As Media Partner of the Eastern European Gaming Summit we are publishing the Final Agenda of the event as follows:

Emphasising on providing updates on regulation, compliance, innovation, lottery, disruptive technologies, EEGS will present in a series of sessions the hot issues that the gaming industry is facing.

FINAL AGENDA 2016
Program

TUESDAY, 22 NOVEMBER, 2016

• 9:00 – 10:00
Registration & Morning Refreshments
• 10:00 – 10:15
OPENING REMARKS
ANGEL IRIBOZOV, Chairman, Bulgarian Trade Association of the Manufacturers and Operators in the Gaming Industry (BTAMOGI)
OGNEMIR MITEV, Chairman, Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling
• 10:15 – 10:30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY TODAY
Overview of the recent developments, emerging markets and trends which will shape the future of the industry.
Speakers:
ANDREW TOTTENHAM, Managing Director, Tottenham&Co

• 10:30 – 11:30
Morning Session I
REGULATORY UPDATE ON EUROPE
Update on the regulatory outlook and recent developments.
Belgium: The approved new gaming legislation to add the Value-Added Tax to online gambling services.
The Netherlands: Is the new law going to come into fruition as expected in 2017? Setting the steps for the future licensing regime.
Switzerland: Overview of the Swiss controversial draft gaming act.
UK: How will Brexit impact the gaming industry?
Malta: What regulatory changes are expected to be made in the new Gambling Act?
Greece & Cyprus:Overview of the new tax regime and forecast about the consequences for the online gaming after its the implementation? Update on the expansion of the online gaming market in Cyprus.
Speakers:
Belgium: PIETER PAEPE, Attorney-at-law/Partner, Astrea
Switzerland: Dr. SIMON PLANZER, Attorney-at-Law, PLanzer Law
Malta: Dr. JOSEPH BORG, Senior Advisor, WH Partners
Greece & Cyprus: KONSTANTINOS MARAGKAKIS, Associate Director, Instinctif Partners
Moderator:
STEVE DONOUGHUE, CEO, GamblingConsultant.co.uk

• 11:30 – 11:45
Refreshment Break to Meet & Greet
• 11:30 – 11:45
PRESS CONFERENCE
for media and interested in
• 11:45– 12:45
Morning Session II
REGULATORY UPDATE ON EASTERN EUROPE
Overview of the recent developments in the emerging markets.
Czech Republic: The adopted Gambling Act and new opportunities in a market that is rapidly evolving?
Poland: Overview of the recently adopted draft amendment to the Polish Gambling Act and market prospects.
Romania: A year later. Update on the current legislative situation and issued licenses.
Hungary: Update on the recently adopted brand new remote gambling regulation.
Bulgaria: Overview of the regulatory outlook and licensing. What were the key events during the passed year?
Speakers:
Czech Republic: IVAN SAGAL, Country Managing Partner, Bird & Bird
Poland: MICHAL KOPEC, Senior Business Manager, Better Collective
Romania: COSMINA SIMION, Co-Head of Gaming, NNDKP
Hungary: GABOR HELEMBAI, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird
Bulgaria: ANGEL IRIBOZOV, Chairman, BTAMOGI
Moderator:
Dr. EKATERINA ALEXANDROVA HARTMANN, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, European Gaming and Betting Association

• 12:45 – 13:30
Morning Session III
Q&A: UPDATE ON THE EU ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING FRAMEWORK
Speaker:
BERTIL VAGNHAMMAR, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Justice and Consumers
Moderator:
Dr. SIMON PLANZER, Partner, Planzer Law

• 13:30 – 14:30
LUNCH
• 14:30 – 15:15
Afternoon Session I
IMGL Masterclass
OFFSHORE JURISDICTIONS vs. ONSHORE REGULATED MARKETS
Review of taxation issues in markets with different regulatory frameworks.
o Which offshore jurisdiction is the most attractive for licensing?
o What is the most suitable tax rate for an onshore regulated market?
o Exotic regulations (Curacao, Jersey, Guernsey, Vanuatu) – how do they stand legally and what does the future hold for them?
o What will be the impact of BEPS on the offshore jurisdictions?
Speakers:
Dr. TREVOR DE GIORGIO, Head of International Legal Compliance, Greentube Malta
Dr. JOERG HOFMANN, Senior Partner, Melchers Law Firm
TAL ITZHAK RON, Advocate and Notary, CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm
Moderator:
MORTEN RONDE, Director of Education and Association Development, International Masters of Gaming Law

