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Post Event: CEEGC2017 reports considerable growth and becomes the key event in Central and Eastern Europe

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The second edition of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC) took place last week in Budapest at Kempinski Corvinus Budapest. Delegates took full advantage of the extended agenda which this year has been rolled out between 19 and 20 September (2 days).

The organizers would like to thank the supporters of the event for their contribution to helping make this great event reach the next level in terms of content and networking opportunities. Their grateful thank you goes for the following companies:

Iforium (Gold Sponsor)

NetEnt (Main Stage Sponsor)

SBTech (Registration Sponsor)

NSoft (Bronze Sponsor)

BetConstruct (Lanyards Sponsor)

LottoHero (Networking Break and Lunch Sponsor)

Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm (Legal Sponsor)

Second, but also as important, the organizers would also like to thank the delegates who have attended the event, the speakers for their great contribution to the contents and all our media partners for helping spread the important news of the event. With their help, CEEGC has become the most prestigious boutique gaming event which gather C-level executives every year to network and gather information about the Central and Eastern European markets.

From beginning to the end…

The conference kicked off with a short networking session among the delegates who have bumped into each other while registering for the event at the luxurious Kempinski Corvinus.

The organizers were delighted to see that the networking among the attending professionals started straight away and a positive feedback was received about the diversity of the companies which were present at the event. This is the direct result of the quest on which EEGEvents has embarked on when starting to organize their events. The mission is to build a strong community and a platform for the online and land based gambling industry, where every company can benefit of exposure and of course take advantage of the educational sessions.

As the first business card batch was exhausted we have introduced the first panel discussion of the day, which focused on bringing a wealth of information about the current state of the gambling market in Serbia and Croatia. The panel was moderated by Bogdan Coman (Executive Director at Rombet) and featured keynote speakers such as Mirjana Acimovic (President of JAKTA and Chair at EUROMAT) and Hrvoje Vincetic (Managing Director of Casino Adriatic). Both speakers have brought a large volume of updates about the activity in the region. Hrvoje Vincetic stressed on the land-based sector of the gambling market in Croatia which is growing exponentially due to the high volume of tourists. Gambling tourism is an important part of the Croatian gambling sector and has been the main driver of incomes for the state.

Mirjana Acimovic has highlighted the main facts about why the possibilities of Serbia to become an attractive gambling market are real and what is the main evolution factor. The main takeaways of the topic was that the traditional model of gambling is disappearing and the online business is growing. This is due to joint business options where investors can invest in online gambling companies which are already established in the region. Ms. Mirjana also addressed concerns about the fact that the state doesn’t have a well structured regulation and the laws are outdated and in some cases inapplicable. This is a clear call for a new and modern regulation framework.

The PowerPoint Presentation can be requested by e-mail at [email protected]

The 2nd program on the Agenda was the CEEG Awards Contest, where the assigned delegates of the shortlisted companies took advantage of the chance to give a short speech about their activity and of course asked for the votes. The presentations were limited to a short 2 minutes speech and it was among the highlight moments of the morning. The personal touch of the presenters created a magical moment for the audience as they were getting ready to start the first Networking Break of the day.

Roy Pedersen – CEO & Chief Editor at All In Translations has commented:

For All-in Translations’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour we decided to attend more smaller conferences. Zoltan and Betty are much of the reason for this. They have a unique way of giving a personal touch to the events they organise while at the same time keeping them highly relevant. CEEGC Budapest was another great example where we felt truly welcome, and at the same time it was great for business.

The program continued with the Eastern European focused panel which was titled as “The growth of regulated markets in the Eastern European region“, which was specially designed to bring the key information about the current state of the gambling market in Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Ukraine. The organziers have picked to extend to only the listed markets because these are the current hot topics of the industry in Eastern Europe.

The panel was moderated Rita McClelland (Content Manager at GamblingCompliance) and the keynote speaker were Dan Iliovici (President of the Romanian National Gambling Office ONJN – the Romanian gambling regulator), Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor to WH Partners), Jan Rehola (PS Legal) and Iryna Sergienko (CEO at Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association).

