Barcelona, 2 - 4 July 2019

Schedule

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Jul 209:30
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Opening Remarks

Keynotes
Morten Ronde, Chief Executive Officer, Danish Online Gambling Association
Jul 209:30
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Opening Remarks

Lottery Focus Day
Helen Walton, Founder And Marketing Director, Gamevy
Jul 209:40
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European regulations: Implementation and Effect

Regulation Focus Day
  • Unpacking new marketing regulations in Italy, which countries will follow the same route?
  • Working within a tight regulation framework
  • New markets and opportunities within Europe
  • Update on regulation around remote gambling and its restrictions
Jul 209:40
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Panel Discussion: How to defend against casinos, from a lottery perspective

Lottery Focus Day
  • What can traditional casinos learn from the lottery industry?
  • How can you incorporate lottery into your casino offering?
  • Overcoming the challenges of diving into the lottery sphere
  • Realising the potential for attracting a wider customer base
Moderator: Helen Walton, Founder And Marketing Director, Gamevy
Brad Cummings, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, EquiLottery Games
Tal Zamstein, Group Head Of Gaming, Fortuna Gaming
Jul 210:10
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Reserved for Sponsor: Realising the importance of a sound regulatory framework

Regulation Focus Day
  • Understanding the risk of AML and the need for a complete framework
  • Overcoming the challenges around banking and payment processing
  • Assessing the cultural differences within different jurisdictions
  • Examples of the ultimate risk of inconsistency within regulatory frameworks
Jul 210:10
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Reserved for Sponsor: Widening your customer base by including lottery in your offering

Lottery Focus Day
  • Who isthe lottery customer and why are they different from the traditional gambler?
  • Why is the lottery approached so differently to traditional gambling?
  • Using the power of the lottery to drive traffic to your business
  • Incorporating lottery into your brand to make it appeal to a wider customer base
Jul 211:10
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GDPR: The aftermath

Regulation Focus Day
  • The reality of GDPR: What has it actually meant for our business outcome?
  • Making use of your data within a GDPR compliant framework
  • Big data: The undiscovered treasures
  • Artificial Intelligence: How it decides to use what data
  • Data strategy (Defence vs. Offence objective and architecture)
Michael Mrak, Head Of Department For Corporate Governance Coordination And Compliance, Casinos Austria AG
Jul 211:10
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Creating the perfect product portfolio for lotteries

Lottery Focus Day
  • Examining the success of traditional 6/49 games
  • What is the potential for growth of instant lottery games worldwide?
  • What is the perfect lottery product portfolio and why?
  • What will the lottery of the future look like?
Jul 211:30
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Responsible advertising and the work of advertising self-regulatory organisations

Regulation Focus Day
  • What does a fair and safe gambling framework look like?
  • Taking responsibility for your customers safety
  • Working with regulators and charities to create a safe gambling culture
  • What part does the industry have to play to reduce gambling related harm?
Jul 211:30
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Panel Discussion: The challenges of the traditional lottery - The triumph of Blockchain

Lottery Focus Day
  • The potential for blockchain to eliminate data associated risk
  • Overcoming performance and scalability issues
  • Promoting blockchain technology to the stakeholders of the industry
Jul 211:50
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Roundtable Discussions

Regulation Focus Day
Comments and views on the Swedish re-regulation
Effective Self-Exclusion
Stephen Aupy, VP Strategic Partnerships, Gamban
Generating gaming revenue in Africa
Marketing in highly regulated markets
Susan O'Leary, Chief Executive Officer, Alderney eGambling Limited
Measuring affordability within your responsible gaming framework
Hermann Pamminger, Corporate Social Responsibility - European Affairs Tourism Politics, Casinos Austria AG
Swedish regulation and the end of the state monopoly: Opportunities and challnenges
What does a good regulatory customer experience look like?
Jul 211:50
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Roundtable Discussions

Lottery Focus Day
How to interest authorities and the legislator in the needs of a fast-moving industry
Carsten Muth, Head Of Legal And Compliance, Lotto24 AG
Lottery insurances: Protecting your business from large jackpots
Ralph Clemens Martin, Chief Executive Officer, EMIRAT AG
Tools to fight unauthorised lottery services
Peter Naessens, Head Of Unit Regulatory Advice, Research, Gaming Commission
Jul 213:30
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Integrating 'responsible' RG programs based on science

