MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit '22 (hybrid)

12 May 2022

In-person networking and learning in a brand new format.

(limited to 100 participants)

MARE BALTICUM GAMING SUMMIT is back

You are invited to join the Baltic region’s most important in-person gathering. The conference series has been launched in 2018 and has enjoyed yearly growth while continuously bringing innovation to the boutique-style events landscape. 

MARE BALTICUM GAMING SUMMIT and the BSG Awards is the key event of the Baltic and Nordic region during Springtime and brings a wealth of information while also focusing on quality networking. over the past years, the conference has toured the Baltic countries and is now going back to Vilnius, Lithuania. 

Browse the archives of the earlier editions:

Organizer's message

“MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit holds a special place in our hearts and is really a series that we are really proud of. It’s not just about the family-like atmosphere which we nurture with the participants that keep coming back year by year, it’s also the openness of the regulators and government officials who attend every time and get down to the floor to reply to the industry’s burning questions. All these ingredients help the gaming industry reach new heights and create a friendly business environment for local and foreign investors and stakeholders”

Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

LOCATION: Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Vilnius (Eco-certified)

The Presitigous BSG Awards 2022

BSG Awards had been launched in 2019 and the awards ceremony is part of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, the leading boutique style gambling industry conference of the Baltic and Scandinavian region. Even at its inaugural edition, BSG Awards has become the most important gaming industry awards in the region.

In 2020, the number of awards has been supplemented with many new exciting award categories being added to the list. A total of 36 award categories are available and we are continuing the the same mission of creating an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Baltic and Scandinavian gaming industry.

The next edition of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards) will be held on the 12th of May in Vilnius (Lithuania) during the 5th edition of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit and aims to reward the hard work of companies (gaming software suppliers, operators and service providers) that are active in the Baltic and Scandinavian region.

To provide a fully transparent process, the final winners of each category are decided by a special voting session during the conference.

*BSG Awards stands for Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards

Be up to date with the travel restrictions

Click here for travel restriction updates

Make sure to consult the updates coming from official sources before traveling. The rules for entering the territory of the Lithuania and quarantine measures are defined by the National Public Health Center and can be found here: https://nvsc.lrv.lt/en/information-on-covid-19/for-arrivals-from-abroad You may also want to consult the in force rules about the access to services, such as accommodation, restaurants, hairdressers, cosmetics (and other), indoor sporting or organized public events.

Already confirmed speakers

Ovidiu Iosif
Dr. Joerg Hofmann
Liutauras Vasiliauskas
Yanica Sant
Edgaras Abromavičius
Džangar Jesenov
Dr. Andreas Koeberl
Maria McDonald
Signe Birne
Paula Zulonė
Šimon Vincze
Dainis Niedra
Kaido Ulejev
Lolita Sumskaite
Karolis Gogaitis
Ondrej Lapides
Morten Ronde
Gustaf Hoffstedt
Dr. Simon Planzer
Zoltán Tűndik
Andrius Gabnys
Dan Iliovici

Sponsors (2022)

MAIN STAGE SPONSOR

Tom Horn Gaming is an omni-channel software supplier with a rich portfolio of casino games. This includes an extensive collection of cross-platform video slots, available on mobile, desktop and terminal. Our content boasts a multitude of features and promotional tools, as well as a wide variety of themes. It also offers eye-catching graphics and engaging maths models, which have been carefully developed to suit players in international markets. A considerable experience in both the online and land-based environment, allows us to deliver highly-engaging and commercially successful content that players want to play. We are licensed in Malta and UK.

NORDIC UPDATES SPONSOR

Nordic Gambling is the only legal firm in the Nordic countries which specialises in gambling related law such as licensing, compliance advice and public affairs. We have gained extensive experience in the industry from working with operators, suppliers, service providers and Government regulators. We have been closely involved in the development of the law and regulation in a number of European jurisdictions, including Denmark and Sweden. The partners of Nordic Gambling are recognized among the leading legal experts in the gambling industry and are qualified to assist you with whichever legal issue you may encounter.

NETWORKING SPONSOR

Endorphina is a leading B2B software developer that is used by some of the most successful platforms and operators in the iGaming industry. Тhеrе аrе оvеr 100 ѕlоtѕ раrt оf thе Еndоrрhіnа роrtfоlіо, tасklіng рорulаr thеmеѕ аnd multірlе оrіgіnаl соnсерtѕ. Рlауеrѕ wіll fіnd а hugе vаrіеtу whеn рісkіng uр а tіtlе, аѕ thе раѕѕіоnаtе tеаm bеhіnd thіѕ dеvеlореr dеlіvеr рrоduсtѕ wіth а bоth trаdіtіоnаl аnd іnnоvаtіvе аррrоасh.Endorphina is licensed by Malta Gaming Authority, making its products and services legal in many countries. Endorphina has been shortlisted in prestigious awards such as SBC, Europe Gaming Awards, and Casinobeats. They were also honored to win in the category of the best game developer in 2021 by UGW!

Program / Schedule 2022

08:00 - 09:15 #Simfonija area

Registration

Pick up your badge and start networking right away. There are probably many friends waiting to shake your

Pick up your badge and start networking right away. There are probably many friends waiting to shake your hand.

