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European Gaming Congress

8 November 2019, Milan

Full Day Conference Dedicated For Gaming Operators, Software Providers, Testing Laboratories, Regulators, Government Officials, and Industry Connected Service Providers

European Gaming Congress (EGC) is specially designed to bring together industry experts, regulators, operators and service providers from all across Europe in order to discuss burning issues some of the markets are facing when dealing with compliance in licensing, operation and marketing. The congress is organized yearly in late autumn and gathers +125 C-level executives.

Learn from genuine world-class experts of the gaming industry

Leading industry experts share their knowledge about the state of the gambling industry in South / South West Europe, West Europe, Benelux, and D-A-CH region.

Meet achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem

Opportunity for +125 like-minded industry peers to engage in a pan-European expansion by using an international business sphere that focuses on B2B services and more.

Bring your stack of business cards and brochures

Quality networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication during networking breaks and evening social gathering.

Topics on the agenda include

○ Focus on Italy and Malta

○ Outsourcing

○ Highlights from South West Europe (Spain, Portugal, France)

○ Benelux Market Update (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)

○ Big Data, AI

○ D-A-CH Regional Update (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein)

○ Marketing for Operators in Regulated Market

Already confirmed Speakers/Moderators

Francesco Gaziano

Francesco Gaziano

Francesco Gaziano

Francesco joins SKS365 in January 2018 as Marketing Director, after having matured a long experience in New Media, with particular focus on gaming and entertainment. Previously Francesco has been Country Manager for Bwin, one of the most recognizable betting brands, and CEO at King.com Italia srl, the worlds’ largest skill game website. He brings along an important expertise as Senior Product Manager Autos in Yahoo. An expert in “World Wide Web”, Gaziano holds a Degree in Law and a Politecnico di Milano Management School MBA.

Donata Szabo

Donata Szabo

Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance

Donata is a legal analyst for GamblingCompliance and specializes in legal and regulatory developments across Europe and Israel. She also currently manages the Responsible Gambling Portal. She graduated first in her year from the LLB and holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge. She also completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and was called to the Bar in July 2016. Donata has previous experience in human rights and international law. She previously worked at the European Parliament, the University of Cambridge and Israeli NGO Movement for Quality Government.

Assaf Stieglitz

Assaf Stieglitz

Founder and CEO at Odds1x2 Holdings

Assaf Stieglitz is an entrepreneur at heart and a software engineer by degree.

He entered the online gaming industry in 2003 establishing odds1x2.com, an odds comparison operation based on artificial intelligence algorithms.

Since then the company has expanded into various other markets and verticals in the affiliation world.

Recently the company launched PlayWiseCasino.com based on a unique rating system – called “Wise Rating” – which targets players who are

looking for honest reviews of online casino with an edge.

Assaf is a frequent speaker at i-Gaming conferences and always enjoys sharing his extensive industry knowledge and experience with fellow affiliates and operators.

Tal Itzhak Ron

Tal Itzhak Ron

Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist and Notary

Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist and Notary Tal Itzhak Ron (LLB, B.Sc., M.Sc.) – General Member of International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), practicing i-Gaming and Financial law and advising the biggest names since 2003. Tal graduated both from Haifa University’s School of Law (LL.B.) and Faculty of Computer Science (B.Sc.), and while leading a software development team at a publicly-listed software company, Ness Technologies, has further obtained a Master’s Degree in Computer Science (M.Sc.) from Bar-Ilan University. Tal established Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm back in 2003, focusing from the start on Hi-Tech, Ad Tech, Financial Entertainment and i-Gaming, quickly becoming one of the first international firms practicing exclusively these areas. The firm today advises the world’s leading operations, platforms and governing bodies and is considered the industry standard for entrepreneurs setting up businesses in the Gaming, Digital Marketing and CFD/Forex industries in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Maurizio Bernardo

Maurizio Bernardo

Senior Strategic Advisor at SKS365

Member of Parliament in the XV, XVI and XVII legislatures, Bernardo was President of the 6th Finance Committee of the Chamber of Deputies. Throughout his political career, during which he has perfected experience and expertise in the gaming and betting sectors, Bernardo has also been part of the Lombardy Regional Government, with the task of managing Social Policies and Public Utility Services.

