iGaming Events in Asia that May or May not Happen
iGaming industry has experienced growth like no other over the last 20 years.
Just in case you were wondering, iGaming is described as an entertaining activity that consists of odds, games of chance, betting, and any other game that include an element of chance.
It is not surprising that an iGaming industry grossing close to $30 billion per annum – and counting – would spike the interest of millions. Therefore, every year, dozens of exhibitions, expos, and summits are held in major cities across the globe especially before the pandemic to explore the latest trends, new technologies, regulations, and more.
Needless to say, these events and expos are faithful – and very much anxiously – awaited by experts, businesses, and fans.
Year after year these expos’ agendas get more exciting.
|Event Name||Event Purpose||Venue||Date of Event|
|ASEAN Gaming Summit 2022||Fostering new and old business connections within the Asian iGaming industry||Manila||7/25/2022-7/27/2022|
|SPiCE Sri Lanka 2022||Offer global iGaming providers the opportunity to showcase their latest innovation in iGaming products and technologies||Sri Lanka||7/27/2022-7/29/2022|
|Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022||A place to see new iGaming products and services, network||Sydney||8/9/2022-8/11/2022|
|G2E Asia 2022||Asia’s One-stop Hub to Reconnect and Explore Gaming & Entertainment||Singapore||8/30/2022 – 9/1/2022|
|SPiCE Philippines 2022||Offer the perfect gateway for those seeking to enter the ASEAN and South East Asian iGaming markets.||Cebu||10/26/2022-10/28/2022|
|IAGR 2022||Disruption and sparking regulatory innovation to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of gambling regulation globally||Melbourne||10/17/2022-10/20/2022|
|2022 IAG Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner||Definitive guide to the most influential people in the Asian gaming industry of the year||Macau||11/4/2022|
Thus, the 2022 iGaming Events calendar was no different and quite possibly even bigger, and better. But, alas, the pandemic altered the year and our ability to travel and gather normally. While uncertainty abounds when it comes to physical set-ups, the emergence of virtual technology and remote participation may have saved a few events.
So, what events are still on, what has been rescheduled or cancelled, and which have moved online?
Here is a concise list of iGaming events that are lined up for the rest of this summer 2022:
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1. ASEAN Gaming Summit 2022
Asia Gaming Brief is pleased to announce that the ASEAN Gaming Summit will be taking place at the Shangri-La At The Fort in Manila on 25-27 July 2022. The in-person conference was originally due to take place on March 21-23, 2022, but a unanimous decision was made to push back the event given the disruptions caused by the Omicron variant in Asia.
The new July dates take into consideration the expected continued reopening of the region’s travel borders and rising vaccination rates in the Philippines.
“The most important aspect of our ASEAN Gaming Summit conference is being able to offer our delegates and sponsors a complete package of networking opportunities and educational content. We believe our new July dates will be able to achieve this whilst providing safety and security for our attendees,” said Felix Ng, conference director at Asia Gaming Brief.
“Our conference has always been about fostering new and old business connections within the Asian iGaming industry… and after two years of not being able to run an in-person gathering of iGaming executives, we’re really excited to be able to work on it again this year.”
2. SPiCE Sri Lanka 2022
Following the tremendous success of SPiCE India, Eventus International is expanding the brand in the subcontinent and launching a separate edition of SPiCE in Colombo, Sri Lanka, namely “SPiCE Sri Lanka“.
SPiCE Sri Lanka will focus on the potential of the land-based casino, game of skills, sports betting and iGaming industries in the island nation, and also have extensive deliberations on the tourism, hospitality and entertainment industries. The 3 day event will be held from the 27th to the 29th of July 2022, and will provide a holistic view on the opportunities, what’s on the horizon and the expected regulatory changes in the industry on the subcontinent.
Eventus International will be bringing together leading experts in gaming, tourism, regulation and technology to discuss thought-provoking topics, all presented to you by industry leaders through an extensive conference programme.
SPiCE Sri Lanka 2022 will offer global iGaming providers the opportunity to showcase their latest innovation in iGaming products and technologies on the exhibition floor for potential collaboration with new and existing operators. Make the most of the opportunity to network and establish valuable iGaming business connections.
3. Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022
The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new iGaming products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek iGaming business partners and generate sales. The AGE is where iGaming, technology, and hospitality meet.
The 31st AGE will run from 9 to 11 August 2022.
Established in 1990, the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the world’s third-largest hospitality and iGaming trade show. Featuring well over 200 exhibitors, welcoming more than 7000 attendees across 19,000 m2 of exhibition space, AGE is the biggest event of its type in Australia.
4. G2E Asia 2022
Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) is renowned as a key iGaming and entertainment business hub across the continent.
G2E Asia 2022 is the must attend marketplace for the Asian iGaming-entertainment industry, offering a one-stop platform to the industry professionals to network, forge fresh connections, source new products and solutions, and gain a deeper insight into the latest global industry trends.
Every year, over 95% of Asian iGaming operators attend G2E Asia to look for cutting-edge iGaming products and solutions and gather upcoming industry trends. G2E Asia is the ideal hub where professionals network and conduct business.
This year, the event holds a special edition at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on August 30 till Sept 1st, 2022.
5. SPiCE Philippines 2022
The first edition of the Strategic Platform for iGaming Conference & Exhibition (SPiCE) Philippines to be held in Cebu, Philippines from 26 – 28 October 2022, will be the biggest gathering of all stakeholders from the gaming and betting industry in South East Asia.
SPiCE Philippines 2022 will also see the region’s leading operators and stakeholders come together to discuss the future of the market. Make the most of the opportunity to network and establish valuable business connections.
6. IAGR 2022
The International Association of Gaming Regulators are proud to announce that the Call for Speakers to their eagerly anticipated annual conference, Melbourne 2022: A Kickstart for Collaboration is now open. To be held in Melbourne, Australia from 17 to 20 October 2022, IAGR 2022: A Kickstart for Collaboration will build on the wide-ranging discussions IAGR delegates had in Boston, at the 2021 conference, on disruption and sparking global regulatory innovation.
Held in conjunction with host partners, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, the IAGR 2022 conference is focused on continuing the theme of disruption and sparking regulatory innovation to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of gambling regulation globally. The event will draw from all areas in the gaming sector, including updates on international gaming, distributed gaming, iGaming / i-lottery, e-sports, and more. “IAGR and the Board of Trustees are excited to be able to bring members together once again,” IAGR President Dr Jason Lane said.
“As we are all living through the greatest disruptive event of our generation, the IAGR 2022 conference will look at the lessons learnt through this time of disruption and the lens of innovation to see how members can help us point to a more front-foot regulatory future.”
Acting CEO of the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) Scott May said, “We’re honoured IAGR has chosen Melbourne to host this year’s conference. “The conference is a great opportunity to share our experiences and learn from our respective responses to the various regulatory challenges we each faced, and continue to face, during the global pandemic. “The past two years have been an unprecedented time for gambling regulators from all jurisdictions. We’ve had to think on our feet and amend the way we work, often at very short notice, in a period of great change.
“The conference is also an excellent forum to share regulatory best practices, identify the challenges of the future, discuss the latest research and industry trends and build on our combined efforts to ensure the effective and efficient regulation of gaming activities around the world.
7. 2022 IAG Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner
First published by IAG in 2008, the Asian Gaming Power 50 has become renowned as the definitive guide to the most influential people in the Asian gaming industry over the preceding 12 months.
The Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner will see IAG count down this year’s “Big 50” while guests enjoy a fine dining meal, lively entertainment and the company of many industry peers and influencers. The list will be announced in a variety of interesting ways including by renowned VIPs.
The future of iGaming in Asia region remains positive. The number of applications for gambling licenses continued to rise over the last few years, despite issues related to the pandemic. Of course, other locations are gaining popularity as jurisdictions of choice for iGaming companies.
Still, Asia region’s long and stable history as a hub for gambling companies stands it in good stead. Favourable regulatory and fiscal incentives, a welcoming business environment, and a large talent pool will continue to ensure that iGaming thrives in Asia region for years to come. Even with a shift towards hybrid and work-from-home business models, there will still be a demand for the benefits that Asia region brings.