as possible. Conferences will be taking place at the SiGMA/AGS Stage and have been structured to cover a wide variety of topics at any given time. Given the complexity and size of the event, it would be helpful to provide our guests with a quick guide to key conference discussions worth paying attention to. The conference will cover significant areas of gaming innovation over the course of three days in both the online and land-based worlds. The agenda, which has been broken up into six topical areas, will take advantage of Malta’s thriving ecosystem of developers and innovators to host current and crucial discussions on:

  • Regulation and Compliance
  • SEO
  • Casino Trends
  • Digital and Affiliate Marketing
  • Sportsbooks and Esports
  • E-Commerce and Payment Solutions

 

Want to check out the agenda and see what you want to tune in for? Click here.

If you need any help at any time, visit the Registration Tunnel Helpdesk, and staff and conference helpers will be on hand at the start of each session. For any additional questions, you can also reach out to our Customer Care live chat on the website. We hope you have had a good first day at the conference. If you miss any of the action on day one, you can follow along on our social media platforms, and websites, or watch live from our YouTube channel.

Join us: 14 – 18 November for SiGMA Europe

Being one of the first European countries to regulate the gaming sector, Malta is a hub of global business. With a plethora of prospects for both investors and entrepreneurs looking to shape the future, SiGMA’s Malta Week event will bring together industry giants among the affiliates, operators, and suppliers of the sector.

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