SBWA+ Summit 2023 Unlocks the iGaming Potential of West Africa

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In just two weeks, the 8th Annual Edition of Sports Betting West Africa + Summit (SBWA+) is poised to launch in the heart of West Africa, Lagos, Nigeria.

With a strong operator-focused agenda featuring over 30 expert speakers and 15 curated panel sessions on global industry insights, the summit promises to play a pivotal role in the region's iGaming and betting sectors.

Daniel Bernard, an Investor from Mindspring Capital, expressed his enthusiasm for the potential of the African continent. He believes that the timing is perfect, thanks to technological advances and favorable geopolitics, to drive value forward in the region.

Three-Day Gaming Frenzy

The three-day event will kick off on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, with a Pre-Event Welcoming Reception known as the SBWA+ Deal Day. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a 3-hour networking session, introducing themselves in 3 minutes to create meaningful connections. This networking platform will allow industry peers to exchange ideas, foster collaborations, and gain vital insights.

SBWA+ 2023 is an important event because it is a gathering of professionals in the industry and any opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded people is a great one.

Unity NwanzeBusiness Operations Manager at betBonanza

Day Two of the summit, Thursday, 24 August 2023, will be filled with knowledge-packed sessions and discussions on various topics. Presentations on smart investing and high-growth markets will set the tone for the day. Engaging discussions will focus on unlocking women's potential in the industry, leveraging AI for iGaming, creative marketing strategies, responsible gaming, and the thriving online gaming market.

Bunmi Oduba, a Technical Consultant at Reliance Infosystems, spoke passionately about the opportunities for women in the tech space, emphasizing the positive shift toward diversity and inclusion in the iGaming industry. She sees it as an excellent arena for women to build successful careers in various domains, from product design to programming.

The final day, Friday, 25 August 2023, will continue with discussions on mobile gaming and the future of retail gaming. Strategies for attracting foreign iGaming investment and customer retention will be explored. Panel discussions will delve into topics like localization and innovations shaping the future of online gaming aimed at fostering growth in West Africa's gaming industry.

Retail business profitability is a standard and non-negotiable in our market with the right implementation methods. I will be sharing ideas for startup brands, and existing brands willing to optimize their operations and proffer solutions to contemporary issues facing the retail business market.

Ahmed Olawale JokotoyeHead - Retail Operations, BETANO

With leading iGaming experts and organizations providing networking and partnership prospects, SBWA+ Summit 2023 is undoubtedly an event that holds immense promise for stakeholders in West Africa's iGaming arena. The summit presents an opportunity for attendees to engage, collaborate, and drive the industry's growth forward in the region.

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