The panel was rated among the top 3 panels of the event as its content has focused on the highly debated changes of the Czech Republic’s regulatory system and the awaited changes is the law, Slovakia’s possible market regulation, the key points on which the Romanian gambling sector wants to improve and of course the state of the Ukrainian gambling market.

Jan Rehola (PS Legal), has highlighted he’s main comments about the current regulation of the Czech Republic and he has encouraged the attending companies to show interest in the market as it will become one of the most competitive market in the region.

Dan Iliovici (President of the Romanian National Gambling Office ONJN – the Romanian gambling regulator) has pointed out that major amendments are coming to the regulatory framework on the Romanian market and he plans to focus also on the responsible gambling program implementations in the land based sector.

Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor to WH Partners) has stressed on the importance of paying attention of the Slovakian gambling market, a market which has recently been in the focus of many online newspapers that cover the industry. A possible new framework is to be announced soon.

Iryna Sergienko (CEO at Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association) expressed an open invitation for all the industry to join the upcoming event in Ukraine, where all burning questions about the market will be discussed with the government officials. The Ukrainian market will be regulated in 2018 and it is important for the regulator and legislator to understand the demands of the industry in order to create a competitive market for all.

The PowerPoint Presentation can be requested by e-mail at [email protected]

After the “quality gambling industry update” (quoted from the event survey) the delegates got the chance to dive into the world of cryptocurrency, smart contract and blockchain.

The program continued with a new episode of the Innovation Talks series which was titled as “Innovation Talks – The Cryptocurrency Effect” and was moderated by Joseph F. Borg (Senior Advisor to WH Partners and VICE-PRESIDENT of BitMalta).

The delegates have rated the panel among the top 3 panels of the agenda and received a full scope around what Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies mean for the industry and that this is only the start of the blockchain revolution.

Keynote speakers of the panel were Jonathan Galea (Blockchain & cryptocurrencies lawyer, President of Bitmalta), Jarek-Górny (COO of SiGMA), Max Krupyshev (COO of Cubits), Dr. Andreas Glarner  (Partner at MME Legal Tax Compliance). The expert have tackled the potential effect and benefits of the blockchain technology in the remote gaming industry and the future of ICOs.

Jonathan Galea – Legal Counsel at NetEnt & President of Bitmalta commented:

Safe to say that CEEGC is quickly becoming the the go-to boutique gaming conference, with a fantastically balanced range of topics covered in sufficient detail. It is going from strength to strength, so I’m certainly very eager for next year’s event!

The program continued with the traditional EEGEvents style “Complimentary Lunch Break” where as usual, the delegates have taken the advantage to feast with a great variety of food options, including vegan and dietary. The lunch break gave way for more networking as delegates got the chance to continue where they’ve left off while enjoying a good meal.

Soon after the delegates enjoyed a good meal, the program continued with the panel which focused on the Central European gambling market, particularly on Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovenia. The panel which was titled as “Where is the Central European gambling industry heading?” highlighted the concerns of the market which are located in the region. Moderated by Mihnea Paul Popescu-Grisogono (Founder at Casino Life & Business Magazine) the discussions included the main stories which shape the industry in region. Keynote speakers of the panel were Gabor Helembai (Partner at Bird&Bird), Helmut Kafka (President at Automatenverband), Jaka Repansek (Founder at Republis) and Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Head of the Betting and Gaming Group of Melchers Law Firm).

Opposite to the Eastern European panel, where some anticipations were discussed, the panel has shown the critical situation in which the industry currently is and all speakers have concluded that they are mostly facing the same political issues when it comes to a clear regulation.

As the discussion unfolded and came to an end, delegates understood that there is a huge market which is waiting to be regulated accordingly and there is need for a better lobby.

Julia Peeva – Gambling Compliance Officer at EGT Interactive stated:

Attending all events of EEGMedia so far, we are pleased to share that the 2nd edition of #CEEGC showed us a huge growth and steps ahead in the online gaming industry.

