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Prague Gaming Summit announces the first set of keynote speakers

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The organizers (EEGEvents) are honored to announce the first set of speakers who will be joining the highly dynamic panels which focus on the state of the online gambling industry in Czech Republic, the European Union and highlight some of the challenges the affiliates are facing.

As you man know from their earlier Press Release, the organizers have created two panels which will bring a wealth of information based on the negative and positive feedback received by companies that are aiming to operate legally within the Czech Republic.

The first announced keynote speaker have been selected from the biggest names of the online gambling industry and when it comes to the online gambling market of Czech Republic, the organizers aren’t holding back from bringing the most popular professionals.

Here are the first keynote speakers announced to join Prague Gaming Summit between 8-9 June, 2017 at Andel’s by Vienna House Prague.

Panel: Focus on the Czech Republic (8th of June – 9:30 – 11:00 AM – Prague Local Time)

 

Jan Rehola PGS2017Jan Rehola – PS Legal

Jan Řehola has over 6 years of experiences in gambling field, both from the public and private sector. He is a master of Law from the Charles University in Prague.
Jan has been working for 4 years for the Ministry of Finance – Czech Gambling regulator, firstly as a Head of the Legal Unit and later as a Director of Gambling Department. In his work for the Czech Gambling regulator Jan was responsible for all gambling policy issues, including drafting of new legislation, issuing of gambling licences and cooperation with other European regulators as a member of European Commission Expert Group on Online Gambling.
Due to his background, he is well versed in all aspects of gambling operations.
PS Legal is Prague based law firm specialized in providing legal services to all sectors of the gaming industry. PS Legal has rich experience in gambling field and provide professional and high quality legal and compliance consultancy to key players on Czech gambling market. He can be reached at j.rehola@gmail.com

Panel: Focus on the Czech Republic (8th of June – 9:30 – 11:00 AM – Prague Local Time)

 

Jan Urbanec - EndorphinaJan Urbanec – VP of Sales at Endorphina 

Currently Jan is in the role of VP Sales in Endorphina, an online slot games provider.
He made a 2 and a half year journey with Endorphina from a startup with zero clients to a company that has their games in more than 180 online casinos.
He is now leading the direction of the company towards expansion in the regulated markets.
Jan gained his experience in various executive positions in the financial sector, before he joined the iGaming business.
Studied at University of Economics in Prague. Had his humble beginnings as a salesman in a souvenir. He can be reached at jan@endorphina.com

 

 

Panel: Focus on the Czech Republic (8th of June – 9:30 – 11:00 AM – Prague Local Time)

 

Robert Skalina at PGS2017Dr. Robert Skalina – Senior Advisor to WH Partners

Dr. Robert Skalina is Czech Advocate as well as a Registered European Lawyer in Malta. He is currently a Senior Advisor to WH Partners, a Malta-based leading law firm with a business focus and expertise in gaming & gambling, technology, financial services, tax, M&A and corporate finance.
Robert has vast experience advising clients in the gaming/gambling industries on all aspects of their operations. He also provides advice to wide range of investment managers and funds, and regularly advises clients on complex cross border transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
He has previously held the position of head of legal of a London based investment advisor active throughout EMEA region.
Robert holds LLM from the London School of Economics and a Master of Laws degree from the Charles University in Prague. He can be reached at Robert.Skalina@whpartners.eu

 

Panel: Affiliates in regulated markets (9th of June – 9:30 – 11:00 AM – Prague Local Time)

Eman Pulis at PGS2017Eman Pulis – Founder and CEO of SiGMA, the summit of igaming in Malta & AGS(Affiliate Grand Slam).

