HIPTHER celebrates largest ever Prague Gaming & Tech Summit
- Prague Gaming & Tech Summit sold out sponsorship packages and attendee seats
- Almost 60 leading experts from globally recognised companies attended
- Event took place on 29-30th March at Prague’s Vienna House
The Prague Gaming and Tech Summit, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE’s) largest betting and gaming industry conference, is celebrating its biggest year yet after a sell-out event on the 29-30th March 2023.
The highly anticipated seventh edition of the show, organised by the CEE region’s leading media and events platform, Hipther Agency, attracted 11 market-leading sponsors, including Cloudflare, GR8 TECH, Nordic Gambling, NSoft, nanocosmos, Tom Horn Gaming, TriStratus, Endorphina, No Fluff Jobs, Bragg Group and Vit2Go.
With 165 participants and 59 thought-leading speakers, the industry-renowned conference showcased new features to the program, including the likes of Bayes Esports, LeoVegas, VIXIO, Inspired Entertainment, GiG, Kaizen Gaming and the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling.
In addition to engaging presentations and panel discussions, a number of delegates were invited to join five region-orientated roundtables.
As the summit now looks to its eighth year, Hipther is now scoping out an even bigger venue for 2024 and promise even more opportunities for networking as the event continues to grow.
Reflecting on the event, Zoltan Tuendik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther, said: “This year’s Prague Gaming and Tech Summit was the biggest yet – with an impressive line-up of experts and a record 13 key sponsors.
“After all delegate passes sold out a week before the event itself, we are already seeking a bigger venue and more exciting opportunities ahead of March 2024. We want to express our sincere gratitude to each and every one of you for making the event a huge success. Your presence, insightful discussions, and valuable contributions made the event memorable and worthwhile.
“As a token of appreciation, we extend a heartfelt invitation to attend the upcoming MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit on 16-17 May in Riga, Latvia. This event promises to be an exceptional gathering of industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators, where you will have the opportunity to gain new insights, connect with peers, and explore the latest trends and technologies in the gaming and tech industries in the Baltic and Nordic regions.”
Dedicated to providing a platform of discussion between the two regions’ regulatory authorities, operators and suppliers, the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit will take place on 16-17 May in Riga, Latvia.
More details about the event can be found on the official website: https://hipther.com/events/riga
With the conference agenda set to be announced in the coming weeks, the event’s extensive roster of expert speakers will feature a full day’s panel discussions and presentations from leading figures in the iGaming and tech industries.
The Summit will also see the return of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards), launched in 2019, which has seen accolades awarded to regional industry leaders including BetGames, Relax Gaming, Sportradar, Betsson and Bet365.
***Quotes from Prague Gaming Summit delegates:
Viktoria Soltesz, from PSP Angels, said: “Hipther events were recommended to me, and I am very happy I joined. The organisation is flawless, the content is extremely useful and the networking events are also amazing. The invited people are specially selected to represent every area of the industry so you can reach out of your comfort zone and talk to a lot of decision makers who you might not meet elsewhere. Definitely recommended!”
Jose Uribe, from All-in Global, said: “I found an ideal mix of expertise and networking opportunities in a very welcoming and well-organized event.”
Alexis Wicen, from Unibo, said: “The Prague Gaming and Tech Summit was an incredible opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and enthusiasts from around the world. The event provided a perfect platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and exploring the latest trends in gaming and technology.”
Daniel Buttigieg, from Apcopay, said: “Prague Gaming and Tech was abundant with good quality content delivered by competent speakers. The organisers did a fantastic job of bringing together a select niche group from varied backgrounds to spend some quality time with each other, understand how they can add value both sides of the coin, in the most welcoming manner. Looking forward to our next Hipther events!”
Roy Pedersen, from All-in Global said: “Forward thinking and relevant content. Easy but efficient networking. At All-in Global we love to visit Hipther conferences much thanks to the friendliness of Zoltan and the crew.”
PRAGMATIC PLAY STRENGTHENS AUSTRIAN PRESENCE WITH WIN2DAY PARTNERSHIP
Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, is supplying games to Austrian operator win2day.
Operated by Austrian Lotteries, win2day is the only licensed supplier of lottery and online casino in Austria, where it also provides sports betting.
A selection of Pragmatic Play’s award-winning portfolio of Slots is being made available to win2day players over the coming weeks. Already live is Madame Destiny Megaways™, which will soon be followed by award-winning titles Gates of Olympus™ and Sweet Bonanza™.
Other player favourites scheduled for release include Big Bass Bonanza™, Big Bass Splash™, The Dog House Megaways™, Fruit Party™, Book of the Fallen™, John Hunter™ and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen™, and Wolf Gold™.
The partnership with win2day follows a pattern of continued expansion for Pragmatic Play in regulated markets across the globe.
Irina Cornides, Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “I’m excited to welcome win2day to our growing customer base in Austria. Pragmatic Play is proud to partner with operators who share our commitment to product quality and player protection, as we strive to provide engaging entertainment experiences for new and established audiences worldwide.”
