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IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING MARE BALTICUM GAMING SUMMIT 2020

The 3rd edition of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit (MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit), and BSG Awards 2020 will take place on the 6th of August in Tallinn, Estonia

The MARE BALTICUM platform will continue its mission with which it has been launched in 2018 and is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the Baltic and Scandinavian region on a yearly base.

After touring Riga and Vilnius, the conference is now heading to another Baltic destination and this time Estonia will take center stage as the host of the yearly gathering.

The live conference’s agenda will include regulatory focused discussion mixed with trends of the gambling industry and the region, while the selection of speakers will once again include local/experienced speakers.

In 2020, the aim is to bring start-up operators to the stage and also continue the panel discussion style with at least one panelist being an operator from the market vs. gambling authority and controlling authority discussing issues and changes in the market.

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Delegate Pass MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Live Edition

General Delegate Pass: €349.00

Availability: 01.04.2020 – 01.08.2020

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

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VIP Package MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Live Edition

VIP Package: €599.00

Availability: 01.04.2020 – 01.08.2020

The VIP package includes a delegate pass and two nights accommodation at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn between 5 and 7 August 2020. The delegate pass includes access to the conference, networking sessions, workshops, complimentary buffet lunch and for the evening social gathering. Additionally, the package includes access to the recorded sessions post-event. We look forward to seeing you in Tallinn!

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The MARE BALTICUM platform has been launched in 2018 and is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the Baltic and Scandinavian region on a yearly base. The inaugural event was held in Riga and has recorded a huge success for the growth of the industry in the region. 

MARE BALTICUM 2 was held in Vilnius and brought together +105 delegates for a full day of learning and networking with like-minded industry professionals. Additionally, to the earlier event, the conference also featured an Awards Ceremony which celebrated some of the most successful operators and service providers from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, and Denmark.

You can read the post-event reports from the earlier events on the following links 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 the Baltic, Nordic and 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

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.

Dainis Niedra

Dainis Niedra

Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe at Enlabs

15 years of international experience in the B2C gambling/gaming in Baltics and CIS countries. Now is a Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe for the Baltics’ biggest online gaming operator Enlabs.

Sören Meius

Sören Meius

Estonian Ministry of Finance

Sören Meius has been working for the Estonian Ministry of Finance for 15 years, drafting laws and regulations and being in charge of the policy development in the gambling and AML/CFT areas.

While she was the leading lawyer responsible for the drafting and implementation of Estonian Gambling Act (2008), her current role is more focussed on the AML/CFT issues, having drafted also the Estonian Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act (both 2007 and 2017 versions) and chairing the EU council working group that concluded the agreement on AMLD 5 during Estonian Presidency of the EU in 2017.

Sara-Swetlana Klimper

Sara-Swetlana Klimper

Head Of Operations at Löwen Play

Sara’s journey in the iGaming industry started 8 years ago in Australia and she finds it as a relatively young industry but one of a kind and very agile.

Sara has been fortunate to work with great companies and move around the world in these last years and have enjoyed every aspect of this journey through various stages such as CS, VIP, AM, Affiliation, Operations. The iGaming industry is filled with talented, innovative and ambitious professionals, who constantly contribute to the industry´s growth and she is looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for us within this industry.

Vytautas Karalevičius

Vytautas Karalevičius

Co-founder at Bankera

Vytautas Karalevicius oversees business development and client experience side of Bankera. After graduating in business finance at Durham University and finance at Cambridge University, Vytautas co-founded SpectroCoin – an all in one solution for cryptocurrencies. SpectroCoin today has more than 1,000,000 registered users. Now, Bankera is his and his business partners’ step towards more traditional financial services.

As an entrepreneur, he aims to help people and SMEs to deal with payments online. As the trend of economic activity moving online is clear, he aims his businesses to offer frictionless cutting-edge solutions for all financial needs arising from this shift.

He sees a gap between academia and applied finance and tries to eliminate this gap by being active in both areas. Therefore, he is continuing his academic career as a researcher of blockchain technology’s applications.

Vytautas breathes and lives Bankera as sees it as a platform to deliver real financial innovations and shake the industry in the long term.

Lolita Sumskaite

Lolita Sumskaite

Head of Unit at Ministry of Finance, Lithuania

Lolita Šumskaitė is working for the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania and was responsible for designing the national gambling policy in Lithuania through legislation for more than 19 years. She was the main author of the first Law on Gambling, which was adopted in 2001. Lolita is a member of the EC Expert Group of Gambling Services.

Since 2010, her responsibilities also include insurance – designing insurance policy through legislation and her main responsibility is to implement EU regulation into national legislation.

Starting 2013, she is responsible for anti-money laundering acts – following and participating in the negotiations in the EU Council on the text of Anti Money Laundering Directive, preparing LT positions. Lolita was Chair of the EU Council’s Working Party discussing the fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive during LT Presidency of the EC.

Signe Birne

Signe Birne

Director of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia

Since 1993, Mrs.Birne has worked as Director of Securities department and Financial Market Policy department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia.

