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Exclusive: What To Expect in 2024 iGaming Africa Events Calendar

As we begin a vibrant and exciting year, let us look ahead to what the iGaming community in Africa can expect on the events calendar in 2024.

Looking towards the future, iGaming Afrika AFRIKA contemplates what lies ahead in the African iGaming industry. Various event organizers in Africa have already announced their plans for 2024, positioning the gambling event landscape for an exciting year.

2023, the immediate year after the COVID-19 pandemic, saw the events industry start to take shape after the adverse effects of COVID-19 on their operations.

2024 therefore promises to be even bigger and better considering that a good number of countries have removed travel restrictions and allowed people to interact in large numbers, which is a big boost to the events industry. 

We take a look at the upcoming iGaming Events for industry players in Africa:

SiGMA AFRICA 2024, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

The first event of the year will see the popular iGaming events company, SiGMA Group, host the SiGMA Africa event in May 2024 in Cape Town, South Africa. The highly anticipated summit is estimated to attract a total of over 2,500 delegates, 750+ operators, and 200+ speakers and exhibitors. This will be the second edition of the SiGMA events in Africa after the company successfully organized its first African event in Nairobi, Kenya, in January 2023. 

The SiGMA Africa – South Africa edition for 2024 is scheduled to take place between the 11th and 13th of March 2024 at the Sun Exhibits Integrated Resort which is located at GrandWest in Cape Town. The SiGMA Conference brings together the leading figures in the iGaming world and beyond for 3 days of networking, panels, workshops, and awards for true pioneers of iGaming in the continent.

AGE LAGOS, EKO CONVENTION CENTRE, LAGOS, NIGERIA

Just a day after the SiGMA event kicks off, another vibrant AGE Lagos Summit will kick off at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos. The Expo, which has been endorsed by the Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority, the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, and the Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the Association of State Gaming Regulators of Nigeria, aims to facilitate collaboration and the exchange of ideas among industry experts and stakeholders within Africa and the global market. 

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Africa Gaming Expo 2024 brings together gaming and lottery innovators, operators, regulators, and other gaming stakeholders across the globe to discuss and examine regulatory frameworks, emerging trends, opportunities, and prospects in the African gaming market. Interestingly, the AGE 2024 Expo will be running concurrently with the SiGMA Africa summit that will be happening in South Africa. Those intending to attend will therefore have to evaluate between the two events and select one that would seem more preferred for them to attend. AGE Lagos 2024 is set to take place from March 12th to 15th, 2024. Africa 2024 iGaming Events

BiG AFRICA SUMMIT, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Exactly two weeks after the SiGMA Africa Summit in South Africa and the Africa Gaming Expo 2024 in Lagos, South Africa will host another gaming event again. The BiG Africa Summit, as it is commonly known, will kick off on the 25th of March 2024 and run until the 27th of March 2024. It will be a great year for attendees from South Africa, as they will have access to two events within one month. This will be the 10th edition of the BiG Africa Summit, marking a decade since its debut on the African continent. The BiG Africa Summit remains a catalyst for progress, aiming to stand as a beacon of industry excellence for years to come. 

GAMING TECH SUMMIT, AFRICA, MOMBASA, KENYA

Two months after the BiG Africa Summit’s close in South Africa, East Africa will welcome the birth of edition 1 of the Gaming Tech Summit Africa, which will be held in Mombasa, Kenya, from the 4th to the 5th of June 2024. The event will bring together regulators, tech innovators, and other players in the industry. 

SPORTS BETTING EAST AFRICA+ (SBEA+) SUMMIT, KAMPALA, UGANDA

From Nairobi, Kenya, in June, we will start the second half of the year with the 9th Annual Sports Betting East Africa+ Summit taking place from July 1–2, 2024, at Kabira Country Club, Kampala, Uganda. SBEA+ 2024 will build on what the events have already achieved by having an operator-first agenda designed to empower operators through open discussion with all relevant industry stakeholders, be they operational, regulatory, or market-related.

SPORTS BETTING WEST AFRICA+ (SBWA+) SUMMIT, ACCRA, GHANA

One month later, Eventus International, the organizers of the BiG Africa Summit and SBEA+ will once again host their last event of the year on African soil in the colorful city of Accra, Ghana. This is the 9th annual edition of the renowned Sports Betting West Africa+ summit. The event will take place from August 21 to 23, 2024. SBWA+ has consistently proven to be not merely an esteemed gaming summit and exhibition but also a vital focus for African operators, regulators, and others in the gaming ecosystem.

IGAMING AFRIKA – MALTA SUMMIT, VALLETTA, MALTA

In November, the African iGaming Events calendar will conclude with two key events in the lineup. During this month, iGaming AFRIKA will host its inaugural physical event in Malta, Europe. The conference, scheduled for November 11, 2024, aims to bring together investors and industry players from Europe and beyond to gain insights into establishing and operating profitable businesses in the gambling sector in Africa. Africa 2024 iGaming Events

Additionally, the Western Cape Gambling Authority in South Africa is expected to host another responsible gambling summit this month, following the success of a similar event launched earlier in 2023.

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Jeremiah Maangi

A trusted igaming leader & author for articles bringing positive change in the African gambling industry. African gambling domains broker. Intelligent knowledge of customer acquisition and retention strategies. Available for new & existing gambling operations consulting and marketing services in Africa. Crypto enthusiast.

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