BiG Africa Summit 2014 Planned for Next Month

Published September 1, 2014 by Mike P

BiG Africa Summit 2014 Planned for Next Month

Attendees of the BiG Africa Summit 2014 will discuss the continent’s iGaming industry from 6-8 October at a complimentary conference in Johannesburg.

Key personnel from within the betting and iGaming industries will arrive in Johannesburg this October for the second annual BiG Africa Summit. The opulent Emperors Palace casino resort will host the summit from 6-8 October 2014. Attendees will be arriving to discuss the African gaming sector, seeking to address challenges and uncover new opportunities for businesses.

iGaming Attendees

The summit is intended to function as both a conference to undertake discussions and an exhibition to conduct presentations. Attendees will consist of personnel in a various positions, including entrepreneurs, marketing assistants, directors, and CEOs. These individuals will be from iGaming areas such as casinos, sports betting, horse racing, slot machines, bingo, and lotteries, among others.

South African Action Plan

Central to the discussions will be the addressing of the South African Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) action plan to regulate remote gaming within the country. Participants in the discussion will use the conference as an opportunity to consider the launch of legal online gambling in South Africa. Attendees will also speculate on the implications for land-based casinos, sporting competitions, and the future technology demands.

High-Level Speakers

Leading the South Africa discussion will be Eventus international project director Yudi Soetjiptadi, who will dissect the action plan as he guides attendees through the various ramifications. Other prominent figures delivering keynote presentations will include these respected individuals: Hon. Geordin Hill-Lewis, shadow minister of DTI, MacDonald Netshitenzhe, a director with DTI, Professor Linda de Vries from the National Gambling Board, and Professor Brian Kantor from Investec Wealth and Investment.

Eventus International

Eventus International has organised the conference, which runs from Monday 6 until Wednesday 8 October, to be complimentary for all attendees. There will be no pricy entrance fees to prevent iGaming personnel from meeting up to network and form strategic relationships for the future. Pre-registration can be undertaken at

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