SBC Digital Summit Africa Speaker Preview

SBC Digital Summit Africa announces big-name speaker roster

The SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition will feature the strongest speaker line-up ever assembled for an African betting and gaming industry event, with 60 senior executives set to share their experiences of working in markets across the continent.

The speaker roster for the event on 6 – 7 October is packed with people who have hands-on experience of everything from securing a licence and launching a retail or online operation, through to leading operators to achieve significant growth in the differing regulatory and trading conditions of markets in the West and East Africa regions, and South Africa. 

There is a strong contingent of experts ready to offer their insights on doing business in West Africa and their ideas for the future of the betting, casino and lottery sectors in the region. They include Akin Alabi (Founder, Nairabet), Adekunle Adeniji (Managing Director, betBonanza), Ibukun Okeowo (CEO, Gibet), Dolan Beuthin (CEO, Betmonsta), Tayo Atoloye (Country Manager – Nigeria, Marathonbet), Youssef Kaado (CEO, Lottomania Nigeria), Dotun Ajegbile (Chairman, Betland Gaming), and Ilze Jansone (Managing Director – Online Gambling, West Africa Region, betBonanza).

Beuthin said: “I’m very excited to be part of the SBC Digital Summit Africa, and to hear leaders in the industry’s thoughts on the impact the last six months of COVID-19 has had on everyone, and how they feel it will affect us all going forward.”

Delegates keen to learn more about regulation and opportunities in East Africa will benefit from the significant expertise of speakers such as Bulent Boytorun (COO, BetLion), Jimmy Keneth (Chairman, Tanzania Sports Betting Association & Project Manager, Sokabet), Jeff Halloran (Managing Director, Sahara Games), and Ronald Louis (Head of Gaming, Mkekabet).  

Boytorun said: “SBC Digital Summit Africa is a very important and rich event bringing all the important minds together in a rapidly-changing region.”

South Africa’s well-established regulated betting sector and the lessons legislators and operators in other nations can learn from it is another key part of the agenda. The speaker line-up includes a host of people with in-depth knowledge of that market, including Tyrone Dobbin (Managing Director, Sportingbet South Africa), Sean Coleman (CEO, South African Bookmakers’ Association), Robin Bennett (Head of Department: Regulatory Compliance, Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board), and Ivan Zaltsman (CIO, World Sports Betting). 

Bennett said: “SBC Digital Summit Africa provides an opportunity for industry stakeholders to share ideas and possible strategies to address the challenges of the not so certain road ahead.” 

That expertise is augmented by a number of consultants and advisors ready to share their experiences of helping operators to obtain licences in multiple African nations, launch in new territories, establish payments set-ups, and introduce new product lines. They include Mark Tipping (CEO, Gaming4Africa), Martin Sack (Founder & Director, Brainstorm Online), Dan Phillips (CEO, NEL Advisory), David Moshi (Managing Partner, Gaming Advisory Africa), and Alan Weinrib (CEO, Web Gaming Consultants). 

Tipping said: “Africa is often an afterthought and given short time at international events. SBC Digital Summit Africa dedicates time to this emerging continent, allowing focused panels and workshops to start helping companies to understand the detail.”

The full speaker line-up and conference agenda is available at the event’s official website

In addition to the 18 conference sessions over the two days, the event will also feature an interactive product display area with leading suppliers showcasing innovations tailored for local markets, together with a programme of networking roundtables to make it easy for delegates to connect and talk business with other decision makers in the market. 

Click here to register for your free pass for SBC Digital Summit Africa. 

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