EGC2019 Milan a huge success, announcing Athens as the destination of the 2020 edition!
The second edition of the European Gaming Congress (EGC) took last month on the 8th of November at Radisson Blu Milan and gathered +110 high-level delegates from around Europe, including official delegations from Cyprus, Malta, and South Korea.
We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2019 edition for their support and here are the companies for which we are thankful:
NetEnt – MAIN STAGE SPONSOR
SBTech – LANYARDS SPONSOR
PLANZER LAW – EUROPEAN REGULATORY SPONSOR
TAL RON, DRIHEM & CO LAW FIRM – LEGAL AND BANKING SPONSOR
BETEGY – TECHNOLOGICAL SPONSOR
BtoBet – DIGITAL SPONSOR
Altenar – PEN, PAPER AND PAMPER SPONSOR
NSoft – GENERAL SPONSOR
Netshop ISP – GENERAL SPONSOR
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 Tűndik, 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 new European capital in a market that will probably be highlighted in many news.
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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 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.
The audio recordings of the panel discussions are available for European Gaming PREMIUM Members.
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 our team, the winners were announced in the final session of the conference, after the secret vote cast by the attending delegates. You can view the full list of the winners per each category on the following link.
Congratulations to all the winners and the organizers look forward to welcoming you back in 2020!
Make sure to also subscribe to the social media channels of the conference for continuous updates regarding the 2020 event: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn Page, LinkedIn Group.
The next edition of EGC will be held in November 2020 in Athens, you can Pre-Register here to get the latest notification about the official date, location, and speaking possibilities.
We are already working hard on the next events and the look forward to seeing you soon in Prague or Tallinn! More details about the upcoming events calendar can be found here.
Here are a few of the testimonials that have left by the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of European Gaming Congress which was held in Milan:
“The event appeared very interesting for me in terms of networking opportunities. The first panel was in-depth analyses of the Italian regulatory regime and it was very useful. I am planning to attend the next event as well.” – Polina Nedyalkova – Business Development Manager at EGT Interactive
“I was attending the European Gaming Congress in Milan last week. It was a great pleasure for me to take part in this event. I met a lot of people. I took part in a panel discussion about marketing on the regulated markets. I told a lot about Parimatch practices regarding that. I heard a lot about GDPR in the European Union and in the advertising industry. I heard about the practices of Italians and other countries. Thank you for the great possibilities to take part in such an event. Thanks to organizers. See you soon at other events.” – Ivan Liashenko – Chief Marketing Officer at Parimatch
“The best way to describe EGC in Milan is with Paul J. Meyers quote: ‘Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.’ Thanks again to Zoltan for another great event with high-quality attendees.” – Melanie Hainzer – Marketing Manager at Wildz
“EGC is a boutique event pitched at influencer level delegates and of the size and structure that facilitates open discussion and engagement, thoroughly informative and enjoyable.” – Graham Luke – Gaming Industry Consultant – Marathonbet
“Nice mingle between regulators and the industry. A great chance to share views with key players and have a grasp on the most recent developments of the industry.” – Michalis Karamanlis – Legal Counsel at Betano
“Once again, European Gaming Events put together a quality, boutique event that brought together people from different, but interconnected sectors of the iGaming industry. It was the most beneficial learning and networking experience!” – Maria E. Arnidou – Marketing & Communications Management at Fantasy Sports Interactive
“It is always a pleasure to attend the organizers’ events since they provide useful insight and, most importantly, the context for unpretentious and productive networking with key people in the gaming industry.” – Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros – Sales Director at Golden Race – Virtual Sports & Betting Solutions
“EGC2019 Milan was nothing short of what I was expecting, a great opportunity to share and learn from the best of the industry.” – Vasco Albuquerque – SEO Manager at All-in Translations
“Professionally organized with highest targeting precision for relevant topics” – Dr. Joerg Hofmann – Senior Partner MELCHERS law firm; President IMGL (2014 + 2015)
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 Omerspahić (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).
For further inquiries about the 2020 edition of EGC and SEG Awards, speaking/attending/sponsoring options, make sure to send an e-mail to [email protected] or subscribe to the weekly newsletter on the following link.