With the establishing of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection in 1998, Mrs.Birne starts her career as Director of Inspection.

Mrs.Birne has been graduated from the University of Latvia, Finance and trade faculty – Master’s Degree in Economics and in 2001 she earned the Master’s degree in Social science.

Signe Birne has an in-depth understanding of organizational practice and theory as well as experience within the regulation of the Latvian gaming market – land-based and online, illegal online gambling and payment blocking.

Signe Birne is very active with her country point of view on developments of gaming business all around Europe since 2001 till 2009 she held a position as a member of the Executive Board of GREF, Gaming Regulators European Forum, and 2009 – 2012 she was a Chairman of the Executive Board of GREF.

Since 2012 Mrs.Birne participated as the Latvian representative in the European Commission’s Expert Group on Gambling Services, which provides the Commission with advice and expertise in relation to the preparation of policy initiatives and facilitates the exchange of regulatory experience and good practices between EU and the EEA Member States.

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.

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.

Francesco Baranca

Francesco Baranca

Chairman of Committee on Ethics and Fair Play of Football Federation of Ukraine, Secretary General at FederBet Austria & Belgium

Francesco Baranca is an expert in detecting fixed matches, who has revealed hundreds of matches featuring unfair players and teams over the years of his work.

Francesco is an Italian national who is the Secretary-General of FederBet, an anti-match-fixing organization based in Brussels.

He was head of the legal department of Stanleybet Malta Ltd. from 2001 to 2006, GoldBet Sportwetten GmbH from 2006 to 2009, and SKS365 GmbH from 2009 to 2013.

He has a Masters Degree in Law from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Milan.

He speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish and German.

Francesco has been newly elected as Chairman of the Committee for Ethics and Fair Play of the Football Federation of Ukraine

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!

Our Sponsors in 2020

these awesome companies support our conference as sponsors

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LEGAL AND BANKING SPONSOR

GENERAL SPONSOR

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GENERAL SPONSOR

EUROPEAN REGULATORY SPONSOR

NETWORKING BREAK SPONSOR

GENERAL SPONSOR

PEN, PAPER AND PAMPER SPONSOR

Media Partners

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Location of the Live Conference

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn Iconic hotel in the center of Tallinn

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia warmly welcomes you in the city heart of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Their palette of proven quality services and cosy hotel environs tailored to your satisfaction make them the right choice be it for business or vacation.

Location: Liivalaia 33, Tallinn10118, Estonia
Call now: +372 631 5333

How to get there?

Here is the feedback and testimonials from the earlier editions…

Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros (Sales Director at Golden Race – Virtual Sports & Betting Solutions)Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros (Sales Director at Golden Race – Virtual Sports & Betting Solutions)https://goldenrace.com/

"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!"

Ineta Mačinskienė (Head of Sales at ConnectPay)Ineta Mačinskienė (Head of Sales at ConnectPay)https://connectpay.com/

"MBGS is focused on people looking for collaboration with well-known companies in the Gaming industry."

Lyubomira Petrova (Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay)Lyubomira Petrova (Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay)https://ultraplay.co/

“I had the pleasure to speak at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit and present why eSports is going to play a key role in the gambling industry in 2020 and beyond. Discussing what the future holds for the industry, we see the tremendous growth of eSports and its importance in terms of betting and player’s engagement.”

Margo Prylypska (Director of International Sales at Hyperion Tech)Margo Prylypska (Director of International Sales at Hyperion Tech)https://hyperion-tech.co/

"We would like to thank Zoltan and Betty for another great event! The organization was at a very high level, great timing and amazing people attending the event! It is definitely the best place to meet good old friends and partners, as well as find new ones and of course, get insights about things happening in the iGaming industry!"

Jaka Repanšek (Media and Gaming Expert)Jaka Repanšek (Media and Gaming Expert)

"Great event. Great timing. Great location."

Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar)Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar)https://www.altenar.com/

"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!"

Kristina Bučinskaitė (Customer Experience Manager at ConnectPay)Kristina Bučinskaitė (Customer Experience Manager at ConnectPay)https://connectpay.com/

“Well organized, industry-focused event. It is a great opportunity to connect with potential clients, partners and create valuable business relationships. Looking forward to the next year!”

Agnė Galvelytė  (Head of Legal and Compliance at Matching Visions)Agnė Galvelytė (Head of Legal and Compliance at Matching Visions)https://matchingvisions.com/

“Great conference, bringing together regulators, legal specialists, and igaming business professionals. Perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest developments in the region and the industry.”

Dainis Niedra (Regional Director Baltics at Enlabs – Optibet)Dainis Niedra (Regional Director Baltics at Enlabs – Optibet)https://enlabs.se/

"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."

Sara Urbanovicova (Chief Commercial Officer at Tom Horn Gaming)Sara Urbanovicova (Chief Commercial Officer at Tom Horn Gaming)https://www.tomhorngaming.com/

"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!"

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

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