A delegation from the Isle of Man’s e-Gaming sector is preparing to attend the ICE Totally Gaming event in London from the 4th-6th February to promote the Isle of Man as a world-class location for e-Gaming business.
This year 14 private sector companies will accompany representatives from the Department of Economic Development and the Gambling Supervision Commission which will enable visitors to discuss legal, financial, data hosting, consultancy and corporate services.
Howard Quayle MHK Political Member for e-Gaming, Isle of Man Government Department of Economic Development commented:
‘Our attendance at ICE is an important part of the Department’s ongoing strategy to continue expansion of this fast growing sector, which now employs around 800 people directly and represents 9% of our economy.
‘It also enables us to demonstrate the high quality of our e-Gaming sector and I am delighted that the excellent relationship that the Department enjoys with the local e-Gaming industry will be reinforced with so many companies from the private sector joining us on the stand.’
Peter Greenhill, CEO, e-Gaming, Department of Economic Development added:
‘I’m looking forward to promoting the benefits of setting up an e-Gaming company or e-Business in the Isle of Man. Last year the local delegation made a significant number of good new contacts thanks to our status as an e-Gaming centre of excellence with an innovative and robust regulatory regime, world-class ICT infrastructure and our pro-business approach.’
ICE is the largest and most comprehensive gaming event globally. In 2013 it attracted more than 22,000 people, nine out of ten of whom were involved in the purchasing and decision making process within their company, and the event is expected to be even bigger this year.
71% of exhibitors attending are from outside the UK, and 54% of all attendees are from outside the host nation.