PRESS RELEASE   Friday, 04 August  2023


Eventus International: Advancing DEI and Empowering Women’s Excellence

By: Staff Writer at Eventus International

04 August 2023

Eventus International emerges as a prominent orchestrator of connections within the iGaming industry, uniting C-level executives through its top-tier B2B summits. Established in 2010, the organisation has exhibited remarkable growth, evolving into a driving force for knowledge exchange and collaboration across emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

With a pioneering approach, Eventus International designs local events that authentically mirror the unique characteristics of these respective regions, ensuring that their roster of speakers resonates with the industry’s pulse. Notably, their flagship events in India and Africa stand as exemplars of this strategy, fostering insightful discussions and catalysing partnerships in these gaming sectors.

Beyond its event lineup, Eventus International holds a strong commitment to empowering women and embracing diversity throughout the industry. Promoting this commitment within their own ranks, Eventus International boasts a team that is not only strong but also significantly composed of driven and accomplished female members. The company’s steadfast dedication to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is not only demonstrated at their events but also resonates backstage among their devoted team members. This has led to the upward trajectory and promotion of female team members, showcasing an inclusive framework that nurtures talent. 

Lou-Mari Burnett: Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

With unwavering determination and a relentless pursuit of excellence since first joining Eventus International seven years ago, Lou-Mari Burnett has continuously left a profound and lasting impact on the company year after year. 

Consistently demonstrating discipline, a sharp business intuition, and an uplifting positive attitude, Lou-Mari has been a pillar of strength, contributing significantly to the growth and success of the organisation. With her at the helm, the company looks to achieve even greater milestones in the years to come. 

Her well-deserved promotion to the role of Chief Operating Officer is a clear testament to her commitment, not only to Eventus International, but also to the entire team. Eventus International would like to extend its sincerest congratulations to Lou-Mari, and eagerly anticipates observing her ongoing growth and achievements.

“I am extremely grateful and proud to step into the role of COO at Eventus International. Since I joined the company back in 2016, the gaming industry has significantly grown for the better, encouraging inclusion and diversity on a global scale. We have faced and overcome so many challenges as women in the industry, and it is wonderful to see how more and more companies are acknowledging what we can bring to the table and welcoming us in leadership positions.

I am proud to say that Eventus International aspires to celebrate inclusion by breaking boundaries, addressing challenges to move the industry forward. And as for our future plans in regards to our events calendar, we have identified new markets and regions where we will create brand new event platforms to continue doing what we do best – connecting leaders with leaders all around the world.

Stay tuned and join us in our venture as ‘the explorers’ where we will open up doors to new opportunities in uncharted territories.”

  • Lou-Mari Burnett, COO, Eventus International

Tamika du Plessis: Promoted to Marketing Manager 

With a keen eye for detail and brand recognition, Tamika du Plessis acts as the backbone of behind-the-scenes operations at Eventus International. Her marketing expertise and ability to calmly lead initiatives that are both creative and strategic have been instrumental in placing the organisations brand at the forefront of the gaming industry. Tamika’s recent promotion to Marketing Manager demonstrates her dedication and seamless work ethic. Moreover, Tamika’s dependability and unwavering support make her an invaluable asset for all members of the team. As her career continues to unfold, the company eagerly anticipates her ascent, not only at Eventus International but also within the realm of marketing.

“Marketing is a vital part of any business success, especially at Eventus International where we cater to an array of different cultures, audiences, and professions. It’s important to keep an ever-evolving mindset in order to provide clear and concise information to our audiences. I am honoured to have been appointed Marketing Manager and look forward to witnessing the exceptional growth of not only Eventus International but the industry as a whole.”

  • Tamika du Plessis, Marketing Manager, Eventus International

Caylin Kirsten: Promoted to Senior Events Coordinator 

Eventus International is proud to announce the promotion of Caylin Kirsten to Senior Events Coordinator. Caylin’s vibrant demeanor injects energy and enthusiasm into all facets of her role, radiating positivity throughout the entire team. Her strong determination to curate events of the highest standard, despite her relatively limited time with the company, has already made a significant and impressive impact. Operating on the ground, Caylin masterfully manages multiple tasks, maintaining a commendable professional stance throughout. Her exceptional ability to gracefully handle various responsibilities makes her contribution to Eventus International invaluable.

“I am humbled and thrilled by this promotion, which serves as an inspiration to keep striving for excellence. I envision a future where our events transcend expectations and become immersive journeys that leave a lasting impact on participants. I believe in the power of human connection and the art of curating experiences that foster meaningful interactions between iGaming professionals. 

As Senior Event Coordinator for Eventus International, I am committed to conceptualising events that embody innovation and showcase distinction in the global iGaming industry. I look forward to pushing the envelope and making a positive impact as part of Eventus International.”

  • Caylin Kirsten, Senior Events Coordinator, Eventus International

As Eventus International sets its sights on the future, the company proudly stands beside these exceptional team members, recognising them as guiding forces in shaping the company’s continued success and driving innovation within the gaming industry.

Contact Eventus International’s Marketing Director, Lou-Mari Burnett, to grow your business in Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, and beyond with our sponsorship and exhibition packages for the listed events.

Lou-Mari Burnett

Marketing Director  

Eventus International


Phone: +27829075850

Eventus International has been in the business of connecting industries for over a decade. With a proven combination of networking, industry insight, and knowledge sharing each event brings an industry closer together and closer to achieving a collective goal.

We take pride in using our platforms to offer bespoke sponsorship and exhibition opportunities that can easily position a brand to a targeted audience of professionals, and deliver a high ROI to companies looking to enter a market and/ or strengthen their brand presence.

We believe in quality over quantity and set out to gather the “right” audience for companies to “shake the correct hands”. By focusing on connecting a C-Level audience, all attendees can network with like-minded professionals, growing their businesses and international relationships.

The high standards that we set for ourselves are responsible for the success of events such as the SPiCE India, Gaming Event Francophone Africa, BiG Africa Summit, Online Casino Summit Italia, iGaming Germany, iGaming Central America, All American Sports Betting Summit, Sports Betting East Africa+, SPiCE Sri Lanka, iGaming Crossroads Summit, Sports Betting West Africa+, SPiCE Philippines, Gaming & Affiliate Marketing Event, Scandinavian Gaming Show, SPiCE Bangladesh, International Lottery Play Summit

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