SBC announces partnership with IBJR for inaugural Rio Summit

SBC Summit Rio

SBC and The Brazilian Institute of Responsible Gaming (IBJR) have entered into a deal that will see the latter taking on the role of strategic partner.

The partnership was formalised ahead of the upcoming SBC Summit Rio, the newest addition to the SBC events roster. The betting and gaming event will take place from March 5 -7, 2024, at the 5-star Windsor Barra Hotel.

IBJR was founded in March 2023 through the collaborative efforts of global betting companies Bet365, Flutter, Entain, Betsson Group, Betway Group, Yolo Group, NetBet Group, KTO Group and Rei do Pitaco. With the market on the cusp of legalisation, IBJR’s main objective is to contribute to the facilitation of a regulated and safe environment for Brazilian bettors, whilst also ensuring fruitful and sustainable regulations for regional operators. 

Andre Gelfi, President of IBJR said: “It is an honor for IBJR to be partnering with SBC for the inaugural SBC Summit Rio. As this will be the first event in a regulated Brazil, it is important for us to partner with a company that helps bring the industry together to discuss all the pressing issues in the country and supports our values with their educational content and efforts.

“We see this as a fantastic opportunity to meet thousands of delegates looking to capitalize on the burgeoning opportunities in Brazil, in a sustainable and responsible manner.”

The strategic partnership will provide IBJR with a platform to spread its message around responsible gambling and effective regulations. For SBC, its partnership with the respected Brazilian institution will not only aid in raising awareness for the event across the region, but also help solidify SBC Summit Rio as the premier gathering for senior industry executives interested in the Brazilian market.

Cristian Robalino, VP of Marketing SBC Americas, said “As defenders of fair, effective policies and regulations, IBJR have proven invaluable to the Brazilian market and its continued development.

“Tapping into IBJR’s regulatory and responsible gambling expertise will help elevate our understanding and expertise in this market even further, providing benefits not just to us as event organizers, but also to the wider betting community, including operators, affiliates, suppliers and even sports teams.” 

Even though SBC Summit Rio is SBC’s inaugural independent event in Brazil, the event organizer co-hosted the 2022 Brazil Football Expo in partnership with the Brazilian Football Confederation, marking the start of SBC’s interest in the region. Moreover, earlier this year, SBC launched the SBC Notícias Brasil news platform to provide the latest news and stories from the region to its audience of readers.

With a focus on regulations, localized product offerings, sports integrity, and data rights amongst other topics, SBC Summit Rio aims to bring together over 2,000 locally based and global senior executives. 

Throughout the event, participants will receive an educational experience as 150 speakers share their perspectives on the current and future opportunities and challenges in the Brazilian market. Additionally, the exhibition floor will host 70 brands across the event, providing delegates with the chance to witness the latest technologies, products and services the region has to offer. 

About the Brazilian Institute of Responsible Gaming

The IBJR is formed from the union of the companies Bet365, Flutter, Entain, Betsson Group, Betway Group, Yolo Group, Netbet Group, KTO Group, Rei do Pitaco, Novibet and LeoVegas with the aim of promoting the debate on the regulation of this sector in Brazil, contributing with information to defend the creation of clear rules and guidelines so that sports betting companies can operate legally, protecting the interests of players and society. Currently, in addition to igaming and sports betting companies, IBJR has payment companies such as Grupo OKTO and Pay4Fun, and media groups such as Better Collective among its associate members. 

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You can purchase your early bird ticket for the discounted price of R$1500 here.

For exhibition or sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected].

If you have any further questions or need clarification about the event, you can reach out to our local contact Marcia Camisa at [email protected] or Isadora Marcante from SBC Notícias Brasil, at [email protected].