An Unprecedented Increase in Participation
The Canadian Gaming Summit 2023, organized and produced by SBC, marked a significant milestone in its history by doubling the number of attendees compared to the previous year. The event drew over 2,000 participants, setting a new record for attendance. The Summit, held in partnership with the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA), received overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees, further establishing it as a premier event in the gaming industry.
A Comprehensive Three-Day Conference
The Summit spanned three days, offering an array of informative sessions led by more than 180 distinguished speakers. These industry experts shared their insights and knowledge, focusing on various aspects of the Canadian gaming market.
The sessions covered topics ranging from regulatory updates, technological advancements, online casinos in Canada, marketing strategies, and responsible gambling, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the industry’s current state and future trends.
The event also featured a show floor that housed over 90 exhibitors and sponsors. This platform allowed businesses to showcase their latest products and services, enabling them to connect directly with potential clients and partners. It facilitated a lively exchange of ideas and fostered potential collaborations, further enhancing the value of the Summit for attendees.
In addition to the main conference and exhibition, several networking events were organized. These provided opportunities for attendees to engage in informal discussions, forge new connections, and strengthen existing relationships within the industry.
Special Highlights and Recognitions
A pre-conference day was dedicated to the critical topic of player protection, emphasizing the importance of responsible gambling. This session highlighted the industry’s commitment to ensuring a safe and fair gaming environment for all players.
The Summit also attracted notable industry figures, including executives from Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation and Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, who delivered insightful keynotes at the event. Their speeches touched on pressing issues and potential growth areas within the gaming industry, sparking thought-provoking discussions among attendees.
SBC’s signature elements were also present at the Summit. The First Pitch startup competition, which provides emerging businesses a platform to present their innovative ideas, was a notable feature. A masterclass on optimizing electronic gaming revenues added further value, equipping attendees with practical strategies to boost their business performance.
The Summit concluded with the First Nations Awards, recognizing SIGA for their social responsibility in gaming. This recognition underscored the industry’s commitment to ethical and responsible practices.
Looking Forward to 2024
The success of the Canadian Gaming Summit 2023 was attributed to SBC’s expertise and experience in organizing gaming conferences worldwide. Given the overwhelmingly positive response, plans are already underway for the next edition of the Summit, set to return to Toronto in 2024. The event promises to continue its tradition of providing valuable insights, fostering meaningful connections, and setting benchmarks for the gaming industry.