"The next frontier of online gambling"

Join +150 industry leaders, C-level Executives, regulators, press and policy makers at the first edition of the Central and Eastern European Gambling Conference and Awards, held at the Hilton Budapest City in the hip area of Budapest (Hungary).

Must attend event

In the setting of recently regulated markets and additional gambling law amendments in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and surrounding countries.

The event is designed to encourage a Pan-European dialogue and create an in-depth report of the Central, Eastern and Northern European markets, with an additional Balkans gambling market overview allowing operators and suppliers to monetize the value of their reputations.

The CEEGAwards aim 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.

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Backed by the Hilton Meetings® Quality (HMQ) label it represents the benchmark in excellence for meetings.

The “Seal The Deal” Area which consists of two separate meeting rooms will be equipped with an internet connection to have access to all your data while conducting a private meeting and the possibility to print any type of contracts or forms.

The area can be used only by Platinum, Gold and Silver company representatives and their prospects to conduct meetings and private discussion.

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C-Level Executives and Delegates


Keynote speakers

Meet our most valued speakers

Nadya Hambach

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

Nadya is the only specialized gaming lawyer in Bulgaria with more than eleven years of experience in the gaming industry.


Lawyer and indenpendent consultant @ BetOnSkill Consulting

Jan Řehola has over 6 years of experience in gambling field, both from the public and private sector.

Tal Itzhak Ron

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

General Member of International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), practicing in Hi Tech, Mobile Applications law, Digital Media, i-Gaming and Financial Entertainment law.

Gabor Helembai

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

Gabor has a special sector focus on gaming/betting, advising major online and land-based operators, and slot machine manufacturers on regulatory matters.

Mark McGuinness

Bsc BA, Chief Marketing Officer @ BetOlimp

Mark McGuinness has more than 15 years’ experience in digital marketing director roles. He is the resident eSports Betting Futurologist for Isle of Man-based Mainstream Marketing & Communications Ltd, a digital marketing agency offering business and marketing advice on eSports, bitcoin, social gaming, igaming and land-based gambling.

Eman Pulis

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

A start-up romantic who loves life, takes calculated risks and lives by the motto, ‘Pray often. Use words if necessary’, Eman Pulis has over fifteen years of experience in event management.

Rita Gyaraki

Content Manager @ GamblingCompliance

Rita obtained her qualification as the Doctor of Laws from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. She joined GamblingCompliance in London in 2011, where she has been researching and writing on gambling regulatory frameworks and developments relevant to the gambling industry focusing in particular on jurisdictions in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Jaka Repansek

Partner @ RePublis Slovenia

LL.B, MBA, is the founder and managing partner of RePublis d.o.o., a Slovenian based legal and business consulting firm. He has been working for various TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media, Entertainment) companies since 1996. He is recognized as one of the leading experts on gaming and media law in Slovenia.

Paul Davis

Managing Director @ Counting House (IOM) Ltd.

Dr R Paul Davis heads Counting House (IOM) Ltd., an island-based consultancy with exclusive focus on gaming industries. Payment services are provided by Counting House Group, headquartered in Canada, for web-based gaming and crossover products from land-based. The Group has participated in remote gambling since 1994, making it one of the very oldest and most experienced payment service providers in the sector.

Alexandre Tomic

Co-Founder @ ALEA

Alexandre Tomic has over ten years’ experience in the industry after working his way up from affiliate network owner to casino operator. He and Charles Gross, his partner and ALEA co-founder, are well known in the industry, and their passion for what they do drives them to create innovative products to provide the very best for their users.

Tom Light

Vice President of Business Development @ SBTech

Tom has been working in the gaming industry for many years with a focus on casino operations and sports betting. Currently Tom acts as Vice President of Business Development at SBTech. He is renowned for his role as Vice President of Business Development at FashionTV. Additionally Tom has successfully served as CEO for several online gaming companies such as 7Red Casino and 1King Casino.


Our event features 5 region oriented panels to suit the needs of operators and service providers to gain access to full regional reports and overviews from the top 20 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.


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

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