Schedule Day 3 - Thursday 13 July

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IMGL Masterclass

Conference Room 1


Conference Room 2

iGaming Executive Summit

iGaming Executive Conference

Conference Room 3

Payment Solutions Summit 

Conference Room 4

10:00 - Registration & exhibition opens

10:25 - 10:30

Welcome from the conference chair

Morten Roende, Director of Education and Association Development, International Masters of of Gaming Law, DOGA and Partner of Nordic Gambling

10:25 - 10:30

Welcome from the conference chair

Lee-Ann Johnstone, Founder, Best Odds Marketing

10:25 - 10:30

Welcome from the conference chair

Michael Caselli, Editor in Chief, iGaming Business

10:25 - 10:30

Welcome from the conference chair

Jens Bader, Chief Commercial Officer, MIR Limited / MuchBetter


10:30 - 11:15

Liability of operators, suppliers and affiliates

More and more countries in Europe are introducing licensing regimes for online gaming and are subjecting licensed operators and their service providers to strict conditions. The regulatory burden is ever increasing. 

This panel discussion will address issues arising with operators, suppliers and affiliates as regulators attempt every possible means to protect their local gaming regulations/restrictions and, of course, their revenue streams. We will be discussing issues surrounding how the gaming industry will have to prepare for the changes in regulation and enforcement..  


Joerg Hoffmann, Partner, Melchers Lawfirm

Tal Itzhak Ron, Founding Partner, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.,

Tom Edmonds, Harris Hagan

Yoav Dotan,Co Founder, Casino Cruis

10:30 - 11:00

The industry landscape: Affiliates in igaming

This year iGB Affiliate undertook a large scale reseach project looking at the state-of-play for both operators and affiliates in the igaming industry. This session will share the data and reveal key insights that the project uncovered.

Jake Pollard, Head of Content & Intelligence, iGaming Business

10:30 - 11:00

Euphoria, Despair or Somewhere in Between:  An Updated Outlook for the US I-Gaming Market

Andrew Zarnett, Deutsche Bank Securities' gaming, lodging and leisure high-yield debt analyst will discuss the economics of large vs. small markets for igaming. This analysis will prove invaluable to any global operator that is confronted with the segmentation of the market due to the proliferation of regional regulation.

Andrew Zarnett, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank 


10:30 - 11:15

The future of money

The presentation will take the audience through the past, present and future of money up to a timespan of 2075. We will look at money in all its future forms, from the perspectives of both humans and machines, and raise the spectre that in the future the richest entity on the planet might not be human…

Matthew Griffin, CEO, 311 Institute




11:00 - 11:30

How to get noticed on Social Media with content that converts

In this session Sarah will be drawing a bridge between traffic and conversion with the use of Social Media and giving real world examples of creating content that specifically encourages conversion!

By the end of this session you will have all the tools you need to create content that converts like a champion!

Sarah Sangster, Digital Marketing Specialist, Sangster Media




11:30 - 12:00 Morning Networking Break

12:00 - 13:00

Legal update: Europe and Africa 

Get updated on latest regulation and jurisprudence about AML, litigation and data protection. This session features an educational discussion where latest development in key legal areas for industry stakeholders are discussed by international legal experts. 


Moderator: Sharon Shalem, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm

Simon Planzer, Partner, PLANZER LAW

Ruben Portanier, Founder & Executive Advisor , Avviza

Ian Gauci, Partner, GTG Advocates

Yahaya Maikori, Partner, Law Allianz, Lagos, Nigeria 

12:00 - 12:30

Surviving the app store: Finding the K-factor

In viral marketing, the K-factor can be used to describe the growth rate of websites, apps, or a customer base. This session looks at the concept, how to predict its effect across social and websites, why you should focus on the K-factor and how to trigger it.

Nick Duddy, Founder, Miratrix

12:00 - 12:30

MRC: Turning your CRM on its head

Disruption either changes the way you think and operate, or originates from thinking and operating differently. In this session Minter Dial is going to explain his MRC hypothesis and talk about futureproofing your business by inciting disruption and leveraging the disruptive force to your advantage. 

Minter Dial, Founder & President The Myndset Company

12:00 - 12:45

A major disruption in payments architecture

Dao.Casino is disrupting the online casino gaming model. Its innovations reduce friction and costs in the payment supply chain, and introduce immediacy and micro-transaction ability that had been previously unachievable with traditional payment infrastructures. In this session, this disruptive enterprise will explain how its blockchain- based platform flattens the traditional payment infrastructure, and introduces incredible efficiencies between customer, payment and casino.

Moderator: Eric Benz, Managing Director, Cryptopay

Ilya Tarutiv, CEO, Dao Casino

Aleksandra Fetisova, Project Manager, Dao





12:30 - 13:00 

Growth Marketing Power Session

I’ve spent the last couple years building, coaching and training regiments of growth teams and growth marketers. Growth comes from a mix of behavioural psychology, coding, creative marketing and data analysis. In this talk I'll run you through some of the latest stories, learnings and tricks we've learned along the way.

A brief but information-packed masterclass covering the learnings, tools, tactic and tricks that will start you on your Growth Marketing journey.

