AIBC EAST EUROPE AGENDA

2nd Sep
Day 1 - 3rd Sep
Day 2 - 4th Sep
Day 3 - 5th Sep

2nd Sep

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DELEGATES ARRIVAL

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PRE-REGISTRATION

Beat the crowds and collect your badge early. Registration desks are open from 8 am till 8 pm.

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ACTIVITY

Open to Premium and Platinum ticket holders only.


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DRINKS RECEPTION

Take the opportunity to kickstart expanding your networking after collecting your badge, and join other delegates at our drinks reception. Open to all ticket holders.

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SiGMA AWARDS

From outstanding influencers to top operators and providers, the SiGMA East Europe Awards highlights the creative projects and ideas that have reshaped the gaming and affiliate landscape. Join industry luminaries for an evening of celebration, networking, and entertainment. Strictly by invitation only and open to: platinum ticket holders, table sponsors, and paid seats.


Day 1 - 3rd Sep

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CONFERENCE - EAST EUROPE 2024 - DAY 1

HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre

Welcome to the SiGMA East Europe conference. Join us as industry leaders, visionaries, and innovators converge to explore the latest trends, exchange insights, and shape the future of gaming and affiliate marketing. 


SiGMA / AIBC Stage

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Regulation & Compliance
10:00 - 10:10 / Welcome to SiGMA

10:15 - 10:35 / Panel - Responsible Gambling in Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Reflect on the evolution of responsible gambling practices in the EU and explore lessons for Eastern Europe and the Balkan markets.

Yuliya Khrenova

Yuliya Khrenova

Head of Compliance & DPO

iGaming Academy

Rossi McKee

Rossi McKee

Entrepreneur & Founder

Responsible Gaming Foundation

Christos Zoulianitis

Christos Zoulianitis

Director of Market Strategy

Playson

10:35 - 10:55 / Panel - Cutting-edge tech & risk management strategies in Regulatory Compliance

Regional and national experts will discuss the diverse regulatory landscapes, player preferences, software, AML and KYC  across key Balkan markets.

Romina Camilleri

Romina Camilleri

Partner

Camilleri & Dimech Consultancy

Jaime Debono

Jaime Debono

CEO

iGaming Academy

David Yatom Hay

David Yatom Hay

General Counsel

Soft2Bet

Tim French

Tim French

Solution consultant

Greco

Arina Ru

Arina Ru

Legal Counsel & AML Compliance Expert

Sumsub

11:00 - 11:30 / Panel - The Ripple Effect of ESG: Implications for the Entire Value Chain

Explore how the introduction of mandatory ESG reporting under EU standards will impact the entire industry and unveil strategies for integration ESG principles.

Floris Assies

Floris Assies

Founder & CEO

Better World Casinos

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Online Casino & Gaming Trends
11:30 - 11:45 / Keynote - How to Captivate the Next Generation of Players

Todor Minev

Todor Minev

CEO

TokaCity

11:45 - 12:05 / Fireside Chat - Regional contrasts in eSports, Xsports, and Traditional Sports Betting

Eugene Ravdin

Eugene Ravdin

Communications & Marketing Manager

MightyTips

Jad Moubarak

Jad Moubarak

Head of Sportsbook

Betika

12:10 - 12:30 / Panel - Growing Eastern European gambling market and its opportunities

Discover the expanding online gambling markets in Eastern Europe, covering market drivers, new licensing systems, and regulatory trends, including advertising restrictions.

Ilya Machavariani

Ilya Machavariani

CEO & Senior Partner

4H Agency

Martin Collins

Martin Collins

Chief Business Development Officer

Soft2Bet

12:30 - 12:45 / Speech by Uri Poliavich

Uri Poliavich

Uri Poliavich

CEO

Soft2Bet

12:45 - 13:05 / Panel - Mastering Affiliate Relationships and Protecting Intellectual Property

Learn how to manage affiliate relationships while protecting intellectual property and branding, focusing on robust control mechanisms, compliance with advertising standards, and mitigating legal risks.

Ana-Maria Baciu

Ana-Maria Baciu

Managing Partner

Baciu Partners

13:15 - 13:30 / Keynote - Building apps strategy in iGaming in 2024


Mariusz Gąsiewski

Mariusz Gąsiewski

CEE Mobile Gaming & Apps Lead

Google

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SiGMA/SiGMA Affiliates Startup Pitch Budapest
13:35 - 14:35 / SiGMA/SiGMA Affiliates Startup Pitch

SiGMA is throwing its weight behind up-and-coming startups. Showcase your projects on the expo floor or take part in the popular Pitch competition held live on stage.

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Digital Assets, Regulation and Banking
14:35 - 14:45 / Keynote - Navigating the regulatory changes in Europe: Adoption to MiCA and DORA?

Anna Agu

Anna Agu

CEO

Lex Law

14:50 - 15:15 / Panel - RWA: the next big thing or major blockchain failure?

A resurgence of a relatively old trend has taken center stage again. New hopes are reemerging despite the fact that RWA, even with blockchain infrastructure added, massively lack liquidity.

Anna Agu

Anna Agu

CEO

Lex Law

Attila Pinke

Attila Pinke

Founder

Blockchainbloom

Anton Golub

Anton Golub

Venture Partner

Full Stack VC

Janina Petrowska

Janina Petrowska

MLaw, Partner & Legal Advisor

ZÜGERLAW

15:15 - 15:35 / Panel - Neobanks and digital banks in Europe

As the birthplace of neobanking, European neobanks and apps are now outpacing traditional banks in adoption level. But while these indicators appear positive, there are European nations that are yet to fully grasp the digital banking opportunity.

