As a leading Canada-centric industry event, the 26th edition of the summit is set to present an even more comprehensive conference agenda than before. Thanks to the new management by SBC, a renowned provider of industry conference content and educational value to attendees.
Scheduled to take place from June 13 to 15, 2023, the event will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where it will explore the potential for growth and innovation within Canada’s gaming industry. With over 150 Canadian industry experts, including high-profile speakers such as Amanda Brewer, Aubrey Levy, Cassie Brickman, Dale Hooper, Kris Abbott, Megan Chayka, Owen Welsh, Scott Vanderwel, and Scott Woodgate, attendees can expect valuable insights from various sectors of the industry.
According to Rasmus Sojmark, CEO & Founder of SBC, the agenda is particularly compelling as it reflects the current state of the industry in Canada and draws upon lessons learned from both the past year and more mature markets. The summit will delve into the specifics of other provinces beyond Ontario, offering valuable insights into modernizing the industry while prioritizing responsible practices.
The conference agenda will be divided into five tracks, each exploring different areas of the iGaming industry. The ‘Leaders’ and ‘Land-based’ tracks will delve into iGaming innovation in Canada, share regulator insights from Ontario, examine expansion opportunities for provinces, and discuss the convergence of land-based, lottery, and iGaming experiences.
The ‘Growth and Leadership’ track will host roundtable discussions on regulatory and market developments in various Canadian provinces, showcase the ‘First Pitch’ start-up competition, and cover topics such as the collaboration with lotteries and crown corporations, responsible gaming, international investment, and social responsibility and ESG within the industry.
The ‘Sports Betting track’ will cover a range of topics, including the provincial rollout of sports betting in Canada, collaborations between operators and regulatory bodies to ensure integrity in sports betting, partnerships between Canadian teams, leagues, and sportsbooks, content innovation, and the potential growth of esports betting.
The ‘Affiliates & Advertising’ track will discuss how affiliates can successfully launch in the Canadian iGaming market by understanding Canadian audience preferences. It will offer regulatory advertising and marketing guidance and provide a forum for discussing how to maximize customer conversions, use data for customer engagement, and engage in responsible partnerships. The track will also feature insights into the Canadian market by comparing it to more mature European markets.
Lastly, the ‘Payments & Compliance’ track panels will cover topics such as customer choice in adopting cashless systems, how to work with financial institutions and investors, payment technology’s role in customer acquisition and loyalty, modernizing anti-money laundering regulations, alternative currencies, and cybersecurity.
The conference’s diverse formats, including keynotes, panels, debates, and roundtable sessions, make it a must-attend event for anyone operating in or interested in the Canadian market. With its extensive lineup of industry specialists and its comprehensive agenda, the Canadian Gaming Summit 2023 promises to provide attendees with valuable insights and solutions to current problems within the iGaming industry.