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PostEvent – CEEGC2016 PowerPoint presentations part 1

Dear attendants of the CEEGC2016, as we promised we are going to publish all the presentations that are available in 2 parts. Below you will find the presentations in the order in which they were given by the speakers and of course we have included the presentations that were skipped due to the unplanned break of the event.

Hot topics of the online gaming industry in the Balkans – Moderated by Rita Gyaraki(GamblingCompliance)

Mirjana Acimovic – President @ the first Serbian representative association of gaming industry JAKTA

Presentation of the online gaming market in Serbia. For further details, Ms. Mirjana Acimovic can be contacted on the following e-mail address: office@jakta.rs


Stjepko Čordaš – CEO @ NSoft

Presentation of the online gaming market in Bosnia and Herzegovina. For further details, Mr. Stjepko Čordaš can be contacted on the following e-mail address: info@nsoft.ba


Hot topics of the online gaming industry in Eastern Europe – Moderated by Mihnea Paul Popescu-Grisogono(Casino Life & Business Magazine)

Nadya Hambach – Head of Entertainment and Gaming Law Department @ Velchev & Co. Law Office

Presentation of the online gaming market in Bulgaria – Updated regulation, results and what makes the Bulgarian market unique. For further details, Ms. Nadya Hambach can be contacted on the following e-mail address: nadya.hambach@vlaw.bg

PowerPoint Presentation hasn’t been used.


Jan Rehola – Lawyer and indenpendent consultant @ BetOnSkill Consulting

Presentation of the online gaming market in the Czech Republic – New Gambling act. – Gambling reform – License application process. For further details, Mr. Jan Rehola can be contacted on the following e-mail address: j.rehola@gmail.com

PowerPoint Presentation hasn’t been used.


Iryna Sergienko – CEO @ the Ukrainian Association of Gambling Industry

Presentation of the online gaming market in Ukraine – New legislation – Online gambling market regulations updates. For further details, Ms. Iryna Sergienko can be contacted on the following e-mail address: fsp.sergienko@gmail.com

PowerPoint Presentation hasn’t been used.


Odeta Nestor – President @ The National Office for Gambling in Romania

Presentation of the online gaming market in Romania – Updated legislation – Results. For further details, Ms. Odeta Nestoro can be contacted on the following e-mail address: office@onjn.gov.ro


Hot topics of the online gaming industry in Central Europe – Moderated by Gabor Helembai (Bird&Bird Law Office) – Panel was cancelled due to the unplanned break

Gabor Helembai – Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial team @ Knight Bird & Bird

Presentation of the online gaming market in Hungary – The future of the Hungarian online gambling market. For further details, Mr. Gabor Helembai can be contacted on the following e-mail address: Gabor.Helembai@twobirds.com

PowerPoint Presentation will be available shortly.


Jaka Repansek – Partner @ RePublis Slovenia

Presentation of the online gaming market in Slovenia – The online gambling industry of Slovenia and its opportunities. For further details, Mr. Jaka Repansek can be contacted on the following e-mail address: jaka.repansek@republis.si

PowerPoint Presentation will be available shortly.


Mirjana Acimovic – President @ the first Serbian representative association of gaming industry JAKTA

Presentation of the online gaming market in Croatia. For further details, Ms. Mirjana Acimovic can be contacted on the following e-mail address: office@jakta.rs


The SEO Arms Race – Artificial Intelligence competing with Artificial Intelligence – Presented by Paul Reilly (MediaSkunkWorks)

Paul Reilly – founder and CEO @ Media Skunk Works

For further details, Mr. Paul Reilly can be contacted on the following e-mail address: paul@mediaskunkworks.com


Upcoming Event Announcements – Moderated by Zoltan Tundik (EEGaming) – Panel was cancelled due to the unplanned break

Eman Pulis – Founder and CEO @ SiGMA, the Summit of iGaming in Malta

Invitation to SiGMA2016 and results of 2015 – For further details, Mr. Eman Pulis can be contacted on the following e-mail address: info@sigma.com.mt


Ian Larcombe – Head of B2B Media Sales @ iGaming Business

Upcoming events by iGaming Business Events. For further details, Mr. Ian Larcombe can be contacted on the following e-mail address: ian@igamingbusiness.com


Hot topics of the online gambling markets in Europe part 1 – Trends, vision and results – Moderated by Paul Davis(Counting House)

Ivan Kondilenko – CEO @ Casexe Limited

The effects of Bitcoin in the online gambling market. For further details, Mr. Ivan Kondilenko can be contacted on the following e-mail address: i.kondilenko@casexe.com


Tom Light – Vice President of Business Development @ SBTech

The impact/results of In-Play betting on Euro 2016 and the importance of being present in emerging markets. For further details, Mr. Tom Light can be contacted on the following e-mail address: tom@sbtech.com


Vahe Baloulian – CEO @ BetConstruct

The importance of a quality Customer Support in the relationship with business partners and players. For further details, Mr. Vahe Baloulian can be contacted on the following e-mail address: vb@betconstruct.com

PowerPoint Presentation hasn’t been used.


Paul Davis – Managing Director @ Counting House (IOM) Ltd.

