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The 4th edition of Prague Gaming Summit will take place on 6 March 2020...

…at the ‘traditional base’ of the conference and will be the subject of a total makeover. The title of 2020 edition is RƎ: LOADED.

Being the leading event in the region we decided to raise the bar, establishing a new format, never used before, that brings up the possibilities to have more talks, more panels, speakers, and plenty more subjects for all delegates attending.

The 4th edition is aimed, as the title suggests, to reload our connections, our business environment, an ecosystem of industry expert contacts, our way of processing and using professional knowledge of both local and international trends of the industry.

From visual to logistics, from pre-event to post-event, during both panel discussions and networking breaks everything will be custom shaped to fit and suit everyone’s business profiles. In one word: RƎ: LOADED

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Delegate Pass Prague Gaming Summit RƎ: LOADED 2020

Regular Rate: €359.00

Availability: 01.01.2020 – 02.03.2020

The delegate pass includes access to the conference, networking sessions, workshops, complimentary buffet lunch and for the evening social gathering. Additionally, the tickets includes access to the recorded sessions post-event.

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VIP Package Prague Gaming Summit RƎ: LOADED 2020 (Delegate Pass +Accommodation)

Regular Rate: €559.00

Availability: 01.01.2020 – 02.03.2020

The VIP package includes a delegate pass a two nights accommodation at Vienna House Andel’s Prague between 5 March 2020 and 7 March 2020. The delegate pass includes access to the conference, networking sessions, workshops, complimentary buffet lunch and for the evening social gathering. Additionally, the tickets includes access to the recorded sessions post-event.

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Even from its inaugural edition in 2017, Prague Gaming Summit has been considered as the leading event in the region which offers a priceless opportunity for local and international operators to get together yearly to network and learn. The conference has recorded considerable growth during the 2018 edition and continues to bring the quality platform with which usual delegates have already gotten used too. You can read the post-event reports from the earlier events on the following links 2017 / 2018 / 2019

Learn from genuine world-class experts of the gaming industry

Leading industry experts share their knowledge about the state of the gambling industry in Central and Eastern Europe, the D-A-CH region and trending jurisdictions.

Meet achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem

Opportunity for +125 like-minded industry peers to engage in a pan-European expansion by using an international business sphere that focuses on B2B services and more.

Bring your stack of business cards and brochures

Quality networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication during networking breaks and evening social gathering.

Already confirmed Speakers/Moderators

John Mallia

John Mallia

Team Manager - Gaming Accounts at Trustly

John worked on the operator’s side for a decade, in positions such as CFO or Head of Compliance. Before joining Trustly, John was Head of Payments at Hero Gaming.

He joined Trustly during 2019 and is manager for the AM Gaming team in Malta.

John has also been through the years involved in startups and has on a few occasions acted as a consultant too. His focus is tech with design and payments and how to unlock potential.

Tatiana Davydova

Tatiana Davydova

Chief HR Officer at Parimatch

Tatiana Davydova joined Parimatch as Chief HR Officer in 2019. Tatiana is responsible for hiring, employee engagement, and development, promotions, HR policies, and procedures.

During her first six months with Parimatch, Tatiana restructured the HR department into distinct units including the center of expertise, the HRBP function and the center of innovation, which focuses on optimization and automation.

Tatiana has been responsible for the launch of an employee handbook, aligning all policies and procedures, launching the corporate website, automating recruitment, introducing a bonus policy and a centralized HR Information System.

Tatiana has also reviewed and updated policies for onboarding, employee surveys, annual leave, and performance evaluation.

Prior to Parimatch, Tatiana worked for 15 years as an HR officer in an IT company. In her previous role, Tatiana was Head of Global HR in one of the largest international software development companies for gambling – Playtech. She was responsible for approximately 6,500 employees, following the takeover of Snaitech in 2018.

Tatiana has a Master’s degree in Rocket Science, specializing in Power Plants for Spacecraft. She loves paragliding but unfortunately has had little time to devote to this over the past five years. Her current projects including building a motorboat and a summer house.

Stav Pischits

Stav Pischits

CEO at Cynance

Stav is the co-founder of Cynance, a cybersecurity and data protection consulting company that provides cutting edge information security consulting services, delivered globally. Stav brings more than 10 years of experience in cybersecurity consulting, risk management, data protection, security compliance, ethical hacking and physical security. Stav is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Accounting and an Msc in information systems management.

Saulius Racevičius

Saulius Racevičius

CEO at ConnectPay

Financial services professional with proven 25+ years track record of success while taking the leading role in various global financial institutions. Employing his comprehensive experience in investment management, pension funds, life insurance, corporate and investment banking, Saulius brings his financial services industry expertise and network of international contacts to ConnectPay.