• 15:15 – 16:15
Afternoon Session II
COMPLIANCE IN EMERGING EUROPEAN MARKETS
This session will examine the fundamentals of the standards and the key factors of the process for certification required from a specific European jurisdiction.
Speakers:
GERT TELKAMPER, Client Services Manager, GLI Europe BV
Romania: TEODORA LUCA, Senior Associate Lawyer, Mihai Luca Law Office
Czech Republic: JAN REHOLA, Lawyer, BetOnSkill Consulting
Lithuania: ANDRIUS GABNYS, Managing Partner, Gabnys Law Firm
Poland: PIOTR DYNOWSKI, Partner, Bird & Bird
Portugal: ANDRE MIRANDA, Partner, AM Associados in association with David Rabbi Law Office
Moderator:
DUSAN MIHAJLOVIC, Partner, Scott Mihajlovic Associates Ltd

• 16:15 – 16:30
Afternoon Refreshments
• 16:30 – 17:15
Afternoon Session III
CASINO FLOOR OF TOMORROW
Where is the land-based casino gaming heading?
o Experience more than just gaming. Is that the new big challenge for land-based operators?
o Slot floor optimization vs. Player experience?
o Innovative technologies that will shape the future?
o Insights and trends for gaming floor design? How will the design of the casino change in the near future?
Speakers:
CARLO PAGAN, CЕО, Casino Campione D’Italia
ANDREI FRIMESCU, Marketing&PR, Game World Romania
STEFAN ENCHEV, Business Development, Casino Technology
STEVE DONOUGHUE, CEO, GamblingConsultant.co.uk
Moderator:
ARJAN KORSTJENS, Lecturer, Totally Gaming Academy

• 17:15 – 18:00
Afternoon Session IV
CHANNELIZATION OF GAMING EXPERIENCE
o How important is omni-channel?
o The technical challenge of being omni-channel?
o Should we have different game design for different channels?
o Finding the magic formula of being omni-channel?
o Omni-channel solution as a tool for retention and improvement of the user experience?
o How to maintain quality and player loyalty in an omni-channel world?
Speakers:
DAVID JOHNSON, Group Commercial Director, NYX
GERARD EL ALLAF, International Business Development Director, GAMING 1
VASILIJE SHKORO, Head of Product Development, BtoBet
ROSSI MCKEE, Vice President, Casino Technology
Moderator:
ANDREW TOTTENHAM, Managing Director, Tottenham&Co

• 19:30 – 22:00 EEGS NETWORKING PARTY
Sponsored by with the kind cooperation of
• 22:00 – 24:00
THE ROYALE CASINO AFTERPARTY
• MONDAY, 21 st NOVEMBER, 2016
Hours: 13:00 – 18:00
EEGS MASTERCLASS
Topic: Casino Promotions
Speaker: ARJAN KORSTJENS, Lecturer, Totally Gaming Academy
Fee for participation: 100€
Venue: BEST WESTERN PREMIER Sofia Airport Hotel, Hall Tegel

WEDNESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER, 2016

• 8:45 – 9:30
Registration & Morning Refreshments
• 8:45 – 9:30
GLOBAL GAMING WOMEN Networking Breakfast
For third consecutive year EEGS is delighted to host the initiative Global Gaming Women. In this session female leaders from the industry will discuss women’s career challenges and success stories. All women are welcome!
Hall: Rodopi
Topic: Women’s Empowerment

Speakers:
BAHAR ALAEDDINI, Partner, Harris Hagan
Dr. EKATERINA ALEXANDROVA HARTMANN, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, EGBA
NADÈGE TEYSSEDRE, Sales Manager EMEA, Zitro
Moderator:
ROSSI MCKEE, Vice President, Casino Technology

• 9:30 – 10:15
Morning Session I
EXPERTS’ PANEL
MARKET UPDATE FROM THE REGION
Associations & experts from the South Eastern Europe area will outline the state of the industry in the region. What are the recent market developments and trends? What are the opportunities that arise and the key strategies for a successful market entry? What are the challenges that each market is currently facing and the possibilities that the future can bring?
Speakers:
Bulgaria: VASIL STUMBOV,Managing Partner, iGaming Bulgaria
Romania: DAN ILIOVICI, Executive Manager, ROMBET
Macedonia & Serbia: NIKOLA LAZAROV, Partner, Law Office Nikola Lazarov LLM
Croatia: HRVOJE VINCETIC, Managing Director, Casino Adriatic
Greece & Cyprus: NIKOS ROUMNAKIS, President of EOGL
Moderator:
MIHNEA POPESCU-GRISOGONO, President, Casino Life & Business Magazine

