Program / Schedule 2024

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The Welcome Meet

18:00 - 22:00 Location: OSCAR'S BAR at Vienna House Andel’s Prague

Join us for a cozy pre-conference gathering. In a relaxed, family-like atmosphere, reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. Share your stories and aspirations over a toast, setting the stage for a memorable conference. Here, it's all about warmth, laughter, and the joy of coming together. Let’s raise our glasses to new beginnings and shared adventures!

Compliance & Operations Hub Conference room 1: (OPAL + TOPAZ)

Explore the world of regulatory compliance and streamlined operations in our Compliance & Operations Hub.

Registration

08:15 - 09:30 Foyer

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

Gambling Industry Spotlight: Czech Republic

09:30 - 10:15 OPAL + TOPAZ

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the Czech Republic's gambling landscape. This session will delve into the latest regulatory updates, market trends, and technological advancements shaping the Czech gambling sector.

Engineering Excellence: A Deep Dive with Artur Ashyrov, CTO of GR8 Tech

10:15 - 10:45 OPAL + TOPAZ

In this exclusive one-on-one session, join Artur Ashyrov, the esteemed Chief Technology Officer of GR8 Tech, for an insightful exploration into the world of cutting-edge technology development. Artur, a luminary in the field of software engineering, brings a wealth of knowledge in Maven, JavaScript, Java, and beyond. His expertise extends through the full cycle of software development, from innovative solution crafting to adept problem-solving.

Advancing Sustainable Tech: The Imperative of ESG Integration in Contemporary Development

10:45 - 11:15 OPAL + TOPAZ

In a world where sustainability is no longer optional, this panel delves deep into the critical integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles into technology development. As industries face mounting pressure to align with sustainability targets and societal expectations, the strategic incorporation of ESG factors becomes paramount.

Eco-Conscious Networking Break (Sustainable Sips and Bites)

11:15 - 11:45 Foyer

Enjoy a moment of tranquility with our morning coffee break. Designed for relaxation and networking, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow attendees in a casual, refreshing environment.

Gaming & TECH Updates from the Nordics

11:45 - 12:30 OPAL + TOPAZ

We delve into the innovative and fast-evolving Nordic tech scene, with a particular focus on iGaming and blockchain technology. This session brings together leading experts and thought leaders from the region, renowned for its cutting-edge advancements and robust gaming ecosystems.

Fireside Chat with Planzer Law

12:30 - 13:00 OPAL + TOPAZ

Settle in for the traditional "Fireside Chat with Planzer Law," an intimate and engaging session moderated by Dr. Simon Planzer himself. Known for its cozy and candid atmosphere, this chat has become a cornerstone of our event, offering a unique opportunity to gain relaxed yet profound insights into the gambling industry.

Eco-Nourish Network Luncheon

13:00 - 14:00 Delight Restaurant (right across the foyer)

As part of our commitment to a greener future, we invite you to savor a complimentary lunch featuring a delightful array of plant-based dishes crafted from locally-sourced, organic ingredients. This is a perfect opportunity to network with industry colleagues while enjoying a meal that's kind to the planet.

Decoding the Details: Licensing vs. Certification in Professional Pathways

14:00 - 14:25 OPAL + TOPAZ

Decoding the Details: Licensing vs. Certification in Professional Pathways" is an informative session designed to clarify the distinctions between two essential elements in the realm of professional qualifications: licensing and certification.

IMGL Masterclass: Safeguarding the Digital Arena - A Holistic Approach to Mental Health, Data Privacy, and Cybersecurity in the Gaming Industry

14:25 - 15:25 OPAL + TOPAZ

This IMGL Masterclass delves into the increasingly interconnected realms of mental health, data privacy, and cybersecurity within the gaming ecosystem. As the industry evolves, the lines between digital entertainment, personal well-being, and information security are becoming more blurred. This session aims to unravel these complexities by addressing key questions and themes:


- Mental Health in the Gaming World

- Cybersecurity Challenges

- Integrating Mental Health and Data Security

- Future Outlook

Gambling Industry Spotlight: D-A-CH

15:25 - 16:15 OPAL + TOPAZ

A comprehensive session dedicated to unraveling the complexities and idiosyncrasies of the gambling sectors in the German-speaking countries of Europe—Germany (D), Austria (A), Switzerland (CH), and including a brief but important update on Liechtenstein.

Afternoon Networking Break (Green Connect)

16:15- 16:30 Foyer

This session is designed to provide a relaxed environment where you can unwind and engage with peers over a selection of eco-conscious refreshments.

The Future of Fair Play: Innovating Responsible Gambling Practices

16:30 - 17:30 OPAL + TOPAZ

Industry experts, policymakers, and academic leaders will converge to explore the evolving landscape of responsible gambling. As the gaming industry expands and transforms with technological advancements, the importance of maintaining and innovating fair play practices becomes paramount. This panel will delve into the latest trends, research, and innovations that are shaping the future of responsible gambling.

