Malta-based tech show will shift dates from November 2020 to February 2021
SiGMA Group has announced the postponement of its tech and gaming focussed Europe summit, which was planned to be held in Malta on November 18–19, 2020. The 4th edition of AIBC Summit will now open its doors early next year in February, running from the 17th–18th, making it the first event to headline the 2021 tech and gaming calendar.
Several shows on it became evident that opportunities, particularly in investment and development, were emerging as a result of cross-pollination between the gaming and emerging tech sectors. As such, the company has decided to merge these two main brands under one roof, bringing AIBC into the SiGMA family with the launch of one super show in February 2021.
AIBC Europe will also embrace key brands and individuals from the converging sectors of AI, blockchain, IoT, quantum tech, and other emerging technologies to discuss and shape the future.
“I look forward to the new dates and I look forward to welcoming you all with arms wide open.” SiGMA founder, Eman Pulis.
The decision, which was taken following recent, unforeseen developments of the global health crisis, COVID-19, is in line with advice from Malta’s health authorities and aims to ensure the safety and well-being of AIBC attendees.
SiGMA Group Founder, Eman Pulis, said, “AIBC 2020 was due to take place this November, the show was sold out and we were extremely excited for this edition to take place. However, COVID-19 had other plans and therefore, we have decided to postpone the show for another three months. I must send my gratitude to all the exhibitors who agreed to move their participation at the event with us. I look forward to the new dates and I look forward to welcoming you all with arms wide open.”
SiGMA Group’s priority is the health and welfare of its guests, speakers, exhibitors, and employees. As such, they have taken the decision to move the event to 2021—in line with upcoming inaugural events launching across Asia and the Americas.
SiGMA’s much anticipated digital excursion into the emerging LatAm markets will still go ahead this September, running from 22–24 September, in addition to summits later in October, exploring the growing Med Tech and Med Cann industries.
AIBC Europe (February), which will now occur alongside AIBC Asia (May 2021), AIBC Americas (September 2021), and SiGMA Europe in November 2021, will open its doors to the industry in Ta’ Qali, with the original venue, the MFCC, still confirmed. Thanks to regulatory bodies, such as the MGA and the MDIA, Malta is Europe’s premier location for tech and iGaming, maintaining its reputation as an iGaming hub and offering undisputed benefits to gaming companies looking to establish a base in this forward-thinking jurisdiction.
Combining an expo floor for world-class exhibitors, a start-up village for new businesses, and a hugely popular conferences and workshops agenda, the summit offers a platform to the tech industry as it shapes the future of the sector.