All the three members of EGT Interactive compliance team, were grateful to participate in such dynamic and quality conference. The great speakers selection discussing the hot topics, future regulation updates and trends shaping the industry in 2017, and great organization on all levels, brought us essence update. These two days of attendance grabbed us every time when a new discussion / presentation was initiated.

One of the most interesting parts was about the cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

For me personally, the honor to present this year’s #CEEGC edition winners in the company of Mr. Dan Iliovici – President of the ONJN Romania was a huge compliment and real excitement!

Looking forward to take part in the next big gathering organized by EEGMedia!

The panel was followed by the final networking break of the day and the second Innovation Talks panel. The panel was titled as “Innovation Talks – World Cup, Technology Innovation, Affiliates Turning Operators – what are the challenges ahead?” and it focused on the latest innovation suppliers and affiliates are bringing to the table. Moderated by Tal Itzhak Ron (Adv. and Notary at Tal, Drihem and Co. Law Firm) the discussion was very constructive and gave way for the keynote speaker to address concerns about the technology which is being delivered and about super-affiliates taking over the industry.

Keynote speakers of the panel were Assaf Stieglitz (Founder and owner of odds1x2.com), Angelo Dalli (CEO of Bit8/Lotto Hero), Kostandina Zafirovska (CEO at BtoBet) and Amnon Goldrat (Founder, VP Business Development at FinTech Logic).

Kostandina – Nina Zafirovska – CEO at BtoBet commented:

CEEGC in Budapest was the event that brings together experts in the industry together with Central and Eastern European regulators to exchange thoughts and knowledge for development of iGaming in the region. Great experience with wonderful people.”

The constructive discussion gave way to move forward with the program as the final session of the day was announced. The education continued with the IMGL Masterclass which was titled as “The devil is in the details as regulators apply stricter rules” and was moderated by expert Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Head of the Betting and Gaming Group of Melchers Law Firm)

The panel way joined by Jaka Repansek (Founder at Republis), Dan Iliovici (President of the Romanian National Gambling Office ONJN – the Romanian gambling regulator), Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor to WH Partners) and Tal Itzhak Ron (Adv. and Notary at Tal, Drihem and Co. Law Firm)

As Mr. Dan Iliovici was the only regulator in the panel, the panelist have managed to ask the vital questions about the creation of a regulatory framework and what is the impact of politics in regards to the design. Mr. Dan Iliovici was clear to express he’s experience when it comes to drafting a law or adding amendments. He also mentioned that the creation of a competitive gambling market is the key concern of the regulator however the legislator is the one who will make this happen.

Mr. Jaka Repansek has stressed on the fact that the creation of a regulatory framework should focus on the cycle where the industry addresses the regulator and the regulator than heads to the legislator. The creation of this cycle is important and is a key ingredient of having a well regulated market.

The concerns of the affiliate industry were raised by Mr. Tal Itzhak Ron, who underlined the fact that applying for a second class license as an affiliate is only correct if the regulator is blacklisting non-compliant affiliates. Questions were also raised about the recent hot topics about the legal role of affiliates in media and advertising campaigns.

All attending keynote speakers of the IMGL Masterclass agreed that technology is way ahead of the regulatory frameworks and it usually takes about 5 year for the regulator and legislator to catch up with them. Thus, all regulators should attend technology conference to learn about the new methods that are implemented by operators and suppliers to keep up with the demand.

The first day concluded with a Networking Party sponsored by iGamingRadio which was held at 4Bro Downtown, one the hippest venues in Budapest at the moment. The delegates got the chance to unwind, enjoy a few drinks and network in much more relaxed manner.

The second day of the event has been scheduled to start later because of the exhaustive networking session on which some of the delegates embarked after the Networking party. The program started with the 3rd Innovation Panel, which was rated among the top 3 panels of the event. We can certainly say that the Innovation Talks series has become a great platform where suppliers and operators can exchange information and even start collaborations to enhance the offer of the industry.