Dr. Alexandra Körner

Dr. Alexandra Körner

Senior Legal Associate at MME Legal

Dr. Alexandra Körner is specialized in compliance and regulatory matters in the field of Swiss Gaming Law. Furthermore, she renders advice and represents domestic and international clients in Corporate Law and Contract Drafting. She represents the interests of her clients in state courts, primarily in the fields of the Swiss Code of Obligations, especially Corporate Law and Business Law as well as Insurance and Liability Law. In addition, she published many articles in her specialized practice areas.

Domenico Mazzola

Domenico Mazzola

Commercial Director at Altenar

Domenico Mazzola is Commercial Director of Altenar, a leading sports betting software provider based in Malta. Altenar works collaboratively with licensed operators, combining proven stability with a flexible and personalised service to offer clients the highest quality online sportsbook solutions.

With a strong background in sales strategy and software development combined with rich experience working across international and European markets, Domenico is an expert in developing successful commercial strategies and establishing and maintaining long-term business relationships.

Domenico previously held the position of Head of Sales at iGamingPlatform.com, where he was responsible for developing and executing strategic plans to achieve and maximise sales targets, solidifying the company’s reputation as a leading gaming solutions provider. Prior to this, Domenico worked as Account Manager at World Match Ltd, spearheading the company’s successful long and short-term sales strategies. Domenico’s professional background also includes over eight years working as a software developer, honing his technical expertise.

A highly recognised industry figure, Domenico’s in-depth experience in both the business and technical side of the gaming industry places him in the unique position of being able to advise clients on all aspects of their gambling operations, taking into account their wider business objectives.

Zlatan Omerspahić

Zlatan Omerspahić

Data Protection Officer at NSoft Company

Zlatan Omerspahić has a Ph.D. in Commercial law, Corporate governance, Contract law, Regulatory issues and is currently serving the role of Data Protection Officer at NSoft.

He has graduated the Faculty of Law at the University of Zenica and has held several compliance-related roles at Sberbank and Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank.

He is responsible, loyal, dedicated and eager to learn about innovative things.

Just recently, Zlatan has been shortlisted at the Global Regulatory Awards 2019 in the category: Data Protection Officer or Team of the year.

Jaka Repanšek

Jaka Repanšek

Media and Gaming Expert

Jaka has worked for various TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media, Entertainment) companies since 1996. He is recognized as one of the leading experts on gaming, media and digital law in Slovenia. Jaka graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and gained his graduate degree from Cambridge University in England and Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (Diploma in European Community Law) and completed two-year MBA graduate studies at the University of Kansas in the USA. Jaka is an active member of IMGL (Slovenia) and a member of several other domestic and international organizations and is active also as a lecturer in various seminars and conferences.

Vasco Albuquerque

Vasco Albuquerque

SEO Manager at All-in Global

Vasco is an explorer by temperament, always ready to gear up for new challenges. His background reflects the eclectic nature of his career pursuits. He worked in different industries, filling several roles, including Marketing, Brand and Project Manager. Vasco joined All-in Global in 2018, and is currently running the company’s SEO Department.

Quirino Mancini

Quirino Mancini

Partner at Tonucci & Partners

Quirino is one of the leading Italian gaming and gambling lawyers with a specialist practice of almost 20 years.  He acts for Italian and foreign-based online and land-based companies operating in the Italian gaming market, advising them on legal, licensing, regulatory, day-to-day compliance and any other operational aspects connected to their activities.  He also runs a bespoke matchmaking and business strategy service to provide clients with a customised type of assistance that includes also introduction and facilitation of dealings with the local regulatory authorities, banks as well as scouting and suitability checks on potential business partners.

