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KPMG in Malta Gaming eSummit Report 2016

KPMG in Malta, held its 14th eSummit on 18th November 2016, targeted to operators, service providers, regulators and advisers. Since its inauguration, the KPMG eSummit has gone from strength to strength and has progressively evolved into one of the most reputable and sought after events in the global eGaming calendar.

KPMG eSummit

Russell Mifsud speaking at KPMG eSummit SiGMA16

Throughout the years, the eSummit has attracted high calibre speakers and panellists, from across the globe. These speakers include C-Level Executives, industry influencers, Government decision-makers, leading legal advisors and specialists from the KPMG network.

The advent of fast-paced and ever-changing revolutionary technological advancements have led to the inevitable inclusion of other themes of major interest to cover innovative feats and their impact on the iGaming industry. Malta is uniquely placed at the heart of world eCommerce and features a stable political environment, attractive taxation, a compact business community, global transport links and a strong public/private sector bond. A continually improving infrastructure and solid telecommunication network make Malta the natural choice for iGaming start-up businesses; indeed over 8,000 people now work in the sector.

SiGMA16 Conferences

Olga Finkel (WH Partners) and Ulrik Bengtsson (Betsson Group) speaking at KPMG eSummit

SiGMA has evolved to become a key date in the global iGaming calendar, and last year the event included a one-day eSummit hosted by KPMG. Industry stakeholders came together with expert speakers to discuss and explore the key issues affecting iGaming in Malta today. Many vital topics emerged, including: the complexities of compliance, the rigorous regulation, Brexit fallout, updates on M&A Activity, the future of Malta, cyber-risk, the power of data, and the rise of Bitcoin. It is clear that the industry works best when it works together. Whether you are a small operator, experiencing challenges at the bank, or an industry giant facing a hit by incoming regulatory change, if we unite to embrace these realities, we’ll achieve more as one cohesive sector.

This report seeks to compound those themes and provide an accurate snapshot of the current iGaming sector in Malta. We hope you enjoy reading it and look forward to seeing you all at the next KPMG eSummit in Malta in November 2017.

To read the report, click here.

Have you attended SiGMA last year? Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.


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