Justin Franssen

Justin Franssen

Partner at Kalff Katz & Franssen

Justin Franssen is an attorney at law and partner at Kalff Katz & Franssen, where he leads the Gaming Practice. His comprehensive advisory and litigation practice regularly deals with sector-specific acquisitions and complex public affairs processes.

Prior to his admission to the Dutch Bar, Justin acted as general counsel for a gaming developer in Amsterdam and New York. His career as an attorney at law began at an associate firm of KPMG, where he founded their European Gaming & Entertainment Services Group.  He subsequently spent 12 years as head of the Gaming, Sports & Entertainment practice group at a medium-sized law firm in Amsterdam.

Justin regularly publishes in national and international professional journals, is a frequent speaker at sector events and conferences, and is on the editorial boards of Gaming Law Review & Economics and Online Gambling Lawyer. He is a board member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). Justin is also a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) and holds a seat on the Advisory Board of the International Research Institute for Gambling and Gaming in Bonn.

Justin has received no less than eight consecutive Band 1 ranking in the Chambers Global Guide.

Tiago Aprigio

Tiago Aprigio

CEO at All-in Global

Tiago Aprigio is the CEO at All-in Global (formerly known as All-in Translations) and feels motivated by exposing himself to different environments as well as constantly learning from different realities and people.

Worked in Sales, Marketing and Operations Management in distinct lines of business over the past 17 years. These industries include Aviation, Outsourcing of contact centers, back-office and airline representation functions, Localization, iGaming, Marketing, and Multimedia.

Tiago has a proven track of solid results in his functions and a soft spot for start-up businesses. Questioning the “whats and hows” is vital for any business success.

Panagiotis Skyrlas

Panagiotis Skyrlas

Head of Information Security & Compliance - Group DPO at Betano-Stoiximan

Panagiotis Skyrlas holds the position of Head of Information Security and Compliance at Betano-Stoiximan and has over 20 years of experience in the areas of Information Security, Risk Management, Compliance, and Data Privacy. He has completed numerous licensing projects and regulatory consultations in many European countries such as Greece, Romania, Cyprus, Portugal, Austria. He has served as DPO for over 10 years. Since 2018 he also holds the position of Vice President of the Institute of Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros

Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros

Sales Director at Golden Race - Virtual Sports & Betting Solutions

Tassos Panagiotaros holds the position of Sales Director at Golden Race, the leading Virtual Games provider.

Tassos started his career as a Software Engineer in the Telecoms industry. He soon switched to the Operations and Sales, having held, in the last 20 years, Senior and C-level positions in Public Listed companies, in Gaming, IT and Telecoms sectors, in different countries worldwide.

His academic background includes a BSc in Physics from the University of Patras, Greece, and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, UK.

Elina Safargulova

Elina Safargulova

Head of Marketing at Slotegrator
A graduate of Media studies, Elina holds a degree in Journalism and Communications, and extensive experience in B2B and B2C marketing in iGaming, Esports, and Online Gambling industries.
Her background includes experience in social media and digital marketing, content writing, journalistic collaborations, media advertising, product development, events, and brand management.
Her career path in the iGaming industry begins as a Marketing Executive at RTG, where she’s learned the know-how of affiliate and B2C marketing from the seasoned industry professionals.
Later on, she joins an Esports startup, where she plays a key role in content creation, product and business development,  and activations on partnerships with giants such as ProSieben, Astralis Group, RFRSH Entertainment, Borussia Dortmund (BVB) and others.
At the beginning of 2019, Elina joins Slotegrator, a B2B software provider and aggregator, focused on online gambling business. As a Head of Marketing, she has been implementing the acquired skills of modern content and digital marketing strategies, focusing on bringing knowledge and value to the customers in the iGaming sector, as well as building strong and lasting relationships with media and business partners.
Vlastimil Venclik

Vlastimil Venclik

CEO at oddin.gg

Vlastimil Venclik, while acting as CTO, has built the first low-latency and fully automated infrastructure for esports odds calculation and risk management. His team has the expertise from market-making on Betfair Exchange and providing esports odds feed to one of the biggest UK operators.

Vlastimil is the CEO of Oddin.gg. His team is on the mission to unlock the potential of truly live and engaging esports betting through its B2B esports odds feed. The company leverages the expertise of the team members from data science, image recognition, AI, trading and risk management.

Vlastimil`s passions are the most advanced technologies and their application in business.

Maximilian von Portatius

Maximilian von Portatius

Co-Founder and Managing Director of SPONSOR.ONLINE

After 17 years at UEFA as a Venue Director and Stadium Inspector. Maximilian von Portatius became Co-Founder and Managing Director of SPONSOR.ONLINE, a digital marketplace for sport sponsoring, where professional teams and brands connect with each other. The company was founded in Switzerland in 2018. FIFA World Cup winner Christian Karembeu joined the company in 2019 as an investor and partner to change the sports sponsorship industry.

