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2021 Speakers

Robert Dowling

Robert Dowling

Chief Commercial Officer at Singular

Robert Dowling is the Chief Commercial Officer at Singular, an established iGaming software supplier focusing on bespoke solutions in all verticals, including outstanding Platform, Sportsbook, Casino Games, Live Dealer, and Payment solutions. Singular’s differentiating factor is their tailored approach. They address each requirement, each client in a bespoke, boutique fashion. There is no one-size-fits-all. The modular architecture enables a personalized experience and generates added value for each operator.

Robert has more than 10 years of experience in the iGaming industry. He started his career as a consultant aiming to deliver excellence to customers in gaming and the payment industries. He has driven significant business growth and market share for the companies he has been engaged with. Dowling has a deep understanding of the iGaming industry and knowledge to create cohesion among marketing, sales, product development, and customer service to bring value for the company and build strong relationships with the clients.

Zoltán Tűndik

Zoltán Tűndik

Co-Founder at HIPTHER Agency

Zoltán is a self-taught online publisher and events organizer who has developed several brands and services that have increased the notoriety of his company within a multi-billion euro industry.

Among the developed brands and services you can find online news portals, a tri-annually printed magazine, an online radio and regulatory briefing conferences that are annually organized in Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Riga, Tallin, Milan, Athens, Vilnius, and Ljubljana. Additionally, the virtual events portfolio covers 3 continents.

All the events organized by his company also focus on bringing a wealth of information about the latest innovation in several industries such as Entertainment, Technology, Gaming and Gambling, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Quantum Technology, Legal Cannabis, Health and Lifestyle, VR/AR, eSports and many more.

Lazar Miučin

Lazar Miučin

VP of Strategic Partnerships at NSoft

I have been working within the industry for 11 years already. I have started from being System Administrator and went through all high-level positions during my gambling & casinos career. During my career, I was mostly responsible for operations and product development with extreme passion, drive, and vision that I have for igaming industry. On top of all, I am a mobile-oriented and addicted person.

Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working within the gambling industry. Skilled in negotiation, strong operations professional and results-focused executive. During my 11 years of experience in a number of senior positions. These positions were covering areas such as Business Development, Operations, and Development from B2C and B2B levels.

iGaming industry is with one word just life, way to live. It is super dynamic, fast, and technology-oriented. In this industry there are no boundaries, it is full of networking and it is multicultural which allows you to gain a different perspective offering valuable insights, so you can adjust your product and company while you are entering specific markets.

Domenico Mazzola

Domenico Mazzola

Commercial Director at Altenar

Domenico Mazzola is Commercial Director of Altenar, a leading sports betting software provider based in Malta. Altenar works collaboratively with licensed operators, combining proven stability with a flexible and personalized service to offer clients the highest quality online sportsbook solutions.

With a strong background in sales strategy and software development combined with rich experience working across international and European markets, Domenico is an expert in developing successful commercial strategies and establishing and maintaining long-term business relationships.

Domenico previously held the position of Head of Sales at iGamingPlatform.com, where he was responsible for developing and executing strategic plans to achieve and maximize sales targets, solidifying the company’s reputation as a leading gaming solutions provider. Prior to this, Domenico worked as Account Manager at World Match Ltd, spearheading the company’s successful long and short-term sales strategies. Domenico’s professional background also includes over eight years of working as a software developer, honing his technical expertise.

A highly recognized industry figure, Domenico’s in-depth experience in both the business and technical side of the gaming industry places him in the unique position of being able to advise clients on all aspects of their gambling operations, taking into account their wider business objectives.

Emily Helmer

Emily Helmer

Head of Compliance and E-Merchant Services at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.

Ms. Emily Helmer, Head of Compliance and e-Merchant Services, moved alone to Israel from the USA to pursue her dream of establishing a career in the legal, compliance and payment aspects of digital marketing and online projects. So far she has worked with some of the best known digital marketing agencies before joining the award-winning team of Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm.

Tal Itzhak Ron

Tal Itzhak Ron

Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.

 

Advocate and Notary Tal Itzhak Ron, Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm

Tal holds an LL.B (Law and Computer Science), BSc (Computer Science and Mathematics) and MSc (Computer Science); Master of Financial and Gaming Law; an online gaming, digital entertainment, EdTech and financial technology veteran working with the biggest names in the online industry since 2003. As the Chairman and CEO of Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., the award winning technology law firm which he founded in the early 2000’s, he became the first Israeli lawyer to practice these areas of law exclusively and one of the best known names on the international market.