The final panel of the event was titled as “Innovation Talks – Latest innovations in the field of gambling and hot topics that shape the industry in 2017 and 2018” and was moderated by Konrad Gill(Founder at ViARsys) who expressed that these series of panels are an important part of the innovation which we witness in the industry.

The keynote speakers and presenters of the panel were Andrew Cochrane (CCO at SBTech), Thomas Willomitzer (Founder and CEO at Snapscreen.com), David Gasparyan (CTO at BetConstruct), Valery Bollier (CEO and Co-founder at OulalaGames) and Borislav Borisov (COO of UltraPlay).

Contrary to other conferences, the speaker have discussed the hot topics of the industry and did not dive into sales pitches for the audience. Subjects such as Omnichannel, DFS, eSports and the options to customize your casino brand were discussed in a conversation that could have lasted for hours. We would like to add at least 1 Innovation Talks panel to all our events to continue this initiative.

 

The final session of the event was the announcement of the CEEG Awards 2017 winners where the hosts were Ms. Julia Peeva (Gambling Compliance Officer / EGT Interactive) and Mr. Dan Iliovici (President of the Romanian National Gambling Office ONJN – the Romanian gambling regulator).

The winners for the CEEG Awards 2017 per category are as the follow:

B2B sector:

Sports betting providers

  • Best Sports Betting Innovation in 2017: BtoBet
  • Best Sports Betting Customer Support in 2017: BetConstruct
  • Best Overall Sports Betting Provider in 2017: SBTech

Casino software providers

  • Best Casino Innovation in 2017: NetEnt
  • Best Casino Customer Support in 2017: Iforium
  • Best Overall Casino Software Provider in 2017: BetConstruct

Operators

Sports betting

  • Best Overall Sports Betting Operator in Central and Eastern Europe: Superbet

Casino

  • Best Overall Casino Operator in Central and Eastern Europe: LeoVegas

 

Connected services

  • Best Payment/Finance Solution Provider in 2017: Acapture
  • Best iGaming Press in Central and Eastern Europe: Casino Life & Business Magazine
  • Best iGaming Service Provider (translation, hosting, consulting, etc.): All-In Translations
  • Best Software Testing Laboratory in 2017: NMi Gaming

 

The team at EEGMedia / EEGEvents would like to once again thank all attendees for their presence at the event and look forward to welcoming you at their next events:

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Hipther Agency announces 17 virtual/hybrid events for 2021 and launches B2B networking platform

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– One-stop agency announces 17 conferences with global reach in several tech industries and in the gaming/gambling industry

– WireUp, the new B2B networking and conferencing platform is officially here

 The #hipthers are ready to take on the year 2021 with full strength and the focus is on the continuous growth and expansions.

The 2021 calendar of events will focus more on virtual opportunities and hybrid options where possible:

“Without any doubt, 2021 will be a year during which more conferences will pop up in the virtual sphere and based on the experience we accumulated in 2020, when we had to adapt 80% of our events to virtual and hybrid gatherings, we are ready take on the action. Our focus will remain on Europe and the Americas, but keeping the options open for expanding in Asia and the CIS region. The launch of our very own networking and conferencing is of course an asset which will allow us to help other event organizers to continue their journey next year,” stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

Hipther Agency is the parent brand of European GamingPICANTE, and Gaming Americas and the team has recently announced the creation of two very important Way Seer Boards (advisory boards).

In order, to cover all important topics and regulatory updates, the European Gaming and Gaming Americas Way Seer Boards are join by the biggest names of the gaming and gambling industry.

The Way Seer Boards will orchestrate the eight Virtual Quarterly Meetups which will feature several panel discussions per region and topics that are joined by key industry experts, CEOs, C-Level Executives, Business Development Managers, and sometimes government officials/regulators.

Gaming Americas Quarterly Meetups

The Gaming Americas Quarterly Meetups are designed to keep you up-to-date with what is fresh in the North American and Latin American gambling industry.