Ievgeniia Derbal

Ievgeniia Derbal

Head of Legal at Parimatch

Evgenia is Head of Legal for Parimatch, and is responsible for the coordination of the legal function at Parimatch Holding. Evgenia is based at Parimatch’s head office in Cyprus, and is responsible for corporate structuring, tax planning, building commodity – cash flows, protecting the intellectual property of the Holding and coordinating with legal teams at local offices.

Evgenia’s expertise is in gambling taxation, intellectual property rights, and regulatory compliance. For seven years, she led Konnov and Sozanovsky’s tax practice and most recently, was Head of Legal at Media Group FILM.UA, where she was responsible for building and coordinating a team of 20 lawyers.

Evgenia has experience in the development of legislative and regulatory acts and has participated in public councils. Evgenia has diplomas in law and economics from the International Science and Technology University in Kiev.

A keen sportswoman, Evgenia enjoys skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, and windsurfing. She loves to travel, and spend as much time as possible with her family and two-year-old son.

Morten Ronde

Morten Ronde

CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling

Morten Ronde has 20 years of experience from working in the gambling industry.

His background is in gambling regulation. He started his career in the Danish State Lottery and worked later 12 years as legal counsel for the Danish Gambling Authority. During his time as a regulator, he drafted the Danish online gambling reform that allowed for open licensing of betting and online casino operators in Denmark. The Danish gambling model is still considered one of the best gambling regimes in the world and has inspired many countries to adopt similar regulations.

Morten received the ”European Regulator of the Year Award” in 2010 from the International Masters of Gaming Law.

Since 2012 Morten has been working in the private sector of the gambling industry and has been advising clients in all sectors of the industry on regulatory affairs issues.

Morten acts as CEO of the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA), a trade association for online gambling operators in Denmark and as Director of Education and Association Development of the International Masters of Gaming (IMGL), the pre-eminent global gambling law network.

Kamil Popiolek

Kamil Popiolek

Legal Counsel at Superbet

Kamil represents clients in concession proceedings, court proceedings, implement GDPR and AML procedures in companies.

He has worked as a Legal Counsel for several large operators in the CEE region, among which Tipsport and Fortuna. Currently, Kamil is the Legal counsel in Superbet.

Martin Calvert

Martin Calvert

Marketing Director at ICS

Martin is the Marketing Director at ICS-digital – an implausibly good content marketing, translations, and digital marketing organization.

With global talent working across 71 languages and 80 territories, the ICS team can bring an *enormous* amount of firepower to help you build an international, personal and effective digital strategy.

Martin enjoys speaking at interesting global events and writing for publications across a variety of industries, from specific eCommerce, gaming and travel niches, to more general titles like Search Engine Watch and Econsultancy.

Jan Urbanec

Jan Urbanec

CEO at Endorphina

His first self-established business was selling seashells on the beach to tourists in Torredembarra for 100 pesetas apiece. He was just five years old.

During his years of study, his main interests were IT and Economics.

Fast forward to life after college, Jan has gained valuable experience in various executive positions in the financial sector before entering the exciting iGaming industry.

His first contact with the world of gambling was a short career as a poker player, followed by being a manager in a poker club in Prague.

Jan is currently the CEO of Endorphina, an ambitious and trendy online slot game provider. He has been with Endorphina since 2014, when the startup originally began with zero clients. Today, the established company has their games in more than 700 online casinos. Jan is now leading the company to expand in regulated markets.

In his free time, he enjoys martial arts, archery, reading psychology books and playing boardgames.

You can reach him at jan@endorphina.com.

Vojtech Chloupek

Vojtech Chloupek

Partner at Bird & Bird Czechia

Vojtěch is an experienced advisor with broad expertise in intellectual property and information technology.

Vojtěch is the head of the Intellectual Property Group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Vojtěch specializes primarily in intellectual property and competition law. His expertise covers both contentious and non-contentious aspects of various intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademarks, designs, patents, unfair competition, information technology, domain names, trade secrets, and data protection.

Besides frequent advice on numerous intellectual property (IP)/ information technology (IT) matters, he also regularly assists clients in connection with various antitrust matters, including anti-competitive practices, abuse of dominance, merger clearances and state aid. He represented clients in proceedings at the Czech Competition Authority as well as European Commission.

Vojtěch has significant industry expertise in a number of sectors, including aviation, electronic consumer products, media, life sciences, public transport and software.

He joined us in June 2009 having previously worked in Allen & Overy for five years. In 2007, he was admitted to the Czech Bar. Before starting a career in advocacy, Vojtěch worked in Czech copyright collecting society.

Vojtěch belongs among the elite and internationally recognized experts in the intellectual property law in the Czech Republic. He was repeatedly awarded the Managing IP Star, gained the ILO Client Choice award in 2014 and 2015, was named as the WIPR Leader 2016 & 2017, recognized by Who’s Who Legal and is listed in Gold tier as an individual at the World Trademark Review.

