SPiCE Goa Gets the Green Light Amidst COVID-19 Fears

Coronavirus fears have been causing governments to warn its citizens regarding travel throughout the world. Flights being cancelled, tours, shows, conferences etc. are all being postponed until further notices. In 2019 September, Eventus International announced the third edition of Strategic Platform for iGaming Conference and Exhibition (SPiCE) India 2020 to be held at the Goa Marriott Resort and Spa from 25 to 27 March 2020.

Recently, the Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS), country’s self-regulatory industry body for fantasy sports postponed its GamePlan 2020 which was scheduled on 5 March 2020 at Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi.

SPiCE India 2020 is right around the corner and is expected to have more than 40 providers and 600 attendees at the show that will host upto 12 networking sessions. The entire discussion is going to be around operators to maximize their growth, potential, and networking; also exploring the innovations and advances in the field.

  • The Day 1 at SPiCE 2020 is supposed to focus on gaming affiliates where the discussions will be about the improvement, development and promotion of gaming websites. 
  • Day 2 of the event consists of a speech by Sai Srinivas Kiran G, the CEO, and Co-founder of MPL. A panel discussion on topics like how gaming companies can use the Digital India Revolution in their favour and what’s next for fantasy sports in India.
  • Day 3 will cover the challenges in the casino industry, lottery in India and innovation in online poker and rummy in the country. 

Jay Satya, Eventus International Strategic Advisor has stated that, “No one has been tested positive for COVID-19 in Goa to date and the situation appears to be normal. The government has however advised that everyone remains careful about their health and follows basic norms of hygiene at all times.” Two foreigners were suspected of having coronavirus in Goa but reports confirmed that they weren’t infected. The Directorate of Health Service (DHS) confirmed that so far, no positive case of the virus infection has been reported in Goa. 

The SPiCE Awards will also take place and the event will host pre and post-event parties, a gala award ceremony and poker events for the attendees. The ceremony will include esteemed speakers like Satya Mahapatra, Strategy Consultant – Growth & Revenue Optimisation; Yashashvi Takallapalli, CEO, Nostragamus; Aditya Wadhwani, Professional eSports Commentator; Amin Rozani, CEO, Spartan Poker; Ankush Gera, CEO, Junglee Games; Mike Bolsover, CEO, Silver Heritage Group and many more! 

SPiCE 2020 is supposed to be the biggest gaming event ever to be hosted in India. Let’s hope everyone can stay safe and we can go ahead with the event. For more information about the gaming industry and SPiCE, Keep Reading PokerShots!

UPDATE:-

As we had published earlier, the SPiCE Goa 2020 had been given the green light amidst the growing coronavirus concerns all over the world. The government had given the green signal on the fact that there are no cases of coronavirus found in Goa as of now. This update came after the Indian government issued a travel advisory cancelling all existing visas for foreign nationals other than diplomatic and employment visas until 15 April 2020 to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

We now have news that SPiCE has actually been postponed. We do not have clear indications as to why the event was being taken forward either way, but this decision seems to make sense given the fact that COVID-19 is a very serious issue.

SPiCE Goa Gets the Green Light Amidst COVID-19 Fears

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