The dates of the virtual meetups are the following:

  • January 28, 2021 – Gaming Americas Q1 Meetup
  • April 29, 2021 – Gaming Americas Q2 Meetup
  • August 26, 2021 – Gaming Americas Q3 Meetup
  • November 18, 2021 – Gaming Americas Q4 Meetup

The tickets are sold at the rate of $99 per Meetup or you can benefit of the full year membership offer and save 25%. You can find more details about the passes here.

The Gaming Americas Way Seer Board consists of the following experts:

  • Chantal A. Cipriano (Senior Director, Legal & Compliance at Mazooma)
  • Karen Marcela Sierra – Hughes (Vice President of Latin America & Caribbean at Gaming Laboratories International (GLI))
  • Dr Laila Mintas (CEO at PlayUp US)
  • Fernando Saffores (Founder & Director at Focus Gaming News)
  • Jonodev Chaudhuri (Chair, Indian Law & Policy Practice at Quarles & Brady LLP)
  • Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Senior Partner at MELCHERS LAW)
  • Evan Davis (Managing Director, Sports Betting and Gaming for SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory)
  • Jeremy P. Kleiman (Gaming Attorney and Member at Saiber LLC)
  • Lloyd Danzig (Founder & CEO at Sharp Alpha Advisors)

The excitement about 2021 is also shared by the above mentioned experts and here are some inputs that were stated:

Gaming Americas has developed a method to disseminate gaming content and news, ways for businesses to collaborate and the opportunity for relationships to grow. I look forward to joining its Way Seer Advisory Board and helping to advance its initiatives in the gaming industry by providing a legal and regulatory perspective.” – Chantal A. Cipriano (Senior Director, Legal & Compliance at Mazooma)

“Gaming Americas has come a long way in a short period and the launch of the virtual Quarterly Meetups will be of great benefit for the North and Latin American gaming industry. It is my honor and I am excited to join the Way Seer board at Gaming Americas and possibly contribute with my experience in the market to the leadership.” – Dr. Laila Mintas (CEO at PlayUp US)

The American gaming market continues to grow exponentially, catalyzed by technology, investment, and legislation. As new and existing participants increasingly seek insight into the industry, thoughtfully-constructed conferences will have the opportunity to serve as nodes that disseminate expertise to key stakeholders. I am excited to join the Gaming Americas Advisory Board alongside a prestigious collection of thought leaders in the space.” – Lloyd Danzig (Founder & CEO at Sharp Alpha Advisors)

I am thrilled to be part of this outstanding group of international experts.  The future is bright and Gaming Americas is leading the way!” – Jeremy P. Kleiman (Gaming Attorney and Member at Saiber LLC)

“I’m really proud to participate in such interesting events with other recognized executives around the world. This ‘new normality’ leads us to think out of the box, offering outstanding solutions and being close to our customers. The Hipther team understood this very well.” – Fernando Saffores (Founder & Director at Focus Gaming News)

“Something really big, something global, is being created here. And I am delighted to be a part of it!” – Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Senior Partner at MELCHERS LAW)

 “I’m honored and excited to join the Way Seer board for Gaming Americas alongside such a diverse and knowledgeable set of experts from across the gaming community.  I look forward to an exciting year of discussions focusing on topics that are of heightened interest to our industry.”– Evan Davis (Managing Director, Sports Betting and Gaming for SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory)

To receive constant updates about the registration opening and 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]

European Gaming Quarterly Meetups

The European Gaming Quarterly Meetups are design to keep you up-to-date with what is fresh in the European gambling industry. The meetups also focus on countries in the EEA region and on the CIS countries.

All the 4 meetups in 2021 are virtual and can be attended from the comfort of your office or home.

The virtual meetups are organized quarterly and the calendar looks the following way:

  • February 11, 2021 – European Gaming Q1 Meetup
  • June 10, 2021 – European Gaming Q2 Meetup
  • September 09, 2021 – European Gaming Q3 Meetup
  • November 16, 2021 – European Gaming Q4 Meetup

The tickets are sold at the rate of 89 EUR per Meetup or you can benefit of the full year membership offer and save 25%. You can find more details about the passes here.

