World Gaming Executive Summit Main day 1 - 4th July

08:30

Registration commences, welcome refreshments served


 

GROWING REVENUE IN A CONNECTED WORLD

Jane Anscombe
09:00

Chairperson opening remarks

Brian Mattingley
09:10

Keynote interview: Inspiration from an industry leader


Exclusive interview with Brian Mattingley, Chairman of 888 Holdings where he will discuss his experience of the industry so far and his predictions for the future.
 
Shay Segev
09:30

Successful consolidation: Delivering value from M&A

 
  • Understanding the leading M&A deals of 2017 that have transformed the industry
  • The drivers for M&A: Increasing regulations, new tax regimes, technological innovation
  • The impact of ever growing competition on M&A trends and activity
  • Predicting deals for 2018: Forecasting a new wave of consolidation
Panel discussion
09:50

C’Suite panel: Examining the gaming industry’s next big move - what will generate revenue in 2020?

 
  • Will it be new markets, new product differentiation or a disruptive technology?
  • What are the most valuable markets of 2018, will these be the same in 2020?
  • How will business models and strategies need to be restructured to meet changing customer demands?
  • How will gambling keep its place when other new entertainment technologies are on the rise?

 
10:30

Morning break - Refreshments served, exhibition viewing

ADAPTING TO A WORLD OF DISRUPTION

Panel discussion
11:30

C’Suite panel: Adapting to a world of disruption - How will technology change the face of the gaming industry?

 
  • In a digital world, how should operators market their brand to attract new types of customers?
  • Emerging technologies: Which technologies will revolutionise the customer experience?
  • Competing on pricing, product and customer services in a changing environment
  • What is the reality of VR and wearable technology in the gaming industry?

 
 
12:00

Roundtable discussions

Sweden: Overcoming operation challenges after the regulation

Putting responsible gaming and security at the heart of the customer experience
Michael Brady, CEO, Bede Gaming 

Capitalising on gaming Tourism
Hrvoje Vincetić, Managing Director, Casino Adriatic

Understanding the Next Generation
Nicholas Frendo, Product Advisor and Head of Presales, Bit8

Integrating eSports into your offering
Benjamin Föckersperger, Chief Esports Officer, Esports.com

Adapting to a digital world: Using technology to reinvent your gaming offering
Felipe Ludena, CIO, Codere

Boxing clever in a market such as the UK that’s full of heavyweights 
Kevin Reid, CCO, Red Queen Casino 

Revenue reconciliation: Challenges and best practices
Umberto Corridori, VP Sales Europe, SafeCharge

The convergence of online/land-based casinos
Vicens Marti, President, Tangelo Games

Blockchain - the future of online gaming
Stefan Kovach, CCO FunFair Technologies
Andrew Riley, Content & Media Manager, FunFair Technologies

Latest developments in sports betting technology
Alessandro Salvati, CEO, Nextwin

The impact of using third party data assets in automating Problem Gambling, AML and Source of Funds processes
Andrew Davies, Product Director, Pay360


 
13:00

Networking Lunch - Exhibition viewing

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

YOUR NEW SPORTSBETTING CUSTOMER

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

UNDERSTANDING THE NEXT GENERATION

New Technologies
14:20

Panel discussion: Emerging technology outside of the gaming industry: What can we learn from outsiders about technology adoption?


 
  • Which industries have or are being disrupted and who are the disruptors?
  • Which technology challenges have some industries faced that the gaming industry might face shortly?
  • What should the gambling industry be doing, who should it be learning from if it is not to go the way of the Kodak’s and Woolworths of this world?
  • Assessing new payment methods
 
Sports betting
14:20

Panel discussion:  Your new sports betting customer: Keeping pace with the customer expectations and driving user engagement

 
  • New customers and new expectations - how can sports betting attract and retain tomorrow’s player?
  • How is digitization is changing customer behavior?
  • We might have missed the millennials, but how can we engage Gen Z in sports betting?
  • Successful loyalty programs – what’s working where?
James Garmston, CEO, EasyOdds
Resorts and casinos
14:20

Panel discussion: Integrated resorts and casinos around the world: new markets and new opportunities

  • Which regions are on the rise and which are at risk of slow down?
  • What will be the extent of casino success in Japan?
  •  What impact will Japan have on the rest of Asia, and the world?
  • Creating compelling attractions without investing beyond revenue potential
 

 
The new customer
14:20

Panel discussion: Panel discussion: Did the gambling industry miss the millennials? What can we do to ensure we reach Gen Z?

  • Which gaming verticals succeeded in engaging millennials and which failed?
  • How can the gaming industries learn from other industries when looking to engage Gen Z?
  • What does Gen Z look expect your brand to be?
  • What channels must companies be present in to accurately attract new gamers?
15:10

Afternoon networking break - Refreshments served

VR, MACHINE LEARNING AND AI

TECHNOLOGY IN SPORTS BETTING

TOMORROW’S CASINO

CUSTOMER LOYALTY

Sports betting
15:40

Panel discussion: New advancements in technology for sports betting: What can we expect to see in 5 years’ time?

  • Examining the evolution of AI and Machine learning for a more engaging user-driven experience
  • What influences the investment decision in backing a new technology?
  • AI, bots and wearable’s; how are these being utilised commercially
  • Overcoming concerns associated with new technology adoption
  • Meeting the regulations requirements with the likes of blockchain technology
     
 
Resorts and casinos
15:40

Panel discussion: Envisioning the casino floor of tomorrow: How are offerings set to develop or change?

  • Moving beyond gaming: How can casinos incorporate other services into their offering
  • How will new customer habits and behaviours change the casino floor of tomorrow?
  • What technology should casinos be investing in?
  • What is the potential for VR or AI on the casino floor?
The new customer
15:40

Panel Discussion: Using advanced data and analytics to increase player longevity

  • How can CRM data generate real time and targeted adverts?
  • How can data be used to create personal interactions with each customer?
  • Which data should be collected to get accurate insight on our new customers?
  • Addressing security issues associated with data collection
 
New Technologies
16:10

Facebook: Leveraging Machine Learning to Drive Business Results

 
  • Move beyond proxy metrics to business results
  • Leverage machine learning to find the right people
  • Use what you know about your current customers to find new customers
Sports betting
16:10

Gamification of sports betting: The next step

  • What happens to a bookmaker when pricing is no longer a differentiator?
  • Is knowledge of psychology more important than knowledge of football to a modern bookmaker?
  • How have our customers evolved and what do customers really want?
  • How do we give everybody VIP treatment?
 
 
The new customer
16:10

Retaining your new customer: Best strategies to increase the player value

Gil Rotem, Former Group Director of Gaming Strategy, Bet365
Eric Benz
16:30

ICO Pitch + Pitchers

Each ICO will have 5 minutes to present their project, then face a session of Q&A from the investors and the audience.
 
ICO’s to pitch include:
Wintars.io
Clear.poker 
 
Listen to these ICO’s whilst enjoying Sangria Cava pitchers
 
17:30

Close of Day 1

20:00

Cocktail Dinner at Shoko 

Rickshaws will be provided, courtesy of EPG, leaving from the W hotel to Shoko at 19:15.

19:30 - Welcome drink at Shoko

20:00- 22:00 – Cocktail dinner
 
22:00

After-party at Shoko

Sponsored by Playtech

 
last published: 29/Jun/18 14:35 GMT