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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: €249.00

Availability: 01.04.2020 – 31.07.2020

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: €499.00

Availability: 01.04.2020 – 24.07.2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Henrik Norsk Hoffmann

Henrik Norsk Hoffmann

Partner at Nordic Gambling

Henrik Norsk Hoffmann is a Danish lawyer, with close to 20 years of extensive experience as a private practicing attorney specialized in all legal matters related to gambling. Henrik also has extensive experience of working with dispute resolution and international business and data protection.

Henrik has worked for with some of the largest law firms in Denmark, and has served on legislative committees shaping the gambling legislation in Denmark. Henrik also served as a special advisor to the parliament in Schleswig-Holstein as this state in Germany was drafting online gambling legislation in 2011.

Henrik is one of the founding partners of Nordic Gambling and is based out of Nordic Gambling’s office in Copenhagen.

Liutauras Varanavičius

Liutauras Varanavičius

Head of Business Development at ConnectPay

Employing his extensive experience in high management positions from being a member of UEFA Executive committee to Chairman of various financial institutions, Liutauras now leads the Business Development team at ConnectPay.

Araksi Sargsyan

Araksi Sargsyan

Head of Business Development at DS Virtual Gaming

In 2013, Araksi Sargsyan took her first steps in the online gaming segment as a Customer Service Representative at BetConstruct. She was quickly promoted to Account Manager, where she was in charge of developing B2B projects around the world. Subsequently, she left B2B to develop a B2C project in Kazakhstan. Then she worked as Business Development Manager for Latin America at Digitain. With an active and entrepreneurial spirit and a visionary approach, Araksi is now the Head of Business Development at DS Virtual Gaming, a leading brand in the virtual betting domain.

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.

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.

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.

Our Sponsors in 2020

these awesome companies support our conference as sponsors

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LEGAL AND BANKING SPONSOR

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GENERAL SPONSOR

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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!