Endorphina Club & GamingTECH CEE Awards 2024 Ceremony

19:00 - Late night Location: Theater Royal (Vinohradská 2165, 120 00 Vinohrady, Czechia)

Sponsored by:



The "Endorphina Club & GamingTECH CEE Awards 2024 Ceremony" is an exclusive evening gathering that promises to be a highlight of the year for the gaming and technology industry in Central and Eastern Europe. Building on the success of the Endorphina Club networking party introduced in 2023, this event is back by popular demand, thanks to the overwhelming response it received.


Hosted and sponsored by Endorphina, a leading name in the industry, this gathering is a perfect opportunity for professionals, enthusiasts, and experts to come together for an unforgettable night. What makes this year's event even more special is the inclusion of the GamingTECH CEE Awards 2024 Ceremony.

Morning networking run

07:30 - 08:10 -

Run 5-7km in Prague with like-minded peers at an easy tempo so you can also network while enjoying the sights.

Keynote: AI Facial Recognition in casinos

09:45 - 10:05 OPAL + TOPAZ

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Click to Cash: Conversion strategies for iGaming websites

10:05 - 10:30 OPAL + TOPAZ

Unlock iGaming conversion success with our keynote. Discover how to optimize user experience, leverage persuasive design, and data-driven decision-making for maximum conversion rates. Gain actionable insights to enhance user engagement, increase player retention, and drive revenue growth, regardless of experience level. Learn to align content and SEO strategies with conversion objectives, crafting compelling content that drives actions. Explore effective methods for expanding brand reach, leveraging proven marketing strategies to fuel conversion growth. Join us for a deep dive into iGaming conversion strategies, unlocking new levels of success.

Compliance Challenges and Opportunities in the Balkan Gambling Industry

10:30 - 11:15 OPAL + TOPAZ

This insightful session focuses on the evolving landscape of online gambling regulations within the Balkans, highlighting key countries like Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Moderator: Joe Ewens

Eco-Conscious Networking Break (Sustainable Sips and Bites)

11:15 - 11:45 Foyer

Enjoy a moment of tranquility with our morning coffee break. Designed for relaxation and networking, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow attendees in a casual, refreshing environment.

Strategic Horizons: The Future of Gambling in Central & Eastern Europe

11:45 - 12:30 OPAL + TOPAZ

This comprehensive discussion will focus on Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia, dissecting the emerging trends, regulatory landscapes, and strategic approaches shaping the future of the gambling industry in these nations.


Moderator: Dan Iliovici

Frontier Markets: Exploring Gambling Evolution in CEE’s Growth Economies

12:30 - 13:15 OPAL + TOPAZ

A panel that offers a deep dive into the burgeoning gambling sectors of Croatia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Romania. Join us as industry leaders and regional experts explore the unique opportunities and challenges within these markets.


Moderator: Marek Plota

Eco-Nourish Network Luncheon

13:15 - 14:15 Delight Restaurant (right across the foyer)

As part of our commitment to a greener future, we invite you to savor a complimentary lunch featuring a delightful array of plant-based dishes crafted from locally-sourced, organic ingredients. This is a perfect opportunity to network with industry colleagues while enjoying a meal that's kind to the planet.

Cyber Resilience: Best Practices in a Digital World

14:15 - 15:00 OPAL + TOPAZ

Leading experts in cybersecurity will delve into the critical topic of building and maintaining resilience against an ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, with a special emphasis on the fintech sector. As the digital footprint of businesses, especially in the financial technology realm, continues to expand, the importance of robust cyber defense mechanisms becomes increasingly paramount. This panel discussion will provide valuable insights into the latest strategies, tools, and practices for ensuring cyber resilience, with a particular focus on the unique challenges and solutions in the fintech industry.


Moderator: Becky Liggero Fontana

iGaming Mastery: Innovative Strategies in Marketing, PR, and Retention

15:00 - 16:15 OPAL + TOPAZ

A premier panel discussion that convenes a powerhouse of expertise from the iGaming industry. This session features four renowned marketing, public relations, and customer retention experts, each bringing a wealth of knowledge and innovative tactics from the forefront of iGaming.


Moderator: Maria Emma Arnidou

Afternoon Networking Break (Green Connect)

16:15 - 17:00 Foyer

Recharge and reconnect during our "Afternoon Networking Break." This session is designed to provide a relaxed environment where you can unwind and engage with peers over a selection of eco-conscious refreshments.