An entrepreneur who loves life, takes calculated risks and lives by the motto, ‘Pray often. Use words if necessary’.
Eman is also a partner in BonusVikings, an affiliate venture focusing on European and Asian markets, mainly gaming and binary products. He also co-founded SMSwarriors.com, an affiliate software for SMS marketing.
Eman graduated with first class honors in 2001 with a Bachelor of Education degree. He holds a Masters Degree in Creativity and Innovation as well as a Masters Degree in Diplomatic Studies.
He can be reached at info@sigma.com.mt

 

Panel: The Benefits of the European Gambling Laws(8th of June – 11:30 – 1:00 PM – Prague Local Time)
Helmut Kafka at PGS2017Helmut Kafka – President at Automatenverband

More than 35 years internationally busy in the amusement and gambling trade.
Since 1988 expert for the Austrian Chamber of Commerce for gambling and amusement with prices machines (AWP), re-elected March 2015.
Since 1999 member of the British Society of Study of Gambling.
Since 2006 president of Automatenverband.at.
2007 until 2015 first vice president EUROMAT, Brussels and chairman of the legal affairs committee. Presenter and attendant of various international conferences, seminars, congresses Member of the scientific advisory board of the Institut f. Glücksspiel u. Wetten at the University Bonn-Sieg, Germany.
2013: Certificate ‘Excellence in Responsible Gaming’ of the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna. He can be reached at helmutkafka@yahoo.com

 

Panel: Focus on the Czech Republic (8th of June – 2:00 – 3:30 PM – Prague Local Time)
Jakub Kolomicenko at PGS2017Jakub Kolomicenko – Head of legal department at Endorphina

 

Jakub started his practice as a corporate lawyer and member of Czech Bar Association but then he changed his focus and as an in-house counsel specializes on IP law and all aspects of gaming law namely licensing, regulations and compliance.
He can be reached at legal@endorphina.com or skype legal.endorphina

 

 

 

 

Delegates can reserve their limited seats at an Early Bird Rate of 250 EUR(-50%) until 28.05.2017 by registering on the official website of the event: https://praguegamingsummit.eu/

…or by choosing your delegate package(delegate passes with accommodation at the official hotel) here: https://praguegamingsummit.eu/register/

For more details about the event, you can contact the organizers directly by e-mail on the following e-mail address: zoltan.tundik@eegevents.org or by phone on +40 726 388 370.

 

Make sure you check back for more updates about Prague Gaming Summit.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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SEG Awards: Three Nominations for NSoft

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After the online public voting stage for this year’s SEG Awards to be presented in Milan at the upcoming European Gaming Congress, the official list of the nominees has been announced. The SEG Awarding ceremony will acknowledge the business excellence in 26 categories.

NSoft has been shortlisted in three categories: Best Sports Betting Innovation, Rising Star in the Virtual Sports/Fantasy Sports as well as Best Overall Virtual Sports/Fantasy Sports Provider in 2019.

“2019 is surely the year where the expert community recognized and wanted to praise our innovations as well as results we have accomplished in the category of virtual sports. We are really proud to be recognized in several occasions as a trustworthy partner who nurtures innovation and always strives for excellence in business. The latest nomination for the SEG Awards proves that we are right on track”, said Dario Jurčić, Chief Business Officer of NSoft.

The European Gaming Congress is scheduled for November 8, 2019, at Radisson Blu Hotel Milan, Italy. The SEG Awards 2019 ceremony will follow the promising panel discussion where industry professionals from different fields of expertise will tackle current topics. NSoft representative, Mr. Zlatan Omerspahic, will participate at the panel discussion: Marketing for Operators in Regulated Markets.

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Donáta Szabó (GamblingCompliance) to moderate the Benelux Market Update at EGC2019 Milan

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Legal analyst for GamblingCompliance who specializes in legal and regulatory developments across Europe and Israel to moderate the Benelux Market Update at EGC Milan 2019!

 

Without any doubt, the second edition of European Gaming Congress (EGC) is shaping up to becoming the key conference in the European region this November with some of the biggest names of the gambling industry making their way to the speakers’ list.

The compliance and marketing related updates from +14 jurisdiction will be shared by operators, software providers, lawyers and last but not least the most influent regulators of the gambling industry.

