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The first Women in Gaming Event to take place at SiGMA Africa

The Conexus Group is excited to offer a special invitation to the inaugural Women in Gaming (WiG) event in Africa, taking place on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 during the SiGMA Africa 2024 conference in Cape Town. 

The event will be taking place at Jackson Hall, GrandWest Casino, a 5-minute walk from Sun Exhibits where the SiGMA Africa conference will be happening.

Founder of Women in Gaming, The African Chapter and Director of Africa & Middle East at The Conexus Group, Lois Bright says “We are thrilled to bring together women from across the gaming industry to celebrate their achievements and discuss strategies for driving positive change.

“This event is a testament to the incredible talent and potential of women in our industry, and I am excited to see the impact it will have and where we can take our community.” 

The event has also received tremendous support from the SiGMA event organizers, a brand that is well known for promoting the women in igaming agenda. 

“We are thrilled to partner with The Conexus Group for the first-ever Women in Gaming event in Africa,” says Emily Demajo, Events Director, SiGMA World. “This event aligns perfectly with our mission to promote diversity and inclusivity in the gaming industry, and we look forward to contributing to its success.”

On the other hand, Eman Pulis, Founder of SiGMA Group added that, “We’re proud to support this event, to foster connections that will empower and elevate women in the gaming realm.”

With today being International Women’s Day and this years’ theme being ‘Invest in women: Accelerate Progress’ this event couldn’t come at a better time for Africa!  Focus on women in the African Gaming industry guarantees to be a special occasion highlighting diversity, empowerment, and community in the gaming sector. 

The event Sponsors & Partners expressed their full support for the inaugural WiG Event, stating; 

“We strongly believe that ideas and new solutions are born when the right environment is created to nurture them. At EGT, we have an ongoing responsibility to develop a culture of inclusivity and support for everyone. As the main sponsor of the first “Women in Gaming” event in South Africa, we are extending our global efforts to empower women.

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“Talent is our universal language, and providing equal opportunities is not only the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing. By supporting women, companies can unlock new potential and achieve long-term success in an increasingly competitive gaming industry. EGT serves as an example of this.” said Jeni Koussarova, Marketing Director at EGT

Yugan Naik, Founder & CEO, EasyGames said, “I’ve always been a huge advocate for gender equality, and we have seen the rise of women in key roles within iGaming including technology, day to day operations and C level decision makers. To be a part of this inaugural Women in Gaming initiative is our dedication and commitment to drive and empower women as we continue to support the change in landscape and correct the perception that gaming is a man’s world.” 

Hamed Rahimi, Regional Manager – Africa, Amusnet said, “At Amusnet, empowering progress and fostering diversity is not just a choice; it’s our commitment. As we proudly sponsor the first-ever Women in Gaming event in Africa, we believe in creating a more inclusive industry where diverse voices and talents thrive. By supporting this initiative, we hope to pave the way for innovation, collaboration, and a future where every individual, regardless of gender, has the opportunity to make a significant impact in the dynamic world of iGaming” 

Jeremiah Maangi, CEO, iGaming AFRIKA said, “One of our main objectives at iGaming AFRIKA has been increasing the inclusion of women in the iGaming industry in Africa. This event aligns with our mission to further this goal..”

Guests are kindly asked to RSVP by Saturday, March 9th, to allow for proper catering and drink arrangements, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

Networking drinks will commence at 4:00 PM and conclude at 6:00 PM at Jackson Hall, GrandWest Casino, Cape Town.

Attendees are encouraged to invite other women in the industry to join the event in order to promote inclusivity by contacting Lois Bright directly via email here.

The main sponsors for the event are, EGT, alongside EasyGames. Impressively, iGaming AFRIKA is proud to be official media partners for the event. Other sponsors include; Champagne – Reception and Prize sponsor Amusnet. The event is proudly powered by The Conexus Group and supported by SiGMA World.

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