Lisbon Becomes Host of SBC Summit and Doubles Attendance Capacity
The famous SBC Summit Barcelona is being relocated to a new home in Lisbon, Portugal next year in order to be able to accommodate more attendees.
The newly named SBC Summit 2024 will bring together gambling industry stakeholders from across the world between September 24 and 26, 2024. It will be taking place at the Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL), which has more than 100,000 square meters of exhibition and conference space. This is more than double the size of the venue of this year’s summit, which has 38,000 square meters.
The new venue will be able to host 600 exhibitors from the iGaming industry, almost double the number appearing at this year’s event. An incredible 25,000 people will be able to attend SBC Summit 2024, and they will include operators, technology and game suppliers, regulators, payment providers, marketing agencies, and so on.
Unprecedented Growth Drives Relocation
The CEO of SBC Summit explained that the relocation was necessary due to the popularity of the summit exceeding all expectations.
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.
500 Speakers across Eight Stages
SBC Summit 2024 will contain eight stages, and attendees will be able to hear from 500 speakers. They will also enjoy non-stop food and drink, networking events, and venues such as a beach bar, a beer garden, ice cream lounges, coffee bars, fun and game zones, and more.
The General Director of FIL, Maria João Rocha de Matos, said that the venue is “thrilled” to host the iGaming event. She added that the team will work closely with SBC to ensure that it is a “spectacular” event and a “resounding success for many years to come.”
Sojmark explained that Lisbon was the obvious choice due to its accessibility and added that FIL’s impressive track record hosting the Web Summit made it an “immediate and obvious choice”.