12th Eastern European Gaming Summit

Venue: Inter Expo Center, Sofia, Bulgaria


08:30 Registration & Morning Coffee

Foyer in front of Vitosha Hall


9:00 Panel: Focus on Regulatory Aspects. Eastern Europe

Dan Ilovici, Vice-president, Romanian Gambling Organizers Association
Angel Iribozov, Chairman of the Board of Management of Bulgarian Trade Association of the Manufacturers and Operators in the Gaming Industry
Alexander Kovacevic, CEO, ImageQuix
Ewa Lejman, Head of the Polish Desk, WH
Zoran Puhac, Secretary-General, EOGL

Moderator: Mihnea Popesku Grisogono, founder, Casino Life & Businness Magazine

10:00 Panel: Focus on Regulatory Aspects. Central and Western Europe

Nicholas Aquilina, Attroney at Brandl & Talos Attorneys at Law in Vienna
Dr. Simon Planzer, Partner in PLANZER LAW
Dr.Joerg Hofmann, Head of the Betting and Gaming Group of Melchers Law Firm
David Foster, Head of Regulatory Affairs for GVC

Moderator: Joseph Borg, Advocate and Partner at WH Partners

11:00 Opening Address

Angel Iribozov, Chairman of the Board of Management of Bulgarian Trade Association of the Manufacturers and Operators in the Gaming Industry

11:20 Coffee Break

Foyer in front of  Vitosha hall


11:20 Briefing powered by AGEM

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11:50 Panel: Focus of understanding the implementation of AI in gaming industry

Yonko Chuklev, Senior Associate, Acuris Risk Intelligence
Kleo Papas, Director of International Projects, GovRisk
Assi Isac, Senior Product Owner, William Hill
Roman Czubak, Head of Sales, Novomatic

Moderator: TBA


12:30 Panel: Blockchain technologies and Crypto Currencies iGaming applications

Joseph Borg, Partner (Head of Blockchain and Gaming & Gambling Advisory), WH Partners
Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm
Moderator: Oron Barber, Blockchain, FinTech and Crypto Currencies Consultant

13:00 Lunch

Foyer in front of Vitosha Hall


13:00 Global Gaming Women Lunch: What does the future hold for women in gambling?

Discussing past, present, and future, the GGW lunch session seeks to encourage participants (men and women) to share their professional and personal experiences on how the role of women in the industry has evolved and continues to do so. This should help identify any positive/negative trends and foster a discussion on what is going well and what could maybe be improved.

Location: Rodopi Hall
Everyone is welcome!
Pre-registration is required.


14:00 Interactive Presentation: Chatbots and Messenger Marketing in the Gambling industry

Blagoy Nikushev, CEO, Zebra Digital

14:20 Presentation: How to rank in Google Search in the Gambling industry

Gennadiy Vorobyov, CEO, Netpeak Bulgaria

14:40 Panel: Digital Marketing

Nicc Lewis, CEO, MarCom & Marketing Agency
Mihnea Popescu, Founder, Casino Life & Business Magazine
Denitsa Alexieva, Head of Marketing, CoinPoint
Lyubomira Petrova, Chief Marketing Officer, UltraPlay

Moderator: TBA

15:15 Coffee Break

Foyer in front of Vitosha Hall


15:45 Panel: E-Sports rising. How online betting brands can stay ahead of the game

Stanislav Uzunov, eSports Head Trader, UltraPlay
Dr. Holger Jakob, Head of Legal at G2 Esports

Moderator: Nicholas Aquilina, Attroney, Brandl & Talos

16:30 Panel: Convergence of Gaming and Gambling. Are regulators ready for new monetisation and betting models?

Brandon Debattista, Legal Counsel, Malta Gaming Authority
Rossi McKee, Vice President, Casino Technology
Ana-Maria Baciu, Managing Partner at SIMION & BACIU
Dr. Simon Planzer, Partner in PLANZER LAW

Moderator: Jessica Maier, Attorney, MELCHERS Law Firm

17:15 Panel: Advertisement Restrictions / IMGL Masterclass


18:15 Closing Day One
19:00 Networking Party at Panorama Hall, fl. 7, Inter Expo Center

The EEGS networking party is powered by:

With the kind support of:

Terra Tangra  Kamenitza 

22:30 After Party at Viva Casino, Sofia, Balkan Hotel

The official EEGS after party is powered by Viva! Casino Sofia
transfer included 

Viva Casino

ID required 

08:30 Registration & Morning Coffee

Foyer in front of Vitosha Hall


09:00 Panel: M&A (Mergers and acquisitions) and restructuring

James Scicluna, Co-Managing Partner, WH Partners

09:40 Keynote Presentation: AML

Ron Goudsmit, ECA Honorary President

10:00 Panel: Payment Methods

Yuval Ziv, Chief Commercial Officer, SafeCharge


10:20 Coffee Break

Foyer in front of Vitosha Hall


10:50 Panel: Lottery

Frank Herold, Business Development Manager, EMIRAT AG
Julian Arabadjiyski, Senior Sales Manager-Europe, Skilrock Technologies

Moderator: TBA


11:30 BEGE 2019: Official Opening

Central Foyer Stage

12:00 Panel: CSR and responsible gaming

Dan Iliovici, Vice President, Rombet
Miglena Dimitrova, Managing Partner, MDMI Legal
Katerina Belorusskaya, Head of Corporate Development, Parimatch, Chairwoman of Parimatch Foundation

Moderator: Donata Szabo, Junior Legal and Research Manager, Gambling Compliance

12:50 Lunch

In the foyer in front of Vitosha Hall


13:50 Panel: Cyber Security

Diana Karaivanova, Senior Consultant, ULX
Nevena Temelkova, Legal advisor, AMATAS

Moderator: TBA

14:30 Keynote Presentation: Integrated resorts in Europe

Robert Heller, CEO, Spectrum Gaming Capital

14:50 Panel: Gaming Tourism

Stanimir Stankov, Founder, StenlyComfort
Robert Heller, CEO, Spectrum Gaming Capital

Moderator: Martina Bojanska, Head of Marketing, Metropolitan Hotel

15:30 Closing Day Two