The ‘Sports Betting Zone’ will return to this year’s SBC Summit Barcelona, presenting over 10,000 delegates with the opportunity to discover the latest sportsbook products, technology and services and connect with senior-level decision-makers.
The summit will be held at the Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc, on 19-21 September and divided into five dedicated zones, each equipped with their own exhibition and networking areas and seven conference stages, allowing delegates an acute focus on each industry vertical.
Rasmus Sojmark, CEO & Founder of SBC, said: “In an environment where new technologies are changing the game, things such as product selection, personalisation and smart investment, are vital. Having a dedicated zone ensures that delegates can familiarise themselves with the latest trends and strategic approaches shaping the sports betting industry.”
On the exhibition floor, attendees will have the valuable opportunity to engage with a wide range of professionals and experts in the sportsbook domain. They will have access to C-level executives and specialists who excel in various aspects of sportsbook operations, such as Sportsbook Directors, Product and Trading Specialists or bookmaking experts.
Exhibiting companies in the sold-out zone include industry heavyweights such as Altenar, BetConstruct, Delasport, DS Virtual, EveryMatrix, IGP, LSports, Playlogiq, SIS, Soft2bet, Sportingtech, Sportradar and Stats Perform, among others.
“We are extremely proud of the level of expansion we have brought to the zone this year, bringing in even more of the most recognisable and up-and-coming brands to showcase on the exhibition floor, whilst continuing to secure the brightest of the sports betting field to speak at our conferences,” Sojmark added.
The conference agenda, taking place on the zone’s dedicated stage, will feature two sports betting tracks. The Future of Sports Betting track, will take place on the first core day of the event and elaborate on trends and the impact of strategic thinking with references to gamification and tech. The Sports Betting Innovation track will take place on day two and zoom in on product-focused topics such as media rights, audience engagement, data, and esports.
In the session titled ‘Sports Betting’s Makeover: The Influence of Gamification, Streaming, and Stats,’ panellists will guide attendees through the exciting realm of the convergence between betting and streaming. Delving into the cutting-edge concept, they will explore the introduction of gamification elements and evaluate their impact on the user experience. Joey Levy (Founder & CEO at Betr), James McKay (Sportsbook Director, LiveScore Group), Endre Nesset (CEO & President, Coolbet), and Billy Levy (EVP of Corporate Development, Rivalry) will scrutinise whether these innovative additions enhance the overall betting experience or, conversely, create unnecessary complexities for the audience.
The ‘Esports and More – Bringing Fresh Faces To The Betting Dance Floor,’ panel, will explore whether gamification and free-to-play games can be utilised to attract younger generations. Industry experts, Alex Inglot (Commissioner, ESL Pro League), Thomas Rosander (CEO, Luckbox), Carleton Curtis (Executive Chairman, Tundra Esports) and moderator Trev Keane (Director Esports Strategy, EPIC Global) will further discuss the evolving relationship between betting and esports, how the two disciplines can learn from each other to drive growth and the ethical concerns behind innovative marketing strategies
During the panel ‘Media and Data Rights – Are Rising Costs Still Worth The Outlay?,’ panellists Jonathan West (Director Of Sportsbook, ComeOn Group), Dominic Crosthwaite (Chief Trading Officer, Flutter, Max Sevostianov (COO, betbazar), Alex Kozachenko (CPO, data.BET) and moderator Aidan Barry (Head of Racing and Sports, FEG), will be discussing whether despite the sky-high prices stemming from growing demand, investing in real-time data and content is still worth it, or should the focus be shifted towards other alternatives in the market.
Additionally, the Sponsorship, Marketing & Data conference track, taking place on stage two on September 20, will be dedicated to the intersection of two sports worlds, from the angle of both betting and sponsorship.
Apart from the ‘Sports Betting Zone,’ attendees will be able to visit the Casino & iGaming Zone, Payments & Compliance Zone, Affiliate, Marketing & Media Zone and Emerging Tech, Blockchain & Metaverse Zone, throughout the event.