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The inaugural Prague Gaming Summit surpasses all expectations and becomes a huge success for EEGEvents

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The inaugural Prague Gaming Summit became a huge success and has managed to surpass a competitive event which was held 2 weeks prior to 8th of June! We have to add, that the mentioned event has a long tradition in Prague and focuses on an Eastern European Briefing.

The feedback during the event was music to the organizers ears, especially given the fact that the attendees have expressed gratitude for the initiative of having such a well-organized program during the 2 days of the conference.

The organizers would like to thank the sponsors for once again helping conferences in the region grow. Special thank you goes to NetEnt(Main Stage Sponsor), Betting Gods(Gold Sponsor), SBTech(Silver Sponsor), Nsoft(Silver Sponsor) and BetConstruct(Lanyards and Badge Sponsor).

With +80 delegates attending the event, the attendees had to chance to take advantage of some very informative content and of course had the chance to network in specially scheduled breaks and side-events.

Jan Urbanec(VP of Sales at Endorphina) has stated that, “The quality of the event and attendees exceeded my expectations. The information from the panels was relevant and well presented. I enjoyed the informal networking atmosphere, that helped create good connection between delegates.”

As you may already know, the event took place at Andel’s by Vienna House Prague and the venue provided the ideal location to spending some pre-event time for the delegates because of its location.

From the beginning till the end….

After a smooth registration process and a refreshing morning coffee, the delegates took their seats in the conference room and the first panel commenced.

The first panel (Focus on the Czech Republic) was specially designed to point out the flaws and the negative points of the new regulatory framework which came into force starting with the 1st of January 2017 in the Czech Republic and had a seasoned speaker lineup which was applauded by the attending delegates.

The panel was moderated by Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Melchers Law Firm in Germany) who has introduced the 4 Czech speakers, DR. Robert Skalina (WH Partners), Jan Rehola (PS Legal), Vojtěch Chloupek (Bird & Bird) and Jan Urbanec (Endorphina). The panel was very informational and very interactive, given the expertize of Dr. Joerg Hofmann, who has been moderating and speaking at gambling events for well over 20 years.

Jan Rehola(PS Legal) has shared his views about the newly enforced legislation and has stated that there is still a long way to have a good regulation in place, but he trusts the Czech Republic Gambling Department and he is positive about the outcome.

The experts of the panel have highlighted the main concerns which are in their perspective a hazard to the operators, but are looking towards the new amendments that were announced in rumors prior to the event.

The biggest concerns were expressed about the many pending license applications and of course about some of the local operators who have already received a license to operate.

The first panel has been well received by the audience, especially since the Q&A session has managed to shed light upon some of the less transparent inside news about the Czech Republic’s online gambling market.

The event continued with a 30 minute Networking Break during which the delegates got the first chance to network with attending peers, enjoy coffee or tea and of course some delicious cookies.

The panels continued after the Networking Break and the second panel commenced at 11:30. The second panel focused on The Benefits of the European Gambling Laws, where the speakers have expressed their positive overlook on the online gambling market in the European Union.

The panel was moderate by Yancy Cottrill (Nsoft) and the main stress points of the discussions focused around regulations and amendments which shape the future of global operators. Businesses that set a transparent course of doing business and apply for local licenses are benefiting of exposure and safety of the market regulations.

The panel was missing two speakers, however the experts on the podium have managed to point out each benefit of countries that have regulated their markets and enable remote operators to apply for a license.

The discussion was presented by high level experts of the industry such as DR. JOERG HOFMANN (Melchers Law Firm in Germany), DR. SIMON PLANZER (Planzer Law) and JAKA REPANSEK (Republis d.o.o.).

The Benefits of the European Gambling Laws panel was followed shortly by a 30 minute presentation, part of the Innovation Talks series(launched by EEGEvents) and focused on a preview of Snapscreen, presented by Thomas Willomitzer.
Snapscreen joining the Prague Gaming Summit 2017 was a huge success for us. The organizers were extremely helpful in connecting us to the right people and also provided Snapscreen and the other participants with a very professional platform to engage in meaningful and fruitful conversation. A special thanks for giving Snapscreen the occasion to present its solutions in front of the all the participants – including a live demo that was well received.” – Thomas Willomitzer, CEO Snapscreen

The second Networking Break included a complimentary lunch during which the delegates have had a new round a talks and exchanged cards while enjoying a specially sorted meal.