The effects of the Brexit on the online gambling industry in Europe. For further details, Mr. Paul Davis can be contacted on the following e-mail address: paul@pacnetservices.com


Hot topics of the online gambling markets in Europe part 2 – Tech and rising niches  – Moderated by Paul Davis(Counting House)

Tal Itzhak Ron – Advocate and Notary @ Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm

Forex and Binary Options companies in the EU. For further details, Mr. Tal Itzhak Ron can be contacted on the following e-mail address: Tal@rd-law.co.il


Valéry Bollier – CEO @ OulalaGames Ltd

Daily Fantasy Sports in Europe. For further details, Mr. Valéry Bollier can be contacted on the following e-mail address: vbollier@oulala.com


Stuart Trigwell – UK Sales Director @ Global Bet, Virtual Sports

Virtual Sports, what next? For further details, Mr. Stuart Trigwell can be contacted on the following e-mail address: stuart.trigwell@mediastream.ag

CEEGC2016 Budapest Results, Clarifications and CEEGAwards 2016

Firstly we would like to thank each delegate for honoring us with their presence and we are certain that it is going to be memorable event despite the happenings that enfolded during the day.

The CEEGC2016 Budapest took place on the 20th of September and had a smooth start with rich and vital content discussed by the panelists of the Hot topics of the online gambling market in the Balkans and the Hot topics of the online gambling market in Eastern Europe panels.

Ms. Mirjana Acimovic (President @ the first Serbian representative association of gaming industry JAKTA) gave an informational presentation about the current legislative situation of the Serbian online gaming market where she shared the updates and the outcomes which will be discussed during the 2017 – 2018 season. The Power Point presentation will be available shortly and each delegate will be notified by its upload and availability.

The panel in which Ms. Acimovic gave speech was moderated by Rita Gyaraki (GamblingCompliance) and also included the presentation of STJEPKO ČORDAŠ (CEO @ NSoft), who gave light upon the current status of the online gaming market in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Balkans panel was of a vital importance and will be a topic which will be discussed in even more details during our next conferences.” stated the Mr. Zoltan Tundik, founder of EEGMedia/EEGaming, who are the organizers of CEEGC.

The Hot topics of the online gambling market in the Balkans was followed by the Hot topics of the online gambling market in Eastern Europe, which included more experts and a the President of the Romanian National Office of Gambling.

The panel was moderated by MIHNEA PAUL POPESCU-GRISOGONO (Founder and President @ Casino Life & Business Magazine) and the first speech was held by Ms. Nadya Hambach(Head of Entertainment and Gaming Law Department @ Velchev & Co. Law Office), who gave an official overview of the Bulgarian online gambling market explaining the recent updates to the legislation and addressed an open invitation for operators that are seeking to enter the market legally.

Ms. Nadya Hambach’s speech was followed by the Mr. Jan Rehola’s (Lawyer and indenpendent consultant @ BetOnSkill Consulting) presentation, who is known to give all the deep, detailed information about the Czech Republic’s regulatory updates. The presentation was mostly awaited by the delegates since the Czech Republic is going to open its doors for remote gaming operators, who seek to operate legally in the Czech Republic, starting from 01.01.2017. As a matter of fact, Mr. Jan Rehola also mentioned the fact that some operators have already started to application process and the Czech Republic will be a success story for the online gambling industry in Eastern Europe.

The presentation was followed by an overview of the online gambling market in Ukraine, which was presented by Ms. Iryna Sergienko (CEO @ the Ukrainian Association of Gambling Industry), who gave some extraordinary inside information about how operators should be looking and approach the market.

The final presentation was given by Ms. Odeta Nestor (President @ The National Office for Gambling in Romania), who pointed out the importance of the online gambling market in Romania and its success that has been growing since the debut of the new gambling law.

While Ms. Odeta Nestor answered all the questions that were coming from the audience, one question still remained unanswered. A questions which was addressed by one of the LeoVegas delegates which was present during the event. However, the question which hasn’t even finalized by its author, was interrupted by an announcement which came via the speakers that were installed in the conference room and surprised everyone present in the conference room. The announcement was regarding all staff, delegates and visitors of the Hilton Budapest City Hotel to evacuate the hotel immediately in an orderly manner since a bomb threat situation has been issued by the Hungarian National Security.

The delegates have found the exit of the hotel surrounded by police and special forces, equipped with trackers, dogs and police gear.

The situation was uncertain at the moment of the announcement which came at around 11:15, just in the period in which the first Networking Coffee Break was scheduled.

Most of the information that was given to the organizers and the delegates was blurry since the authorities that were protecting the entrance of the hotel, haven’t been co-operating in a clear manner in which the outcome of the threat would be prolonged until the afternoon or even further after that.

This is when the open mind of the individuals and professionals that work in the online gambling industry has kicked in and automatically suggested a one-off a kind networking session which was present in the subconscious each and every one of them. Some started discussing business and the ice-breaker for each introduction was dissolved by the fact that everyone had an interest to know what the other person knows about the outcome of the unplanned break and wonder if it is a real threat or just a fake phone call.

Despite the ongoing threat or should we call it bomb scare situation, the delegates were having fun and networking on a whole new level, a habitat in which they’ve found to discuss the essence of the situation and connected new friendships.

Angela Hooper(SlotsMillion.com) posted the following message on her Facebook profile: “Hotel staff and conference attendees mingling. Best networking event yet.

The messages are countless and some even went Live on Facebook, telling their colleagues and partners about the situation.

Paul Reilly(MediaSkunkWorks) posted that “It worked out mint.. Everyone is loving it. It’s brought people together in a way that cannot be done in a standard networking event.

However, after almost 4 hours of conference pause, during which the organizers have been questioned by the Hungarian National Security representatives that were present during the search, we have been informed that a suspect package has been found in the Hotel and that it will investigated if it is explosive or just been the subject of a scare.