Quirino is a regular speaker at most international gaming conferences and sits in the editorial board of various sector reviews and magazines.

Co-founder and editor of www.gaminglaw.eu, a pan-European information and commentary portal focusing on legal and regulatory issues under European and national gaming laws.

Secretary and fellow member of the Leadership Committee of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), a worldwide organisation gathering regulators, lawyers and advisors, in-house counsels and educators engaged in the gaming business.  Fellow member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA).

Ivan Liashenko

Ivan Liashenko

Chief Marketing Officer at Parimatch

Responsible for marketing: marketing strategy, advertising, digital marketing, TV, OOH, new traffic sources, SEO, ASO, affiliate program, marketing analytics and tracking, market research, customer research, brand management, creative activations, sponsorship and promotions.

Started career in Parimatch as an ordinary operator of the Payment Department. Quickly became a supervisor, and then – the Deputy Head of the Payment Department. After 2 years in the Payment Department, shifted to the position of Product Manager in the Marketing Department. A year later, began to lead the development of client interfaces. Then started to lead the product. Since August 2019 — CMO at the Parimatch holding.

Under his guidance, the mobile applications of Parimatch were launched, the mobile website version was redone and a new desktop version for migration was developed. The share of new channels increased from 7% to 65%. A completely new responsive website was launched on the new platform. The Product Department was built from the scratch and new approaches to product development were introduced. Regular customer research and usability testing were introduced.

Before Parimatch, worked in a bank. Expertise is focused on digital product and digital marketing.

Master of Finance, Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman; Bachelor of Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Dr. Simon Planzer

Dr. Simon Planzer

Partner at PLANZER LAW

Dr. Simon Planzer is a partner at PLANZER LAW, a Zurich-based gaming law boutique.

PLANZER LAW’s team provides strategic, regulatory and legal advice to companies, regulators and other stakeholders across all areas of the gaming and entertainment industry.

The firm’s primary focus is on EU/EEA gaming law, compliance issues such as AML as well as Swiss gaming law and related commercial, corporate and financial matters.

Dr. Simon Planzer is General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. An alumnus of the College of Europe, he specialised early on in EU affairs and gaming law, working at the EFTA Court, the legal service of the EFTA Secretariat and as research fellow in European business law.

Dr. Simon Planzer is the author of the monograph (PhD) ‘Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction’(2014) and the book chapter ‘Gambling Law’ in The Handbook of EEA Law (2016), both published by Springer International Publishing. Simon also works as a Lecturer in Law at the University of St.Gallen where he teaches European Economic Law. He studied and did research i.a. at Harvard University, the College of Europe and the European University Institute.

Dr. Simon Planzer, founding partner of PLANZER LAW has recently received the recognition from Chambers & Partners and has been listed as a global gaming law expert. Clients and firms across many practice areas and geographies have trusted Chambers’ research for nearly 30 years.

Dr. Simon Planzer, founder of Planzer Law, is endorsed by interviewees (Chambers & Partners) as “absolutely excellent” and “the top Swiss lawyer” for gaming. He is actively involved in the shaping of gaming regulations in Switzerland, regularly interacting with the authorities, as well as providing regulatory advice to private clients. Based in Zürich, he is additionally active representing fantasy sports companies.

Dr. Joerg Hofmann

Dr. Joerg Hofmann

Partner at MELCHERS LAW

Dr. Joerg Hofmann is a Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law (“IMGL”) and group leader of the Gaming & Betting Law Practice Group of Melchers Law Firm.  He has been practicing gaming law since the mid-90s and Melchers’ legal advice is highly valued by global market leaders in all sectors of the gaming industry.  A highly recognized expert in the field, Joerg has been consistently ranked as a leading individual and expert in gaming law by prestigious legal directories including Chambers Global and Best Lawyers for many years.

