Hipther’s MARE BALTICUM Summit Delights 150+ Attendees, Sets Stage for Major Budapest Rebrand!
MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit 2023 took place between 15-17 May in Riga, thrilling a whopping 150+ attendees! The #hipthers organized a highly successful 2-day event that brought together gaming and technology executives, fostered knowledge-sharing, engaging discussion panels featuring 50 renowned industry experts, and provided valuable networking opportunities.
The 2023 version of the MARE BALTICUM Summit proved once again why it has been established as the Baltic region’s most popular in-person gathering. Acclaimed professionals from the gambling, fintech, web3 sectors, as well as legal and sustainability experts and government officials, took the stage to educate the audience on the latest trends, news and innovations in gaming and tech in the Baltics and beyond.
All participants, speakers, top decision-makers and business influencers, enjoyed the special networking sessions prepared from the Hipther Team, ranging from constructive coffee breaks, delightful vegan lunches, and dedicated afternoon sessions, to the invigorating Morning Networking Run and special events like Karaoke and Blues parties to help guests unwind and connect!
As the premier event of Gaming and Tech in the Nordics and Baltics, the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit once again honoured the best of the best of both industries in the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards as well as the BTECH Awards. The achievements of accomplished companies in the region were recognized and celebrated across 36 Award Categories. The winners, as voted by the Summit participants, included some of the iGaming industry’s star-studded brands and the most innovative Fintech companies, such as: Betsson Group, Evolution Gaming, Endorphina, EveryMatrix, Tom Horn Gaming, Altenar, Evoplay, Softswiss, Wazdan, Bankera, Gold Koi Coin and more
The conference buzzed with the one-of-a-kind, close-knit, and electric atmosphere the #hipthers are known for creating, and that sense of excitement and camaraderie was evident throughout social media:
The Rite NRG Team – Right Energy Sponsors for the event
Evoplay on winning Best Slots Provider in the Baltics 2023 and the MARE BALTICUM experience
Dr. Rakic Dean, on moderating The Baltic Blockchain Ecosystem panel
Katri Delimoge about her thought-provoking Fireside Chat with Jovita Gabnienė
Tom Horn Gaming on winning the Best Online Casino Provider in the Baltics 2023
Here’s what MARE BALTICUM’s esteemed guests said about the event:
“MARE BALTICUM facilitated meetings of gaming, tech and legal industry in a valuable even if uncommon mix. Can only wish for more events like this!” – Agneta Rumpa – Sorainen Latvia
“Exceeded all expectations, perfect opportunity to network and connect on a more personal note.“ – Lukas Burinskas – Covery.ai
“The event was an excellent opportunity to connect with industry-leading stakeholders in the Baltics region” – EveryMatrix via LinkedIn
“It was a pleasure to be a part of such a vibrant and dynamic gathering, where we had the opportunity to meet industry colleagues and exchange ideas”. – FeniBet via LinkedIn
“Many thanks to all the participants of the panel discussion and specifically to Zoltán Tűndik for providing a space for a pan-Baltic discussion, exchanging experience and ideas on how to drive Baltic fintech scene towards a more rapid development and growth!” – Fintech Latvia Association via LinkedIn
The 2023 edition MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit was supported by the following sponsors: Tom Horn Gaming, EvoPlay, Nordic Gambling, Oddin.gg, nanocosmos, 7777 Gaming, Rite NRG, and Black Cat Card by Papaya
The #hipthers are thankful to our trusted media partners for sharing the great news about the Summit. We are especially thankful to Online Gamblers – the go-to hub for news, casino and sportsbook reviews, and Responsible Gambling education – whose Editor in Chief, Liga Tarasova, joined us to attend and cover MARE BALTICUM bringing her wonderful energy to the event!
Zoltan Tuendik, Co-Founder and Head of Business, commented about MARE BALTICUM 2023:
“Back in the office for a couple of days now and still struck by the magic of Riga. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended our enhanced MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit and contributed to its success. The insightful content shared by our esteemed speakers over the course of two days has elevated communication between the Baltic states to new heights, paving the way for a better future.
A special thank you goes out to all those who showcased their vocal talents during the karaoke sessions, as well as those who joined in for an unforgettable singalong during the live blues set on the second evening. Your enthusiasm added an extra layer of excitement to the event.
We eagerly anticipate our return to the Baltic region and are thrilled to announce that the 2024 edition of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit will take place in Tallinn. Stay tuned for the announcement of the dates, and be sure to keep a close eye on our events calendar or pre-register to receive timely updates”.
Our amazing time together in Riga sets the stage for Hipther’s next ground-breaking conference:
The classic CEEGC Budapest event which cemented our leadership in the region, returns with a major rebrand to “GamingTECH CEE Summit Budapest” on September 26th!