The conference resumed at 15:15 in a shorter version, where we had to pick the panels that were ready and could be held without delays. Thus, decided to cancel the Hot topics of the online gaming market in Central Europe and the Upcoming Events panels. We have taken this decision which has received a negative feedback from the up to 3% of the delegates that have expressed their comments right after the conference ended.

However, each of the presentation that were cancelled, shall be uploaded by 30.09.2016 with exclusive content as they’ve supposed to be presented during the panels, including the presentation that were held. In order to receive the presentations via e-mail, please write to us on the following e-mail address: organizers@ceegc.eu

The resuming of the conference started with the announcement of the changes and continued with the first presentation of the afternoon after the bomb scare got cleared. The presentation was short, yet full of vital information, and was presented in an original way by Mr. Paul Reilly (Founder and CEO @ Media Skunk Works A.I. Laboratory). The presentation was taken by interest by the audience which found all the right hand information of what there is to know about the importance using A.I. for search optimization and the ongoing battle with the search engine giant called Google.

Mr. Paul Reilly strived in performance and managed to squeeze its 40 minute presentation into a 15 minute briefing as instructed in order to give the chance for all speakers of the Hot topics of the online gambling market in the Europe Union to speak about the trends that are rising, The importance of a quality Customer Support (with Mr. Vahe Baloulian – BetConstruct), The impact/results of In-Play betting on Euro 2016 and the importance of being present in emerging markets (with Mr. Tom John Light – SBTech).

The panel was guided and moderated by Mr. Paul Davis (Counting House ltd.) who has instructed each speaker in the right direction in order to finalize their discussions and complete the agenda.

Mr. Paul Davis also gave an inspirational presentation about the possible effects of Brexit.

The 1 hour and 20 minute panel gave chance for a record breaking number of 8 speakers to talk about topics such as Bitcoin, Daily Fantasy Sports, Virtual Gaming, Financial and Binary Options.

Each of these presentation will be available by 30.09.2016. In order to receive the presentations via e-mail, please write to us on the following e-mail address: organizers@ceegc.eu

The panel was followed by a 2 hour networking session which included a wine tasting area that was sponsored by Counting House and an open bar sponsored by the organizers.

The Wine tasting and the networking session was concluded by the a complimentary dinner in order to give chance for the delegates to relax and of course witness the CEEGAwards session.

The awards were presented by Zoltan Tundik and Tal Itzhak Ron and the winners were announced in a relaxed and friendly manner. The guests/delegates of the conference have become the audience to one of the most relaxed settings for an award giving session that has been seen so far. Figures, after such a full of events day, this was really welcomed by many. Especially the winners of the categories, which you can find below:

  • Best Sports betting software provider based on Betting Product Support: SBTech
  • Best Sports betting software provider based on Open Business Relationship: EveryMatrix
  • Best Sports betting software provider based on Product Quality: BetConstruct
  • Best Sports betting software provider based on Service/Price ratio: BetConstruct
  • Best casino software provider based on Product Support: BetConstruct
  • Best casino software provider based on Open Business Relationship: EveryMatrix
  • Best casino software provider based on Product Quality: Casexe
  • Best casino software provider based on Service/Price ratio: Casexe
  • Best Financial Software provider: Tradologic
  • Best Casino operator in Central and Eastern Europe: SlotsMillion 
  • Best Sports betting operator in Central and Eastern Europe: NetBet
  • Best iGaming Press in Central and Eastern Europe: Casino Life and Business Magazine
  • Best iGaming Service Provider in Central and Eastern Europe: NMi Gaming

 

We as the organizers thank all delegates to understanding the unplanned twist of situation and we would also like to ensure them that we have put maximum effort in order to finalize the event to become a success and an unforgettable experience, beside the bomb scare of course.

We hope to see you all next year as well in a two day conference which will gather +40 speakers and +250 delegates.

The registrations for CEEGC2017 will open on the 1st of October 2016.

CEEGC2016 Official Delegates list

We are excited to announce the final list of confirmed delegates that are going to be present at the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference which is going to take place tomorrow(20.09.2016) in Budapest at the Hilton City Budapest Hotel.