Vojtěch gained a degree of Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law at the University of Oxford (St. Peter’s College). He also studied law at Charles University in Prague and theatre management at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

He is fluent in Czech and English.

Piotr Dynowski

Piotr Dynowski

Partner/Attorney at Law/Head of IP/Media/Tech&Comms Practice at Bird & Bird Poland

Piotr Dynowski (Bird&Bird) is one of the leading Intellectual Property, Patent and IP litigation lawyers in Poland.

Piotr advises on all aspects of gaming law, in particular, online gambling and social gaming. His expertise covers licensing regimes, regulatory issues as well as advertising and provision of services such as electronic payments in relation to gambling products.

In 2011, as the Polish expert, he participated in the research conducted by Cambridge Health Alliance together with Harvard Medical School and Harvard Law School, investigating associations between European gambling regulations and the actual gambling behavior of players.

In 2011, he represented the two largest European online gambling industry organizations in complaint proceedings against Poland to the European Commission for violation of the EU law by Polish gambling regulations, which resulted in the European Commission launching proceedings concerning violation of the EU law by Poland at the end of 2013 which terminated only in January 2016 after a number changes to the Polish gambling regulations were introduced.

He is a legal expert of the Polish Chamber of Commerce.

Ana-Maria Baciu

Ana-Maria Baciu

Managing Partner Simion & Baciu Law Firm

Ana-Maria Baciu is a regulatory and intellectual property lawyer, assisting clients in various industries, including gambling, IT, e-commerce or pharmaceuticals, for more than 20 years.

In the gaming field, Ana-Maria has been guiding betting & gaming companies, solution providers, marketing affiliates, other companies with an interest in this sector and industry-relevant associations, on the full range of regulatory and operational gaming aspects.

Prior to setting up Simion & Baciu Law Firm, Ana-Maria has coordinated teams of individuals at the largest and oldest Romanian law firm.

A regular contributor to industry publications and speaker to gambling or intellectual property international events, she is a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (“IMGL”), a not for profit association comprising over 340 members globally, involved in most material gambling sector developments and issues worldwide.

Ana-Maria is ranked as Leading Individual by Chambers and Partners and Leading Individual in Intellectual Property and Recommended in the Gaming Area by Legal 500. She is also included in Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, and ranked as Leading Trademark Professional and Patent Practitioner by WTR 1000 (Gold Band), and respectively by IAM Patent 1000.

Kostandina Zafirovska

Kostandina Zafirovska

General Manager of IT Labs

Kostandina Zafirovska is the General Manager of IT Labs, a software development company delivering excellence for more than sixteen years. Kostandina began her career as an engineer. Since then, she has accumulated over nineteen years of experience in the technology industry, focusing the last six years in executive roles. She leads large teams in varied industries, including insurance, finance and gaming. Kostandina possesses a unique combination of experience and knowledge in both technology and business and thrives in highly innovative environments.

Maayan M. Dana

Maayan M. Dana

Head of Contract Law at Tal Ron Drihem and Co.

Advocate Maayan M. Dana-Nir, a seasoned e-commerce lawyer and entrepreneur has been involved in the online industries for years. Prior to pursuing her legal career with Tal Ron, Drihem and Co. 7 years ago, she has been working with Tadmor-Levy– one of Israel’s largest law firms, where she dealt with Israel’s largest payment institutions. As a senior hi-tech and gaming attorney, she heads the Contracts department at Tal Ron, Drihem and Co., handling complex corporate matters, website compliance, drafting agreements and providing ongoing consulting to the firm’s clients. Maayan has been a speaker in Sigma Conferences, ICE, Go Gaming, DMIExpo, Affiliate Summit and iFXExpo, and advises many of the leading players in the iGaming, FX and ad-tech worldwide.

Adi Kadussi

Adi Kadussi

Marketing & Business Development Expert

Adi Kadussi is a Marketing & Business Development Expert specializing in branding & strategic planning, with experience in both the public and private sectors.

Much of her knowledge and communication skills were honed in government-related positions held in Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Ministry of Tourism and the Office of the President of the State of Israel.

With a background in the Investment Banking, Hi-Tech & Startup ecosystem, Adi designs tailor-made marketing & biz dev solutions for corporates and start-ups. As a former speaker at the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes and Taiwan and a winner of the Innovation Gold Lions award, Adi also assists in creating content and in preparations for various public speaking opportunities.

Moreover, Adi is an RnB – Neo, Soul Singer-Songwriter who recently released her debut EP called “Time” and is currently performing with her band.

Adi holds a BA in International Relations and Communications from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and studied Marketing Management at Tel Aviv University.

 

Tamara Babits

Tamara Babits

Deputy Chief Marketing Officer at Parimatch

Tamara joined Parimatch in December 2018, whilst the company was in the midst of rebranding and restructuring. In her role as Deputy Chief Marketing Officer, she is responsible for strategic planning and control of penetration, development and strengthening of position in the markets that the Parimatch Holding company and partners operate. In addition, her role entails developing and searching for new engagement channels, devising creative marketing solutions and undertaking key promotional activities.

Tamara’s notable achievements whilst working at Parimatch include recruiting a new marketing team at the company’s headquarters after restructuring, conducting a rebranding PR campaign for the company, and strengthening SEO positions for high-frequency queries.

Outside of Parimatch, Tamara has nine years of experience in the gaming industry. Her experience thus spans both the gaming industry’s emergence, and also its subsequent evolution, in the CIS regions – from the poker boom, to the heyday of online gaming and the legalization of interactive bets.

Tamara has experienced marketing first-hand since her youth, when she worked in the field of sales. But it was the digital marketing route which she eventually decided to go down, beginning with SEO optimization and now more recently strategic and tactical mix-media planning.

During her career, Tamara has worked with sports stars and CIS showbiz celebrities. She has also been successful in running a dozen promotional image campaigns against budgetary constraints. Additionally, working on a white-label platform enabled Tamara to work in European markets regulated by GDPR and other additional local licenses.

Before beginning her professional career, Tamara gained a business management qualification from the enterprise and personnel management faculty at Mainor University of Tallinn in Estonia.

In her spare time, Tamara enjoys yoga, skiing, fishing and light mountain hikes.

Isaac T. Armoni

Isaac T. Armoni

Chief Executive Officer at Wallter

Isaac founded Wallter to provide its customers (Corporations and Sole Traders) with better payment solutions for their global and international payments/money remittance needs. His legal, business, compliance, AML/CFT experience combined with WLT’s IT team’s high skills in building databases and complex financial systems provides WLT’s customers with access to payment networks from anywhere around the world including innovative personalized payment solutions, reduced costs, and making AML/CFT banking requirements easier and more accessible for their customers by providing training, assistance in adapting to the current and most up to date regulatory regime, and mainly making international and domestic (EEA) payments more accessible and user-friendly by using your desktop and mobile application with their secured online access protections.

WLT offers an online solution platform for business’ FX and international trade payments. WLT offers attractive rates (vs. traditional banks) and a variety of payment solutions on a quicker, user-friendly and flexible platform.

Maksym Liashko

Maksym Liashko

Partner at Parimatch

Maksym Liashko has responsibility for the legal, financial, and communications functions of Parimatch. His professional experience in law, media relations, and business consultancy have helped him to successfully build these teams, and deliver on Parimatch’s wider corporate strategy.

Since April 2016 Maksym has been head of the legal team and in 2018 became a Partner. He has extensive experience in management, representing groups of entities, approval of decisions, corporate governance, and conducting the legal restructuring of assets. Since becoming a Partner, Maksym has successfully overseen the restructuring of the legal team.

Maksym has over 15 years of experience in M&A, competitive law, tax optimization, international jurisdiction, legal and business consultancy and has vast experience of working with online businesses. Maksym holds a BS degree in Law, and a Specialist degree in Business Relations, and a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property.

Maksym enjoys skiing and hiking. Since relocating to Parimatch’s HQ to Cyprus, Maksym has found a new hobby: water sports. Maksym is happily married and has two children.

Bogdan Coman

Bogdan Coman

Executive Director of ROMBET

Bogdan Coman is the Executive Director of ROMBET and has a rich activity in the gambling industry, which he joined once graduation from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Bogdan Coman contributes to the good work of the Rombet Association through the experience of planning and organizing activities in the field of gambling. He built national projects, led complex teams, and was responsible for meeting performance indicators in the companies he worked for or collaborated with.

Assaf Stieglitz

Assaf Stieglitz

President at Odds1x2 Holdings

Assaf is an entrepreneur at heart and a software engineer by degree. He entered the online gaming industry in 2003 while establishing odds1x2.com, an odds comparison company based on artificial intelligence algorithms. Since then the company has expanded into various other markets and verticals in the affiliation world. Recently the company launched PlayWiseCasino.com based on a unique rating system – called the “Wise Rating” – which targets players who are looking for honest reviews of online casino with an edge.

Assaf is a frequent speaker and moderator at many conferences around the globe and likes to share his extensive industry knowledge and experience with fellow affiliates and operators.

Genia Gurevitz

Genia Gurevitz

Head of Banking and Payments Services at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.

Lawyer Genia (Evgeni) Gurevitz – LLB, Graduated from Tel Aviv University (TAU), and has been living in Singapore, where he has been studying in Singapore Management University (SMU). Genia heads the Banking and Payments Services at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., working closely with the firm’s clients on online and offline banking, electronic money institutions, acquiring banks and regulatory support for i-gaming and financial companies.

Dr. Robert Skalina

Dr. Robert Skalina

Senior Advisor at WH Partners

Robert Skalina is a Czech Advocate as well as a Registered European Lawyer in Malta. He is based in Prague and works in Malta regularly.

