An interview with Sebastian Damian, Managing Director at 3 Oaks Gaming
With 2023 now in full swing in terms of trade shows and expos, which ones will 3 Oaks be attending this year?
We have some exciting plans that we can reveal! The 3 Oaks team will be at iGB Live at Amsterdam in July and we will also have stands at SBC Summit Barcelona in September and, of course, displaying our best work at SiGMA Malta in November. These are some of the most revered events for iGaming industry delegates to attend and we are proud to showcase the full 3 Oaks proposition at these prestigious expos.
Over the past 12 months, we have firmly positioned ourselves as a trusted distributor of amazing content. Exhibiting at major events like these further illustrate our ambition to grow further and extend our presence within the industry.
SiGMA Malta is the last big trade show of the year, certainly in Europe. With this in mind, how important is this event on its own?
SiGMA Malta is a fantastic expo, particularly given so many individuals from the industry are based on the island. Of course, with it being the last show of the year it will hopefully put us in good stead for the following 12 months, with lots of deals planned and the chance to really put our stamp on the sector as an established distributor.
Why do trade shows play such an important role for the iGaming industry as a whole?
There are so many trade shows throughout the year that it is a fantastic opportunity to meet and greet attendees and forge new relationships within the sector. For a company like 3 Oaks Gaming which holds strong ambitions to distribute content to all parts of the world, expos give us the opportunity to set up meetings, discuss potential new agreements and explain clearly why we’re the partner of choice for operators. It is always something that we look forward to and having a presence at many expos throughout 2023 will be hugely beneficial to us as we look to expand.
On the subject of expansion, there have also been big changes within your team. How will these new appointments benefit the company?
Introducing new members to the team is absolutely crucial for us. To support our high expectations of commercial growth in 2023 and beyond, we are constantly looking at the right individuals who can join our main hub on the Isle of Man and make a real difference.
We have already bolstered our account management team with new hires in 2023 and that has allowed us to develop stronger relationships with our existing partners. We want to bring in new talent across all areas of the business. Considering we have only been operating for a couple of years now, we have still been able to attract a high calibre of people with extensive industry experience. That says a lot about how stakeholders within the industry recognise we are building a proposition that is exciting.
Are there any plans to continue to hire more employees in 2023?
Absolutely! Hiring more employees at 3 Oaks means growing the quality of our team and there will be plenty of news on this throughout the year.