Company First name Surname
Aliquantum Gaming Viki Vitanyi
ASC1 Malta Limited Matyas Regeny
BetConstruct Vahe Baloulian
Betdaq Filipe Safont
Betgenius Will Westcott
Betgenius Vladimír Horák
BetOnSkill Consulting Jan Rehola
Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH Ivanna Tsyba
Casexe Ivan Kondilenko
Casino Life & Business Magazine Elena Popescu-Grisogono
Casino Life & Business Magazine Mihnea Paul Popescu-Grisogono
Casino Technology Karoly Beres
Certria Ltd. Scott Moar
Counting House Paul Davis
Counting House Stuart Ballan
Danube Soft Stanislav Gardon
Danube Soft Miguel Sanchez
DB 44 Dan Brice
Don Best Sports Benjie Cherniak
EEGaming.org Iulian Sarasan
EEGaming.org Betty Tundik
EEGaming.org Zoltan Tundik
EEGaming.org Daniela Bystron-Mihalciac
EGT Interactive Ltd Julia Peeva
EGT Interactive Ltd Todor Yordanov
Endorphina Miklos Handa
EVERAD Ruslan Tymofeev
EveryMatrix Robert Dowling
EveryMatrix Glen Bullen
FortunaWeb Istvan Kurti
FortunaWeb Judit Tessényi
Freelance Patricia Fumagalli
Freescale Technology s.r.o. Pavol Lidaj
Freescale Technology s.r.o. Delegate 2
Freescale Technology s.r.o. Delegate 3
Freescale Technology s.r.o. Delegate 4
GamblingCompliance Gergana Semerdzhieva
GamblingCompliance Rita Gyaraki
Gevisser Law Antony Gevisser
GLI Europe BV Gert Telkämper
Global Bet, Virtual Sports Stuart  Trigwell
iGaming Business Ian Larcombe
Ikajo International BV Thomas Huigens
Intelbet Iurii Korostelev
JAKTA Dejan Bozovic
JAKTA Mirjana Acimovic
Knight Bird & Bird Gabor Helembai
Knight Bird&Bird Robert Busa
LeoVegas Roderick Spiteri Schillig
LeoVegas Tomek Fikaz
LeoVegas Stefan Esch Schulte
LeoVegas Gloria Cerada
Media Skunk Works Paul Reilly
MT Servis sro S Bejin
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Andrei Cosma
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Ana-Maria Baciu
NET and GAMES a.s. Václav Klepáček
NetEnt Nadiya Attard
NetEnt Rachel Winberg
NMi Compliance Testing and Auditing Chris Davies
NMi Compliance Testing and Auditing Julian Borg-Barthet
Novomatic Attila Kun
Nsoft Yancy Cottrill
Nsoft Davor Knezović
Nsoft Amir Obralic
Nsoft Stjepko Čordaš
OddLab Daniel Gardos
ONJN(National Gambling Office Romania) Odeta Nestor
Oulala Games Valery Bollier
Paddy Power Betfair Francesco Bianchi
Penta Investments s.r.o. Marek Šmrha
Prima Networks Limited Ragnar Toompere
Promo Tilika Limited Erik Sós
Pull Media Sebastien Risse
Pull Media Yannick Touchard
Racing Post James Derbyshire
RePublis Slovenia Jaka Repansek
Saint Bitts LLC (Bitcoin.com) Mate Tokay
SBC Ioannis Lagos
SBTech Tom Light
SiGMA Eman Pulis
SlotsMillion Alexandre Tomic
SuperSport Croatia Luka Klapan
SuperSport Croatia Vedran Pavic
SuperSport Croatia Dubravko Saic
SuperSport Croatia Tugomil Cerovecki
Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm Tal Itzak Ron
Tal Ron, Drihem and Co. Law Firm Samuel Kaufman
Tom Horn Gaming Sara Urbanovicova
Tom Horn Gaming Ondrej Lapides
Tom Horn Gaming Boris Plevza
Trezor Solutions Ltd. Pocik Sandor
Trezor Solutions Ltd. Koller Laszlo
Ukrainian Association of Gambling Industry Iryna Sergienko
Velchev & Co. Law Office Nadya Hambach
Vermantia Liliana Dinu
Win Technologies Richard Hasson

Online registration for CEEGC2016 closes in 3 days, but have we got news for you

The online registration for CEEGC2016 will be closed in 3 days(on the 18th of September), so it’s the best time to book your seat if you haven’t done so yet. There are ruffly around 10 seats left at the time we are writing this post and the conference which will be held in the a joint Ballroom promises to be a crown event of the demographic in the online gaming industry.

PLEASE NOTE: if you haven’t managed to register until the 18th of September, you can still join the conference by paying in cash and registering at the registration desk on the day of the conference. The ticket prices will remain at the same price of 200 EUR per ticket. A written invoice shall be sent to you to cover the expenses. For more details please call 0040 735 559 234.

The Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC 2016) is going to take place in Budapest on the 20th of September 2016 at the Hilton Budapest City Hotel and will provide an efficient way of meeting new and prospect clients in the special networking session and sit down lunch.

However these aren’t the only news we have for you….we are officially announcing CEEGC2017read more here 

 

Bellow you will find the finalized agenda/schedule for the 20th of September 2016 and we look forward to meeting you in person at Budapest!

Schedule

The seminar type event features 4 region oriented panels and a special “Hot topics of the online gambling industry in Europe” panels to suit the needs of operators and service providers. It is a one of a kind opportunity to gain access to full regional reports and overviews from the top 22 expert speakers of the industry that are active in the demographic. Hosted in a large conference room that can host up to 200 delegates, the event can be titled as a corner stone of iGaming events hosted in the CEE region.

9:00 AM
Event registration, Badge pickup

You can pick up your badge at the at the Event Registration and Information desk located on the 1st floor of the Hilton Budapest City Hotel and start networking straight away. All participants are asked to wear their badge during the event in order to secure their entry into the ball room where the conference shall take place. On the spot registration are available at announced rates.

HILTON BUDAPEST CITY VACI UT 1-3, BUDAPEST, 1062, HUNGARY

Organizers welcome message, mission of the event, sponsor list announcement and introduction of the first panel.

Zoltan Tundik

- The online gambling industry of Serbia and its opportunities

Speaker: Mirjana Acimovic

Focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina

Speaker: Stjepko Čorda

Moderated by: Rita Gyaraki

-Focus on Bulgaria - Updated regulation, results and what makes the Bulgarian market unique

Speaker: Nadya Hambach

-Focus on Czech Republic - New Gambling act. - Gambling reform - License application process

Speaker: Jan Rehola

-Focus on Ukraine - New legislation - Online gambling market regulations updates

Speaker: Iryna Sergienko

-Focus on Romania - Updated legislation - Results

Speaker: Odeta Nestor

Moderated by: MIHNEA PAUL POPESCU-GRISOGONO

Grab a cup of coffee and take a short break. The networking coffee breaks are designed for you to network with interested peers and exchange business cards.

