The global event, SBC Summit will move to a new location in Lisbon from 2024 to accommodate the growing demand for one of the industry’s most influential gatherings.
SBC Summit 2024 is an event that welcomes attendees from all over the world and covers various sectors of the industry.
The event will take place from 24-26 September 2024 at Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL), a venue that offers more than 100,000 square metres of exhibition and conference space, which is more than double the size of the 2023 venue that had 38,000 square metres. This allows SBC to host 600 exhibitors, almost twice as many as the 2023 edition.
The SBC Summit will also attract 25,000 attendees at FIL, who will represent different segments of the industry, such as operators, affiliates, sportsbook and casino suppliers, regulators, payment providers, marketing agencies, associations, legal advisors, start-ups, and more.
Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and Founder of SBC said: “The decision for a new home for our flagship event was driven by its remarkable growth, which had clearly outpaced the capacity of Fira Barcelona Montjuïc, as well as praise and support from clients and industry stakeholders. When we say it’s the fastest ever-growing event in the industry, we mean it, and that’s why finding the right venue and city was absolutely essential.”
The event will not compromise on the quality of the delegate experience despite its expansion on the exhibition front. The conference will feature eight stages and 500 speakers, including the largest stage in gaming with seating capacity for thousands of delegates. The event will also provide the best hospitality in gaming with food trucks serving local and international cuisine and drinks throughout the day. There will be many opportunities for networking and business across various bars, coffee bars, ice cream lounges, a beer garden, a beach bar, fun and game zones, and much more.
Maria João Rocha de Matos, General Director of FIL said: “We are thrilled to welcome the SBC Summit to Lisbon in 2024. At FIL – Lisbon Exhibition & Convention Centre, we are dedicated to providing world-class facilities and support to ensure that this event is nothing short of spectacular. Our team is committed to working closely with SBC and its community to create an unforgettable experience in our beautiful city. We can’t wait to showcase all that FIL and Lisbon have to offer and make the SBC Summit a resounding success for many years to come.”
Lisbon is one of the oldest and most historic cities in Western Europe and a popular tourist destination with more than six million visitors every year. The city is known for its friendly and hospitable locals, has an efficient transportation system, and English is widely spoken in key areas. Lisbon’s food scene is one of the main reasons to visit, and the venue is surrounded by a lively selection of bars and restaurants, with more than 20 options within walking distance.
Lisbon is also an ideal choice for its extensive flight connectivity, considering the global nature of the event. Humberto Delgado Airport, which is only 4 km away from FIL, offers direct flights to 136 airports worldwide, including non-stop routes to major US and South American hubs.
“The city and FIL are home to the Web Summit that annually gathers over 70,000 attendees and transforms the city into a tech hub and was an immediate and obvious choice. We knew that FIL possessed all the essential elements for scaling our event while maintaining accessibility and upholding the high-quality standards we’ve set for ourselves. I’m excited about what lies ahead. This is a unique moment for SBC, and we’re wholeheartedly embracing it,” Sojmark added.
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