EEGS 2018 Day 1 (Tuesday, 20 November)


08:30 – 9:00     Registration and coffee 

09:00 – 9:10     Opening (welcoming speech)

Regulatory panels

09:10 – 10:10  Europe (  Greece& Cyprus/ Netherlands/ Germany/ Switzerland – new money gaming act/ Malta) 

Speakers: Simon Planzer, Partner (Planzer Law);  Joseph Borg, Partner (WH Partners); Dr. Joerg Hofmann, Senior Partner (Melchers Law Firm)

10:10 – 11:00   Eastern Europe (Poland/ Romania/ Slovenia/ Hungary/Bulgaria)

Moderated by Donata Szabo, Junior Legal and Research Manager (GamblingCompliance)

Speakers: Ana- Maria Baciu, Partner (Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen); Bartosz Andruszaniec, Senior Associate (WH Partners); Angel Iribozov, Chairman (BTAMOGI)

11:00 – 11:15   Official Opening

11:20 – 11:50  Coffee Break/ Press Conference (“ Vitosha ” Hall)

       Official press conference supporter:


BlockChain Technology

11:50 – 12:20  Blockchain and Gambling Ventures – the Risks and the Solutions

Moderated by Genia Gurevitz, Head of Baltics and APAC-Based Operations (Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm)

Speakers: Tal Itzhak Ron, Chairman and CEO (Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm); Oron Barber, CEO (CoinPoint Group; Sofia); Amir Mikay, co-founder (Trafficlightmedia); Joseph Borg, Partner (WH Partners), Nicc Lewis, President, (Expozive Holdings); Vanya Ilieva, VP Marketing, (FXTP, Sofia) 

12:20 – 12:50 It’s Hot in the Nordics

Moderated by Tal Itzhak Ron, Chairman and CEO (Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm)

Speakers: Rolf Sims, Public Affairs Manager (Kindred Group in Norway), Ola Wiklund, Ilkka Aalto-Setälä, Simon Planzer (Planzer Law) Dr. Joerg Hofmann, Senior Partner (Melchers Law Firm) 

12:50 – 13:50  Lunch (in the foyer of hall “Vitosha”)

12:50 – 13:50  Global Gaming Women Lunch - "The art of leaning in and reaching out"

Everyone is welcome (men and women), but advance sign -up is required. Place: hall " Rodopi "

Speakers: TBA

Gaming Technology Developments

13:50 – 14:10  Innovations in Technology

Moderated by Tal Itzhak Ron, Chairman and CEO (Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm)

Speakers: Stav Zibershtein, Hyperion

14:10 – 14:30  Mobile betting in Eastern Europe: problem or possibility

Speaker: Ivan Liashenko, Head of Customer Experience and Product (PARIMACH)



Marketing, Brand Engagement and Personalization 

14:30 – 14:50   Win back the hearts of your players. Making an impact with sports big data

Speaker: Alex Kornilov, Managing Director (BETEGY)

14:50 – 15:10  Creating a successful Digital PR & Content Marketing Strategy 

Speaker: Laura Crimmons, Founder (Silverthorn Agency)


New Market opportunities Around the Globe

15:15 – 15:45  How do punters bet on US Sports 

Speakers: Peter Ivanov, Head of Trading (UltraPlay)

15:45 – 16:20  Coffee Break and EEGS's lottery 

        Prizes are kindly provided by: 


Millennial Market and Customer of tomorrow 

16:20 – 16:50  Millennial Market and Customer of tomorrow 

Speakers: Mark Thomas, Co-Founder & CEO (ZenSports) 

eSports, DFS, Social gaming

16:50 – 17:20   eSports – Beyond the hype

Moderated by Jessica Maier, German Attorney, MELCHERS LAW

Speakers: Nicholas Aquilina, Attorney (Brandl & Talos Attorneys at Law); Alex  Igelman (Millennial Esports); Mario Ovcharov, CEO, UltraPlay; 

17:20 – 17:50  Lottery

Speakers: TBA

17:50 PM  Closing Day 1

19:30 – 22:00  Official cocktail at Metropolitan Hotel  

        Sponsored by:                  With the kind support of: 


22:30 – Till early morning  After Party at Hotel Ramada Princess Casino  

         With the kind support of: 



EEGS 2018 Day 2 (Wednesday, 21 November)


8:30 – 9:00  Registration and coffee 
Taxes and Regulatory Trends

9:00 - 9:35  Are regulators micro-managing gambling operators out of the market?

Speakers:  David Clifton, Director (Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited)

9:35 - 10:10 Advanced Gaming Concepts & Skill-Based Game

Speakers: Alex Haberl, Regulatory Development Manager (GLI Europe)

M&A (Mergers and acquisitions) and restructuring

10:10 – 11:00 M&A and restructuring

Speakers: James Scicluna, (Co-Managing Partner (WH Partners)


11:00 – 11:20 Usage of AI to enhance the players experience, attract new players, tailor the offer and differentiate your brand from the competition

Speakers: Kostandina Zafirovska, CEO (BtoBet)

11:20 – 12:00  Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00 BEGE Expo 2018 Opening Ceremony at the central foyer stage

12:00 -12:30  AML and Cyber security part / GDPR

Moderated by Dusan Pavlovic, Compliance Advisor (Better Collective)

Speakers: Miglena Dimitrova(MDMI Legal), Angel Angelov, Chief Legal Officer and DPO (Eurofootball), Emil Georgiev,  Attorney-at-law (Reguligence)

12:30 – 13:30  Lunch (in the foyer of hall “Vitosha” + hall “ Rodopi)

CSR and Responsible Gaming 

13:30 – 14:20  CSR and Responsible Gaming 

Speakers: Pieter Remmers, CEO (Assissa Consultancy), Dan Iliovici, Vice President (ROMBET),  Andrew Tottenham, Managing Director (Tottenham & Co)

IMGL Masterclass   

14:20 – 15:20  When gambling and games collide 

Speakers: TBA

15:20 PM Closing Day 2



EEGS Masterclass

Date: 19th November

Venue: Metropolitan Hotel Sofia

Hours: TBA


Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Expo – BEGE

Date: 21 - 22 November 

Venue: Inter Expo Center, Sofia

Hours: 11:00 – 18:00


Gaming StartUp Challenge 

Date: 21 - 22 November 

Venue: Inter Expo Center, Sofia

Hours: TBA



The 11th edition of the conference EEGS will feature an improved conference format and provide better networking possibilities for its delegates. The Advisory Board is the “authority” that will strictly follow the development of the event and advise, monitor and support in shaping the program and improving the summit. For this important role, EEGS invited a number of renowned experts from the global gaming industry. 

We have the honour to announce that representatives of the Advisory Board for EEGS 2018 (in alphabet order) will be: