11th Eastern European Gaming Summit

Venue: Inter Expo Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

Day 1 (Tuesday, 20 November)

Vitosha Hall

(Rodopi Hall is also at the participants disposal throughout the conference)

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)

Speaker: Stav Zibershtein, Hyperion; Rumen Sabev, Founder & CEO (intelliStack)

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

15:10 – 15:40  How do punters bet on US Sports

Speaker: Peter Ivanov, Head of Trading (UltraPlay)

15:40 – 16:15  Coffee Break and EEGS’s lottery 

Prizes are kindly provided by:

Millennial Market and Customer of tomorrow 

16:15 – 16:45  Millennial Market and Customer of tomorrow

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


eSports, DFS, Social gaming

16:45 – 17:15   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;


IMGL Masterclass

17:15 – 17:50  IMGL Masterclass – When the gambling and games collide

Moderated by Simon Planzer, Partner (Planzer Law)

Speaker: Ana-Maria Baciu, Partner (Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen)

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:



Day 2 (Wednesday, 21 November)

Vitosha Hall


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?

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

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

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

10:10 – 11:00 M&A and restructuring

Speaker: 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

Speaker: 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)


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)


14:20 – 15:20  The True Cost of Promo Play

Speaker: Lucien Wijsman, Trainer (Totally Gaming Academy)

15:20 PM Closing Day 2



EEGS Masterclass

Date: 19th November

Venue: Metropolitan Hotel Sofia

Hours: 9:30 – 16:00

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