-How to choose a Payment Processor. Does your processor have the S-Factor?

Speaker: Stuart Ballan

-Focus on Hungary - The future of the Hungarian online gambling market

Speaker: Gabor Helembai

-Focus on Slovenia - The online gambling industry of Slovenia and its opportunities

Speaker: Jaka Repansek

-Focus on Croatia - The online gambling industry of Croatia and its opportunities

Speaker: Mirjana Acimovic

Gabor Helembai

The presentation is a must attend for operators, software developers and all online gambling(igaming) oriented companies. Google Search have been training machine learning algorithms since as early as November 2012.  Deep neural networks, modeled loosely on the human brain, represent the new challenge for SEOs. Just how can modern SEOs compete with machine intelligence? Paul Reilly founder and CEO, Media Skunk Works provides a gentle introduction to machine learning before covering actual, “in-production” specifics on how machine learning and natural language processing is being used by today’s SEO pioneers to compete with machine intelligence.


Highlights:
  • - Two A.I. optimisations to safely increase scalability in link building.
  • - Google’s winners and losers classification methods.
  • - Camouflaging content marketing with natural language processing
  • - Techniques to dictate the modern SEO strategy: clustering and decision tree algorithms.
  • - Deep learning and how it may be applied to SEO

PAUL REILLY is founder and CEO of Media Skunk Works A.I. Laboratory, at the University of York. Over the last two decades Paul has consistently redefined the bleeding edge of SEO, he pioneered forensic SEO and industrialised large-scalelink-building. He’s consulted with pretty much every big iGaming operator over nearly two decades. He insists intelligence and competitive advantage remain paramount for success, adapting to each successive new era within SEO. The A.I. Era is no different: "Tackling a deep learning algorithm with human scale thinking is insanity”.

PAUL REILLY

Invitation to SiGMA2016 and results of 2015

Speaker: Eman Pulis

-Upcoming events by iGaming Business Events

Speaker: Ian Larcombe

Moderated by: Zoltan Tundik

-The effects of Bitcoin in the online gambling market

Speaker: Ivan Kondilenko

-The impact/results of In-Play betting on Euro 2016 and the importance of being present in emerging markets

Speaker: Tom Light

-The importance of a quality Customer Support in the relationship with business partners and players

Speaker: Vahe Baloulian

-The effects of the Brexit on the online gambling industry in Europe

Speaker: Paul Davis

Moderated by: Paul Davis

The CEEGAwards 2016 - Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards 2016 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 companies that are present in the Central and Eastern European markets and is divided into the following categories:

  • Sports betting software provider
  • Casino software provider
  • Financial software provider
  • Casino operator
  • Sports betting operator
  • Binary/Forex operator
  • iGaming Press
  • iGaming Service Provider(Testing Laboratories, Hosting Services, Consultancy)
The awards are subject to 4 stages:
  • Stage 1 (Nominations stage) - In progress - Nominate your company here: The nomination stage is in progress and ends on the 15 of August 2016
  • Stage 2(Voting stage): The voting stage will begin on the 16th of August 2016 and will end on the 5th of September.
  • Stage 3(Shortlist stage): The shortlist will be created on the 6th of September and will feature the top 3 nominees which have obtained the most of the votes per category.
  • Stage 4(Awards stage): The awards for each category will be announced and handed over to the winners during the CEEGC conference on the 20th of September at the Hilton Budapest City(Westend).
The CEEGAwards will have a small judging panel, however most of the voting shall be done online to determine the shortlist. Voting is private and confidential. The judges will be selected in a manner in which they have no connection to the brands they are voting for. To make the process fair and transparent, we shall select the judges after the Shortlist is created. The winners of each category will be selected by the Industry and by the Judging Panel. The process shall be organized in a three step process to identify the winners of each category, thereby ensuring that the results are fair and independent.

Moderated by: Zoltan Tundik

The tickets can be purchased at the rate of €200 until the 18th of September.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on +40 735 559 234 or by mail on organizers@ceegc.eu.

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CEEGC sets base in Budapest and announces CEEGC2017

We are excited to announce that the 2017 edition(second edition) of CEEGC (Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference) will be held on the 19th and 20th of September 2017. We are planning a two day conference for next year in order to have time and discuss all the upcoming news, which we are sure there are going to be plenty next year, with at the changes in the emerging markets.

The venue of the conference will be the Hilton City Budapest as this year and companies that are looking to become sponsors or register their interest are invited to contact us during the conference or by submitting their email to organizers@ceegc.eu.

The sponsors of the 2016 edition will be granted first rights to the next years event as a token of appreciation for helping us organize this first event successfully.

The current sponsors are as it follows:

SBTech(view company profile) – Silver Sponsor

Casexe(view company profile) – Bronze Sponsor

NSoft(view company profile) – Bronze Sponsor

BetConstruct(view company profile) – Lanyards Sponsor

ViGE 2017(view profile) – Networking Breaks and Lunch Sponsor

Counting House and Knight Bird&Bird(view company profiles) – Networking Drinks and Wine Tasting Session

 

We look forward to seeing you in Budapest and discussing how we can plan the next years event together with your company.

The registrations for CEEGC2017 will be open starting from 01.05.2017


Haven’t yet registered for CEEGC2016? The time is now, the online registrations will close on 18.09.2016

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By ordering a ticket on this page, you are entering into an agreement with EEG Media under the following Terms and Conditions.