He is a financial service and corporate lawyer and provides advice to a wide range of investment managers, advisors and funds, including private equity and hedge funds. Robert also regularly advises clients in the gaming/gambling industries and has vast experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions and complex cross border transactions.

Robert has previously held the position of head of legal of a London based investment advisor active throughout the EMEA region. Prior to that, he served as legal counsel for the largest retail bank in the Czech Republic.

Jan Řehola

Jan Řehola

Director at IFGR and Partner at PS Legal

Jan Řehola has over eight years of experience in the gambling field, both from the public and private sector.

He holds a Master’s of Law from Charles University in Prague.  Jan worked for four years for the Ministry of Finance – the Czech gambling regulator; firstly, as a Head of the Legal Unit and later, as a Director of Gambling Department.  In his work for the Czech gambling regulator, Jan was responsible for all gambling policy issues, including the drafting of new legislation, the issuing of gambling licenses and cooperation with other European regulators as a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Online Gambling.

After leaving the Ministry of Finance in 2014, Jan became a member of Petroš Sedláčková Legal and co-founder of the consultancy company BetOnSkill Consulting, a full-service international gaming consultancy.

Jan is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic and its special section “Czech Chamber of Lottery Industries”.

More about the Institute for Gambling Regulation (IFGR)

The platform brings together the majority of legal gambling operators in the Czech Republic, testing laboratories and game systems and games manufacturers. It currently has 31 members, including 4 partner associations, through which other operators are members. The most important Czech operators and manufacturers such as Tipsport, Fortuna, E-gamming, Kajot, Apollo, as well as foreign manufacturers and testing laboratories such as Microgaming, GLI, and BMM are among its members today.

The primary objective of the IFGR is to participate in the conceptual development of gambling operation in the Czech Republic and to become a respected partner of a regulator and other public authorities that are active in the field of gambling for expert discussion during the creation of regulation. The Deputy Finance Minister, responsible for gambling regulation, took part in the IFGR’s founding meeting and endorsed this idea.

The main means of achieving this goal will be not only participation in planned regular meetings with a regulator’s representatives, but also the IFGR’s participation during the development of gambling legislation, interpretative statement, methodologies, standards, and preparation of analyses and studies on the assessment of impacts of gambling regulation.

IFGR has been given the status of a comment place of relevant ministries and authorities in the process of drafting new legislation in this field.

Any gambling operation license holder in the Czech Republic, a testing laboratory with authorization for expert assessment from the Ministry of Finance and game systems and games manufacturer can become a member.

The platform is divided into five sections according to its focus, namely Lotteries, Fixed-odds Betting, Technical and Live Game, Authorized Persons, and Game Systems Manufacturers.

The sections are headed by their managers, most of whom are former officials of a Czech regulator. The Director of the IFGR is Jan Řehola, former director of the Gambling Regulation Division, the managers of the sections are Václav Ulrich, former deputy head of the Licensing Procedure, and Petra Razím Ďurovičová, former head of the Administrative Procedure Department.

IFGR has an established website (www.iprh.cz). The advantage of membership is, among other things, the private part of the website, where members can find materials on the issues currently addressed, the Newsletter, summarizing information on the statements published by the Ministry of Finance and by the Customs Administration, FAQs, minutes of meetings and other material.

Members can also use the current very popular method of training, that is webinars, on topics currently addressed.

IFGR organizes quarterly meetings of the individual sections to discuss current gambling issues.

Tal Itzhak Ron

Tal Itzhak Ron

Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist and Notary

Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist and Notary Tal Itzhak Ron (LLB, B.Sc., M.Sc.) – General Member of International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), practicing i-Gaming and Financial law and advising the biggest names since 2003. Tal graduated both from Haifa University’s School of Law (LL.B.) and Faculty of Computer Science (B.Sc.), and while leading a software development team at a publicly-listed software company, Ness Technologies, has further obtained a Master’s Degree in Computer Science (M.Sc.) from Bar-Ilan University. Tal established Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm back in 2003, focusing from the start on Hi-Tech, Ad Tech, Financial Entertainment and i-Gaming, quickly becoming one of the first international firms practicing exclusively these areas. The firm today advises the world’s leading operations, platforms and governing bodies and is considered the industry standard for entrepreneurs setting up businesses in the Gaming, Digital Marketing and CFD/Forex industries in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Dr. Christian Rapani

Dr. Christian Rapani

Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani

Dr. Christian Rapani founded his law firm in Graz in 2013 specializing in business and corporate law. Dr. Christian Rapani is the author of numerous publications in these areas of practice. He possesses extensive experience in advising Austrian and international clients on all aspects of business law. One of his key topics of consultancy are issues regarding gaming and betting law with a special focus on B2B and B2C online gaming and betting offer. He provides guidance in various licensing procedures and advises clients on Austrian regulatory requirements and developments affecting their business activities.