The following expert have been appointed to the European Gaming Advisory Board:

  • Raffaela Zillner, LL.M (General Secretariat of the Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling (OVWG))
  • Nadiya Attard (Director of Sales at Relax Gaming)
  • Charmaine Hogan (Head of Regulatory Affairs Playtech)
  • Jessica Maier (Chief Risk Officer, Head of Legal and Compliance at Push Gaming)
  • Sissel Weitzhandler (Chief Compliance Officer at Play’n GO)
  • Bahar Alaeddini (Partner at Harris Hagan)
  • Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW)
  • Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling)
  • Pieter Remmers (CEO at Assissa Consultancy Europe)
  • Gustaf Hoffstedt (Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling)
  • Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm)
  • Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW)

The members of the European Gaming Way Seers Board have been eager to express their inputs about the quarterly meetup initiative:

“It’s great to see European Gaming Media and Events challenging the ‘new normal’ of gaming conferences. I’m delighted to be part of this journey as a member of the advisory board.” – Jessica Maier (Chief Risk Officer, Head of Legal and Compliance at Push Gaming)

“This is a great initiative. I look forward to participating in this project together with the other members of the advisory board.” – Charmaine Hogan (Head of Regulatory Affairs at Playtech)

“Regular exchanges of experts not only strengthen the industry’s networking, but also support the goal of keeping gambling safe, fun and responsible. I am therefore very pleased to support the project as a member of the Advisory Board.” – Dr. Raffaela Zillner, LL.M (General Secretariat of the Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling (OVWG))

“European Gaming is the organization where I feel at home. It will be interesting to say the least to be involved as a member of the advisory board.” – Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm)

“European Gaming has developed into the obvious choice for anyone in search of knowledge and insight regarding the gambling industry. I look forward to not merely observe its future development, but take part of it.” – Gustaf Hoffstedt (Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling)

“I have come to know Zoltan as a self-made man who has learned to understand the gambling industry within a relatively short period of time and created a position for himself and his activities. The boutique format conferences that Zoltan set up a couple of years ago definitely created a ‘must attend’ event for all of us that want to stay informed.” – Pieter Remmers (CEO at Assissa Consultancy Europe)

“During the journey through a regulatory landscape that is constantly changing, regular updates are essential.  The quarterly meetups series is both a safety belt and a navigation system. Delighted to be one of the navigators.” –  Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW)

To receive constant updates about the registration opening and 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]

Hybrid events in Europe

The team is eager to get back to in person conferences and without any doubt, there will be some opportunities for delegates to connect in 2021.

The calendar for the gaming portfolio has been adapted in a matter in which IF NEEDED, the conference can shift to just virtual edition. Here is how it looks:

  • March 30, 2021 – Prague Gaming Summit (Hybrid – Live + Virtual) (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • May 13, 2021 – MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit and BSG Awards (Hybrid – Live + Virtual) (Riga, Latvia)
  • September 22, 2021 – CEEGC Budapest and CEEG Awards (Hybrid – Live + Virtual)
  • November 4, 2021 – European Gaming Congress and SEG Awards (Hybrid – Live + Virtual) (Athens, Greece)

TECH Conference Europe series

Additionally, the team is adapting all the tech industry conferences to virtual mode. Thus, in 2021 all editions of TECH Conference Europe and the PICANTE Marketing Summit, will be held online, the calendar looking the following way:

  • April 15, 2021 – TECH Conference CEE (Virtual)
  • June 15, 2021 – TECH Conference Baltics (Virtual)
  • July 21, 2021 – PICANTE MARKETING Summit (Virtual)
  • October 21, 2021 – TECH Conference Europe (Autumn Edition) – Virtual

To receive constant updates about the registration opening and 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]

In other news, Hipther Agency has launched WireUp, a B2B networking platform

The team at Hipther Agency has also announced the launch of WireUp, a social networking platform which enables like-minded industry professionals to connect.

