With just one week to go until the second edition of ICE Africa opens its doors to the industry at the Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa, (2-3 October 2019) organisers, Clarion Gaming, has confirmed that delegates from 29 African nations have registered to attend.
The geographical spread represents 85 percent of the African nations in which gambling is regulated and underlines the event’s status as the pan-African event for the industry. ICE Africa will also provide a platform for 72 exhibitors, 26 from outside Africa and provide 15 hours of learning delivered by a talent pool of 60+ thought leaders.
Daniel Tyler, Senior Conference Producer at Clarion Gaming, said: “I’m delighted to be able to confirm the attendance of delegates from so many countries which are at the forefront of the development of regulated gambling on the continent of Africa. ICE Africa provides a professional meeting place for the entire A-Z of African gaming and an opportunity for regulators to meet with the sector and together help shape the future of the industry across the continent. The ICE brand is recognised throughout the world for its ability to bring stakeholders together in this way and I’m confident that the discussions and debates that will take place on and off the show floor at ICE Africa will be fundamental to the development of the gambling sector."
John Kamara, the brand ambassador for ICE Africa and one of the most respected thought leaders across the pan-African industry, believes next week’s event will help develop a deeper understanding of the contribution gaming can make in relation to the development of national economies.
He confirmed: “By bringing the contributions made by gambling to the forefront of the debate we can have meaningful conversations concerning the far ranging benefits produced by a robust, socially responsible gaming industry and what that means in terms of employment, taxation and contributions to GDP. These are very exciting and dynamic times for the industry in Africa and I am confident that ICE Africa will play a pivotal role in its future development.”
The African nations which will be represented at ICE Africa comprise; Algeria; Angola; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Chad; Djibouti; eSwantini; Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Malawi; Mauritius; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Seychelles; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania; The Democratic Republic of The Congo; Uganda; Zambia; and, Zimbabwe.
Described by industry observers as ‘A showcase event that Africa can be proud of’ ICE Africa will feature a programme of engaging content including Regulation, Online gaming, Integrated Resorts, Branding, Marketing and Customer Data, as well as Lottery and Land Casino.
As mentioned earlier, the event organizer has officially announced the launch of the new initiative – ICE Africa Champions.