Martin Miesler, Head of Games at win2day, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Pragmatic Play and begin uploading its slot content to our platform. Win2day is proud of providing the most impressive and innovative offering to our online casino players, a criterion that Pragmatic Play fills perfectly and we can’t wait to see how our audience responds.”
Hipther’s Autumn Flagship Event Rebranded to GamingTECH CEE – Don’t Miss the Early Bird Offer!
The #hipthers are thrilled to announce the biggest edition and rebranding of Hipther Agency’s renowned flagship event for the Central and Eastern European region: the CEEGC Budapest gets a fresh makeover and becomes the GamingTECH CEE Summit Budapest!
The hugely successful event series in Budapest has cemented the hipthers’ leadership in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, embraced by the iGaming and Tech industry professionals locally and beyond.
GamingTECH CEE, formerly known as CEEGC, has a 7-year tradition of being the leading event in the Central and Eastern European region during Autumn. The conference brings together key players in the gaming industry, providing a wealth of valuable information and opportunities for quality networking. Furthermore, the GamingTECH Awards recognize and celebrate the most innovative and successful companies in the region.
GamingTECH CEE 2023 will take place on 26 September at the Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, while the hipthers will be offering Early Registration and Welcome Drinks on the 25th, to help participants break the ice, connect with new and old friends, and relax before the knowledge-packed conference.
The final Conference Agenda is to be announced, with the current draft promising insights about the future of Gaming in the Central and Eastern Europe, Compliance Challenges and Opportunities, Responsible Gaming, Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning, as well as Networking Sessions and the Evening Social Gathering to close the event in style and togetherness!
Zoltan Tuendik, Co-Founder and Head of Business of Hipther, stated about the upcoming event: “We are embracing the boundless possibilities of the future and the transformative power of technology in the gambling industry. Through the rebranding of CEEGC Budapest to GamingTECH CEE Summit Budapest, we herald a new era of excitement, innovation, and limitless potential. Join us this September in Budapest to explore the frontiers of gaming technology, as we pave the way for a future that will revolutionize the way we play, engage, and win”.
GamingTECH CEE 2023 Registration is Now Open!
→ Don’t Miss the Early Bird Rates & Stay Tuned for the Combo Pass that is coming soon!
Esports Championships Amplifies the Excitement of Highly Anticipated European Games in Poland
The inaugural European Games Esports Championships (#EGE23) will welcome esports athletes and teams from across Europe to compete in two top esports titles – eFootball 2023 and Rocket League, this June.
The esports athletes will compete in parallel with the 7000 athletes representing 48 countries at the third edition of the European Games in Kraków and the Małopolska region of Poland. #EGE23 will add a whole new dimension of competition and entertainment to this grand sporting fiesta.
The Global Esports Federation and the European Olympic Committees confirmed that #EGE23 will run from June 30 to July 2. The International Congress Centre (MCK) in Katowice will become the epicentre of digital competition and is set to be a landmark event in the region’s sporting calendar.
The Open and Women Categories for eFootball 2023 and Open Category for Rocket League at #EGE23 will allow esports athletes from across the continent to compete for national glory.
Commenting on the groundbreaking nature of #EGE23, Aurelia Ruetsch, GEF Board Member and Chair of the EGE23 Coordination Commission, said: “The European Games Esports Championships represents a pioneering moment for esports in Europe. Having been part of the team at the inaugural European Games Baku 2015, I am thrilled to see another first with the EOC as we convene top-level esports competitions alongside traditional sports, celebrating youth culture in the heart of Europe.”
“We are delighted to see esports in this prestigious event – the European Games. The #EGE23 is a significant milestone in the development of esports in Europe. It’s a joyful celebration of youth, esports, and sport all together,” Chris Chan, President of the GEF, said.
In addition to the esports competitions, the #EGE23 will feature the GEFestival – a celebration of esports’ inclusive culture, games, music and entertainment – and GEFcon, a global convention of thought leaders and idea creators in business, esports, sport and technology on an international stage for sharing and learning.
“The Esports Championships is an extraordinary addition to the European Games lineup and underscores the progressive vision of the diversity and inclusivity of the sports world, highlighting the common ground they share in terms of dedication, strategy, and the pursuit of excellence. We are delighted to collaborate with the Global Esports Federation on the first of many planned initiatives,” Spyros Capralos, President of EOC, said.
Hasan Arat, Chair of the EOC Coordination Commission for the European Games 2023, said: “The EOC is delighted to have partnered with the Global Esports Federation to host the Esports Championships in Katowice this summer.
“Esports is hugely popular worldwide, especially among the younger generation, and as the European Games continues to look for ways to innovate and attract a younger audience, this is a significant step.
“The International Congress Center in Katowice will be the perfect venue for the competition, and I know that it will be a memorable occasion for all the esports athletes taking part.”
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