Manila, Philippines –The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has officially signed a strategic partnership with gambling events giants SiGMA and Clarion Gaming. This partnership only confirms plans for major event in Manila next year, including the inaugural edition of ICE Asia.
The event, which brings together ICE and SiGMA Manila under the ICE Asia banner, will be held from June 8-9 at the SMX Convention Centre and the adjacent Conrad Hotel. The event would focus on both gaming and blockchain markets.
The B2B event is aimed towards land-based and online gaming sectors, and will be launched via a partnership between Clarion Gaming and SiGMA announced just August this year. This event aims to bring together operators, regulators, suppiers, and blockchain businesses in one location.
According to the SiGMA Group, around 10,000 delegates from the USA, Europe, and Asia are expected to join the inaugural 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 representative said.
Clarion Gaming managing director Kate Chambers, on the other hand, noted that all stakeholders were focused on making the event a huge success. She also added that the event is expected to satisfy the business needs of the Asian gambling industry.
“Business development is driven by productive partnerships such as the one that we have in place with PAGCOR,” Chambers said. “I am extremely grateful for PAGCOR’s support and look forward to establishing a long and productive relationship,” she added.
Eman Pulis, SiGMA Group founder and chief executive, added: “There is strength in unity, and through this joining of forces we hope to capitalize on the strong interest in Asia for iGaming and emerging technology.”
“Southeast 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,” he added.