09:15 - 10:00 #Simfonija

Baltic regulatory briefing

The Baltic regulators are joining a unique panel discussion and round table discussion to bring the latest information

The Baltic regulators are joining a unique panel discussion and round table discussion to bring the latest information about the latest regulatory updates, but also to discuss together with the industry the way forward. Moderator: Andrius Gabnys - Founding Attorney at Gabnys.Gabniene

10:00 - 10:40 #Simfonija

Market rundown by the Baltic industry shareholders

Leading industry experts will dissect the latest happenings in the Baltics. Moderator: Andrius Gabnys - Founding Attorney at

Leading industry experts will dissect the latest happenings in the Baltics. Moderator: Andrius Gabnys - Founding Attorney at Gabnys.Gabniene

10:40 - 11:10 #Simfonija

Strategy Baltics: Stand out from the crowd

There are numerous new slots released each year. Suppliers and operators get together to analyze the best strategies

There are numerous new slots released each year. Suppliers and operators get together to analyze the best strategies that you can implement in the Baltic region. Moderator: Zoltán Tűndik - Co-Founder at HIPTHER Agency

11:10 - 11:40 #Simfonija area

Morning Break

Coffee, snacks & networking. We need to feel that energy that usually is created instantly at our conferences.

Coffee, snacks & networking. We need to feel that energy that usually is created instantly at our conferences.
Sponsored by

11:40 - 12:00 #Simfonija

Payments in the Baltics

What are the challenges in setting up a robust payments system in the Baltic and Nordic regions which

What are the challenges in setting up a robust payments system in the Baltic and Nordic regions which have been hard-wired against gambling in the past? Given that financial institutions are not known for their flexibility and speed, can the industry keep up with developing markets? Moderator: Andrius Gabnys - Founding Attorney at Gabnys.Gabniene

12:00 - 12:45 #Simfonija

Nordic Updates by Nordic Gambling

Moderator: Dr. Joerg Hofmann - Partner at MELCHERS LAW

Moderator: Dr. Joerg Hofmann - Partner at MELCHERS LAW

12:45 - 13:15 #Simfonija

Fire-side chat by PLANZER LAW with former General Counsel of the Malta Gaming Authority

Moderator: Dr. Simon Planzer - Partner at PLANZER LAW

Moderator: Dr. Simon Planzer - Partner at PLANZER LAW

13:15 - 14:15 #Astorija Restaurant

Complimentary Lunch Break

Enjoy a special lunch break and don't forget to keep networking.

Enjoy a special lunch break and don't forget to keep networking.

14:15 - 15:00 #Simfonija

Player protection - making sure your customers are safe

As real-time monitoring of player behavior becomes more and more important, how can operators stay ahead of any

As real-time monitoring of player behavior becomes more and more important, how can operators stay ahead of any issues that may see their customers exhibiting problematic behavior? What are the key metrics to keep an eye out for and what can be done to prevent any problems from developing? Moderator: Dan Iliovici - Vice President at Rombet

15:15 - 16:00 #Simfonija

BSG Awards Ceremony

15:15 - 17:00 #Simfonija area

Afternoon networking session with drinks and snacks

Enjoy an afternoon session for networking with drinks and snacks. Sponsored by

Enjoy an afternoon session for networking with drinks and snacks.
Sponsored by

Past edition echoes (testimonials)

This is a fantastic event and it is sure to establish itself as a must-attend conference in the diary for the online gaming community. Its Baltic and Scandinavian focus, with a careful selection of high-quality speakers on the panels, an amazing location, organizers’ dedication to creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, make it a one-of-a-kind event that proved to be really productive for us. We’re sure to return next year!

Sara Urbanovicova Chief Commercial Officer at Tom Horn Gaming

It was an honor to take part at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit in Riga last week. The agenda and topics were extremely relevant, as demonstrated by the high level of interest and the entire event was very well organised. It was an absolute pleasure to take part in the forum so well attended by regulators, legal experts, industry representatives and operators where ideas and lessons can be shared and learned. I would like to thank the organisers, the individual panels including my distinguished fellow panelists. I hope to be back again as I believe this is an event one should not miss.

Sissel Weitzhandler Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Play'n GO

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit reconfirmed the Organizers’ efficacy, to bring together the region’s main stakeholders, for structured and multi-faceted interactive discussions. In parallel to the educational aspect, though, it offered the chance of personalized networking, in a relax and unpretentious way. I look already forward to the next edition!

Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros Sales Director at Golden Race – Virtual Sports & Betting Solutions

MBGS was a pearl in the sea of so many conferences around the world. Such interesting panels! Zoltan and Betty did a great job inviting so many relevant people from the industry, regulators, and from governments putting all of them together to discuss regulations, exchanging ideas, and solutions on how different countries regulate the gambling sector. A must-attend event!

Domenico Mazzola Commercial Director at Altenar

I strongly believe that the region – Baltic States and beyond – has been an unfortunate gap in the industry media and events coverage for quite a long time. Zoltan and Betty were bold enough to make the first true dedicated gambling forum in the region and from my experience at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit it turned out to be a very good idea. Smooth organization, accurately selected panels, convenient and cozy venue. A very strong foundation for another successful series of events for the #hipthers

Andrius Gabnys Founder, Attorney at Gabnys.Gabniene

This is a very nice initiative to create and develop such kind of event in the Baltic countries. By working together and establishing a strong base no matter is it compliance or marketing, we build the right environment for the future development of the business and society. Baltics are small but at the same time are very different in many aspects. It's becoming challenging to replicate the previous experience in the new markets and such events are here to help us. Organizational wise - on a very high level. It's hard to say where did we benefit more - from the main event of from the networking parts.

Dainis Niedra COO at Enlabs | Entain

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