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Program – Agenda 2019

9:00 - 9:30 - Registration

Grab your delegate badge, lanyard, printed agenda and start networking straight away! Saying 'Good morning' to the people you meet is a great ice breaker.

9:30 - 10:20 - (Compliance Panel Discussion): The Gambling Industry in Lithuania

The panel will focus on the latest developments and insights of the Lithuanian gambling market where experts will share their ideas and information about licensing and potentials of the market.

Confirmed speakers: Lolita Sumskaite (Head of Unit at Ministry of Finance, Lithuania), Rūta Giedrienė (Gaming Control Authority, Lithuania), Kaido Ulejev (Managing Director Baltics at Betsson Group), Karolis Gogaitis (General Manager at

Moderator: Andrius Gabnys (Founder at Gabnys Law Firm)

Lolita Šumskaitė
Rūta Giedrienė
Karolis Gogaitis
Kaido Ulejev
Andrius Gabnys

10:20 - 10:50 - (Panel discussion) Gambling Industry in 2020

Leaders of the gambling industry discuss innovations in the field of casino and sports betting that could be available by 2020 with an emphasis on virtual and fantasy sports, eSports and more.

Already confirmed speakers: Zlatan Omerspahić (Data Protection and Compliance Lawyer at NSoft),  Robert Toth (Key Account Manager at Global Bet), Lyubomira Petrova (Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay)

Moderator:  Jaka Repanšek (Media and Gaming Expert)

Zlatan Omerspahić
Robert Toth
Lyubomira Petrova
Jaka Repansek

10:50 - 11:10 - Networking Break

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a delicious small snack by the company of like-minded industry peers. Make sure to bring your business card or set a meeting with the persons you would like to meet.

11:10 - 11:25 - (Keynote) - Stav Zilbershtein – Outsourcing for gaming companies – practical lessons, risks and solutions

A short presentation from Stav Zilbershtein (Co-Founder, Hyperion Tech) about how outsourcing can work if implemented correctly. Disrupt The Traditional IT Market By bringing a lean and agile approach to the entire service flow from transparent simple and clear costs to performance focused activities. It’s IT Sourcing done the way it should be.

Stav Zilbershtein

11:25 - 12:10 - (Compliance Panel Discussion): Focus on the Latvian and Estonian gambling industry

Regulatory update about the gambling industry in Latvia and Estonia. The panel discuss focuses on bringing the latest insights about the jurisdictions and allows attending delegates to formulate questions to the attending regulators.

Confirmed speakers: Signe Birne (Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia), Taivo Põrk (Ministry of Finance, Estonia),  Linda Reneslāce (Associate at law firm Sorainen), Viktorija Antanaviciute (Managing Director at TonyBet)

Moderator: Andrius Gabnys (Founder at Gabnys Law Firm)

Signe Birne
Taivo Põrk
Linda Reneslāce
Viktorija Antanaviciute
Andrius Gabnys

12:10 - 12:40 - (Panel discussion): Innovations in CRM

Confirmed speakers: Margo Prylypska (Director of International Sales, Hyperion), Eduard Rogov (CMO at, Paul Plewman (COO at

Moderator: Tal Itzhak Ron (Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm)

Margo Prylypska
Paul Plewman
Eduard Rogov
Tal Itzhak Ron

(Fireside chat) 12:40 - 13:10 - Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW, Zurich) & Birgitte Sand (Director of the Danish Gambling Authority)

Birgitte Sand
Dr. Simon Planzer

13:10 - 14:00 - Complimentary Networking Lunch

We are always designing the lunch menu in order to accommodate all dietary needs and filter out allergy related accidents. You will find all delicious and healthy foods to power up for the remaining part of the conference.

14:00 - 15:00 - (Panel discussion) IMGL MASTERCLASS™

It's Hot in the Nordics: IMGL Mega-Panel - Regulatory Trends, IP Blocking and Payment Blocking in Scandinavia.

Confirmed speakers: Birgitte Sand (Director of the Danish Gambling Authority), Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling), Sissel Weitzhandler (Group Compliance Manager at Play’n GO), Gustaf Hoffstedt (General Secretary at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling), Rolf Sims (Public Affairs Manager for Kindred Group in Norway and Board Chairman of the newly formed Norwegian Trade Association for Online Gambling Companies)

Moderator: Tal Itzhak Ron (Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm)

Morten Ronde
Sissel Weitzhandler
Gustaf Hoffstedt
Birgitte Sand
Rolf Sims
Tal Itzhak Ron

15:00 - 15:15 - (Keynote) - Alex Kornilov - How big data helps to shape the future of marketing strategy for operators

A keynote presentation by Alex Kornilov, CEO & Founder at BETEGY.
Key points:
- sports content as the most valuable content online
- why does the US lead the way in data visualisation
- operators vs. media companies
- how operators can utilise sport data in marketing communication
- new approaches for content creation and content distribution on a scale

Alex Kornilov

15:15 - 15:45 - (Horus Session) Safe Gambling, AML and KYC

”Safe Gambling” is a new term used in the industry and is a possible replacer for the notion ”responsible gambling”. While the responsible gambling focuses on studying and fighting the negative effects of excessive gambling practice, the broader concept of ”safe gambling”, also contains the prevention area.

Confirmed speakers: Bogdan Coman (Executive Director at Rombet),  Taivo Põrk(Ministry of Finance, Estonia).

Moderator: Pieter Remmers (CEO, Assissa)

Bogdan Coman
Taivo Põrk
Pieter Remmers

15:45 - 16:10 - Networking Break

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a delicious small snack by the company of like-minded industry peers. Make sure to bring your business card or set a meeting with the persons you would like to meet.

16:10 - 17:00 - (Compliance Panel Discussion): Gambling industry updates from the D-A-CH region

The panel discussion will analyze some of the burning questions which are asked by operators and service providers who aim to enter the DACH gambling markets. The markets have seen the wake up call for the region and it seems that some of the legislators and regulators are starting understand why it's important to have a clear regulation and stop banning and industry which is currently grey or black.

Confirmed speakers: Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW, Zurich), Martin Arendts (Founder of ARENDTS ANWAELTE), Julia Kotanko (Associate with Dr. Christian Rapani).

Moderator: Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner, MELCHERS LAW)

Dr. Simon Planzer
Martin Arendts
Julia Kotanko
Dr. Joerg Hofmann


The BSG Awards stands for Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards and recognizes highly ranked, trustworthy, hard-working companies for their respective field of activity in the online gambling industry. The awards will be held yearly from 2019 onwards.
This unique award will recognize the most outstanding gambling companies in the Baltics and Nordics. The broad category scope of the award will make it more interesting and will reveal emerging companies that are often overlook.

20:30 - Late Night Evening social gathering

The location will be revealed only to the attending delegates!