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.


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


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.

  • - 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”.


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
  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 @


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