David Arnoux, Co-Founder Head of Growth, Growth Tribe

12:30 - 13:00

Bitcoin’s Smart Future:  Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Bots & How The Bitcoin Network Will Change the World

Dr. Craig Wright, a key luminary in the Bitcoin community and one of the early minds behind Bitcoin, explains his vision of the future - where blockchain goes beyond recording transactions, and becomes a Super-Network of AI and Bots, creating deep neural networks and swarm-based systems that will control the internet of things and intelligent objects around the world

Dr. Craig Wright, Chief Scientist, nChain



13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30

Regulatory enforcement in the Netherlands and in other EU countries (extended session)

The heat on grey market operators is rising. While the Netherlands is lashing out against unlicensed operators and service providers targeting the Dutch players the Norwegian government has introduced new payment blocking measures that makes it even more difficult to process payments to Norwegian players.

The panel will be discussing the latest developments in enforcement, the impact of the industry and the (non?) compliance with EU Law.

How should industry operators manage while waiting for licensing to open. 

Moderator: Alan Littler, Partner, Kalff KatZ & Franssen

Frank Tolboom. Attorney-at-Law, KalffKatZ & Franssen

Joakim Marstrander, Head of Legal, Deloitte

Morten Roende, Director of Education and Association Development, International Masters of of Gaming Law, DOGA and Partner of Nordic Gambling

Robert Skalina, Senior Advisor, WH Partners

Mattias Kelmeling, Associate, Hansen

14:00 - 14:45

Thinking of an Exit? What Door Will You Choose

M&A activity is dominating the headlines and a lucrative exit is becoming a reality for more and more affiliates in the igaming space. But what is the best model to follow when thinking of an exit?

Join our expert panellists as we explore the different possible exit strategies from trade sales to operator buy outs to embarking on a fundraising round.

Julian Buhagiar, RB Capital

Klass Winberg, Chief Commercial Officer, Catena Media

Jesper Sogaard, CEO, Better Collective

14:00 - 14:30 

IGX: Empathy: The killer app - by Oisin Lunn

As a globally recognized speaker on communication technologies, Oisin grapples with big questions like singularity and symbiosis, and human's increased reliance on technology. In his first IGX, Oisin will explore this theme through the "Phono Sapien's" evolutionary imperatives, and explain why he thinks that the next killer app isn’t a technology, but a mindset.

Oisin Lunny, Chief Evangelist, OpenMarket










14:30 - 15:30 

Very Scary Things

These are the things that go bump in the night. This session looks at three of the biggest disruptive technologies, ideas and practices in the iGaming sector and offers a window into the future of our industry. If you want to see how far disruption can go - then this is your Must Attend Session.

William Mace, Head of Kindred Futures, Kindred Group plc

Jez San OBE, Founder, FunFair Technologies

Konstantin Katsev, Marketing Director, True Flip

Vasili Polynov, PR Director, True Flip

14:00 - 14:45

Payments Focus: China

WeChat Pay, AliPay and China UnionPay: IN this session hear about the landscape of the Chinese payment market, the leading providers, their market share, product differentiation and whether co-existence between WeChat and Alipay is impossible or unavoidable. Sharpen your pencils to take notes on the biggest battleground in payments - China.

Fred Lum, Vice President, Chelsea Securities

Robin Le Prevost, CEO, Le Prevost Consultancy


14:45 - 15:30

Bitcoin: What you really need to know as an affiliate

Our expert speakers will cover in detail what the benefits of bitcoin are to you and your business. What should you take into consideration if you want to accept crytocurrencies? And what are the potential risks? This session will allow you to make informed business decisions, not leave you with even more questions.

Eric Benz, Managing Director, Cryptopay

Marc Kenigsberg, CEO, Jamworx

Aleksandra Fetisova, Project Manager, Dao

Evan Maslennikov, CEO & Co-founder,

14:45 - 15:30

Payments focus: Africa

QR-Codes, NFC, Mobile Money, Biometrics and more. Doing business in Africa comes with its share of challenges. So what are the best payment types for iGaming that ensures market compatibility and uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa? Let’s explore the varied payment options that exist within the region as well as digital adoption, payment usage and behavioural patterns in these dynamic markets. 

Priya Thakoor, Head ofDigital Strategy, Barclays Africa Group Limited

15:00 - Complimentary bar opens

15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon networking break


16:00 - 16:30 

New EU data protection regulation’s impact the igaming industry


A new EU regulation on data protection, will enter into force in May 2018. It will have a great impact on how the gaming industry in Europe, and to some extent outside of Europe, will operate in the future. With only ten months left before the GDPR is enforced, it is time to bring up the topic for debate, discuss related issues and share experiences in this area.

Gabriel Voisin, Partner, Bird & Bird




16:00 - 16:45

Legal eagles

This session answers pre-submitted and live audience questions regarding the regulation of payments in Europe and beyond. 

Reuben Portanier, Founder & Executive Advisor, Avviza

Morten Roende, Director of Education and Association Development, International Masters of of Gaming Law, DOGA and Partner of Nordic Gambling

Jason Fisher, Wiggin LLP




16:45 - 17:30


Cryptocurrencies are nothing new, but what is new is their uptake in igaming. This session explores the idea that cryptocurrencies may be the perfect solution for our industry.  

Marc Kinesberg, CEO, Jamworx

Max Krupyshev, Chief Operating Officer, Cubits

18.00 - Exhibition closes

21:00 - 02:00: Official closing networking party

This year we will moving to a new venue for our official closing night party whilst the Majestic and Europub venue are being refurbished for 2018. The YIP Fellows and Cafe Zwart is owed by the same company, offering both indoor and outdoor space at the famous Dam Square. YIP fellows is a well known Irish drinking bar and is located next door to Cafe Zwart which offers great cocktails and beers throughout the night. Join us for the final night of the conference and celebrate into the early hours!

Venue:  YIP Fellows & Cafe Zwart, Dam 11, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands