Alexander Stevendahl (CEO, Videoslots), Jeremy Taylor (managing director, Genting Online) and Ewa Kazmierska (COO, LV BET) are among the 100 experts set to offer their insights on the future of the industry at CasinoBeats Malta 2020.
The second edition of the premier online casino conference & exhibition takes place at the InterContinental Malta on 24-26 March and the 1,500 delegates can look forward to a comprehensive agenda focused on the major opportunities and issues faced by operators and suppliers.
Gaming 2020 will examine the prospects for a range of key verticals, with the seven sessions including panels looking at live casino, online poker, social gaming, state lotteries and online bingo.
Industry leaders taking part in the track include Taylor, Stevendahl, Jacqui Gatt (head of gaming, Mr Green) Thomas Rosander (CEO, Dunder Casino), Manuel Lopes (CEO, Pokio/Qufan Technology) and Dan Phillips (CEO, Nel Advisory).
Taylor said: “The inaugural event was a great success and looking ahead to 2020’s conference, there is a really good blend of speakers confirmed. I will enjoy getting the chance to attend various talks across the two days, as well as learning from and networking with peers from around the industry.
“For the live casino session that I’m participating in, I look forward to delving further into a range of topics that affect this specific sector. In particular we will be discussing how operators in the live casino space can best continue to champion responsible gaming.”
The Slots 2020 track will take an in-depth look at the future of slots, featuring sessions on operator innovation, RTP rates, gamification and skill gaming, along with a leaders panel focused on the main challenges and growth areas in the market.
A packed speaker line-up for the track includes Marco Castaldo (CEO, Microgame), James Ford (head of casino, LeoVegas), Ross Parkhill (managing director, Rizk Casino), Melvin Ritsema (managing director, Royal Panda), Veiko Krünberg (managing director of online operations, Olympic Entertainment), Melanie Hainzer (head of marketing, Wildz Casino) and Américo Loureiro (director, Solverde).
The Regulation & Compliance track will see leading specialists offer insights on some of the main legal and operational issues faced by operators, with sessions on Malta, Sweden, Japan, and the relationship between compliance and innovation.
Those due to share their expertise include Kazmierska, Pablo Espuela (COO, Luckia Entertainment), Lena Nordin (chief HR officer, Betsson Group), Martin Lycka (director of regulatory affairs, GVC) and Shino Besson (operations manager Japan, Game Lounge).
Rounding off the agenda is the Payment Expert track, an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in payments regulation and technology, including sessions on credit card wagering, compliance, crypto, 6AMLD, PSPS and instant transactions.
Among the speakers ready to discuss the key issues are Mickael Marceau (head of payments, Kindred), Karl Gonzi (managing director – Malta, GVC), Carl Brincat (chief legal counsel, Malta Gaming Authority), Steven Armstrong (group director of AML, William Hill), Paul Bolton (head of payments, GVC) and Olga Golikova (head of billing, Parimatch).
In addition to the conference content, attendees at CasinoBeats Malta 2020 can also enjoy an exhibition showcasing the latest innovations and games from suppliers, and network with decision makers at exclusive evening events in stylish venues, all of which are included with the ticket.
Passes are currently available at the Early Bird price of €245, a €150 a ticket saving on the full price. The offer ends on Friday 20 December 2020, so now is the time to act to secure the best possible deal.