• 10:15 – 11:30
Morning Session II
THE NEWCOMERS
Overview of current issues and trends regarding the two new buzzwords in the gaming industry?
Daily Fantasy Sports
o Should DFS, as a game of skill, be regulated as Skill Gaming or something else?
o What could be the best regulation for DFS sports in Europe?
o Is there a potential for DFS in Eastern Europe?
o How European market can be different and more difficult than the USA one?
o Difference between daily fantasy and traditional fantasy sports?
o What makes a DFS platform a really good one?
Speakers:
JEFFREY HAAS, Chief International Officer, DraftKings
BENJAMIN CARLOTTI, Managing Director, Oulala’s
ROBERT W. STOCKER, Chair, Gaming Practice Group of Dickinson Wright PLLC
JESSICA MAIER, Attorney-at-law, MELCHERS LAW
Moderator:
JOSEPH F. BORG, Senior Advisor, WH Partners

eSports
o Is regulation a must-need for eSports? What could be the most suitable one for Europe and how it can affect eSports?
o Does eSports betting hiding big opportunities for gambling operators to attract younger generations? How could they embrace the eSports phenomenon?
o State of the eSports in the Eastern European market?
o Should skin gambling be considered problematic? What could be done in terms of prevention when sites are attracting under-aged gamblers?
Speakers:
MORTEN RONDE, Director of Education and Association Development, IMGL
JAKA REPANSEK, Partner, RePublis
PETER IVANOV, Head of eSports, UltraPlay
LUKA CIGANEK, CEO, GamingBattleGround
Moderator:
BAHAR ALAEDDINI, Partner, Harris Hagan

• 11:30 – 12:00
Light Lunch & Refreshments
BEGE EXPO Opening Ceremony at the stage, Hall 3
• 12:00 – 12:30
Morning Session III
LOTTERIES: THE DIGITAL SHIFT
o Overview of the current state of lotteries in the region.
o Why online lottery is the fastest growing online gaming vertical with the biggest potential for growth?
o The hidden challenges of online lottery success?
o Discovering new products and services that appeal to younger generations?
Speakers:
HELEN WALTON, Founder, Gamevy
JOHANN SIGURDSSON, Director of Business Development, NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions
Moderator:
VASIL STUMBOV, Managing Partner, iGaming Bulgaria

• 12:30 – 13:15
Morning Session IV
THE GAME CHANGERS
What are the new technologies on the horizon that are changing the game?
o Immersive gaming experience and its impact on the industry’s development?
o Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality? Analysis of their similarities and differences.
o Defining the potential of Virtual Reality gaming. What are the prospect for its application in the online gambling?
o Augmented Reality and its implications in the future development of online gaming
Speakers:
ALEXANDRE TOMIC, Co-founder, Alea Gaming
RUSSELL MIFSUD, Senior Manager – Gaming, KPMG
ARJAN KORSTJENS, Lecturer, Totally Gaming Academy
Moderator:
KONRAD GILL, Head of Interactive Division, Casino Technology

• 13:15 – 13:55
Morning Session V
STATE OF ALTERNATIVE PAYMENTS
o State of the alternative payments sector in Eastern Europe?
o How can operators educate their players about the alternative payment methods?
o Cross-border payments and the challenges of a gaming provider with a global audience.
o How can a payment provider become a strategic marketing partner rather than just a payment channel?
o Alternative methods for negotiating with end users.
o Dealing with arbitration and courts when combating chargebacks and fraud?
o Various regulations of Bitcoin and possible legal models for settlement?
Speakers:
TATYANA MYKHALCHENKO, Senior Area Sales Manager at Accentpay, Ecommpay Group
Adv. SHARON SHALEM, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm
ALESSANDRO BRUNO-BOSSIO, VP Sales & Operations, Digital Wallets, Paysafe
MIGLENA DIMITROVA, Partner, MDMI Legal
Moderator:
MIROSLAV BOJILOV, General Manager, Paysafe

• 13:50 – 14:00
Closing Remarks & Prize Draw

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