Dr. Joerg Hofmann

Dr. Joerg Hofmann

Partner at MELCHERS LAW

Dr. Joerg Hofmann is a Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law (“IMGL”) and group leader of the Gaming & Betting Law Practice Group of Melchers Law Firm.  He has been practicing gaming law since the mid-90s and Melchers’ legal advice is highly valued by global market leaders in all sectors of the gaming industry.  A highly recognized expert in the field, Joerg has been consistently ranked as a leading individual and expert in gaming law by prestigious legal directories including Chambers Global and Best Lawyers for many years.

Dr. Simon Planzer

Dr. Simon Planzer

Partner at PLANZER LAW

Dr. Simon Planzer is a partner at PLANZER LAW, a Zurich-based gaming law boutique.

PLANZER LAW’s team provides strategic, regulatory and legal advice to companies, regulators and other stakeholders across all areas of the gaming and entertainment industry.

The firm’s primary focus is on EU/EEA gaming law, compliance issues such as AML as well as Swiss gaming law and related commercial, corporate and financial matters.

Dr. Simon Planzer is General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. An alumnus of the College of Europe, he specialised early on in EU affairs and gaming law, working at the EFTA Court, the legal service of the EFTA Secretariat and as research fellow in European business law.

Dr. Simon Planzer is the author of the monograph (PhD) ‘Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction’(2014) and the book chapter ‘Gambling Law’ in The Handbook of EEA Law (2016), both published by Springer International Publishing. Simon also works as a Lecturer in Law at the University of St.Gallen where he teaches European Economic Law. He studied and did research i.a. at Harvard University, the College of Europe and the European University Institute.

Dr. Simon Planzer, founding partner of PLANZER LAW has recently received the recognition from Chambers & Partners and has been listed as a global gaming law expert. Clients and firms across many practice areas and geographies have trusted Chambers’ research for nearly 30 years.

Dr. Simon Planzer, founder of Planzer Law, is endorsed by interviewees (Chambers & Partners) as “absolutely excellent” and “the top Swiss lawyer” for gaming. He is actively involved in the shaping of gaming regulations in Switzerland, regularly interacting with the authorities, as well as providing regulatory advice to private clients. Based in Zürich, he is additionally active representing fantasy sports companies.

Daniele Alfonso

Daniele Alfonso

Head of Gaming at iovation

For over 15 years Daniele has been at the leading edge of iGaming and Digital Marketing, helping operators to navigate the risks and customer experience challenges involved in safely transacting with customers in the digital channels.

From the early days, specializing in Customer & User Experience, then through the internet and digital marketing companies, using data assets and content to maximize the players’ and users’ journeys, and now with iovation Daniele continues the career theme of ‘making the internet a safer place’. Daniele has helped hundreds of companies to realize and exploit their digital channels, enabling their customers to deliver service and experience excellence.

Daniele’s expertise stemming from the years of experience with Flixmedia, Racing Post and now iovation has covered players authentication, omnichannel betting and Fraud Prevention. In an industry where abusers and fraudsters must be stopped while keeping the players’ journey frictionless, Daniele’s knowledge and understanding have been crucial to the client’s projects and process success.

Zlatan Omerspahić

Zlatan Omerspahić

Head of Legal and Compliance, Data Protection Officer at NSoft Company

Zlatan Omerspahić has a Ph.D. in Commercial law, Corporate governance, Contract law, Regulatory issues and is currently serving the role of Data Protection Officer at NSoft.

He has graduated the Faculty of Law at the University of Zenica and has held several compliance-related roles at Sberbank and Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank.

He is responsible, loyal, dedicated and eager to learn about innovative things.

Just recently, Zlatan has been shortlisted at the Global Regulatory Awards 2019 in the category: Data Protection Officer or Team of the year.

Jaka Repanšek

Jaka Repanšek

Media and Gaming Expert

Jaka has worked for various TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media, Entertainment) companies since 1996. He is recognized as one of the leading experts on gaming, media and digital law in Slovenia. Jaka graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and gained his graduate degree from Cambridge University in England and Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (Diploma in European Community Law) and completed two-year MBA graduate studies at the University of Kansas in the USA. Jaka is an active member of IMGL (Slovenia) and a member of several other domestic and international organizations and is active also as a lecturer in various seminars and conferences.

Andrius Gabnys

Andrius Gabnys

Attorney At Law - Gabnys Law Firm

Andrius Gabnys is an attorney-at-law and a managing partner at Gabnys Law Firm, a legal boutique based in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Tallinn, Estonia. The Firm specializes in entertainment (gambling, media, arts) and technology (IT, cybersecurity) legal aspects. Andrius Gabnys has been working in the online gambling sector for over 10 years and focuses on the multijurisdictional licensing, IP and related matters. He has extensive experience dealing with the gambling authorities in Europe, CIS countries, Africa and South America.

