Second virtual igaming expo from BetConstruct coming this December

Posted on November 18, 2020 - Last Updated on November 20, 2020

BetConstruct has announced that the second volume of their East & West Expo will be held across the 8th and 9th of December. It will allow visitors to interact with different companies, form new partnerships, and broker deals. Meetings can be held in their virtual meeting rooms as well as hear from leaders of the industry at virtual press conferences.

This was an idea born from the global travel ban and the national stay at home orders. The pandemic halted all in-person industry events and conferences. BetConstruct began to research ways to stay in contact with other members of the igaming industry as well as maintain the feeling of a real-life exhibition.

The technology

The company partnered with PandaMR, a virtual event organiser, to put together the new East & West Expo. PandaMR uses the latest in virtual reality technology to create the impression of being in a real exhibition hall include booths and conference theatres. Users are able to connect with exhibitors and other visitors via voice or video chat in private meetings. Unlike other online events, the press conferences, product presentations, and discussion panels will be held live.

 

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The first expo

The first virtual expo was a success for the company, the estimated that they had over 250 exhibitors and over 10,000 visitors. Vigen Badalyan, CEO and Founder of BetConstruct talked about their plans for the conference in a press release:

“Just like anyone, we miss physical exhibitions, the opportunities to see each other, network and have a glass of wine to seal the deal. In vino veritas, as we all know. Although unknown when the consequences of the pandemic will pass to allow us to meet again, East & West Virtual Expo presents a compelling model for how industry events can be organized in force majeure situations in the future. For East & West we’ve created the best tools that will bring life and excitement to the virtual exhibition. With the help of all industry key players that we’ve to interest and attract under one virtual roof BetConstruct will perfect said tools. 250+ exhibitors including our business partners NetEnt, Playtech, EGT Interactive, eBET, SBC, Sportel and ICE were the first to test out our software, step into the virtual floors of East & West and say their first virtual hello to the visitors of the expo.”

BetConnects success

This has been a banner year for BetConnect. As an igaming company, they have benefited from the closure of in-person betting shops during the pandemic and the ability to put themselves forward as the new hosts of an important virtual expo will cement their position as industry leaders. In fact, the company just recently won a slate of awards from Malta’s Gaming Excellence Awards 2020. They came away from the event with three titles: Best Technology Provider, Best Online Sports Betting Supplier, and Best Gaming and Online Betting Platform.

The tickets for the event are free and if you are interested in the event, you can check out eastandwest.com for more details on the new event as it is updated over the next few weeks.

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Andrew is a Northern Ireland based journalist with a background in esports and VR reporting. He grew up in County Down, Northern Ireland, and graduated from Ulster University with a Masters's degree in Journalism.

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