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Gaming Africa launches on a wave of confidence

Posted by radio On October - 26 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Gaming Africa, the new two-day conference organised by Clarion Gaming, welcomed many of the continent’s most distinguished thought leaders when it opened today (24 October) in Johannesburg.

 

Visitors from a total of 52 nations, including 16 from Africa, have registered to attend the inaugural event, which observers have described as representing a new dawn for the industry in Africa. Speaking at the pre-conference networking event, Curtis Roach, Clarion Gaming’s Senior Events Producer, said: “I have been in the privileged position of overseeing the development of Gaming Africa from drawing board concept to where we are today, a high profile platform for innovation, networking, thinking and insight, dedicated to the continent of Africa.  Gaming Africa brings a long overdue event to what many industry leaders believe to be the most important and exciting region in world gaming.”

 

Created by the team responsible for ICE, ICE VOX and Juegos Miami, Gaming Africa features learning modules covering the economy, payment methods, social responsibility, anti-money laundering, investment, public relations, regional round tables and two training masterclasses delivered by the Totally Gaming Academy.

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Gaming Africa, the two day conference which runs across the 24th and 25th October in Johannesburg, has attracted the support of 49 organisations comprising commercial, trade association and media sponsors.  The first edition of the free-to-attend event, organised by Clarion Gaming, will feature commercial sponsors BetConstruct, FSB, GLI, Kiron Interactive and Sirplay.  Gaming Africa’s supporting partners comprise the European Casino Association, Global Gaming Company, Industry Group For Responsible Gaming, Spectrum Gaming Group and the Western Cape Bookmakers Association with a further 39 media channels including B2B gaming and business media, all covering the launch event.

Reflecting on the response, Clarion Gaming’s Curtis Roach, Content Lead for Gaming Africa, said: “We’ve worked hard in partnership with the market to curate an event which chimes with the development of gaming across the African continent.  We have established an extensive two-day learning programme featuring national and international thought leaders, created unrivalled networking opportunities with the continent’s foremost operators, suppliers and regulators and flown in two of world gaming’s most respected training experts to provide complimentary courses valued at R15,000.

 

“Learning and training are the foundation stones of Gaming Africa and the opportunity to network underpins every element of the two days delegates will spend with us in Johannesburg.  From our experience putting on events throughout the world, the gaming industry thrives when it has the opportunity to sit down and talk about opportunities, challenges, technology, regulation, personalities and products.  This is what Gaming Africa is all about and the energy this combination of topics brings will be in abundance.”

 

He added: “It’s not just the commercial world that has shown its support for next week’s event.  Gaming Africa will also feature influential regulators including Edgar Agaba, CEO, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board Uganda, Jean Claude Mushimire, Head of the Services Industry Development Policy, Rwanda Ministry of Trade and Industry and Peter Mireku, Commissioner for the Gaming Commission of Ghana.”

 

To be part of this historic event which has received registrations from a total of 52 nations, including 16 from the continent of Africa, visit: www.gamingafrica.za.com

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Major Gaming industry leaders confirmed to speak at the world class Gaming Africa Conference in Johannesburg
Clarion’s decision to launch Gaming Africa follows requests from major industry players for a quality business-to-business event dedicated to meet the specific gaming needs of the continent
Clarion has published the Agenda for the inaugural Gaming Africa Conference, which is taking place across 24 and 25 October in Johannesburg. The agenda, for the free-to-attend business event, is available to download from the dedicated website, www.GamingAfrica.za.com.

Created as a networking opportunity for both the industry and its regulators to share knowledge and best practice, Gaming Africa will feature thought leaders including Edgar Agaba, CEO, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board Uganda, Lanre Gbajabiamila, Director General, National Lottery Commission of Nigeria, James Mbalwe, Director General, Gaming Board of Tanzania and Jean Claude Mushmire, Head of the Services Industry Development Policy, Rwanda Ministry of Trade and Industry.

 

 

With learning modules covering the economy, payment methods, social responsibility, anti-money laundering, investment, public relations, regional roundtables and two master classes from the Totally Gaming Academy, covering Casino Marketing and Sportsbook Management, Gaming Africa has raised the bar in terms of delivering an event dedicated to meet the specific gaming needs of the continent.

 

 

Heralding the new event, African gaming expert, Roy Bannister, said: “I anticipate a lot of interest from international visitors looking to get in on the action in a jurisdiction that is pretty hot at the moment. One only needs to look at the trade press to see announcements of deals being done in Africa, new developments and advances in sports betting, payment technologies and mobile growth that is fuelling a lot of excitement about the continent. There is also interest from numerous African regulators wanting to understand how to more effectively regulate their industries, as well as manufacturers looking to place the latest gaming technology on the continent and enable operators to run profitable gaming ventures. Clarion will bring a professionally run gaming event to the African continent, that will draw upon its international expertise and networking capabilities and allow a market crying out for a world class gathering to finally be able to convene on the African continent and, in the process, take the gaming industry to greater heights.”

 

 

Curtis Roach, Content Lead for Gaming Africa said: “It’s fantastic to be working on Gaming Africa as it brings a long-overdue event to arguably the most important and exciting region in the world for the future of gaming. My remit is to produce a forum that inspires, generates active discussion and provides invaluable ideas for delegates to take back to their organisations. Training plays a vital role in raising standards and creating a professional and sustainable industry. To satisfy this, we will be bringing the highly acclaimed ‘Totally Gaming Academy’ master classes to Gaming Africa. Globally recognised experts Arjan Korstjens and Lee Richardson will be flying in to guide delegates through their specialist courses: Casino Marketing Academy, and Sportsbook Management Academy. These are being provided by Clarion Gaming on an entirely complimentary basis – a saving of R15,000.”

 

 

Clarion’s decision to launch Gaming Africa follows requests from major industry players for a quality business-to-business event dedicated to meet the specific gaming needs of the continent. To download the Agenda and register, which is free to operators and regulators, visit: www.GamingAfrica.za.com.

 

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