The 2020 edition of the CasinoBeats Summit will take place in Barcelona, co-located with SBC‘s flagship Betting on Sports event, on September 8-11 at Fira Barcelona.
The inaugural CasinoBeats Summit took place at Olympia London in 2018, while Betting on Sports has been held at Olympia since 2017. The conference centre will once again host the two events on September 17-20, 2019.
However, SBC has recognised that a new venue is required to facilitate the further expansion in both events anticipated in 2020.
Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and founder of SBC, said: “Both the CasinoBeats Summit and Betting on Sports are known for their commitment to high-quality content and delegate experience, as well as providing great business opportunities, which has resulted in a rapidly growing international appeal. As the shows continue to expand and evolve, it’s important for us to stay true to the core values that define our events.
“We have chosen Barcelona because it has world-class hotels, transport links and attractions to ensure delegates enjoy a great time in the city. Fira Barcelona provides a large and centrally located venue to continue to deliver on this promise.
“Coupled with the growing betting and gaming market in Spain, Barcelona was an easy choice to make.”
Martin Lycka, director of regulatory affairs at GVC Group, welcomed the move: “Spain is a very exciting gambling market with a big international appeal, which makes Barcelona an ideal host city for next year’s conference. This event is one of the first ones on my calendar every year.”
Stewart Darkin, the managing director of CasinoBeats, added: “The growth we have seen at CasinoBeats – and the willingness of the industry to embrace our approach – is making for a very exciting journey.
“Taking the Summit to Barcelona in 2020 is a thrilling prospect and another key development as CasinoBeats aims to match the high standards for content and networking set by Betting on Sports and the rest of the SBC portfolio.”
Delegates can expect an even more extensive content offering from each of Betting on Sports, CasinoBeats Summit, PaymentExpert Forum, SBC Digital Marketing Forum, SBC Sponsorship Forum and Sports Betting Hall of Fame. The number of expert speakers on offers means that the events will be providing one of the biggest gatherings of gambling expertise in the industry.
Complementing the conference content will be a vastly increased exhibition area where operators can keep up to date with the latest product developments and innovations in the betting, casino and payments sectors.
Sojmark added: “Team SBC will be exhibiting at iGB Live next week, at stand Q30, and we welcome visitors to our booth to discuss Betting on Sports and CasinoBeats Summit this coming September, the SBC Awards in December, and of course our plans for 2020 including taking our flagship events to Barcelona.”
CasinoBeats Summit 2020 will be held on September 8-11 in Hall 2 at Fira Barcelona.