 

Marius Galdikas

Marius Galdikas

Chief Executive Officer at ConnectPay

Business and Technology executive with 15+ years of proven track record in developing digital products and technologies. Proficient at delivering highly scalable and reliable systems and platforms for 24×7 businesses. Well versed in digital technology, architecture, business, and engineering frameworks as well as organizational development.

Ariel Reem

Ariel Reem

CEO at Genesis Global

Mr Ariel Reem, the CEO & Co-Founder of Genesis Global Limited, comes with a 2nd Degree in Statistics & Mathematics.  He has worked in the industry for 12 years, establishing Genesis Global Limited in 2014 where he was appointed CEO from the very first day. Formely served in senior roles in veteran UK-Gibraltar Operator Mansion Group. He has a broad knowledge of online and offline customer relations strategies and is passionate about business development of marketing strategies.  Mr Reem is an entrepreneur who loves to build things up from scratch.

Tsachi Maimon

Tsachi Maimon

CEO Aspire Global

Tsachi Maimon has been prevalent in the iGaming industry since 2008, having previously worked at Playtech before joining Aspire Global as a board member and CEO in 2013.

Bringing with him a wealth of industry knowledge, Tsachi has played a key role in the major developments the company has seen. Some of these include listing the company on the Nasdaq stock exchange, as well as the acquisition of games aggregator Pariplay and sportsbook supplier BtoBet. His leadership largely contributed to Aspire Global’s solid positioning as one of today’s most prominent iGaming B2B suppliers.

Tsachi holds an M.A in Business Studies from the College of Management (COMAS) in Israel and is an all-round sports fan with a penchant for tennis.

Ondrej Lapides

Ondrej Lapides

CEO at Tom Horn Gaming
Rūta Giedrienė

Rūta Giedrienė

Compliance and Regulatory Officer at the Gaming Control Authority of Lithuania

Rūta Giedrienė is the Compliance and Regulatory Officer at the Gaming Control Authority of Lithuania and works for Lithuanian Government for more than 10 years. During the last 4 years, Rūta has been specializing in the AML/CFT field.

She has a Master’s degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. After finalizing her studies, Rūta was appointed as a lecturer at the Economics and Finance Faculty (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania).

Between 2017 and 2018, Rūta received an International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering issued by the International Compliance Association, Alliance Manchester Business School.

Since 2014, she became a member of a Working Group for the Prevention of ML/TF and works closely with different stakeholders such as Lithuanian FIU, Bank of Lithuania, State Security Department, Ministry of Justice, Law Enforcement Authorities, etc. to ensure that Lithuania meets the EU requirements in combatting ML/TF.

In 2018, Rūta became one of Lithuania’s Delegation member to lead the country through the MONEYVAL 5th Round Evaluation. It was intense and constant work with the assessors and lasted more than a year. The Report was adopted at the FATF Plenary December 2018 in Strasbourg France.

Gustaf Hoffstedt

Gustaf Hoffstedt

Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling

Gustaf Hoffstedt is the Secretary-General of BOS, the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling since January 2015. Among the association’s members are all major operators and suppliers that operate with a license inside the European Union, but outside of Sweden. Prior to joining BOS, Gustaf served as a Member of the Swedish Parliament for the Moderate party, and as vice mayor and chairman of the Social board in his constituency Gotland before that.

Gustaf has fought for the abolition of the Swedish gambling monopoly and the implementation of a licensing system for more than a decade. He is pleased to see that things currently appear to be moving in the right direction.

Gustaf resides in Uppsala with his wife Caroline, who serves as vice mayor in the municipality for the Social Democratic party – the traditional rival of Gustaf’s own party. In their leisure time, they enjoy hiking in the mountains of northern Scandinavia.

Karolis Gogaitis

Karolis Gogaitis

General Manager at CBet.lt

Karolis Gogaitis is an experienced gambling expert with a result-driven approach that allows creating additional value to B2C/B2B business. Karolis was nominated as one of the best In-House Counsels/Legal consultants in this field (GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards 2018).

At the moment Karolis works as a general manager at CBet and is driving one of the top-performing B2C online gambling platforms in Lithuania by taking care of all business activities.

Karolis is also advising the National Gambling and Gaming Business Association on various regulatory initiatives that take place in the Lithuanian gambling industry.

