Day 1 – 19.09.2017

9:30 – 10:15
The Balkan Gambling Opportunity

Full report about the market situations of the Balkans and presenting the opportunity of having regulated markets that will shape the industry in the following countries:

  • The possibilities of Serbia to become an attractive gambling market – Mirjana Acimovic (President of JAKTA and Chair at EUROMAT)) – View Profile
  • Croatia as an attractive investment for gambling operators in the Balkans – Hrvoje Vincetic (Managing Director of Casino Adriatic) – View Profile /li>
  • Moderator: Bogdan Coman (Executive Director at Rombet)View Profile
Mirjana Acimovic (President of JAKTA)
Hrvoje Vincetic (Managing Director of Casino Adriatic) - E-mail: hrvoje.vincetic@aol.com
Bogdan Coman (Executive Director at Rombet)
10:15 – 10:40
CEEG Awards Contest

Shortlisted companies will get the chance to gather some valuable votes before the final voting stage. We must mention the fact that in 2017 the final judging and voting will be done by the present delegates in envelope style voting.

The process

Each shortlisted company can prepare an short 2 minutes presentation of their business and most important why they should vote for them as the winner of their category. The preparation of the speech can begin from the moment the company has made the shortlist and assigned delegates has been selected to present it.

10:40 – 11:00
Networking Break(coffee, tea, cookies)

Take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while networking with present delegates.

The networking breaks during CEEGC 2017 are sponsored by Lotto Hero.

11:00 – 12:00
The growth of regulated markets in the Eastern European region

The panel is specially designed to bring together the key people of the online gambling industry in Eastern Europe and discuss reports and updates. The year 2017 is an important year for the gambling industry in Eastern Europe, where the already “mature” markets such as Romania and Bulgaria are looking how they can consolidate their presence and attract more operators, while newly regulated markets such as Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine are learning from the mistakes others have made. The panel will stress on the following markets:

  • Recent updates and future plans of the Romanian Gambling market – Dan Iliovici (President of the National Gambling Office ONJN – the Romanian gambling regulator) – View Profile
  • Dissecting the Czech Republic’s regulatory framework – Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor to WH Partners) – View Profile
  • Current state of the online gambling market in Slovakia – Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor to WH Partners) – View Profile
  • Current state of the online gambling market in Czech Republic – Jan Rehola (PS Legal) – View Profile
  • Ukraine regulation on the horizon, the plans to regulating the market by European guidelines – Iryna Sergienko (CEO at Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association) – View Profile
  • Moderator: Rita McClelland (Content Manager at GamblingCompliance)View Profile
Iryna Sergienko (CEO at Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association)
Rita McClelland (Content Manager at GamblingCompliance) - E-mail: rita@gamblingcompliance.com
Dan Iliovici (President of the National Gambling Office ONJN – the Romanian gambling regulator)
Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor to WH Partners)
Jan Rehola (PS Legal)
12:00 – 13:00
Innovation Talks - The Cryptocurrency Effect

We live in an age of pronounced technological advancement, in which innovation is continuing to change the way in which we live our everyday lives.

We are now seeing the emergence of bitcoin casinos, where cryptocurrency is the prominent funding method and one that allows for fluid and instant interchange of funds.

This followed on from the integration of bitcoin payment methods at a number of offline casinos last year, as brands continue to appeal to alternative player demographics.

Keynote speakers of the panel are:

  • Jonathan Galea (Blockchain & cryptocurrencies lawyer, President of Bitmalta) – View Profile
  • Ivan Kondilenko (CEO of Casexe) – View Profile
  • Jarek-Górny (COO of SiGMA)
  • Max Krupyshev (COO of Cubits) – View Profile
  • Dr. Andreas Glarner  (Partner at MME Legal Tax Compliance) – View Profile
  • Moderator: Joseph F. Borg (Senior Advisor to WH Partners and VICE-PRESIDENT of BitMalta) – View Profile
Max Krupyshev (COO of Cubits) - E-mail: max.krupyshev@cubits.com
Ivan Kondilenko (CEO at Casexe)
Jonathan Galea (Blockchain & cryptocurrencies lawyer, President of Bitmalta) -* E-mail: admin@bitmalta.com
Jarek Górny (COO of SIGMA)
Dr. Andreas Glarner (Partner at MME Legal Tax Compliance)
Joseph Borg (Senior Advisor to WH Partners)
13:00 – 14:00
Complimentary Lunch (sponsored by Lotto Hero)

Grab you complimentary lunch and enjoy the Hungarian cuisine. The Hungarian Gastronomy has world famous dishes from ruin pubs to Michelin stars. The complimentary lunch will give you the break you need before continuing the day and will delight your lingual papillae. Beside the Hungarian specialities you will have the opportunity to enjoy vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options as well.