The second part of the day and the third panel has started at 2 PM(Prague Local Time) and had the focus of bringing some inside information about the correctness of the market directly from the two regulators which were present at the event. The panel was moderated by Zoltan Tundik(EEGMedia/EEGEvents) and had guest speakers from the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Finance, Czech Chamber of Lottery Industries and local gaming provider Endorphina.

The regulators have addressed a warm welcome for all the delegates and had also informed the attending audience about an amendment which is going to be introduced in a couple of days for the voting session. The amendment contains a correcting of the challenges that the Supervision of Gambling Department has noticed during the first 6 month after the law has been passed and were signaled by the operators.

Ms. Tereza Cejpová and Ms. Jiřina Jůzlová have asked the audience to sign up for the round table talks which was scheduled for the late afternoon or to send their queries via e-mail to avoid the delays with the technical replies for the questions that could have been addressed during the panel.

The panel was also joined by JAKUB KOLOMICENKO (Endorphina), STANISLAV BRUNCLIK (Czech Chamber of Lottery Industries (ČKLP)), who both have pointed out that even if the current standing regulatory law isn’t perfect, it is still a good start and exciting times are awaited in the Czech Republic’s online gambling market.

The panel was followed shortly by an affiliate industry aimed panel which was titled as Affiliates in regulated markets.

The panel was moderated by TAL ITZHAK RON (Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm) and had also been attended by the whole audience with seasoned keynote speakers on the podium.

The speakers of the panel have stressed on the new emerging markets which regulate the status of the affiliates. The positive and negative aspects of such regulations which move towards a safe affiliate eco-system were discussed by EMAN PULIS (SIGMA & AGS), ASSAF STIEGLITZ (Odds1x2.com) and KLAS WINBERG (Catena Media).
“I found the panel discussion about regulatory issues facing affiliates to be very pertinent given the central role affiliates play these days in the overall business model of many operators. We touched upon a number of state regulations, such as the one in Romania, where affiliates have to pay a yearly license. We also discussed law of the land, which often are quite clear, as well as laws of the likes of Google, social media giants like Facebook and others. The latter laws are at times more ambiguous, making it harder for the affiliate to adopt best affiliate practices.

Love these more intimate conferences because they allow delegates to nurture a working relationship. Love the guys behind this event! I’ll be back next year.EMAN PULIS (Founder and CEO of SiGMA, the summit of igaming in Malta & AGS(Affiliate Grand Slam))

All the affiliate talks got everyone excited and the event continued with a 30 minutes Networking Break to prepare for the final presentation and the Exclusive Round Table discussion with the regulators.

The final presentation of the event was presented by Knut-Olaf Skarvang (Deloitte Legal) and focused on a Norwegian Market Update.

Knut has highlighted the main taxing brackets of the Norwegian market and shed light upon the current and expected situation about any licensing possibilities.

The panels have ended with a thank you speech held by organizer, Zoltan Tundik, who has thanked the attending delegates and speaker for their presence and has also mentioned that Prague Gaming Summit will be back next year as well.

The agenda of the day ended with the Exclusive Round Table discussion with the regulators, where 25 delegates have addressed their questions for the two government representatives and have also addressed their complaints.

Prague Gaming Summit was a focused and well-organized event, that shed light to the local market specifics, bringing together all the main stakeholders. We look forward to the next edition, as well as the other upcoming events, for more market insights and networking opportunities.” – Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros (Sales Director at Golden Race)

Even if the panels and discussing have ended at 17:30, the treatment of the delegates hasn’t ended there. All delegates have been invited for a Networking Party sponsored by the organizers at a nearby bar which has been recommended by the locals working at Endorphina.

The Networking party took place at Back Doors Prague and has been a great relaxing get together for all delegates who have enjoyed some of the finest beer Prague has to offer and of course some even danced.

The second day(9th of June) has been planned as a short sightseeing tour for the delegates that have remained in Prague and concluded with a river cruise networking lunch which has been enjoyed by +25 top delegates.

The Prague Gaming Summit was a refreshing change to the usual gaming conferences. The first day of talks included a great line up of industry professionals covering both the Czech market and wider European regulation. The second day provided a relaxed networking session and a lovely tour of Prague! Thank you to Zoltan and all at EEG for organising such a fab event.” – Michele Spiteri, Business Manager, All-in Translations

The organizers would like to thank all delegates once again for attending and look forward to welcoming the guests at the next events!