Regulation Focus Day
  • Recognising the importance of RG built around technology
  • Understanding the harm potential of facial and emotion recognition to our customers
  • Using scientific method to know when our customers are in danger
Jul 213:30
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Incorporating charity into the lottery business model

Lottery Focus Day
  • Developing a charity strategy that fits with your business
  • Creating clear and achievable charity goals and targets
  • Engaging the whole business in the company's ambition
  • Communicating achievements to your customers and the wider community
Yakir Firestane, Director Of Gaming, Health Lottery
Jul 213:50
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Panel Discussion: Engaging customers in the lottery's good causes: How to get communication right

Lottery Focus Day
  • How should good causes and charity be positioned within lottery businesses?
  • What can the lottery industry itself do to put itself in a positive light?
  • Highlighting the positive purpose of the lottery and communicating its message to society
  • Lessons learnt around effective messaging: What do the public react well to?
Jannie Haek, Chief Executive Officer, The National Lottery
Marcus Geiss, Chief Executive Officer, Navidad Foundation
Jul 214:10
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Panel Discussion: The ultimate aim of a responsible gaming framework: What does excellence look like in this area?

Regulation Focus Day
  • 'Responsible gaming' an industry trend or a key business imperative?
  • What is the ideal outcome from a responsible gaming framework: Is this even possible in reality?
  • What message do we need to send out to employees, stakeholders and customers?
  • Engaging the board and the whole business in your responsible gaming message
Moderator: Graham Weir, Group Director Responsible Gambling, Ladbrokes Coral Group
Dietmar Hoscher, Member Of The Managing Board Of Casinos Austria, Casinos Austria AG
Roger Parkes, Groupl Head Of Compliance And Regulatory Affairs, Betway
Jul 214:10
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Outsider case-study: How to save traditional lotteries from a dying customer pool

Lottery Focus Day
  • Digital innovation: moving from a paper-centric game to online for seamless transactions
  • Breaking barriers for traditional points of sale: Where can we look for our new customer pools and how to integrate
  • Good causes as paramount and effective integration into community projects
  • Looking to the future and further plans for growth and development
Jon Weaver, CEO, Pilot Games
Jul 215:20
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Panel Discussion: Integrated resorts in Europe: Regulations, legislations and investment decisions

Regulation Focus Day
  • What is the real potential of the land-based European opportunity?
  • What can we learn from new casinos in Spain, Hungary and Croatia about adapting to legislations?
  • Making the right investment decision: Where is the money going to come from?
Moderator: Morten Ronde, Chief Executive Officer, Danish Online Gambling Association
Peter Naessens, Head Of Unit Regulatory Advice, Research, Gaming Commission
Jul 215:20
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Creating a new lottery

Lottery Focus Day
  • Breaking through the barriers of traditional points of sale
  • which types of alternative sales strategies are available to lotteries?
  • What are the key lessons learnt form the creation of the Wyoming Lottery?
  • What are the challenges for state lotteries based on changing demographics?
Jul 215:40
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Panel Discussion: Lotteries of the future: Will there be an "Uber-like-innovation" one day?

Keynotes
  • How do new lottery games perform worldwide?
  • What are the success factors and do they differ across regions?
  • Which innovations are likely to change the lottery biz and why?
Moderator: Magnus Von Zitzewitz, Chief Financial Officer And Executive Board Member, Lotto24 AG
Frank Herold, Business Development Director, EMIRAT AG
Jari Vahanen, Senior Vice President Of International Business Development, Veikkaus Oy
Nigel Birrell, Chief Executive Officer, Lottoland
Robert Chvátal, Chief Executive Officer, Sazka Group
Jul 215:40
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Panel Discussion: Generating revenue from Africa's gaming boom

Regulation Focus Day
  • Driving revenue from sports betting in South Africa: Where's the challenge and opportunity?
  • Where are the emerging African markets for the land-based casino industry?
  • Harnessing the power of mobile gaming in Africa: Working within a sound regulatory framework
  • How can gambling in African boost the economy whilst minimising gambling related harm?
Cuan Chelin, Founder And Chief Executive, Sportingbet South Africa
Imran Premji, Chief Executive Officer, Safaribet
Jul 217:00
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Keynotes
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Jul 309:00
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Opening Remarks