Offering a space to share ideas, create groups, video meetings, chat functions and conference hosting, the platform is also ideal for B2B companies looking to increase their brand exposure, as well as share their news, updates and services.

Providing users with a Facebook and LinkedIn inspired UX, WireUp has been developed to be as intuitive and user-friendly as possible to deliver a first-class networking service tailored to the ongoing business environment.

The profile-creation process has been designed to be instantly seamless, all content from WireUp can also be shared externally across social channels, as well as allowing users to share posts via WhatsApp.

WireUp’s Business suite will also allow brands to post their own content via the platform, as well as a series of premium advertising options. From 2021, companies will also be able to host their own webinars, as well as virtual conferences.

Already beta-tested, WireUp first went live during the Hipther Festival in October, with user feedback rigorously analysed and applied via the enhancement of the platform’s code and UI.

Hipther Agency plans to continue rolling out a host of features and functionalities through 2020 and beyond, as well as offering access to its roster of hugely popular conferences and the ability to interact with speakers and other participants.

To sign-up to the WireUp networking platform, please visit: https://wireup.zone/

Hipther Agency press contacts:

Zoltan Tuendik, Head of Business
[email protected], +40 735 559 234

Alex Marginean, Marketing Specialist
[email protected], +40 731 394 220

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European Gaming complements the events portfolio with Virtual Quarterly Meetups and assigns Way Seer (Advisory Board)

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European Gaming’s leading conference portfolio to be complemented with Virtual Quarterly Meetups starting 2021.

 

There is no doubt that virtual gatherings will still be a key activity for content sharing and networking in 2021 as well and we are adapting our agenda accordingly by launching the virtual European Gaming Quarterly Meetups series.

The quarterly meetups will complement the yearly conferences that will be hosted (if allowed) in hybrid formats, and will be strategically coordinated by the European Gaming Way Seers (Advisory Board).

We observed, tested and now implementing a special format to our audience. The idea is to continue brining an efficient communication channel that allows participants to stay up to date in a comfortable way with the latest updates. Only the vital information will be shared during the meetups and we are also allowing the participants to add to the topics. It is important for the industry to share their knowledge among each other in an efficient way that also creates a conversation that leads to opinion forming. This temporary abnormal is pushing us out of our comfort zone of hosting traditional conferences and he future looks brighter than it did in April-May 2020, even some might argue this”, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

European Gaming Quarterly Meetups

The European Gaming Quarterly Meetups are designed to keep you up-to-date with what is fresh in the European gambling industry. The meetups also focus on countries in the EEA region and also on the CIS countries.

All the 4 meetups in 2021 are virtual and can be attended from the comfort of your office or home.

The virtual meetups will be organized quarterly and the calendar looks the following way:

  • February 11, 2021 – European Gaming Q1 Meetup
  • June 10, 2021 – European Gaming Q2 Meetup
  • September 09, 2021 – European Gaming Q3 Meetup
  • November 18, 2021 – European Gaming Q4 Meetup

The tickets are sold at the rate of 89 EUR per Meetup or you can benefit of the full year membership offer and save 25%. You can find more details about the passes here.

The meetups feature several panel discussions per region and topics that are joined by key industry experts, CEOs, C-Level Executives, Business Development Managers, and sometimes government officials/regulators.

All meetups offer the opportunity to network online in special break-out sessions, but also join a round table discussion which answers all burning questions of the industry at a certain point in time during 2021.

To receive constant updates about the registration opening and agenda updates, subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/hfyZxf

Advisory Board

In order to fully embrace all hot topics and regulatory updates from the above-mentioned regions, the topics and discussions will be put together by a group of experts, which were hand-picked to join the European Gaming Way Seers (Advisory Board).