CEEGC Budapest

 

The next event in the EEGEvents Calendar is CEEGC Budapest(Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards) and will be held between 19-20 September 2017. You can find more details about the event by visit the official website of the event: www.ceegc.eu

 

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Save the date for European Gaming Q4 Meetup and the HIPTHER FESTIVAL XXI

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  • Join the world’s leading companies in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Fintech, Climate, Virtual Reality, Marketing, Education Technology, FashionTech, Gaming, eSports, and more…
  • One-stop agency gears up for a full week of panel discussions which will explore some of the most important trends
  • The content will also be available in virtual reality

The #hipthers are gearing up to host the second edition of the HIPTHER FESTIVAL, a virtual-only event that was born in 2020 and attracts a plethora of industry representatives from all across the world.

HIPTHER FESTIVAL XXI will span over 5 days between 8-12 November, and the sessions can be joined via ZOOM, YouTube, or in NEOS Metaverse in collaboration with ViARsys.

The event will be joined by +6000 online participants, and over 200 experts speakers will share the virtual stages.

Here is a short breakdown of the conferences you can attend during the full week of knowledge sharing:

  • TECH Conference Americas – 8 November
  • TECH Conference Europe – 9 November
  • PICANTE MARKETING Summit – 10 November
  • European Gaming Q4 Meetup – 11 November
  • Gaming Americas Q4 Meetup – 12 November

Register here for free!

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We are very excited about the second edition of HIPTHER FESTIVAL, a yearly virtual-only conference which gathers all our contacts from the multiple industries we cater news and quality content for. The festival also gives us the opportunity to introduce a new conference in our now global tech conference series, the TECH Conference Americas, an event that complements our European TECH conference and will pave the way for our strategy in 2022 and beyond. To add to the excitement we are happy to share all the content via virtual reality thanks to our friends at ViARsys. Make sure to mark your calendar for this awesome gathering of representatives from multiple jurisdictions and industries” stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

The HIPTHER FESTIVAL focuses on some of the most talked-about industries and is powered by the agency’s media outlets.

Here are some of the sessions that can be found in the draft agenda:

TECH CONFERENCE SERIES (8-9 NOVEMBER)

  • ETHICALLY DESIGNED TECHNOLOGY & DEMYSTIFYING DECENTRALIZED FINANCE
  • ESPORTS ON THE RISE, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR TECH COMPANIES IN NORTH AMERICA
  • INVESTMENT IN AI AND SPORTS
  • IS THERE ANY BUSINESS VALUE FROM AI
  • AI FOR HUMANS AND THE PLANET
  • FIRESIDE CHAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY
  • HOW IS GEN Z ADAPTING TO ONLINE LEARNING AND LESS IN-PERSON SOCIALIZING
  • PLANNING FOR AN IMMERSIVE WORKPLACE
  • PREPARING FOR A NEW REALITY (METAVERSE, EDTECH)
  • FIRESIDE CHAT CYBERSECURITY: AFTERMATH OF A BREACH
  • INSPIRING WOMEN IN TECH
  • THE NFT REVOLUTION FOR FASHION, LUXURY & THE METAVERSE
  • AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES / DRIVING INNOVATION
  • AIOT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

PICANTE MARKETING SUMMIT (10 NOVEMBER)

  • THE AGE OF ON-DEMAND VIDEOS
  • GEN Z MARKETING
  • MARKETING IN AN ERA OF REMOTE WORKING
  • WORKING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
  • THE ROLE AI IS PLAYING FOR MARKETING

EUROPEAN GAMING Q4 MEETUP (11 NOVEMBER)

  • REGULATION OUTLOOK IN EUROPE
  • PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: RESPONSIBLE GAMING AND SUSTAINABILITY
  • FIRESIDE CHAT – EXPLORING THE WORLD: GAMING IN AFRICA
  • LIVE CASINO ON THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT. WHERE ARE WE AT?
  • NORDIC UPDATES
  • DISRUPTING SPORTS BETTING AND CASINO MARKETING, BARRIERS, AND RESULTS

GAMING AMERICAS Q4 MEETUP (12 NOVEMBER)

  • RECENT UPDATES FROM LATIN AMERICA
  • REGULATION OUTLOOK IN LATAM
  • US LEGISLATION ROUND-UP
  • THE CANADIAN GAMING INDUSTRY UPDATES WITH CHANTAL CIPRIANO
  • INVESTOR TALKS: ENDING 2021 WITH A BANG AND PREPARING FOR 2022

The event is sponsored by Altenar, All-In Global, nanocosmos, Play’n GO, PLANZER LAW, and Nordic Gambling.

