ICE Asia, due to be held on June 8-9 in Manila, Philippines, has been postponed until May 27-28 next year.
It will be replaced this year by ICE-SiGMA Asia Digital. The decision was taken by Clarion Gaming and SiGMA as a result of the ongoing problems with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Said Kate Chambers, managing director of Clarion Gaming: ““These are unprecedented times and we would like to keep our communication channels open and understand the challenges unfolding across the Asian gaming community. If we can help in any way, I would be delighted to hear from the industry on my personal email: email@example.com.”
In response to ongoing demand for industry updates and knowledge sharing, particularly in the current situation worldwide which makes face-to-face meetings impossible, Clarion Gaming and SiGMA have now launched ICE-SiGMA Asia Digital, an online event to take place over the same period as the postponed event from June 8-10.
This digital event is free for participants and will provide three days of compelling content around gaming in Asia, with local operators, thought leaders and gaming experts focusing on tech innovation, the future of gaming and market recovery post-Covid-19.
Founder and CEO of SiGMA Group, Eman Pulis, said: “In line with SiGMA Group’s commitment to facilitating new business opportunities for key players in the global igaming and emerging tech sectors, the digital conference will embrace the difficulties we are facing at a time when working together has never been more important. Covid-19 has provided a unique opportunity to rethink how we live and work.”
The interactive experience will feature a series of panel discussions and keynotes from leading industry contributors, bringing top speakers together for discussions that will engage the community and shape the future as we adapt to a fast-changing global environment.
It is also set to utilise an online networking platform so that participants can still benefit from connection sharing and arranging meetings, via video, that may otherwise have been restricted to a face-to-face setting.