Inaugural WrB Africa to ignite Africa’s gaming potential


Clarion Events has announced that the inaugural WrB Africa, which will explore and celebrate Africa’s gaming potential, will hold in April 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The event is dedicated to exploring the exciting opportunities and encouraging a regulatory framework that will produce a thriving and sustainable gaming industry in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Delegates will be presented with a heavy-weight agenda and over 30 market-leading organisations to network with and to do business with.

Also, they will have the opportunity to learn directly from the leading companies based in East, West and Central Africa, in addition to the continent’s major regulators.

The speaker line-up includes a keynote session from Lanre Gbajabiamila, chief executive of the Lagos State Lottery Board (LSLB).

“The Nigerian gaming industry is an evolving one and gradually expanding. More states and individuals are becoming more aware of the opportunities that exist in the industry in terms of entertainment, revenue and employment,” he said.

He added, “We are really pleased to be associated with WrB Africa, it’s a great event that the market demands and I’m excited at the opportunities that it will create for the Sub-Saharan gaming industry.”

Aside Gbajabiamila, other speakers include John Kamara, Director of Global Gaming Africa; Tarimba Abbas, Director General of Tanzania Gaming Board; Edward Lalumbe, COO of the Gauteng Gambling Board; and Matthias Jacek Wojdyla, Head of International Affairs at FIFA.

Event Director, Rory Credland said, “It will be fantastic to bring together so many people from across the globe to talk about responsible gambling and how we can help to create a sustainable future for one of the Gaming industry’s high-potential markets.”

WrB Africa will take place at The Sheraton Hotel, Lagos on April 11-12, 2016. More information including the agenda, speaker list and booking details, can be found on the official website of the event.

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