AIBC Summit Malta 2021
Following the great successes of 3 consecutive A.I. & Blockchain Summits since 2018, the organizer SIGMA gladly brings to you the fourth AIBC Summit Malta 2021.
Date: 17th – 18th February 2021
Time: 9:00 am onwards daily
Venue: Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre
Address: Millennium Stand, Level 1, The National Stadium
Ta’Qali,ATD 4000 Malta.
Press Releases Updates:
In this section, we are listing out all the press releases for the event.
Press Release 16th September 2020
SiGMA Group has announced the postponement of its tech and gaming focussed Europe summit, which was planned to be held in Malta on 18-19 November 2020. The 4th edition of the AIBC Summit will now open its doors early next year in February, running from the 17-18th, making it the first event to headline the 2021 tech and gaming calendar.
Several shows on it became evident that opportunities, particularly in investment and development were emerging as a result of cross-pollination between the gaming and emerging tech sectors. As such, the company has decided to merge these two main brands under one roof, bringing AIBC into the SiGMA family with the launch of one super show in February 2021.
AIBC Europe will also embrace key brands and individuals from the converging sectors of AI, blockchain, IoT, Quantum Tech, and other emerging technologies to discuss and shape the future.
The decision, which was taken following recent, unforeseen developments of the global health crisis, COVID-19, is in line with advice from Malta’s health authorities and aims to ensure the safety and well being of AIBC attendees.
SiGMA Group Founder, Eman Pulis said, “AIBC 2020 was due to take place this Nov, the show was sold out and we were extremely excited for this edition to take place. However, COVID-19 had other plans and therefore we have decided to postpone the show for another 3 months. I must send my gratitude to all the exhibitors who agreed to move their participation at the event with us. I look forward to the new dates and I look forward to welcoming you all with arms wide open.”
SiGMA Group’s priority is the health and welfare of its guests, speakers, exhibitors, and employees. As such, they have taken the decision to move the event to 2021 – in line with upcoming inaugural events launching across Asia and the Americas.
SiGMA’s much anticipated digital excursion into the emerging LatAm markets will still go ahead this September, running from 22-24 September, in addition to summits later in October exploring the growing Med Tech and Med Cann industries.
AIBC Europe (February), which will now occur alongside AIBC Asia (May 2021), AIBC Americas (September 2021), and SiGMA Europe in November 2021, will open its doors to the industry in Ta’ Qali, with the original venue, the MFCC, still confirmed. Thanks to regulatory bodies, such as the MGA and the MDIA, Malta is Europe’s premier location for tech and iGaming, maintaining its reputation as an iGaming hub and offering undisputed benefits to gaming companies looking to establish a base in this forward-thinking jurisdiction.
Combining an expo floor for world-class exhibitors, a start-up village for new businesses, and a hugely popular conferences and workshops agenda, the summit offers a platform to the tech industry as it shapes the future of the sector.
Press Release 22nd June 2020
Early bookings will benefit from a free standard ticket to the AIBC Europe show held in Malta this November, as travel restrictions lifted across Europe.
With restrictions on travel easing and airports throughout Europe reopening, the events industry is optimistic that the business, entertainment, and tourism sectors will be back on their feet and enjoying new shoots of growth by the end of the year.
As a result, SiGMA Group has announced that it is offering free standard tickets, which are valued at €49 for delegates who book a pass to the November show before the 15th of July. Held in Malta this year, the Europe show will run from November 17 – 19, uniting tech enthusiasts under the island’s robust regulatory framework.
The supershow will merge two large expos – AIBC and gaming festival, SiGMA, bringing innovation and new tech to the gaming industry and introducing a novel way of exploring these leading verticals through the latest in emerging and deep tech.
The November summit will follow a trio of digital summits held throughout the summer, which aim to help the industry to stand together, and to stay informed and connected at a time when working together has never been more important.
And while the June conference, Emerging Tech by AIBC Summit, garnered high attendance figures – a virtual meetup doesn’t quite replace the in-person networking experience of a buzzing on-the-ground expo. However the two can exist; moving forward all summits will feature a virtual expo, giving attendees a more holistic and interactive experience.
With preparations for the upcoming summits already in full swing, there is a palpable sense of excitement brewing as the company moves forward with AIBC Europe, which is set to go ahead in Malta this November and to AIBC Asia, which will launch in Manila, in May 2021.
On the 15th of July, Malta’s airport will reopen, allowing for flights to a number of destinations after the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to all commercial travel earlier this year.
Malta’s Prime Minister, Robert Abela, announced the easing of restrictions on travel, saying, “From the 1st of July, flights will increase to the majority of regions in Italy, France, Spain, and Poland. This is while the airports in Greece and Croatia will be opened in their entirety,” he said, adding that “this will be undertaken so that from the 15th of July the airport will be opened to the remainder of destinations.”
The travel ban lift follows a positive pattern across Europe, as the European Union lifts a number of internal borders. Many major cities have followed suit in announcing plans to loosen restrictions and open their doors to a gentle reintroduction of the holiday, business, and travel market.
Germany, Austria, Sicily, Cyprus, Switzerland, Sardegna, Iceland, Slovakia, Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Israel, Latvia, Estonia, Luxembourg, and the Czech Republic were amongst the first group of countries to benefit from the resumption of commercial flights to and from Malta. More countries are expected to follow suit.
If you’re interested in exploring more about how you can benefit from being a delegate, a sponsor, an exhibitor, or a keynote speaker please contact Events Director Sophie Crouzet.