Dr. Christian Rapani

Dr. Christian Rapani

Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani

Dr. Christian Rapani founded his law firm in Graz in 2013 specializing in business and corporate law. Dr. Christian Rapani is the author of numerous publications in these areas of practice. He possesses extensive experience in advising Austrian and international clients on all aspects of business law. One of his key topics of consultancy are issues regarding gaming and betting law with a special focus on B2B and B2C online gaming and betting offer. He provides guidance in various licensing procedures and advises clients on Austrian regulatory requirements and developments affecting their business activities.

Alex Kornilov

Alex Kornilov

CEO & Founder at BETEGY

Alex Kornilov is a serial entrepreneur who started his first business at 18. In 2007 he won “Dragons Den” TV show and had his first steps for a big success in the tech industry. Since then he got involved in several “big data” projects. In particular, he took part in various research projects executed by The State Institute of Complex Technical-Economic Researches.

In 2012, he founded “BETEGY” which is the sports data analytics company. The team created an automated self-learning system which predicts outcomes of football games with high accuracy (betegy.com). The company also licenses the data and visualization systems to global sports betting and media companies like ESPN (USA), Turkcell (Turkey), Ringier Axel Springer (Eastern Europe), Wozhongla.com (China), Yahoo Sports (UK), Bwin (Russia) and others.

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Location

Radisson Blu Hotel Milan
Address: Via Villapizzone, 24, 20156 Milano MI, Italy
E-mail: info.milan@radissonblu.com
Tel: +39 02 363 1888

Testimonials

Here is the feedback and testimonials from the earlier edition…
  • Maria Athanassiou (Legal Counsel at Stoiximan.gr & Betano)Maria Athanassiou (Legal Counsel at Stoiximan.gr & Betano)https://stoiximan.gr

    "An enlightening gambling compliance conference and useful networking events."

  • Kate Romanenko (Head Of Sales at Evoplay Entertainment)Kate Romanenko (Head Of Sales at Evoplay Entertainment)https://evoplay.games/

    “Good cozy event – not too big and just right to be able to meet and speak with everybody. I saw many new faces and still didn’t manage to get acquainted with everyone.”

  • Zoran Puhac (Secretary-General at EOGL)Zoran Puhac (Secretary-General at EOGL)http://www.eogl.eu/

    “EGC Ljubljana was a great opportunity to get relevant information from various markets and to meet numerous professionals across Europe.”

  • Michael Karamanlis (Legal Counsel at Stoiximan.gr and Betano)https://betano.com/

    “Excellent insight into the Balkan market particularly on the Slovenian market”

  • Lucia Chmeľová (Compliance Manager at Tom Horn Gaming)Lucia Chmeľová (Compliance Manager at Tom Horn Gaming)https://www.tomhorngaming.com/

    “Another exciting event in the igaming industry. European Gaming Congress, taking place in a beautiful city of Ljubljana, proved to be another successful occasion organized by Zoltan and his colleagues. For me personally, the event provided valuable information about the current status quo in regulated markets and shared insights into the compliance issues many of my industry colleagues have been facing. The program was superb, with an impeccable selection of high profile speakers and well-thought-out panel discussions. Can’t wait for the 2019 edition!”

  • Martin Stöfler (Co-Founder at OSM Solutions)Martin Stöfler (Co-Founder at OSM Solutions)https://www.osm-s.com/en/

    “The inaugural European Gaming Congress in Ljubljana was an extremely informative and well-organized get-together of gaming and gambling professionals. The European Gaming Media team have managed to pull together a great mix of professionals in a very accommodating and enjoyable location. OSM Solutions will definitely return for the 2019 Congress.”

  • Dr. Alexandra Körner (Senior Legal Associate at MME Legal AG)Dr. Alexandra Körner (Senior Legal Associate at MME Legal AG)https://www.mme.ch/en/

    “The inaugural European Gaming Congress in Ljubljana is a boutique event that brings together experts from all over Europe to exchange experiences from different countries as well as to develop thoughts and knowledge in various areas of gaming law. Great experience with wonderful people!”

Here is the photo gallery from the 2019 edition…The full album is available on Flickr!

European Gaming Congress 2018