After completing the form, you will receive an Invoice. This invoice you can conveniently pay by BANK TRANSFER. Or, by clicking on the link at the bottom of the invoice you can also pay online with VISA, MASTERCARD, SKRILL, NETELLER, BITCOIN or PAYPAL.

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The importance of the Eastern European and Balkans panel – regional co-operation

As the conference day approaches fast, we would like to share with you the importance of having the Eastern European update panel along with the Balkans update panel.

The Eastern European online gaming market has witnessed a significant growth during the last two years with the Bulgarian market being the first to regulate accordingly and setting the standard for remote gaming operators that are looking to attract players from the demographic.

This market regulation was expected and it seems that the further we go and anticipate the future of the Eastern European markets, we shall find that all markets are slowly opening up, are being regulated and each of these countries improve the regulations set by its predecessor.

Such is the case of the Romanian market, which can be named as the crown regulated market during the last two year. The market has managed to attract 19 online operators and +200 service provides in just one year and the numbers are expected to triple by the end of 2017.

That being said, we are surely looking forward to an even improved regulation which is going to take effect starting from the 1st of January in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic was always considered a valuable asset for the online gaming industry and we are certain that the operators are already pilling up to hear what the criteria is to be licensed in the demographic.

And while speaking of the Eastern European market, we must not forget Ukraine’s huge online gambling market. Even if the country has gone thorough some great economical struggles, the online gambling market seems to be in everyone’s attention lately, with lots of niches opening up and business seems to be booming.

As the title implies, we have added these two panels in order to facilitate a conversation among the important speakers during the networking sessions and exchange ideas on how the Balkans can benefit of the know-how which has been already created by the already regulated markets in Eastern Europe.

Below you will find the list of the keynote speakers that are going to give their most vital updates on the Eastern European markets.

NADYA HAMBACH - Head of Entertainment and Gaming Law Department @ Velchev & Co. Law Office

    JAN REHOLA - Lawyer and indenpendent consultant @ BetOnSkill Consulting

      ODETA NESTOR - President @ The National Office for Gambling in Romania

        IRYNA SERGIENKO - CEO @ the Ukrainian Association of Gambling Industry

          The “Hot topics of the online gaming industry in Eastern Europe” is moderated by:

          MIHNEA PAUL POPESCU-GRISOGONO - Founder and President @ Casino Life & Business Magazine

             


            Below you will find the list of the keynote speakers that are going to give their most vital updates on the Balkans.

            STJEPKO ČORDAŠ - CEO @ NSoft

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              MIRJANA ACIMOVIC - President @ the first Serbian representative association of gaming industry JAKTA

                The “Hot topics of the online gaming industry in the Balkans” is moderated by:

                RITA GYARAKI

                Content Manager @ GamblingCompliance

                  Be sure to secure your ticket to the CEEGC 2016 Budapest, which will be held on the 20th of September 2016 at the Hilton WestEnd City Budapest Hotel.

                  The conference provides an efficient way of meeting new and prospect clients in the special networking session and sit down lunch.

                  Special reports and exclusive updates will be given by the top 20 speakers of the industry and the event is limited to 150 delegates to maximize the engagement among the peers.

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                  Speaker profile – Stuart Trigwell (UK Sales Director – Global Bet, Virtual Sports)

                  We are proud to announce our newest confirmed speaker, Stuart Trigwell (UK Sales Director – Global Bet, Virtual Sports), who will be among the keynote speakers of the “Hot topics of the online gambling markets in Europe” panel at the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC 2016) which will take place in Budapest on the 20th of September 2016.

                  With over 10 years’ experience working within Sports Sponsorship and Online Gaming, Stuart Trigwell is an industry professional in both Commercial Sponsorship and Virtual Sports Gaming. President of the University of Sheffield Business Management School in 2004, Stuart graduated from Sheffield with a BA Honours in Business Management before spending several years at the English Football League activating key Title Sponsorship deals and representing The Football League on Sky Sports.

                  Stuart’s current position at Global Bet has seen him create partnerships with a host of platform providers and operators across Europe, Asia and Africa where Virtual Sports continues to establish itself as an integral part of the gaming industry

                  Be sure to save the date and secure your ticket to the CEEGC 2016 Budapest, which will be held on the 20th of September 2016 at the Hilton WestEnd City Budapest Hotel in order to hear Stuart Trigwell speak about “Virtual Sports, what next?  in theHot topics of the online gambling markets in Europe” panel.

                  The panel will bring together experts such as Alexandre TomicMark McGuinnessTal Itzhak RonValéry Bollier and will be moderated by Paul Davis.

                  The conference provides an efficient way of meeting new and prospect clients in the special networking session and sit down lunch.

                  Special reports and exclusive updates will be given by the top 20 speakers of the industry and the event is limited to 150 delegates to maximize the engagement among the peers.

                  The tickets can be purchased at the rate of €200 until their availability of 150 delegates has been reached.

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                  Networking Breaks and Complimentary Lunch to be sponsored by ViGE2017

                  We are excited to announce that ViGE2017 (Vienna International Gaming Expo 2017) is going to sponsor the Networking Breaks during the day and also invite the delegates to the complimentary lunch.

                  ViGE(Vienna International Gaming Expo) is a unique event which aims to bring together the online and land based gaming industry from all over the planet and help them reach a global audience.

                  ViGE2017 will set a milestone for industry related event in Central Europe and it will set stage for a meeting ground which involves networking, deal making and act as a hub for the gaming industry, regulators, third parties, media and industry leaders.