Magith Noohukhan

Magith Noohukhan

Customer Engagement Evangelist at Braze

Experienced Marketing Leader with a demonstrated history of working experience in various technology companies. Skilled in Strategic Brand Management, Brand Marketing, Brand Positioning, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation and strong media relationships. After Evangelising and Marketing the XING Brand over the last several years, I am now the Global Evangelist for Braze!

Jakub Myszkorowski

Jakub Myszkorowski

Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE

With more than 10 years of experience in the professional sport and betting industries, Jakub is now leading the Sales and Marketing operations at STATSCORE, a Polish company aiming at becoming the Biggest Sports Data Center in the world.

As a former football UEFA A coach and soccer performance analyst, he merges the best sports practices into managing the staff.

Jakub published more than 100 articles about football tactical training and many insights for the betting industry. He is also a co-author of the anthropological study “Postfubol. Anthropology of Football”.

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Here is the feedback and testimonials from the earlier editions…

Vladimir Petrov, FPQP™, Global Research Analyst and International Development at Efbet Casinos & SportsVladimir Petrov, FPQP™, Global Research Analyst and International Development at Efbet Casinos & SportsEfbet Casinos & Sports

"Prague Gaming Summit 2019 was the great challenge which showed the new regulations in Eastern Europe. Thank you Zoltan for the great organization’s and thank you for the conference which covered the new opportunities and the new ways to the operators.”

Vasilije Lekovic – Director of Gaming Accounts at TrustlyVasilije Lekovic – Director of Gaming Accounts at TrustlyTrustly

“Prague Gaming Summit is a great place to discuss the current hot topics in the gaming industry and exchange opinions and ideas with the most relevant people from the operator, affiliate and provider sides. It was a pleasure joining the panel about the relationship between operators, affiliates and regulators and sharing my views from the Trustly perspective.”

Tal Zamstein – Group Head of Gaming at Fortuna GroupTal Zamstein – Group Head of Gaming at Fortuna GroupFortuna Group

“It was great to have the operators and suppliers with the presence in the CEE territories under one roof. It is always very useful to discover the challenges and see the trends of the industry in the newly regulated markets.”

Russell Mifsud – Gaming industry specialist – Associate Director at KPMGRussell Mifsud – Gaming industry specialist – Associate Director at KPMGKPMG

“I thoroughly enjoyed attending the Prague Gaming Summit. The agenda was relevant, content was good and the caliber of speakers was excellent. I also welcomed the opportunity to catch up with some old faces and forge ties with new ones. Kudos to Zoltan and the team. I look forward to attending again next year.”

Georgi Dimitrov – Legal Counsel / Compliance Manager at EGT InteractiveGeorgi Dimitrov – Legal Counsel / Compliance Manager at EGT InteractiveEGT Interactive

“An outstandingly organized event, free of the hustle associated with hectic expo conferences, bringing together industry stakeholders to debate, network and gather insights. The great location and distinguished speakers all add up to this great forum, which I recommend to anyone wishing to keep track of current developments in the region or is willing to receive a hint of what’s coming next in igaming.”

Charmaine Hogan – Regulatory & Public Affairs, International Relations, Policy Development ExpertCharmaine Hogan – Regulatory & Public Affairs, International Relations, Policy Development ExpertRegulatory & Public Affairs, International Relations, Policy Development Expert

“This most recent event was a rich one. The diversity of speakers and the structured topics provided a platform for real debate, presenting food for thought for many. I’m sure I/we will pick up on the very relevant topics again at this event.”

Dr. Raffaela Zillner, LL.M – Secretary General, Austrian Association for Betting and GamblingDr. Raffaela Zillner, LL.M – Secretary General, Austrian Association for Betting and GamblingAustrian Association for Betting and Gambling

“A conference of great quality. Not only excellent content is presented by top experts, but also the industry is moving closer together through many networking opportunities.“

Kate Romanenko – CBO of Evoplay EntertainmentKate Romanenko – CBO of Evoplay EntertainmentEvoplay Entertainment

“Prague Gaming Summit 3 brought together Maltese, Romanian and other regulators, software developers, operators, and payment solution providers, to name a few. It was great participating in the discussions with everyone on and off the agenda.”

Donata Szabo – Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingComplianceDonata Szabo – Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingComplianceGamblingCompliance

“Fantastic event: well-organized, interesting and keeping up with the latest trends; a leader in its field!”

Heathcliff Farrugia – Chief Executive Officer at Malta Gaming Authority(MGA)Heathcliff Farrugia – Chief Executive Officer at Malta Gaming Authority(MGA)Malta Gaming Authority(MGA)

“The Prague Gaming Summit 2019 was very well organised and included a number of key international speakers. Agenda was full of interesting content and panels were aimed at discussing areas of mutual interest.”

Here is the photo gallery from the 2019 edition…Full album is available on Flickr!

Prague Gaming Summit 2019

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