14:00 – 15:00
Where is the Central European gambling industry heading?

In the recent years, the regulations of the Central European gambling markets haven’t seen any evolution and despite the political agendas there have been really small movements. The business have started moving away from these markets and even if their office are based in the region, they were obligated to out source because of regulations. The panel will focus on the following markets:

  • Hungary on the verge to regulate the online gambling market – Gabor Helembai (Partner at Bird&Bird) – View Profile
  • Major updates of the Austrian gambling market – Helmut Kafka (President at Automatenverband) – View Profile
  • Slovenia’s gambling market among the most stable markets – Jaka Repansek (Founder at Republis) – View Profile
  • German Gambling Market Update – Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Head of the Betting and Gaming Group of Melchers Law Firm) – View Profile
  • Moderator: Mihnea Paul Popescu-Grisogono (Founder at Casino Life & Business Magazine) – View Profile
Jaka Repansek (Founder at Republis)
Gabor Helembai (Partner at Bird&Bird) - E-mail: gabor.helembai@twobirds.com
Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Head of the Betting and Gaming Group of Melchers Law Firm)
Helmut Kafka (President at Automatenverband)
Mihnea Paul Popescu-Grisogono (Founder at Casino Life & Business Magazine) - E-mail: mihnea.popescu@topengineering.ro
15:00 – 15:30
Final Networking Break of the day(coffee, tea, cookies)

Take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while networking with present delegates.

The networking breaks during CEEGC 2017 are sponsored by Lotto Hero.

15:30 – 16:15
Innovation Talks - World Cup, Technology Innovation, Affiliates Turning Operators – what are the challenges ahead?

The year 2018 will have two main highlighted events in the calendar, the Winter Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. Given the fact that competition is getting the market really crowded, we are anticipating a busy year for operators, software providers and affiliates. The whole industry is already making marketing plans in order to be the top brand which will attract the large volumes.

While top affiliate companies are already gearing up and gathering assets in order to stay ahead in the sports betting segment, a large part of the affiliate industry is already negotiating with the operators in providing a quality bonus structure for the 2 main events. We are creating this panel to give a voice for affiliates who can address their direct messages for the operators in order to facilitate a conversation about the do’s and don’ts of marketing such large events.

The panel is a must attend panel if you are operating a sports betting website or if you are an affiliate that is looking to convert or cross-market in 2018.

  • Assaf Stieglitz (Founder and owner of odds1x2.com) – View Profile
  • Make lottery great again – Angelo Dalli (CEO of Bit8/Lotto Hero) – View Profile
  • Kostandina Zafirovska (CEO at BtoBet) – View Profile
  • Micha Golod (CEO of Tradologic) – View Profile
  • Moderator: Tal Itzhak Ron (Adv. and Notary at Tal, Drihem and Co. Law Firm) – View Profile
Assaf Stieglitz (Founder and owner of odds1x2.com)
Angelo Dalli (CEO at Bit8) - E-mail: Angelo.Dalli@bit8.com
Konstandina Zafirovska (CEO at BtoBet) - E-mail: k.zafirovska@btobet.com
Micha Golod (CEO of Tradologic)
Tal Itzak Ron (Adv. and Notary at Tal, Drihem and Co. Law Firm)
16:15 – 17:15
IMGL Masterclass - The devil is in the details as regulators apply stricter rules

Operating under a gambling license is not just a question whether someone is entitled to offer games of chance. It is more and more a question of how someone is entitled to offer games of chance. The rules are becoming increasingly stringent and more extensive. Market behaviour is being monitored. Advertising is under scrutiny. Enforcement activities are increasing. New challenges arise from AML and data protection regulation. The industry is well advised to keep itself informed about latest and future regulatory developments.

