SBC Summit Barcelona will introduce its attendees to the new era of technology and much-debated concept of the metaverse in a dedicated zone during the leading sports betting and igaming industry event on September 20-22. The Emerging tech, blockchain and metaverse sector will also host the inaugural SBC First Pitch Barcelona powered by Yolo Investments. Six industry start-ups will pitch their product in front of investors, competing for an exclusive prize package valued at over €50,000. On the exhibition floor, delegates will get a first look at the latest technologies and innovations from industry start-ups, with the First Pitch sextet — Kero Gaming, OSAI, XRBET, Paradox, POW Gaming and Network Gaming — also present in the relevant area. Zone highlights include a keynote from the metaverse trailblazer Matthew Ball, which will bring more clarity on what the metaverse is, when it might emerge and relevance to our industry. The agenda also features an impressive speaker lineup delivering hours of conference content focused on Web 3.0, NFTs, cryptocurrencies and the new technologies that will shape the industry’s future. The panel discussions will prove valuable to C-level executives looking to modernise their company’s strategy, product and marketing professionals and the start-ups operating in the industry.