Join us at GamingTech CEE, the leading event for exploring the latest tech innovations in the gaming industry within Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) targeting the Balkans and D-A-CH regions.
Register Now at a Super Early Bird discounted rate for Delegate Passes (valid until 30th June) and the highly-coveted Combo Passes will be available soon at:
See you in Budapest!
Betsson Renews Sponsorship with Lithuania’s Basketball Men’s Team
Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LKF) has extended cooperation with its long standing partner and main sponsor of the Lithuanian men’s national team, Betsafe.
“We are proud of such a long-lasting partnership with Betsafe. It started more than 10 years ago, coincidently right before the FIBA World Cup 2010. Throughout these years we‘ve enjoyed a number of great victories, and in the future, I have no doubt, we will win many more victories together,” LTU Basketball president Vydas Gedvilas said.
“It is a great honour for us to be part of Lithuanian basketball, to support the Lithuanian Basketball Federation and to be able to achieve victories together with the crown jewel of Lithuanian basketball – the men’s national team. LKF is our strategic partner in Lithuania and basketball is in the heart of every Lithuanian, so we are happy that the organization is growing and developing with our help,” Aurimas Šilys, managing director of Betsafe, said.
This year, the Lithuanian men’s basketball team will participate in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which will take place in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines from August 25 to September 10. During this tournament the national teams will fight not only for medals and the cup, but also for the qualification tickets to the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris (France).
“A very important World Championship is ahead of us. We will have a long preparation period, also, a long trip to Asia awaits, but we will be ready, and we will strive to achieve our goals. We are grateful to the long-term sponsors of the federation, and we are happy to work together,” Kazys Maksvytis, head of the Lithuanian men’s national team, said.
The first stage of preparation for the Lithuanian men’s basketball team will begin on July 12 in Druskininkai, the second stage will start on July 17 in Palanga. Before the Basketball World Cup, the Lithuanian national team will play ten friendly games.
SOFTSWISS Recognised as Best Sports Betting Provider in the Baltics
SOFTSWISS, the leading iGaming software provider, is proud to have been recognised as the ‘Best Sports Betting Provider in the Baltics’ at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2023, confirming its leadership in the region.
At the core of the award is the brand’s proprietary online sports betting software platform – SOFTSWISS Sportsbook Platform. This state-of-the-art solution enables operators to launch tailored sports betting brands with gamification tools and multiple integration options – via APIs, iFrame, and the SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator. The Sportsbook also provides an array of classic and industry-unique bonuses, including Freebet Booster, Hunting Bonus and Tournament, as well as Lootbox Bonus.
Speaking about the award, Alexander Kamenetskyi, Head of SOFTSWISS Sportsbook, said: “This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering quality and innovation in the iGaming space. We are grateful to the award jury for acknowledging our accomplishments and, most importantly, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our incredible team. Their dedication and diligence have been instrumental in driving us to this remarkable achievement.”
Earlier this year, the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook bolstered its offers by integrating the SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator. This groundbreaking move allows operators to launch jackpot campaigns for sports betting operations, setting a new industry standard.
Together with the company’s range of innovative software solutions, the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook will be presented at SiGMA Americas in São Paulo, Brazil, from 14th to 18th June, at stand D80.
SOFTSWISS is an international iGaming company supplying certified software solutions for managing gambling operations. The expert team, which counts 1,400 employees, is based in Malta, Poland, Georgia, and Belarus. SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licences and provides one-stop-shop iGaming software solutions. The company has a vast product portfolio, including the Online Casino Platform, the Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, the Sportsbook Platform and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013, SOFTSWISS was the first in the world to introduce a bitcoin-optimised online casino solution.
Wazdan named Best Nordic Slot Provider at BSG Awards 2023
Wazdan, the innovative games provider, has been selected as Best Slot Provider in the Nordics at this year’s BSG Awards.
The award recognises the slots supplier’s efforts to create innovative, forward-thinking games, with titles such as the renowned 9 Coins™ and Hot Slot™ series being embraced by players in the region over the past year.
Established in 2019, the BSG Awards have quickly become some of the most important in the Baltic and Nordic gaming industry, highlighting significant achievements from the past year.
The winners were announced at a ceremony in Riga, Latvia on 16th May, with Wazdan taking home one of the night’s most prestigious trophies.
Players from eligible countries were invited to vote for their favourites in each category earlier this year, with the results being decided via a jury vote.
The in-person event was part of the Mare Balticum Gaming and Tech Summit, the leading industry conference where Wazdan was in attendance.
Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan, said: “Being named Best Nordic Slot Provider at this year’s BSG Awards is a testament to the hard work and continued commitment of our incredible team at Wazdan.
“The Baltic and Nordic markets are key for us, so we’re very proud to have our games recognised in this capacity. We look forward to next year’s ceremony and are sending our biggest congratulations to this year’s winners!”
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