Hipther Agency has been among the first conference organizers that have shifted to just virtual events back in March 2020 and the team keeps growing its portfolio of conferences and content distribution network.

In other news, the team would like to let you know that they are happy to unveil a new platform, HIPTHER TV.

HIPTHER TV is a collection of videos from several industries, which are fetched from the leading conferences hosted by the team and future updates are already planned in order to facilitate video uploading and sharing by registered users.

The platform complements the offering of HIPTHER Agency, who are also heavily engaged in populating their very own social media platform, WireUp.Zone.

“We are excited to launch a new platform dedicated for content sharing and even if we are not the first ones to do so, we hope that it will be helpful for professionals from multiple industries to view and hear quality content. In time, the platform’s features will be enriched in order to allow controlled third party content sharing”, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

Make sure to browse their collection of videos and relive the moments offered by leading experts.

Hipther Agency is the parent brand of European Gaming, PICANTE, WireUp Zone, and Gaming Americas and the team is excited to invite interested parties to review their android news app on the Play Store.

To receive constant updates from Hipther Agency and conference agenda updates, subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/hfyZxf

For sponsorship/speaking inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency) on [email protected]

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency) on [email protected]

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CEEGCVirtual – Final agenda and meet the sponsors

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The virtual CEEGC is taking place on 22 September in a virtual layout.

The team at Hipther Agency is excited to announce the final agenda of one of the most important conferences in the Central and Eastern European region, the CEEGC.

The yearly Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference was launched in 2016 and is the crown event for the gambling industry professionals that are looking to dive into quality discussions about the CEE, CIS, and Balkans.

Register here for free | View the agenda

The focus in 2021 is on industry updates from Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and the final agenda looks the following way:

22 SEPTEMBER 2021 – All times CEST (Central European Summer Time)

– 9:30 – 10:15 – INDUSTRY UPDATE: ROMANIA
Moderated by Andrius Gabnys – Founding Attorney at Gabnys.Gabniene
Panelists:

  • Nicola Longmuir – Chief Commercial Officer at Push Gaming
  • Cosmina Simion – Managing Partner at Simion & Baciu
  • Dan Iliovici – Vice President at Rombet

– 10:15 – 11:30 – INDUSTRY UPDATE: CENTRAL EUROPE
Moderated by Andrius Gabnys – Founding Attorney at Gabnys.Gabniene
Panelists:

  • Dr. Robert Skalina – Senior Advisor at WH Partners
  • Helembai Gabor – Senior Associate at Bird & Bird Budapest
  • Dr. Jan Rehola – Director at IFGR and Partner at PS Legal
  • Aleksej Mišković – Senior Partner at Law Firm Glinska & Mišković Ltd.
  • Jaka Repansek – Media and TECH Law Expert
  • Piotr Dynowski LL. M. – Partner/Attorney at Law/Head of IP/Media/Tech&Comms Practice at Bird & Bird Poland

– 11:30 – 12:30 – CEE AND CIS AS THE MOST IMPORTANT HUBS FOR ESPORTS
Moderated by Lyubomira Lazarova – Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay
Panelists:

  • Anton Janér – Founder & CTO at Abios
  • Vlastimil Venclik – Founder and CEO of Oddin.gg
  • Peter Ivanov – Head of Trading at UltraPlay
  • Alexandr Iaroshenko – CEO at Betbazar

– 12:30 – 13:15 – INDUSTRY UPDATE: D-A-CH
Moderated by Dr. Simon Planzer – Partner at PLANZER LAW
Panelists:

  • Dr. Christian Rapani – Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani
  • Dr. Holger Jakob – Senior Lawyer at MELCHERS LAW

– 13:15 – 14:00 – INDUSTRY UPDATE: BALKANS
Moderated by Joe Ewens – Managing Editor of Vixio
Panelists:

  • Lazar Miuchin – VP of Strategic Partnerships at NSoft
  • Luka Popović – Partner at BDK Advokati

– 14:00 – 15:00 – INDUSTRY UPDATE: CIS
Moderated by Dr. Simon Planzer – Partner at PLANZER LAW
Panelists:

  • Tamar Jikia – Senior Associate at MG Law Office
  • Araksi Sargsyan – Head Of Business Development at DS Virtual Gaming
  • Ilya Machavariani – CEO and Senior Partner at 4H Agency

If you haven’t already registered, make sure to register here for free.

The conference is sponsored by UltraPlayNordic Gambling, and PLANZER LAW.