  • Moderator: Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Melchers Law)
Jaka Repansek (Founder at Republis)
Tal Itzak Ron (Adv. and Notary at Tal, Drihem and Co. Law Firm)
Dan Iliovici (President of the National Gambling Office ONJN – the Romanian gambling regulator)
Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor to WH Partners)
Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Head of the Betting and Gaming Group of Melchers Law Firm)
20:30 – Late Night
Official Networking Party (Drinks) - Sponsored by iGaming Radio

We are excited to announce that the Official Networking Party will be sponsored by iGamingRadio and we have picked one of the hippest location in Budapest.

The Networking Party is scheduled for 19 September at 21:00 and the venue will only be disclosed to attending delegates. All you need to know is that the venue is right in the Center of Budapest, it’s colorful and is the best place for you to catch up with friends and peers from the industry.

Day 2 – 20.09.2017

10:00 – 11:30
Innovation Talks - Latest innovations in the field of gambling and hot topics that shape the industry in 2017 and 2018

From suppliers to operators, in every sector, companies sooner or later declare themselves ‘innovative players’. This is sad but true, however, ‘innovation’ too often becomes a catchphrase devoid of meaning. The Innovation Talk series organized by EEGEvents has started in 2017 at VIGE and continues to bring new information to the ears and eyes of the delegates with top products and trends being explained by globally recognized brands. By attending the panel you will surely find the core meaning of the word innovation. The latest innovations and hot topics of the industry will be presented by the top names of the industry

  • Key role of Omni Channel – Andrew Cochrane (SBTech)
  • Thomas Willomitzer (Founder and CEO at Snapscreen.com) – View Profile
  • Spring BME – the power of flexibility and freedom  – David Gasparyan (CTO at BetConstruct)
  • How the iGaming operators can benefit from offering Daily Fantasy Sports on their websites – Valery Bollier (CEO and Co-founder at OulalaGames) – View Profile
  • Using Science to Create a Superior eSports Betting Product – Borislav Borisov (COO of UltraPlay) – View Profile
  • Moderator: Konrad Gill(Founder at ViARsys) – View Profile
Thomas Willomitzer (Founder and CEO at Snapscreen.com)
David Gasparyan (CTO at BetConstruct)
Borislav Borisov (COO of UltraPlay)
Valery Bollier‎ (CEO and Co-founder at OulalaGames)
Andrew Cochrane (Chief Commercial Officer for SBTech)
Konrad Gill (Founder at ViARsys)
11:30 – 12:00
Networking Break(coffee, tea, cookies)

Take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while networking with present delegates.

The networking breaks during CEEGC 2017 are sponsored by Lotto Hero.

12:00 – 13:00
CEEG AWARDS (Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards)

Built on the success of CEEG Awards 2016, which brought together a large wave of Post Event linking and mentions of the winners published on major portal such as Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, PRNewWire, GlobalLiveNews, local media, TV adverts and many more.

During the 2017 edition of CEEG AWARDS, delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy the awards ceremony and witness special moments with present peers.

The awards, as in 2016, will be given to 13 categories and the CEEG Awards aims to create an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Central and Eastern European gaming industry.

The awards celebrate gaming software suppliers, operators and service providers for their outstanding contributions to the online sector of industry in their respective fields.

View more details about the awards
13:00 – 14:00
Complimentary Lunch (sponsored by Lotto Hero)

Grab you complimentary lunch and enjoy the Hungarian cuisine. The Hungarian Gastronomy has world famous dishes from ruin pubs to Michelin stars. The complimentary lunch will give you the break you need before continuing the day and will delight your lingual papillae. Beside the Hungarian specialities you will have the opportunity to enjoy vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options as well.

15:00 – As long as you please 🙂
Farewell and see you soon relaxing session

September offers a great atmosphere to enjoy the scenery Budapest has to offer. It is also a good period to enjoy some terrace time by the Danube and relax after 2 days of education and networking. Join your friends for a final drink before you are jetting off and say fare well and see you soon in an artistic environment.

Location to be confirmed soon!

Register now!

You can register your 2 days delegate pass at Advance rate of 358.80 EUR until the 14th of September. Register now, limited seat available!