Keynotes
Oisin Lunny, Senior Market Development Manager, Independent
Jul 309:05
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Exclusive Keynote Interview

Keynotes
Breaking down internal barriers to innovation: Encouraging digitalisation without disruption within your business
Interviewee: Philip Bowcock, Group Chief Executive Officer, William Hill
Interviewer: Oisin Lunny, Senior Market Development Manager, Independent
Jul 309:20
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C-Suite Panel: Breaking down internal barriers to innovation: Encouraging digitilisation without disruption within your business

Keynotes
  • Applying artificial intelligence and machine-learning to streamline individual business processes
  • Building an innovation culture within the company: How can you ensure everyone feels involved?
  • What can we learn from markets and companies who are leading the way with next generation technology?
  • How could Blockchain, IOT and big data analytics offer gaming companies a deeper understanding of customer behaviour?
Moderator: Oisin Lunny, Senior Market Development Manager, Independent
Jul 309:50
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C'Suite Panel: Using M&A to meet the transformation demands of a highly competitive market

Keynotes
  • Using M&A to enhance organisation and simplify internal processes
  • Optimising company It performance and architecture through consolidation
  • What is the potential for reducing technology costs through M&A?
  • Is M&A an appropriate tool to create shareholder value in the face of regulatory change, or is it short term?
  • When the music stops, will there be a new world order or a multi-national, multi-channel diversified operator ecosystem?
Moderator: Oisin Lunny, Senior Market Development Manager, Independent
Keith Laslop, Founder, Jackpotjoy Plc
Gavin Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer, Red Tiger Gaming
Shay Segev, Chief Operating Officer, GVC Holdings
Marco Castaldo, Chief Executive Officer, Microgame S.p.A
Jul 311:20
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Roundtable Discussions

Keynotes
Best practices in responsible gaming
Gillian Wilmot, Chairman, Senet Group
Driving revenue with the blockchain: How to make the most of it now
Facial recognition in retail operations
How Blockchain leverages the Gaming Operation benefits
New approaches to responsible gaming - lessons from Betsson
Hillevi Stuhrenberg, Manager Responsible Gambling And Csr, Betsson Group
North America Focus
Charles Gillespie, Group Chief Executive Officer, Gambling.com Group
The future of online and mobile sports betting in North America
John Levy, Chairman And Chief Executive Officer, theScore, Inc
The sports betting landscape in 2020: How is the industry evolving?
Transforming the online and land-based casino experience
Jul 312:20
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Examining the reality of AI in gaming

Gaming Tech
Jose Antonio Esteban Sanchez, Chief Technology Officer, Codere
Jul 312:20
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Advertising and offering a safer gambling environment

Gaming Marketing
Neil Banbury, Head Of Uk Strategy, Unibet
Jul 312:20
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Going above and beyond gaming to increase traffic: Lessons learnt from Magic Mike

Land Based Casinos
Simon Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, The Hippodrome Casino
Jul 312:20
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Can blockchain help you reach a new audience?

Blockchain and Payments
Jul 312:40
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Panel Discussion: How will AI influence the online gambling industry?

Gaming Tech
Naveen Goyal, Founder and CEO, Khel Group
Antoine Bonello, Chief Operating Officer, Mr Green
Irina Cornides, Chief Executive Officer, Jackpotjoy Division, Jackpotjoy Plc
Jul 312:40
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Panel Discussion: How does understanding your customer work in a world with increasing data restrictions, fake news / profiles on SM and increased fraud?

Gaming Marketing
John Gordon, CEO, Incentive Games
Bo Wanghammar, Managing Director Of Pokerstars Casino, PokerStars
Ronna Shilon, Chief Executive Officer, Gate777
Britt Boeskov, Chief Experience Officer, Kindred Group
Jul 312:40
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Panel Discussion: Going above and beyond the gaming experience: What else is important to our customers

Land Based Casinos
Moderator: Eric Olders, Chief Executive Officer, JVH gaming & entertainment group
Wolfgang Bliem, Chief Executive Officer, Grand Casino Luzern
Phillippa Garty, Head Of Marketing, Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City
Roger Marris, Chief Executive Officer, The Ritz Club, London
Jul 312:40
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Panel Discussion: What are the US operators looking for to be able to offer Sports Betting?