UltraPlay is a multi-awarded betting provider, founded in 2010, offering a turn-key iGaming platform to online operators worldwide. The company focuses on sports and eSports betting, live betting, white-label, online casino, and blockchain technology.

Assembled by a team of iGaming professionals with vast experience in betting product development, operations, eSports, and marketing, UltraPlay is a trusted partner for delivering superior sports betting software and odds products to its customers.

Learn more about the company here: www.ultraplay.co

Nordic Gambling is the only legal firm in the Nordic countries that specializes in gambling-related law such as licensing, compliance advice, and public affairs.

They have gained extensive experience in the industry from working with operators, suppliers, service providers, and government regulators. Their team has been closely involved in the development of the law and regulation in a number of European jurisdictions, including Denmark and Sweden.

The partners of Nordic Gambling are recognized among the leading legal experts in the gambling industry and are qualified to assist you with whichever legal issue you may encounter.

The team at Nordic Gambling is also very pleased to announce that they have contributed a section on Sweden, first published in the latest version of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Gambling 2020. You can read that chapter here.

Visit https://www.nordicgambling.com/ for more details.

PLANZER LAW is a law firm specializing in gaming & entertainment and technology & online businesses. Its team notably provides strategic, regulatory and legal advice on all matters relating to EU/EEA and Swiss gaming regulation. PLANZER LAW enables and facilitates business development and compliance programs. Clients profit from an unrivaled global network and highly specialized expertise.

Dr. Simon Planzer, founding partner of PLANZER LAW has been recognized by the leading ranking by Chambers & Partners as a global gaming law expert. He has been endorsed by interviewees as “absolutely excellent” and “the top Swiss lawyer” for gaming.

For more details visit https://www.planzer-law.ch/en/

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Dive into native gambling industry knowledge at the virtual Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC 2021 Virtual)

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The traditional yearly CEEGC will be hosted in a virtual format on 22 September and brings together top industry specialists from the CEE, CIS, and Balkans.

The team at Hipther Agency is excited to announce the comeback of one of the most important conferences in the Central and Eastern European region, the CEEGC.

The yearly Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference was launched in 2016 and is the crown event for the gambling industry professionals that are looking to dive into quality discussions about the CEE, CIS, and Balkans.

Register here for free | View the agenda

In 2021, the event will be held in the virtual format and focuses on industry updates from Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and more.

Besides the regulatory talks and burning questions being answered about certain jurisdictions, the audience will have the opportunity to hear more about why the region is so important in the development of eSports.

Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder at HIPTHER Agency, stated: “CEEGC is the first conference series we launched back in 2016 and even if we can’t meet in person this year at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Budapest, we are bringing you the opportunity to hear more from the experts who represent the industry for many years in the CEE, CIS and Balkans regions.

The conference is sponsored by UltraPlay, Nordic Gambling, and PLANZER LAW.

Among the already confirmed industry experts, you can find:

  • Cosmina Simion – Managing Partner at Simion & Baciu
  • Nadiya Attard – Director of Sales at Relax Gaming
  • Lyubomira Lazarova – Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay
  • Alex Iaroshenko – CEO at Betbazar
  • Ilya Machavariani – CEO and Senior Partner at 4H Agency
  • Lazar Miučin – VP of Strategic Partnerships at NSoft
  • Luka Popović – Partner at BDK Advokati
  • Peter Ivanov – Head of Trading at UltraPlay
  • Marek Suchar – Head of Partnerships at Oddin.gg
  • Aleksej Mišković – Senior Partner at Law Firm Glinska & Mišković Ltd.
  • Oskar Fröberg – CEO and Founder of Abios
  • Piotr Dynowski – Partner/Attorney at Law/Head of IP/Media/Tech&Comms Practice at Bird & Bird Poland
  • Jaka Repanšek – Media and TECH Law Expert
  • Joe Ewens – Managing Editor of Vixio
  • Dr.Simon Planzer – Partner at PLANZER LAW
  • Jan Řehola – Director at IFGR and Partner at PS Legal
  • Dr. Robert Skalina – Senior Advisor at WH Partners
  • Gábor Helembai – Senior Associate at Bird & Bird Budapest
  • Andrius Gabnys – Founding Attorney at Gabnys.Gabniene
  • Dan Iliovici – Vice President at Rombet
  • …and many more

If you haven’t already registered, make sure to register here for free.

The strategic partners of the meetups are GameOn and Square In The Air.

For further sponsorship/speaking and marketing inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency).

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency).

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