Evening social gathering

19:00 - Late night Location: Reduta Jazz Club Prague (Národní 116, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia)

As the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit 2024 concludes, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of jazz at the Reduta Jazz Club Prague. "The Jazz Legends: A Melodic Journey with Louis Armstrong, Gershwin, Jobim," performed by the Metropolitan Jazz Band, promises an unforgettable evening. Experience the magic of historic melodies in an iconic setting, where each note tells a story of creativity and inspiration. Don't miss this exclusive finale—a night where technology meets the timeless allure of jazz.

TECH Trends, Innovation & Marketing Mastery Hub Conference room 2: (QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE)

Dive into the latest technology trends, innovation, and masterful marketing strategies at the TECH Trends, Innovation & Marketing Mastery Hub.

Registration

08:15 - 09:40 Foyer

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

Blockchain & Web3: Impact and Adoption

09:40 - 10:30 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

A dynamic panel discussion where industry experts and thought leaders will delve into the transformative world of blockchain technology and the burgeoning Web3 space. This engaging session will explore the far-reaching implications of blockchain across various sectors, its potential to redefine digital interactions, and the challenges and opportunities in mainstream adoption of Web3.

Moderator: Becky Liggero Fontana

AI Revolution: Reshaping Gaming and Technology

10:30 - 11:15 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

An enlightening panel discussion that dives into the heart of how Artificial Intelligence is transforming the realms of gaming and tech industries. This panel brings together a stellar lineup of experts, innovators, and visionaries who are at the forefront of integrating AI into gaming and technological advancements.

Moderator: Bernd Henning

Eco-Conscious Networking Break (Sustainable Sips and Bites)

11:15 - 11:45 Foyer

Enjoy a moment of tranquility with our morning coffee break. Designed for relaxation and networking, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow attendees in a casual, refreshing environment.

Mastering Digital Leadership: Essential Hacks for Today's Vital Organizational Skill

11:45 - 12:15 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

In today’s fiercely competitive professional landscape, leadership stands as the linchpin determining whether talent is gained, maintained or lost. In other words: the difference between success and stagnation. With talent and teams dispersed across the globe, mastering digital leadership is now paramount. How can one emerge as THE Leader in this virtual realm, fostering trust, offering clear direction and purpose, all while catalysing growth and pushing boundaries for team members to reach their full potential? It all comes down to communication - the cornerstone of effective (digital) leadership.


Join Hanno Ahonen & Katri Delimoge as they delve into exploring the new “life skill” of digital Leaders, crucial in building high-performing, empowered teams and successful businesses - regardless of your geographical location.

Moderator: Maria Emma Arnidou

AI, SGE and all things changing in 2024 in the SEO landscape

12:15 - 13:10 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

An enlightening panel discussion where leading experts will navigate the rapidly changing world of Search Engine Optimization in the age of AI and Search Google Experience (SGE). This timely discussion is set against the backdrop of 2024's innovative shifts in digital marketing and SEO strategies.

Moderator: Ivana Flynn

Eco-Nourish Network Luncheon

13:10 - 14:00 Delight Restaurant (right across the foyer)

As part of our commitment to a greener future, we invite you to savor a complimentary lunch featuring a delightful array of plant-based dishes crafted from locally-sourced, organic ingredients. This is a perfect opportunity to network with industry colleagues while enjoying a meal that's kind to the planet.

Keynote: Surviving SEO disasters

14:00 - 14:30 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

Join us for a captivating keynote session featuring the distinguished SEO expert, Kaspar Szymanski, as he unveils the secrets to "Surviving SEO Disasters." With a remarkable career that includes serving as a senior member of Google's renowned Search team, Kaspar stands as one of the few former Googlers with extensive experience in policy driving, webspam hunting, and webmaster outreach.

Beyond Human Perception: Manel De Aguas, Cyborg Artist and Transpecies Visionary

14:30 - 15:15 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of Manel De Aguas, a pioneering cyborg and transpecies artist who transcends the boundaries of human perception. Renowned for integrating 'Weather Fins' into his body, Manel has crafted a unique sensory organ that allows him to experience atmospheric phenomena in a deeply personal and artistic way.

Content, SEO and PR working together to create EEAT strong SEO strategy in 2024

15:15 - 16:00 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

This session brings together a synergy of expertise from the fields of content creation, search engine optimization (SEO), and public relations (PR), focusing on the development of an Effective, Expert, Authoritative, and Trustworthy (EEAT) SEO strategy for the upcoming year.

Moderator: Ivana Flynn

Afternoon Networking Break (Green Connect)

16:00 - 16:30 Foyer

This session is designed to provide a relaxed environment where you can unwind and engage with peers over a selection of eco-conscious refreshments.

Exploring the Fusion of AR, VR, and XR: Unveiling the Immersive Frontier

16:30 - 17:15 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

This immersive session transcends the boundaries of reality, offering a comprehensive exploration of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Extended Reality (XR) and how they are shaping the world around us.

