Excitement is building for the SBC Awards 2019, which will bring together 700 of the most influential executives in the industry for a celebration of the best in sports betting and igaming.
Hosted by Ruud Gullit and Kirsty Gallacher, the ceremony at Battersea Evolution in central London on Tuesday 3 December will see high-performing operators, suppliers, payments providers and affiliates honoured for their achievements over the last 12 months.
In addition to the awards themselves, attendees can look forward to outstanding hospitality, great entertainment and some excellent networking opportunities.
The SBC Awards is always hugely popular with senior decision makers from all sectors of the industry, with many viewing it as a chance to catch up with their contacts in an informal setting ahead of the Christmas break.
Richard Gale, Vice President – Sports at 2018 Affiliate of the Year winner Catena Media, said: “The SBC Awards is one of the best events of the year. It’s always a fantastic evening and is also a very relaxed environment.
“Quite often the industry meets up at conferences and people are busy running around and doing deals, but because this is a purely social event, it is really nice just to meet up with industry friends and share a beer in a more relaxed environment. For me, it’s a lovely way to round out the year.”
Peter Woodfine, Business Development Director for last year’s Best Virtual Sports Product victor Vermantia, said: “There’s always a good senior level attendance. SBC are very good at maintaining the quality in terms of attendance, and the numbers certainly seem to be growing.
“There’s a good balance between the dinner, prize giving and networking, and there’s also usually a bespoke element to the evening. I’ve been to three now and each one has been different, which is very welcome.”
John Cruces, Head of Sponsorships & Marketing Operations at 2018 Sponsorship of the Year winner Dafabet, said: “There are a number of awards evenings, but we find SBC to be impartial and cover the whole range of the industry. That’s the reason we enter and attend. It’s also a very good networking opportunity on what is always a good night.”
The shortlists for all 41 categories can be viewed on the SBC Awards website.
Tickets for the event are now on sale. In addition to the ceremony and entertainment, all attendees will enjoy a champagne and cocktail reception, three-course dinner and complimentary drinks, while businesses booking VIP tables will also benefit from company branding, five extra bottles of champagne and a dedicated table waiter.