PAGCOR gives green light to SiGMA Group Manila summit

PAGCOR gives green light to SiGMA Group Manila summit

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has approved a strategic partnership with gambling event giants Clarion Gaming and SiGMA, confirming plans for a major event in the country's capital Manila next year, including the inaugural edition of ICE Asia.

Published 3rd December 2019

The event will run from 8-9 June at the SMX Convention Centre and the adjacent Conrad Hotel.

The new B2B event will focus on the land-based and online gaming sectors, bringing suppliers, operators, affiliates, regulators and blockchain business together.

Clarion Gaming, the parent company of iGaming Business, will also support the event.

“We are positive that our collaboration will encourage regional and international investment in the Philippines, and punctuate the presence of PAGCOR in the international gaming map,” a PAGCOR spokesperson said.

SiGMA Group founder and chief executive, Eman Pulis added: “There is strength in unity, and through this joining of forces we hope to capitalise on the strong interest in Asia for iGaming and emerging technology.

“South-East Asia, especially Manila, has a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit, and there is growing value there, not just for companies seeking fresh opportunities in new jurisdictions but for the economic future of the region.”

Kate Chambers, managing director of Clarion Gaming and the person responsible for developing the ICE brand, also said: “We are all focused on making June’s event in Manilla a huge success and an important new event on the calendar and one that satisfies the business needs of the industry active in Asia.

“Business development is driven by productive partnerships such as the one that we have in place with PAGCOR. I am extremely grateful for PAGCOR’s support and look forward to establishing a long and productive relationship.”