                  We expect that the quality and quantity of the audience, not to mention the fact that it will open a whole new market for the industry for networking and business development opportunities in Austria and surrounding regions.

                  The expo will be held in Vienna, Austria between 20-22 March at the Austria Center Vienna and promises to become a crown event for online and land based gaming exhibitions of the Central European region.

                  For more details about Stand booking or attending as a Delegate, please visit the official website of the event: vige.world

                  Be sure to save the date and secure your ticket to the CEEGC 2016 Budapest, which will be held on the 20th of September 2016 at the Hilton WestEnd City Budapest Hotel.

                  The conference provides an efficient way of meeting new and prospect clients in the special networking session and sit down lunch.

                  Special reports and exclusive updates will be given by the top 20 speakers of the industry and the event is limited to 150 delegates to maximize the engagement among the peers.

                  The tickets can be purchased at the rate of €200 until their availability of 150 delegates has been reached.

                  Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on +40 735 559 234 or by mail on organizers@ceegc.eu.

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                  Final Agenda announced for the CEEGC2016 – See you all soon in Budapest

                  With just 11 days to go until the conference opens its doors in Budapest, the CEEGC 2016(Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference) schedule has been finalized and all panel starting hours have been pinned.

                  We have yet to confirm a late speaker for Virtual Sports Betting, but this will not interfere with the running of the agenda.

                   

                  9:00 AM
                  Event registration, Badge pickup

                  You can pick up your badge at the at the Event Registration and Information desk located on the 1st floor of the Hilton Budapest City Hotel and start networking straight away. All participants are asked to wear their badge during the event in order to secure their entry into the ball room where the conference shall take place. On the spot registration are available at announced rates.

                  HILTON BUDAPEST CITY VACI UT 1-3, BUDAPEST, 1062, HUNGARY

                  Organizers welcome message, mission of the event, sponsor list announcement and introduction of the first panel.

                  Zoltan Tundik

                  - The online gambling industry of Serbia and its opportunities

                  Speaker: Mirjana Acimovic

                  Focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina

                  Speaker: Stjepko Čorda

                  Moderated by: Rita Gyaraki

                  -Focus on Bulgaria - Updated regulation, results and what makes the Bulgarian market unique

                  Speaker: Nadya Hambach

                  -Focus on Czech Republic - New Gambling act. - Gambling reform - License application process

                  Speaker: Jan Rehola

                  -Focus on Ukraine - New legislation - Online gambling market regulations updates

                  Speaker: Iryna Sergienko

                  -Focus on Romania - Updated legislation - Results

                  Speaker: Odeta Nestor

                  Moderated by: MIHNEA PAUL POPESCU-GRISOGONO

                  Grab a cup of coffee and take a short break. The networking coffee breaks are designed for you to network with interested peers and exchange business cards.

                  -How to choose a Payment Processor. Does your processor have the S-Factor?

                  Speaker: Stuart Ballan

                  -Focus on Hungary - The future of the Hungarian online gambling market

                  Speaker: Gabor Helembai

                  -Focus on Slovenia - The online gambling industry of Slovenia and its opportunities

                  Speaker: Jaka Repansek

                  -Focus on Croatia - The online gambling industry of Croatia and its opportunities

                  Speaker: Mirjana Acimovic

                  Gabor Helembai

                  The presentation is a must attend for operators, software developers and all online gambling(igaming) oriented companies. Google Search have been training machine learning algorithms since as early as November 2012.  Deep neural networks, modeled loosely on the human brain, represent the new challenge for SEOs. Just how can modern SEOs compete with machine intelligence? Paul Reilly founder and CEO, Media Skunk Works provides a gentle introduction to machine learning before covering actual, “in-production” specifics on how machine learning and natural language processing is being used by today’s SEO pioneers to compete with machine intelligence.


                  Highlights:
                  • - Two A.I. optimisations to safely increase scalability in link building.
                  • - Google’s winners and losers classification methods.
                  • - Camouflaging content marketing with natural language processing
                  • - Techniques to dictate the modern SEO strategy: clustering and decision tree algorithms.
                  • - Deep learning and how it may be applied to SEO

                  PAUL REILLY is founder and CEO of Media Skunk Works A.I. Laboratory, at the University of York. Over the last two decades Paul has consistently redefined the bleeding edge of SEO, he pioneered forensic SEO and industrialised large-scalelink-building. He’s consulted with pretty much every big iGaming operator over nearly two decades. He insists intelligence and competitive advantage remain paramount for success, adapting to each successive new era within SEO. The A.I. Era is no different: "Tackling a deep learning algorithm with human scale thinking is insanity”.

                  PAUL REILLY

                  Invitation to SiGMA2016 and results of 2015

                  Speaker: Eman Pulis

                  -Upcoming events by iGaming Business Events

                  Speaker: Ian Larcombe

                  Moderated by: Zoltan Tundik

                  -The effects of Bitcoin in the online gambling market

                  Speaker: Ivan Kondilenko

                  -The impact/results of In-Play betting on Euro 2016 and the importance of being present in emerging markets

                  Speaker: Tom Light

                  -The importance of a quality Customer Support in the relationship with business partners and players

                  Speaker: Vahe Baloulian

                  -The effects of the Brexit on the online gambling industry in Europe

                  Speaker: Paul Davis

                  Moderated by: Paul Davis

                  The CEEGAwards 2016 - Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards 2016 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 companies that are present in the Central and Eastern European markets and is divided into the following categories:

                  • Sports betting software provider
                  • Casino software provider
                  • Financial software provider
                  • Casino operator
                  • Sports betting operator
                  • Binary/Forex operator
                  • iGaming Press
                  • iGaming Service Provider(Testing Laboratories, Hosting Services, Consultancy)
                  The awards are subject to 4 stages:
                  • Stage 1 (Nominations stage) - In progress - Nominate your company here: The nomination stage is in progress and ends on the 15 of August 2016
                  • Stage 2(Voting stage): The voting stage will begin on the 16th of August 2016 and will end on the 5th of September.
                  • Stage 3(Shortlist stage): The shortlist will be created on the 6th of September and will feature the top 3 nominees which have obtained the most of the votes per category.
                  • Stage 4(Awards stage): The awards for each category will be announced and handed over to the winners during the CEEGC conference on the 20th of September at the Hilton Budapest City(Westend).
                  The CEEGAwards will have a small judging panel, however most of the voting shall be done online to determine the shortlist. Voting is private and confidential. The judges will be selected in a manner in which they have no connection to the brands they are voting for. To make the process fair and transparent, we shall select the judges after the Shortlist is created. The winners of each category will be selected by the Industry and by the Judging Panel. The process shall be organized in a three step process to identify the winners of each category, thereby ensuring that the results are fair and independent.

                  Moderated by: Zoltan Tundik
                  The keynote speakers that will give light upon the recent evolution of the CEE online gambling market and the important trends of the European market are the following:

                  1. ALEXANDRE TOMIC – Co-Founder @ ALEA
                  2. EMAN PULIS – Founder and CEO @ SiGMA, the Summit of iGaming in Malta
                  3. GABOR HELEMBAI – Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial team @ Knight Bird & Bird
                  4. IAN LARCOMBE – Head of B2B Media Sales @ iGaming Business
                  5. IRYNA SERGIENKO – CEO of the Ukrainian Association of Gambling Industry
                  6. IVAN KONDILENKO – CEO @ Casexe Limited
                  7. JAKA REPANSEK – Partner @ RePublis Slovenia
                  8. JAN REHOLA – Lawyer and indenpendent consultant @ BetOnSkill Consulting
                  9. MARK MCGUINNESS – Bsc BA, Chief Marketing Officer @ BetOlimp
                  10. MIHNEA PAUL POPESCU-GRISOGONO – Founder and President @ Casino Life & Business Magazine
                  11. NADYA HAMBACH – Head of Entertainment and Gaming Law Department @ Velchev & Co. Law Office
                  12. ODETA NESTOR – President @ The National Office for Gambling in Romania
                  13. PAUL DAVIS – Managing Director @ Counting House (IOM) Ltd.
                  14. PAUL REILLY – Founder and CEO of Media Skunk Works A.I. Laboratory, at the University of York
                  15. RITA GYARAKI – Content Manager @ GamblingCompliance
                  16. STJEPKO ČORDAŠ – CEO @ NSoft
                  17. STUART BALLAN – Head of Sales(Middle East) @ Counting House
                  18. TAL ITZHAK RON – Advocate and Notary @ Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm
                  19. TOM LIGHT – Vice President of Business Development @ SBTech
                  20. VAHE BALOULIAN – CEO @ BetConstruct
                  21. VALERY BOLLIER – CEO @ OulalaGames Ltd
                  22. ZOLTAN “HAWKIE” TUNDIK – Founder and Head of Business @ EEGaming.org

                   

                  CEEGAwards 2016 Shortlists Announced

                  The CEEGAwards(Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards) 2016 have reached their 3rd stage, the shortlists.

                  With a total of 2707 casted votes during 16 August and the 5th of September 2016, we have created the shortlists for each individual category and we can say that we are amazed by the interest that has been shown by the voters.

                  The CEEGAwards 2016 – Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards 2016 aims to create an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Central and Eastern European gaming industry.

                  Below you can find the shortlists:

                  Sports betting software providers:

                  Best Sports based on Betting Product Support

                  Best Sports betting company based on Open Business Relationship

                  Best Sports based on Betting Product Quality

                  Best Sports based on Service/Price ratio


                  Casino software providers:

                  Best Casino software provider based Product Support

                  Best Casino software provider based on Open Business Relationship

                  Best Casino software provider based on Casino Product Quality

                  Best Casino software provider based on Service/Price ratio


                  Best Financial Software provider


                  Best Overall Casino operator


                  Best Overall Online Sports Betting operator


                  Best iGaming Press in the region


                  Best iGaming Service Provider(Testing Laboratories, Hosting Services, Consultancy)

                   

                  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ORDER IN THE SHORTLIST IS NOT IN CONCORDANCE WITH THE ACTUAL STANDINGS RESULTED FROM THE VOTING STAGE.

                   

                  The winner of each category will be announced in the CEEGAwards panel at the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference(CEEGC 2016) which will take place in Budapest at the Hilton City Budapest on the 20th of September 2016.

                  The CEEGAwards 2016 – Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards 2016 will start at 4:45 PM(Budapest Local Time) and will crown the best companies that are present in the CEE region.

                   

                  Be sure to save the date and secure your ticket to the CEEGC 2016 Budapest.

                  The conference provides an efficient way of meeting new and prospect clients in the special networking session and sit down lunch.

                  Special reports and exclusive updates will be given by the top 20 speakers of the industry and the event is limited to 150 delegates to maximize the engagement among the peers.

                  The tickets can be purchased at the rate of €200 until their availability of 150 delegates has been reached.

                  Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on +40 735 559 234 or by mail on organizers@ceegc.eu.

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