The announcement took place at Clarion Gaming’s ICE London 2022 show earlier this month.
The Innovation Symposia programme will consist of a series of digital roundtables staged across Europe. These will then be followed by an in-person gathering in Brussels in June.
“The feeling is that the European casino sector, as represented by the ECA and the industry games creators, would benefit by coming together in a series of symposia to plan how the casino sector can come back stronger post-Covid and what it needs from the supplier side to make that happen,” said Stuart Hunter, managing director of Clarion Gaming.
“ICE 2023 has been earmarked as a pivot event in the recovery timetable and the sights gained from the digital and in-person symposia will help determine what the future looks like. We are delighted to be driving this forward in partnership with our colleagues at the ECA who are great supporters of the ICE brand.”
The 2023 edition of ICE London will take place on 7-9 February.
“The industry needs to rebuild and re-energise in the quickest and most efficient way possible,” said Per Jaldung, chairman of the ECA. “Many members of the ECA attended the ICE London 2022 event and the view is that we will benefit tremendously from such an exercise.
“Holding an in-person innovation symposium in Brussels in June is an exciting prospect and I am delighted that we are able to partner with the team at Clarion in order to get this initiative off the ground.”