Moderator/Speaker: Manuel Messner

Endorphina Club & GamingTECH CEE Awards 2024 Ceremony

19:00 - Late night Location: Theater Royal (Vinohradská 2165, 120 00 Vinohrady, Czechia)

Sponsored by:



The "Endorphina Club & GamingTECH CEE Awards 2024 Ceremony" is an exclusive evening gathering that promises to be a highlight of the year for the gaming and technology industry in Central and Eastern Europe. Building on the success of the Endorphina Club networking party introduced in 2023, this event is back by popular demand, thanks to the overwhelming response it received.


Hosted and sponsored by Endorphina, a leading name in the industry, this gathering is a perfect opportunity for professionals, enthusiasts, and experts to come together for an unforgettable night. What makes this year's event even more special is the inclusion of the GamingTECH CEE Awards 2024 Ceremony.

Navigating the Future: Integrating iGaming, AI, Fintech, and Advertising with Compliance and Data Privacy

10:00 - 10:50 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

In this forward-looking panel discussion, industry leaders and experts will come together to explore the intersection of rapidly evolving digital gaming, artificial intelligence, financial technology, and advertising sectors. As these industries continue to expand and intertwine, the panel will focus on understanding the challenges and opportunities that arise, particularly in the realms of regulatory compliance and safeguarding data privacy.


Key Discussion Points:

iGaming Evolution

AI’s Role in Gaming and Fintech

Fintech Innovations

Advertising Strategies

Compliance Challenges

Data Privacy in the Digital Age

Future Trends and Predictions

Ethical Considerations and Social Responsibility


Moderator: Viktoria Soltesz

Capital Navigation: Expert Strategies for Securing Investment

10:50 - 11:15 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

A must-attend panel discussion for entrepreneurs, startup founders, and business executives looking to navigate the complex landscape of raising capital. In this enlightening session, a panel of seasoned investors, venture capitalists, and financial experts will share their insights and strategies for successfully securing investment in today's competitive and rapidly evolving market.


Moderator: Viktoria Soltesz

Eco-Conscious Networking Break (Sustainable Sips and Bites)

11:15 - 11:45 Foyer

Enjoy a moment of tranquility with our morning coffee break. Designed for relaxation and networking, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow attendees in a casual, refreshing environment.

Leveling Up: The Rise of Esports in Europe and Its Global Impact

11:45 - 12:45 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

a dynamic panel discussion that delves into the exponential growth of esports within Europe and its far-reaching effects on the global stage. Esteemed industry leaders and experts will explore the transformative journey of esports from niche hobby to a major competitive arena, highlighting key developments, economic contributions, and cultural shifts.


Moderator: TBC

Eco-Nourish Network Luncheon

13:15 - 14:15 Delight Restaurant (right across the foyer)

As part of our commitment to a greener future, we invite you to savor a complimentary lunch featuring a delightful array of plant-based dishes crafted from locally-sourced, organic ingredients. This is a perfect opportunity to network with industry colleagues while enjoying a meal that's kind to the planet.

Workshops and Round table discussions

14:00 - 16:15 QUARTZ + SAPPHIRE

Global Gaming Frontier: Navigating Payments, Certification, and Licensing


Dive into the dynamic world of gaming and gambling regulation with our comprehensive mixed sessions, designed for industry professionals, regulators, and legal experts. This series of workshops, roundtable discussions, and presentations offers a deep dive into critical aspects of the gaming industry, including payment systems, game and software certification processes, and licensing requirements across key jurisdictions in the EU and beyond.


Participants will gain valuable insights into the latest trends and regulatory frameworks in countries such as the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, the USA, Germany, Slovenia, and Hungary. Engage with leading experts as they share their knowledge on navigating the complexities of international payments, understanding the nuances of game and software certification, and mastering the intricacies of obtaining and maintaining gaming licenses in diverse regulatory landscapes.


Whether you're looking to expand your gaming operations, ensure compliance with the latest regulations, or simply stay ahead of the curve in the fast-evolving gaming industry, this series will equip you with the knowledge and connections to achieve your goals. Join us for a unique opportunity to network with peers, exchange ideas, and forge new paths in the global gaming frontier.

Evening social gathering

19:00 - Late night Location: Reduta Jazz Club Prague (Národní 116, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia)

As the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit 2024 concludes, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of jazz at the Reduta Jazz Club Prague. "The Jazz Legends: A Melodic Journey with Louis Armstrong, Gershwin, Jobim," performed by the Metropolitan Jazz Band, promises an unforgettable evening. Experience the magic of historic melodies in an iconic setting, where each note tells a story of creativity and inspiration. Don't miss this exclusive finale—a night where technology meets the timeless allure of jazz.

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