ICE Totally Gaming will return early next year, lasting from 7 to 9 February 2016. Here at Online Casino Reports (OCR), anticipation is building ahead of the three-day conference, and we cannot wait to make an appearance and meet the new exhibitors.
Leading up to the conference, OCR has managed to find out that an impressive 91 exhibitors will be making their debuts at ICE 2017. The organisers have also been keen to highlight the wide geographic spread of those first-time exhibitors, who will be visiting from 34 countries in total.
The Leading Countries
From those countries, it has emerged that the UK is the best represented with 17 exhibitors, while Malta is slightly further back with 13. Meanwhile, the US is sending six exhibitors, China Cyprus, and Taiwan are level on four, while Spain, Serbia, and the Philippines have provided three. There are many more countries for attendees to discover.
Clarion’s Kate Chambers is one of the leading organisers for ICE 2017 and has described the new exhibitors as the conference’s collective X factor. Kate believes they will have many opportunities to benefit from attending an iGaming that attracted a 28,487 record attendance back in 2016.
Gambling Policy Discussion
Another pre-conference announcement has revealed that the British Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APPG) will also be at ICE 2017. The plan is for the APPG to discuss gambling policy and share examples of best practice from throughout the global industry.
For those interested, the APPG will host its portion of the conference on Tuesday 7 February 2017, which is the opening day. Philip Davies is an MP of the UK parliament and also chairs the APPG. Davies believes that despite each remote gambling jurisdiction having its own issues, there is a lot to be learned from coming together and sharing expertise at ICE 2017.