SiGMA postpones April event following government announcement
The SiGMA Europe show will now run from 16-18 November, and will be held at the MFCC, Malta after a surge in Covid-19 cases led to the temporary closure of Malta’s nightlife scene.
SiGMA Group has announced that its SiGMA Europe event, which was to be held in Malta this April, will be moved to November 16 -18, 2021, following the publication of new government measures for Malta’s entertainment scene.
In a press conference, Prime Minister Robert Abela announced today that they would be closing nightclubs, bars, and restaurants from March 5th until April 11th, after the number of cases for Covid-19 rose unexpectedly quickly. The prime minister also said that mass organised events would be on hold, but that the government would continue to support businesses impacted by the measures.
Nonetheless, Abela emphasised his confidence in the future, pointing out the current rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine and reinforcing his commitment to continue working towards the country’s recovery.
SiGMA Group Founder, Eman Pulis, said that “SiGMA in Malta was meant to happen this coming month in April, but with the new announcement that bars and restaurants will be closed until April, we were left with no choice but to push the show until November. We welcome this decision, we believe in the safety of all our delegates. There’s no SiGMA without restaurants, without bars – that’s where all the magic in business networking happens. I look forward to seeing you in November, save the dates – I’ll see you in Malta”
In the run up to SiGMA Europe’s November show, the company has lined up a number of digital events under its Roadshow brand. The first stop in its global tour this year, Ukraine, attracted over two thousand delegates and reflects the success SiGMA has found through its virtual events.
SiGMA Europe runs from the 16th to 18th November 2021, and will be held at the MFCC, Malta. The super show embraces key verticals for the global gaming market through expert-led panels and keynotes and provides a direct line to some of the top brands in the business through its buzzing expo floor. SiGMA will also run alongside the company’s AIBC brand, boosting crossover opportunities for the emerging tech and gaming sector and offering increased investment opportunities.
The SiGMA expo attracts delegates from over 80 countries, with the EU making up 63% of its guest list, followed by Asia, and the Americas.
The SiGMA Roadshow
The SiGMA Roadshow is stepping up its game; now virtual, the webinar will take on a new jurisdiction every month, targeting a global agenda of gritty conference topics and a small, yet buzzing expo floor. Hosted on an interactive platform, the 2 hours mini conference will delve into 5 key areas of debate, bringing key themes specific to the region – such as regulation, tax and compliance, and emerging tech, to a table of thought leaders and academics at the top of their game. The SiGMA Virtual Roadshow will reflect SiGMA’s global events opening in 5 major regions over the next few years, specifically Europe, the CIS region, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. The monthly event, which launches with a worldwide tour of 14 countries, starts off with the recently legislated Ukraine, and will be published via podcast.