As you may already know the conference will take place on the 8th of November at Radisson Blu Hotel Milan, and delegates will have the opportunity to once again take part in engaging discussion and several networking sessions.

You can register here or view the agenda here!

The Benelux Market Update is new in the European Gaming Congress’s agenda and will focus on bringing a wealth of information about the gambling industry in Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium.

The already confirmed speakers of the panel discussion are Willem van Oort (Founder of Gaming in Holland / Gaming in Spain) and Marko Jankovic (Head Of Business Development at G-Core Labs S.A.) and as mentioned above, the panel discussion will be moderated by Donáta Szabó (Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance), who has a unique style of bringing out some of the vital information from the panelists.

Donata is a legal analyst for GamblingCompliance and specializes in legal and regulatory developments across Europe and Israel. She also currently manages the Responsible Gambling Portal. She graduated first in her year from the LLB and holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge. She also completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and was called to the Bar in July 2016. Donata has previous experience in human rights and international law. She previously worked at the European Parliament, the University of Cambridge and Israeli NGO Movement for Quality Government.

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in Europe via the EGC platform every year.

Register here!

Browse the official event website here:  www.europeangamingcongress.com

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André Wilsenach (BMM Testlabs) is the guest of the Fireside Chat at EGC Milan 2019 moderated by Dr. Simon Planzer (PLANZER LAW)

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Senior Vice-President and Government Relations Manager of BMM International will be the guest at EGC Milan 2019 Fireside Chat!

 

We are happy to announce that the final Fireside Chat of the year will have a special guest, which comes in the form of André Wilsenach, Senior Vice President and in charge of Government Relations at BMM Testlabs.

With this news, we are excited to announce that the series of fireside chats will also continue in 2020 as well at Prague, Tallinn, and Budapest.

In the early 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced the world to the “fireside chat” when he directly addressed the nation via the radio 30 different times. To achieve his goal — assuaging the fears of the American people as they navigated the Great Depression and World War II — he invoked a casual tone.

Contrary to what their name suggests, these fireside chats did not feature Roosevelt warming his toes by a flickering fire as he spoke. Harry Butcher, a CBS reporter, coined this term because he believed “it perfectly evoked the comforting intent behind Roosevelt’s words.”

Today, fireside chats are used more and more often, from conferences and low-key meet-and-greets to television interviews.

They’re quite a bit different than they were over 80 years ago. Today, they’re conducted in-person (or via video) and typically include a moderator and at least one guest. But the intent is the same — to put everyone at ease and leave the audience with more information and knowledge than before.

The fireside chats were introduced to the European Gaming Media and Events series in 2018 and have continued to reach new heights and success among the delegates.

On the 8th of November at Radisson Blu Hotel Milan, delegates will have the opportunity to once again take part in a fireside chat during the second edition of European Gaming Congress (EGC).

You can register here or view the agenda here!

As mentioned above, the guest of the fireside chat in Milan is André Wilsenach, who holds the position of Senior Vice-President, Government Relations at BMM International, a private independent gaming testing laboratory.

He is a graduate of the University of Pretoria, South Africa and amongst others worked for the Africa Institute of South Africa, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Ernst & Young as well as the South African Government prior to a longstanding career in gaming regulation.

André’s career in gaming goes back to 1995 when he was appointed to the South African Lotteries and Gambling Board which was set up to advise the South African government on the legalization of gambling in South Africa. Following the adoption of this report, he was appointed as Executive Officer of the Mpumalanga Gaming Board and a member of the National Gambling Board. In 2001 he was appointed as the first Executive Officer of Zonke Monitoring Systems, a private company established to render electronic monitoring services to the National Gambling Board of South Africa. In 2002 he was appointed Executive Director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission which regulated online gambling. In 2016 he was appointed as Executive Director of the International Center for Gaming Regulation at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a position he held until the end of 2018.

André is a former President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators and an active member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and the International Association of Gaming Advisors.

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in Europe via the EGC platform every year.

Register here!

Browse the official event website here:  www.europeangamingcongress.com

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