We honored to announce the appointment of the following experts:

  • Raffaela Zillner, LL.M (General Secretariat of the Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling (OVWG))
  • Nadiya Attard (Director of Sales at Relax Gaming)
  • Charmaine Hogan (Head of Regulatory Affairs Playtech)
  • Jessica Maier (Chief Risk Officer, Head of Legal and Compliance at Push Gaming)
  • Sissel Weitzhandler (Chief Compliance Officer at Play’n GO)
  • Bahar Alaeddini (Partner at Harris Hagan)
  • Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW)
  • Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling)
  • Pieter Remmers (CEO at Assissa Consultancy Europe)
  • Gustaf Hoffstedt (Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling)
  • Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm)
  • Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW)

The excitement about 2021 is also shared by the above-mentioned experts and here are some inputs that were stated:

“It’s great to see European Gaming Media and Events challenging the ‘new normal’ of gaming conferences. I‘m delighted to be part of this journey as a member of the advisory board.”Jessica Maier (Chief Risk Officer, Head of Legal and Compliance at Push Gaming)

“This is a great initiative. I look forward to participating in this project together with the other members of the advisory board.”Charmaine Hogan (Head of Regulatory Affairs at Playtech)

“Regular exchanges of experts not only strengthen the industry’s networking, but also support the goal of keeping gambling safe, fun and responsible. I am therefore very pleased to support the project as a member of the Advisory Board.”Dr. Raffaela Zillner, LL.M (General Secretariat of the Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling (OVWG))

“European Gaming is the organization where I feel at home. It will be interesting to say the least to be involved as a member of the advisory board.” Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm)

“European Gaming has developed into the obvious choice for anyone in search of knowledge and insight regarding the gambling industry. I look forward to not merely observe its future development, but take part of it.”Gustaf Hoffstedt (Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling)

“I have come to know Zoltan as a self-made man who has learned to understand the gambling industry within a relatively short period of time and created a position for himself and his activities.

The boutique format conferences that Zoltan set up a couple of years ago definitely created a ‘must attend’ event for all of us that want to stay informed.”Pieter Remmers (CEO at Assissa Consultancy Europe)

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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European Gaming Congress surpasses all expectations and achieves supreme goal

Zoltan Tundik

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Good morning Hipthers!

Digital events have been key for the industry this year and we’ve made it a priority to not only keep things going with our hybrid conferences but to also make sure that we’re able to adapt and offer the latest in technology to make sure that the format never gets old.

Last week’s Congress and PICANTE MARKETING Summit smashed all our expectations, and we want to thank each and every one of you for taking part to make it truly brilliant!

With more than 500 registrants and more than 3,000 viewers over the festival via our streams, it was truly an honor to have close to 100 brilliant speakers draw up a virtual chair and offer some of the industry’s best insights on Europe.

We also saw plenty of firsts at the Congress, with our new Altenar-sponsored interactive panel discussions topping out at more than 400 viewers at both sessions – and based on your feedback, we’ll definitely be doing more to bring the audience into the panel conversations at our upcoming events.

Our (newly launched) virtual networking platform also had the chance to make its trial appearance, and we’ll be doing plenty of work to develop it in the coming months to ensure we can start making more connections for our community during the coming winter!

Of course, these events could never happen without our fantastic sponsors, and special thanks goes to Altenar (Registration Sponsor) and Golden Race (Gold Sponsors), as well as Trustly, SoftSwiss, BetGames.TV and Nordic Gambling.

Looking ahead, we’re already planning our live calendar for Q1 2021 – with our Prague Gaming Summit 2021 and MARE BALTICUM going ahead on-location as planned, as well as plenty of virtual appearances for those who can’t make it!

Here is a small break-down of the hybrid events we are planning for 2021:

Prague Gaming Summit – 30 March – (Registrations are open)
MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit and BSG Awards – 13 May (Riga)
CEEGC Budapest – End of September
European Gaming Congress – beginning of November

You can subscribe to our communications on this link to be updated with all it’s happening at Hipther!

Make sure to also register for our upcoming free webinar: What is Hipther and what are our plans for 2021?

Until then, stay tuned for plenty more awesome news soon enough, and enjoy your October!

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