Over 2,000 delegates are poised to convene at the 26th edition of the Canadian Gaming Summit, organized by SBC for the very first time. The event will showcase an unparalleled focus on all Canadian provinces, stretching from Ontario and beyond, offering an extensive exploration of a region that is witnessing remarkable growth.
Taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the three day event will commence on June 13th with the pre-day conference, Player Protection Symposium. Attendees of the limited-capacity event, will partake in a variety of dedicated panels on responsible gaming in Canada, as well as an exclusive live episode of Martin Lycka’s Safe Bet Show, featuring former NHL goaltender and current Executive Director of the NHL Alumni Association, Glenn Healy
Attendees, including operators, affiliates, crown corporations, land-based establishments, regulators, lotteries, and First Nations-led business representatives, participating in the core event days (June 14th – 15th), will be able to immerse themselves in a dynamic exhibition floor, a comprehensive conference agenda showcasing the country’s esteemed industry leaders, and a multitude of networking opportunities.
Across the event, the exhibition floor will be host to over 50 exhibiting companies, with some of the most recognisable brands in attendance such as bet365 Partners, BetConstruct, Altenar, IGT, Diamond Game, Wazdan, Fast Track Solutions and Platipus Gaming. With dedicated networking lounges, alongside a host of catering areas, coffee lounges and bars, the exhibition floor will be the ideal place to connect with burgeoning and innovative companies.
This year’s extensive conference agenda will take place across 3 stages and 7 conference tracks, with land-based, iGaming and beyond Ontario, as focal points for many discussions. Across the panels, the carefully curated line up of expert speakers will share their knowledge on topics such as the regulatory intricacies of various Canadian provinces, affiliate marketing in new landscapes, and innovative technology, as well as dedicated panels on First Nations and limited capacity masterclasses such as “Understanding and Applying RTP to Maximize Electronic Gaming Revenues” and the IMGL masterclass “Canada – A Year in Review: Achievements, Developments, and Predictions”.
Across the event, there will be over 170 speakers representing a wide variety of operators, affiliates, regulatory bodies, media outlets and sports teams, including Ilkim Hincer (EVP & Chief Legal Officer, Hard Rock International), Tom Mungham (Chief Executive Officer, The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario), Marie-Noelle Savoie (Chief Compliance Officer, BCLC), Dale Hooper (General Manager Canada, FanDuel), Amanda Brewer (Country Manager Canada, Kindred) and Scott Vanderwel (CEO, PointsBet Canada) to name a few.
Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and Founder of SBC, said: “This is our first year operating the Canadian Gaming Summit and we are extremely excited and honored to build upon the long standing legacy that has been established. We have focused heavily on elevating every element of the event including production level, quality of content, networking capabilities and attending decision makers. With the Canadian landscape continuously evolving, it offers a wealth of opportunity and unique perspectives that we look forward to exploring across the summit.”
Away from the conference hall, attendees can attend a variety of networking and award-based events, including the inaugural Canadian First Pitch, a start-up competition which is a staple of SBC events. Aimed at helping up-and-coming talent showcase their products and services, one burgeoning start-up company will have the opportunity to win an exclusive prize package worth over CA$ 37,000. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to attend the First Nations Gaming Awards 2023 which will recognize the significant contribution to the growth and development of First Nation communities.
Throughout the summit, attendees will also have the opportunity to foster new and existing connections at a variety of daytime networking events, which includes the Global Gaming Women Breakfast (Wednesday June 14th) and the First Nations Gaming Breakfast (Thursday June 15th), both located at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
In the evenings, attendees will have the opportunity to relax, have fun and forge meaningful connections in the heart of Toronto, at the Pre-registration Party located at the Urban Waterfall Garden (June 13th) and the Official Networking Party, held at the scenic Lavelle bar (June 14th).
The 26th edition of the Canadian Gaming Summit will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on June 13-15, 2023.
You can purchase your ticket for the Canadian Gaming Summit by visiting the website. For groups of three or more people, a special discount will be applied, saving you $200 on the regular ticket price (Per ticket).