CBet is a betting portal managed by Tete-a-Tete, UAB casino, and its betting offers to include thousands of sports events that happen every day around the world and even more different betting outcomes.

Karolis has many skills and his experience is very extensive. He is also AML and Data Protection Officer at one of the leading land-based and online gambling company in Lithuania

Kaido Ulejev

Kaido Ulejev

Commercial Director CEECA at Betsson Group
Nadiya Attard

Nadiya Attard

Director of Sales at Relax Gaming

Nadiya Attard is Director of Sales at Relax Gaming and has well over 13 years of experience in B2B and B2C, entering the gambling industry via land-based bookmaker Pari Match while juggling studies in programming.

She continued her career at Betfair and later at NetEnt. Nadiya holds a Masters degree in Programming, thus fully understands the commitment of Relax Gaming as a leading supplier of the gambling industry.

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.

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.

2021 Schedule

MARE BALTICUM – 13 May (Baltics) / (All times are CET)
2020-05-13
MARE BALTICUM – 18 May (Nordics) / (All times are CET)
2021-05-18
09:30 - 10:30
Regulator’s Roundtable – Baltics

Moderated by: Andrius Gabnys

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Signe Birne
Director of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia
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Sören Meius
Estonian Ministry of Finance
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Rūta Giedrienė
Compliance and Regulatory Officer at the Gaming Control Authority of Lithuania
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Andrius Gabnys
Attorney At Law - Gabnys Law Firm
10:30 - 11:30
THE INDUSTRY IN 2021 – Baltics

Moderated by Andrius Gabnys

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Dainis Niedra
Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe at Enlabs
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Kaido Ulejev
Commercial Director CEECA at Betsson Group
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Karolis Gogaitis
General Manager at CBet.lt
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Nadiya Attard
Director of Sales at Relax Gaming
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Ondrej Lapides
CEO at Tom Horn Gaming
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Andrius Gabnys
Attorney At Law - Gabnys Law Firm
11:30 - 12:15
CEO Talks – Baltics

For the first time in any gaming event, on the same virtual stage, MGBS is proud to present the CEO Keynote Panel featuring amazing and inspirational CEOs from four exceptional Service Providers leading the Gaming and Tech industries. Speakers shall include Ariel Reem, Co-Founder of Genesis Global, Tsachi Maimon, CEO of NASDAQ-Listed giant Aspire Global, Tal Itzhak Ron, Chairman and CEO of Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. the award-winning Tech-Focused law firm, and Marius Galdikas, CEO of the fastest growing EMI ConnectPay. The panel will be moderated by Ms. Emily Helmer, Head of Compliance and e-Merchant Services at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Ms. Helmer and the four CEOs shall discuss management philosophies, B2B and B2C dilemmas, Compliance as a driving force for innovation, Regulations in MGA/UK/Alderney/Curacao – their impact on the payments space and a factor for mitigating risks, disputes and solving them, and other interesting topics.

Moderated by Emily Helmer

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Tsachi Maimon
CEO Aspire Global
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Ariel Reem
CEO at Genesis Global
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Marius Galdikas
Chief Executive Officer at ConnectPay
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Tal Itzhak Ron
Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.
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Emily Helmer
Head of Compliance and E-Merchant Services at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.
12:15 - 13:15
Digitalization and Omnichannel: challenges facing operators and suppliers in the Baltics

(confirmations pending)

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Domenico Mazzola
Commercial Director at Altenar
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Lazar Miučin
VP of Strategic Partnerships at NSoft
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Robert Dowling
Chief Commercial Officer at Singular
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Zoltán Tűndik
Co-Founder at HIPTHER Agency
13:15 - 14:00
Is the Baltic gaming industry more open to crypto gaming?

(confirmations pending)

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Sergei Verbitski
CEO of Cointraffic
09:30 - 10:30
Regulators Roundtable – Nordics

(confirmations pending)

Moderated by Morten Ronde

10:30 - 11:30
THE INDUSTRY in 2021 – Nordics

(confirmations pending)

Moderated by Gustaf Hoffstedt

11:30 - 12:15
Responsible Gambling in the Nordic region

(confirmations pending)

Moderated by Ismail Vali

12:15 - 13:15
Digitalization and Omnichannel: challenges facing operators and suppliers in the Nordics

(confirmations pending)

12:15 - 13:15
Corona-crisis, large brands consolidating the market

(confirmations pending)

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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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