SiGMA postpones event to April after vaccine administration commences
SiGMA Group has decided to postpone the 2021 event SiGMA Europe. The expo was expected to take place in Malta from the 16th to the 18th of February, but will instead now take place in mid April, expected from the 13th to 15th. This change comes after the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency approved the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine and declared that they will begin administering it in early December. UK delegates make up one of the largest groups to attend SiGMA Group’s European event.
“The early release of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine makes us hopeful that a sense of normality will now resume within the next four months. Our recent Virtual expo was a huge success, but we hope to now continue building these relationships in person as we launch into what looks set to be a very exciting year,” said Founder of SiGMA Group, Eman Pulis.
Other vaccines expected to become available in 2021 are Moderna and AstraZeneca/Oxford University.
Speaking to TVM’s Xtra, Malta’s Minister of Economy Silvio Schembri said: “We need to look ahead – this pandemic will pass. We need to look forward and I am convinced that we will not just be keeping afloat. Next year we will be seeing economic growth and economic activity again.”
SiGMA’s highly anticipated digital excursion into the emerging LatAm and Asian markets is still set to go on in 2021, aside from summits later in the year that are dedicated to exploring the growing Med Tech and Med Cann industries.
SiGMA Europe will open its doors to the industry in Ta’ Qali, with the original venue the MFCC still confirmed as the venue that will be used to host it. Thanks to regulatory body, the MGA, Malta is Europe’s premier location for iGaming, maintaining its reputation as an iGaming hub and offering undisputed benefits to gaming companies looking to establish a base in this forward-thinking jurisdiction.