Panels & Topics

09:50-10:00 Welcome note
10:00-10:20 Opening remarks

  • Zoran Gašić, Director, Gaming Authority, Serbian Ministry of Finance
10:20-11:20 PANEL I – THE GAME IS ON -REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES AHEAD? LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS AND EU HARMONISATION
  • Regulatory overview in SEE
  • Are we modernizing regulatory policies or imposing more compliance hurdles on the industry? What can we learn from the Maltese model and how has Malta created one of the largest markets in the gaming industry?
  • How can SEE countries attract new players to the gaming industry?
  • Coronavirus impact: What are the current situation in the EU and other member states post-pandemic?
  • Focus on Serbia: What do we expect from legislative amendments in Serbia and what advantages can Serbia offer to new players entering the market?

Moderator:

Milica Delević, Partner, Delewhite

Speakers:

  • Yanica Sant, Head of International Affairs and Policy, Malta Gaming Authority
  • Martin Lycka, Director of Regulatory Affairs, GVC Holdings
  • Jessica Maier, CRO, Push Gaming
  • Minja Bolesnikov, External Consultant for MaxBet Group
  • Greta Agius, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Betsson Group
11:20-11:35 Networking Break
11:35-12:35 PANEL II – STRATEGIES AND BUSINESS MODELS TO THRIVE IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL. WHAT ARE THE LATEST INDUSTRY TRENDS IN SEE?
  • What strategies and business models are emerging on the global landscape?
  • Are regulatory updates keeping pace with changing business models? How viable are new business models under the current regulatory framework?
  • Online vs.  “On-land“– how does SEE fit into global innovative trends in the gaming industry and the post-pandemic world?
  • What is the role of business and IT architecture within the gambling industry?
  • Market segmentation and products diversification- implementing a market niche into the business strategy
  • E-sports – redefining sports betting or enhancing the product range
  • Are the gambling and gaming industries converging and what are the implications?

Moderator:

Ivan Stefanović, Manager in Consulting, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte

Speakers:

  • Sanja Isakov, On-line Controller Specialist, MaxBet Group
  • Bojan Šćekić, Director, Balkan Bet
  • Ivan Stefanović, Manager in Consulting, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte
  • Tyrone Dobbin, Managing Director, Sportingbet South Africa
  • Nikola Teofilović, Vice President AskGamblers at Catena Media
12:35-12:50 Networking Break
12:50-13:50 PANEL III –   RESPONSIBLE GAMING AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – THE ART OF GOOD BUSINESS
  • Changing the public perception of the industry– what is the true value of CSR programs?
  • Balancing consumer demand with social responsibility – are we working to minimalize the social costs of gambling and protect customers?
  • Public policy – can the state fairly regulate an area where it has a direct interest?
  • Marketing trends & responsible gaming
  • New technology and consumer protection – ethical data analysis

Moderator:

Miloš Savić, Partner, WM Equity Partners

Speakers:

  • Vasiliki Panousi, Manager of EU Affairs, European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA)
  • Tom Edmonds, Associate, Northridgelaw
  • Nadiya Attard, Director of Sales, Relax Gaming Ltd
  • Zoran Puhač, Secretary General, European Organization for Gaming Law (EOGL)
13:50-14:05 Networking Break
14:05-15:05 PANEL IV – HOW IS TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTING THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
  • How can blockchain, cloud, AI, and other technologies be utilized in the gambling industry?
  • How has technology influenced the way that people play and pay?
  • The role of social media marketing in the modern gambling scene – influencing betting and gaming behavior?
  • What are the main cybersecurity challenges?

Moderator:

Raymond Chan, Founder and CEO, Alphaslot

Speakers:

  • Nikola Perić, Director, Betagy
  • Bojan Sovilj, Cloudwalker XYZ
  • Danko Vuković, CEO, Managing Director, Elbet
  • Miloš Milovanović, Co-founder and COO, Blinking
  • Joseph Borg, Partner, WH Partners
15.05 END OF THE DAY