Sports Betting
Moderator: David Sargeant, Founder, Igaming Ideas
Benjie Cherniak, Managing Director, Don Best Sports. SG Digital
Seth Young, Director Of Online Gaming, PointsBet
Bernard Marantelli, Chief Executive Officer, Colossus Bets
Jul 312:40
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Building crypto utilities into your offering

Blockchain and Payments
Moderator: Carla Maree Vella, Founder, ConsultXD
Adriaan Brink, Chief Executive Officer, Betterbetting
Jedidiah Taylor, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Decent.Bet
Jul 314:50
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Panel Discussion: Building the business case for diversity in gaming: What are the positive business outcomes?

Gaming Marketing
Moderator: Becky Liggero, Lead On-Site Reporter, CalvinAyre.com
Lena Nordin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Betsson Group
Paris Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle
Jan Jones Blackhurst, Evp Public Policy And Corporate Responsibility, Caesar's Entertainment
Jul 314:50
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Panel Discussion: The future of slots: Volume or value or both?

Land Based Casinos
Jul 314:50
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Panel Discussion: The sports book reinvented - How can we make platforms more exciting?

Sports Betting
John Levy, Chairman And Chief Executive Officer, theScore, Inc
Adam Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Bookee
Veiko Krunberg, Managing Director, Olympic Entertainment Group
Jul 314:50
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Panel Discussion: The crypto-hype may have subsided but blockchain is here to stay: What are the proven use cases in gaming and what's to come in the future?

Blockchain and Payments
Carla Maree Vella, Founder, ConsultXD
Adriaan Brink, Chief Executive Officer, Betterbetting
Jul 316:00
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Start-Up Case Study: Tackling the millennial market to double our revenue

Gaming Tech
Jul 316:00
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Using a strong CSR strategy to transform your business

Gaming Marketing
Rikard Rinaldo, Director Of Communication, Mr Green
Jul 316:00
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Leading casinos into the next generation

Land Based Casinos
Jul 316:00
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Differentiating your product in a crowded marketplace

Sports Betting
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Jul 316:00
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Creating differentiated gambling experiences through payments

Blockchain and Payments
Jul 316:20
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Panel Discussion: What can the industry learn from start-ups about innovation?

Gaming Tech
Naveen Goyal, Founder and CEO, Khel Group
Daniel Graetzer, Chief Executive Officer, Carousel Group
Will Mace, Head Of Kindred Futures, Kindred Group
Jul 316:20
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Panel Discussion: Re-branding the industry: How can we change the negative public perception of the gambling industry?

Gaming Marketing
Heather Cooper, Chief Marketing Officer, Casumo
Sarah Hanratty, Chief Executive Officer, Senet Group
Ash Clay, Head Of User Experience, Kindred Group
Maria Boelius, Chief Executive Officer, Cashmio
Jul 316:20
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Panel Discussion: How is sports betting set to evolve: What are the key challenges and opportunities?

Sports Betting
Carlo Di Maio, Sportsbook Director, Eurobet Italia
Alberto Eljarrat, Managing Director, Sportium Apuestas Deportivas Sa
Jul 316:20
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Payments across multiple channels - What matters about the customer experience?

Blockchain and Payments
Jul 316:50
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Pitch and Partner

Keynotes
Hear from the start-ups that are innovating and disrupting the gaming industry
Jul 318:00
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End of Day 1 Conference Sessions

Keynotes
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Jul 410:00
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C-Suite Panel: Your new sports betting customer: Getting to grips with a new generation of betting aspirations and motivations

Keynotes
  • Who is your new sports betting customer: What will drive and motivate them to play?
  • which retention / loyalty methods will work with the next generation, and do you they differ to the traditional player?
  • Understanding the importance of CSR to sports betting customers today
  • What is important to new players and how must the industry re-brand itself to attract them?
Moderator: Andrew Gellatly, Head Of Global Research Services, GamblingCompliance
Sudeep Dalamal Ramnani, Chief Executive Officer And Co Founder, Sporty Bet
Tyrone Dobbin, Managing Director, Sportingbet South Africa
Jul 410:30
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The technology trends disrupting your business and how to flourish in the digital age

Keynotes
Greg Williams, Editor In Chief, Wired Magazine
Jul 411:00
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C-Suite Panel: The future of gaming: Looking for growth in a crowded marketplace

Keynotes
  • Further consolidation versus organic growth
  • Will it be new markets, new product differentiation or a disruptive technology?
  • How can business models and organisations be restructures to provide an omni-channel experience?
  • How to find the balance between cost-cutting strategies and increased marketing spend
  • How can the gaming industry keep pace with new entertainment channels and technologies?
Per Widerstrom, Chief Executive Officer, Fortuna Entertainment
Itai Zak, Chief Executive Officer, Go Wild Gaming
Jul 411:50
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One view of your customer across multiple channels

Gaming Marketing
Jonathan Pettemerides, Director Of Multi-Channel, Rank Group
Jul 411:50
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Integrated Resorts implementation strategy: From the idea to the execution

Land Based Casinos
Angel Sueiro, Chief Operating Officer, The Emerald Resort
Jul 411:50
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E-Sports as a new revenue stream for the i-Gaming industry: Lessons from the experts

Sports Betting
Lars Lien, Co-Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Luckbox
Jul 412:10
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Panel Discussion: Cracking the 'always on' generation:Ensuring your offering excites the connected player

Gaming Tech
Mikel Lopez De Torre, Digital Director, Sportium
Michael Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer And Co-Founder, Letsbet.com
Alexander Stevendahl, Chief Executive Officer, VideoSlots
Jul 412:10
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Panel Discussion: Achieving customer profiling excellence: How do you do this on a detailed level?

Gaming Marketing
Mark Mcguinness, Chief Marketing Officer, Betolimp
Jul 412:10
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Panel Discussion: Understanding the Asia opportunity for casinos outside Japan and Macau

Land Based Casinos
Moderator: Tim Shepherd, Co-Founder, Fortuna Investments
Peter Hoetzinger, Co Chief Executive Officer, Century Casinos Inc
David Ellis, Investor Relations, Nagacorp Ltd
Jul 412:10
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Panel Discussion: What are the fundamental differences underlying eSports from traditional sports?

Sports Betting
Benjamin Fockersperger, Founder, esports-agency.gg
Eirik Kristiansen, Chief Executive Officer, Pixel.bet
Filip Wargeus, Esports Lead, Kindred Group
Jul 412:40
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Fireside discussion: Innovation through active feedback - Smash the glass ceiling of innovation by listening to your users

Gaming Tech
Jul 413:00
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The future of digital marketing: 6 things we can do better tomorrow than today

Gaming Marketing
Chris Harrison, Industry Head - Financial Trading And Egaming, Google
Jul 413:00
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What to expect when you move your business online

Land Based Casinos
Américo Loureiro, Director, Solverde
Jul 414:30
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Exclusive VR demonstration

Gaming Tech
Alexandre Tomic, Co-Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Alea Digital
Jul 414:30
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Opportunities in new jurisdictions: what are the online opportunities in the Philippines?

Gaming Marketing
Martin Williams, Asia Editor, Gambling Compliance
Jul 414:30
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Becoming a world leading casino in a challenging market

Land Based Casinos
Timothy Mcnally, Chairman, Nagacorp Ltd
Jul 414:30
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Incorporating fantasy sports into your offering

Sports Betting
Benjamin Fockersperger, Founder, esports-agency.gg
Jul 415:10
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Panel Discussion: Incorporating next generation products into your offering: When is the right time to invest?

Gaming Tech
Steven Grech, Co-Founder, Yakocasino
Jon Weaver, CEO, Pilot Games
Jul 415:10
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Panel Discussion: How can data be collected to get accurate insight on our new customers?

Gaming Marketing
Claire Tribert, Marketing Consultant, Betsson Group
Jul 415:10
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Panel Discussion: What is the real opportunity in Japan?

Land Based Casinos
Moderator: Paul Richardson, Group Director Of Strategy And Corporate Development, Rank Group
Jul 415:10
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Panel Discussion: The skill or luck debate: Should fantasy sports be considered as gambling?

Sports Betting
Jindrich Rajchl, Chief Executive Officer, Funtasy sports
Hampus Hagglof, Chief Executive Officer, Fsport
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