The second edition of the European Gaming Congress (EGC) took last month on the 8th of November at Radisson Blu Milan and gathered +110 highlevel delegates from around Europe, including official delegations from Cyprus, Malta, and South Korea.
The 2019 edition of the conference recorded 9 sponsors and most of them have already confirmed their support for the 2020 edition.
“European Gaming Congress is here to stay and we are happy that the platform has received so much encouragement by leading brands, regulators and government officials coming all the way from Asia. We are happy that the second edition was a sold-out event and the information which was shared by some of the biggest names of the industry has reached so many interested delegates. We are already planning for the 2020 edition and make sure to pre-register in order to receive the updates”, stated Zoltán Tu˝ndik, Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events.
Based on the survey which was filled out by 68% of the delegates, the conference will move to Athens, Greece in 2020 and the proposed date of the conference is the 5th of November. The venue will be disclosed at the beginning of next year and the organizers look forward to greeting delegates in a new European capital in a market that will probably be highlighted in many news.
The conference brought together compliance experts, regulators, leading gambling industry operators, marketing experts and several service providers from Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, South Korea, the Baltics, the D-A-CH region, but also from several other European regions.
The agenda of the EGC 2019 conference included several panel discussions, and an exclusive IMGL MasterClass which was titled as “Ideal connection and communication between regulators and the industry” and was joined by Ioanna Fiakkou (Chairwoman of the National Betting Authority Cyprus), Michele Magro (Chief Counsel – Policy & International Affairs for the Malta Gaming Authority), Maarten Haijer (Secretary- General of the European Gaming and Betting Association – EGBA), Quirino Mancini (Partner at Tonucci & Partners) and Andrew Cochrane (Chief Development Officer at SBTech).
The attending delegates had the unique opportunity to hear the recent updates and enjoy networking sessions with some of the leading names of the industry. You can find the full list of speakers below at the end of this press release.
During the second edition of EGC, attending delegates also had the opportunity to decide the winners in the 26 categories of inaugural SEG Awards (Southern European Gaming Awards).
Special thank you goes to the presenters of the awards for their professionalism, Julia Peeva-Sertov (CEO at Amusnet Gaming) and Andrius Gabnys (Founder at Gabnys Law Firm).
As in other awards ceremonies hosted by European Gaming Media and Events, the winners were announced in the final session of the conference, after the secret vote casted by the attending delegates.
Congratulations to all the winners and the organizers look forward to welcoming you back in 2020!
The next edition of EGC will be held in November 2020 in Athens, you can Pre-Register to get the latest notification about the official date, location, and speaking possibilities.
The team is already working hard on the next events and the look forward to seeing you soon in Prague or Tallinn!
The lectures and industry insight during the conference were given by:
Maurizio Bernardo (Senior Strategic Advisor at SKS365), Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar), Quirino Mancini (Partner at Tonucci & Partners), Andrea Eletto (Legal and Research Analyst at GamblingCompliance), Alessandro Allara (Sportsbook and Digital Director at SNAITECH), Willem van Oort (Founder of Gaming in Holland / Gaming in Spain), Marko Jankovic (Head Of Business Development at G-Core Labs S.A.), Ioanna Fiakkou (Chairwoman of the National Betting Authority Cyprus), Michele Magro (Chief Counsel – Policy & International Affairs for the Malta Gaming Authority), Maarten Haijer (Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association – EGBA), Andrew Cochrane (Chief Development Officer at SBTech), André Wilsenach (Senior Vice President, Government Relations at BMM Testlabs), Ariel Weiss (CEO of n00b), Melanie Hainzer (Marketing Manager at Wildz), Sara-Swetlana Klimper (Senior Independent Gaming Consultant), Amir Mikay (CEO at Trafficlightmedia), Graham Martin (Third Generation Bookmaker and Gaming Industry Veteran), Martina Scalpello (Senior Manager at ARQ Group Malta), Dr. Holger Jakob (Head of Legal at G2 Esports), Stav Pischits (CEO at Cynance), Dr. Christian Rapani (Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani), Ivan Liashenko (Chief Marketing Officer at Parimatch), Francesco Gaziano (Chief Marketing Officer and Country Manager Italy at SKS365) and last but not least Zlatan Omerspahic´ (Data Protection Officer at NSoft Company).
Special gratitude is also extended to the panel moderators for keeping the discussions flowing and educative:
Christian Tirabassi (Senior Partner at Ficom Leisure / Gioconews.it writer), Donata Szabo (Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance), Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW), Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW), Tal Itzhak Ron (Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist and Notary), Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm) and last but not least Vasco Albuquerque (SEO Manager at All-in Global).
The organizers would like to thank the sponsors of the EGC 2019 edition for their support.