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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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CEEGC2019 Speaker Profile (Hungary Briefing): Gábor Helembai (Senior Associate at Bird & Bird Budapest)

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Leading Hungarian Lawyer to explain the current situation and what is to be expected in the Hungarian gambling industry at CEEGC 2019 Budapest.

As announced earlier, the Hungarian gambling industry briefing will be part of the “Emerging CEE jurisdictions” compliance panel discussion at CEEGC2019 and will be joined by leading experts of the industry.

The briefing about the jurisdiction will be presented by Gábor Helembai, Senior Associate at Bird & Bird Budapest, who will once again share the insights he has on the what is to be expected in the upcoming period in Hungary. The panel discussion is important for operators and service providers who can have a direct impact on the market or harvest from their investments.

The 4th edition of the yearly Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference will take place on the 24th of September at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest, and provides a unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in the CEE and Balkans region via the CEEGC platform which is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the region on a yearly base.

Register here or View the Agenda!

 

About Gábor Helembai

Gábor is a Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial teams in the Budapest office of Bird & Bird. He advises on both domestic and cross-border transactions and investments in various industries. He has a special sector focus on gaming/betting, advising major online and land-based operators, and slot machine manufacturers on regulatory matters.

Gábor has represented clients in negotiating a concession agreement with the Hungarian State, assisted different clients from non-gaming industries in their gaming related matters (e.g. promotional games), and supported clients in transaction matters in the gaming sector.

Browse the official event website for more details: www.ceegc.eu

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Emerging CEE jurisdictions (compliance panel discussion) moderated by Rita McClelland (GamblingCompliance) at CEEGC2019 Budapest

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Senior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance to moderate regional panel discussion at CEEGC 2019 Budapest.

Industry media outlets are always reporting how the Hungarian Government is keeping a tight leash around the gambling industry in the country, however, this doesn’t mean that the industry hasn’t shown developments and is still considered as an attractive market for many operators and software providers. While online licenses are still granted to land-based casino concessionaires, but that might change in the near future. You can hear why, by attending CEEGC Budapest and paying attention to the CEE regional briefing.

The case is different in the neighboring Slovakia, where the new gaming law is in full force. Starting in 2019, private domestic companies, as well as companies from the European Union, are able to apply for online gambling licenses. There have plenty of operators jumping in on the opportunity and applying for licenses, however, the outcome and success of the new legislation is still writing mode.

On the other hand, there have been quite a lot of news around another emerging Central and Eastern European jurisdictions, and that is Poland. It has been reported that Poland’s sports betting turnover jumped 55% in 2018 and it is most likely to jump further in 2019 with all the new licenses that have been granted to international operators.

All three market updates (Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland) and much more around investment possibilities for operators and software providers will be discussed during the “Emerging CEE jurisdictions” compliance panel discussion, which will be joined by leading experts from the region at CEEGC Budapest.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Rita McClelland, Senior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance, who will ask the burning questions the industry has for Ewa Lejman (Head of Polish Desk at WH Partners), Gábor Helembai (Senior Associate at Bird & Bird Budapest) and last but not least, Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor at WH Partners).

The 4th edition of the yearly Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference will take place on the 24th of September at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest, and provides a unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in the CEE and Balkans region via the CEEGC platform which is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the region on a yearly base.

Register here or View the Agenda!

 

About Rita McClelland

Rita is managing the team of legal analysts at GamblingCompliance, the leading provider of independent legal, regulatory and business intelligence to the global gambling industry. Rita has extensive experience in following and analyzing legal and policy developments that affect the gambling space. A fluent Hungarian and German speaker, Rita has taken a keen interest in the Central and Eastern European region. Rita obtained her qualification as a Doctor of Laws in Budapest, Hungary.

Browse the official event website for more details: www.ceegc.eu

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Digital Choo (DC) announced as Delegates Bag Sponsor at CEEGC 2019 Budapest

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International marketing agency with deep expertise in the gaming category to sponsor the delegate bags at CEEGC 2019 Budapest.

The 4th edition of the yearly Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference will take place on the 24th of September at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest, and we are delighted to announce that the conference is sure to break records as there are already 10 sponsors signed up.

Digital Choo (DC) is one of them and it is interesting to see how the conference is drawing the attention of several service providers that are wanting to support the event.

Oleg Profatylo, Chief Strategy Officer at Digital Choo (DC) stated: “We at Digital Choo believe that the main asset for the industry is people that create new trends and business solutions.

CEEGC aims to bring together like-minded professionals that can make a huge impact on the Gaming vertical by building new connections and sharing their expertise.

Contribution to such an event is an honorable opportunity to support the professional community that we are proud to be a part of.”

Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder, Co-Owner and Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events stated: “We are happy to have another one of the major service providers of the gaming industry join our sponsors’ list and having the opportunity to work with such a focused and professional marketing agency is a plus for us! Make sure to attend this year’s CEEGC Budapest to meet many new and familiar faces!”

 

About Digital Choo (DC)

Digital Choo (DC) is an international marketing agency with deep expertise in the gaming category and extensive experience with a wide range of other categories.

There are analytically sound solutions, cross-regional and multimedia planning, a wide network of own traffic sources, sponsorship opportunities of any complexity, and more than 500 international partners among DC’s main advantages. The agency’s efficiency is proved by many international awards, including but not limited to Betting Awards, Effie Awards, ADC, KIAF, GoldenDrum, and others.

DC’ services are available worldwide.

Visit dc.bet for more details.

 

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in the CEE and Balkans region via the CEEGC platform which is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the region on a yearly base.

Register here or View the Agenda!

Browse the official event website here: www.ceegc.eu

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