Torben Friis

Torben Friis

Managing Director

Match Liquidity DMCC

Pavel Matveev

Pavel Matveev

Co-Founder & CEO

Wirex

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Marketing and Venture Capital for Crypto and Web3
15:40 - 15:50 / Keynote - The ultimate Twitter growth playbook: From 0 to 100K

Marketing strategies for Web3 projects have seen a rapid shift over the last couple of years, with more focus on community engagement. Join Laura K. Inamedinova, an Award-winning CEO of a London-based 7-digit Web3 Marketing Agency to learn more.

Laura K. Inamedinova

Laura K. Inamedinova

CEO

LKI Consulting

15:50 - 16:15 / Panel - Venture capital trends: investors do's and don'ts

The panel will highlight the prospects for VCs and early stage projects to work on managing the tech landscape in European countries, Middle East and globally, and challenges of quantifying venture capital investments, especially within the Web3 space.

Laura K. Inamedinova

Laura K. Inamedinova

CEO

LKI Consulting

Daniel Malinovski

Daniel Malinovski

CEO

Simplicity Group

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Co-Founder

WTG Ventures

Vinícius Moraes De Carvalho

Vinícius Moraes De Carvalho

Investment Partner

Ikigai Ventures

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EXHIBITION - DAY 1

HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre

Known for its buzzing vibe, the expo is open to all ticket holders.

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NETWORKING DRINKS

Join us for an evening of networking over refreshing drinks, fostering connections and collaboration in a relaxed atmosphere. Open to Platinum ticket holders only. 

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iGATHERING DINNER

Gather ’round for an evening of delectable delights and delightful company at our dinner, where flavors and conversations intertwine for a memorable culinary experience. Strictly by invitation and open to premium and platinum ticket holders.

Day 2 - 4th Sep

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CONFERENCE - EAST EUROPE 2024 - DAY 2
HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre

Welcome to the SiGMA East Europe conference. Join us as industry leaders, visionaries, and innovators converge to explore the latest trends, exchange insights, and shape the future of gaming and affiliate marketing. 

SiGMA / AIBC Stage

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Payments & E-Commerce
10:00 - 10:05 / Welcome to SiGMA

10:10 - 10:30 / Panel - Mobile Platforms, and Crypto Driving iGaming Innovation

Examine the transformative impact of eSports, mobile platforms, and cryptocurrency, exploring emerging business models, tech advancements, and regulatory considerations.

Katerina Shepetenko

Katerina Shepetenko

Managing Partner

Legal Pilot

10:30 - 10:45 / Keynote - Future Trends in Mobile Pay & Real-Time Payments

10:55 - 11:05 / Keynote - Fraud and Cyberattacks Prevention

Delve into the latest trends in fraud, the impact of high-profile cyberattacks, and the critical need for robust fraud prevention measures.

11:10 - 11:30 / Panel - Embracing New Tech and Seamless Payments

Revealing how operators should adopt AR/VR, AI-driven insights, and integrate diverse and seamless payment methods.

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Affiliates & Digital Marketing
11:30 - 11:45 / Keynote - Optimization: from Red to Green

Discover the UA techniques to grow profit, and shift negative ROI campaigns into profiting.

Eli Desatnik

Eli Desatnik

Co-Founder

Pushub.net

11:50 - 12:05 / Keynote - Strategies to Build and Amplify Your Brand

Yaroslav Babych

Yaroslav Babych

CCO

ZM

12:05 - 12:25 / Panel - Marketing Trends, AI Innovations and Lessons from Affiliate Arbitrage

Learn the latest marketing trends and AI's impact on campaign optimization.

Alina Bakeeva

Alina Bakeeva

Strategic Partnership Manager

Private inc.

12:30 - 12:45 / Influencer Trends | CiS vs. Grey Markets

12:45 - 13:05 / Panel - Tackling Advertising and Marketing Challenges for Affiliates

Unveil the outcomes of stricter governmental regulations, including advertising and player protection.

Vlad Utikalov

Vlad Utikalov

Head of Affiliates

Bets.io

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Women in Gaming
13:10 - 13:20 / Keynote - Empowering Women Leaders in iGaming

Elvira Lan

Elvira Lan

Chief Network Officer

1win

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Affiliates X Operators Speed Dating Budapest
13:25 - 13:50 / Affiliates x Operators Speed Dating

Join us for the OPERATORS AND AFFILIATES SPEED DATING event. With each round lasting just one minute, affiliates will make their introductions, following which you’ll have 30 seconds to ask crucial questions. Do your interests align? Have your business card at the ready and make plans to explore future business opportunities later that evening at our networking drinks event.

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Web3 Gaming
13:50 - 14:10 / Panel - Blockchain in Gaming startups in Eastern Europe

Blockchain & Web3 gaming trends that lead the innovation landscape for startups in Eastern Europe and CIS: is GameFi still strong?

14:15 - 14:35 / Panel - Potential of blockchain gaming in e-sports

Along with a notable market growth, the esports industry faces challenges, including the lack of transparency, security, and monetization. This is where blockchain technology can help.

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Investing in Crypto
14:35 - 14:45 / Keynote - Alternative investment funds: diversifying portfolios

Most investors build their portfolios by investing in traditional assets. These can provide both growth and a level of diversification. However, some investors seek diversification beyond these traditional asset classes.

14:50 - 15:10 / Panel - Crypto startups in Europe: opportunities and challenges

The Central and Eastern European (CEE) region has witnessed a remarkable surge in crypto startups and companies in recent years, bringing about a financial industry revolution and transforming how individuals handle their finances. 

15:30 - 15:50 / Panel - The biggest frauds and ponzi schemes in Europe&Balkans: DYOR and how to avoid scams

Real life experience and use cases of security breaches and top rules of keeping your funds and data secure.

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Booth Awards

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EXHIBITION - DAY 2

HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre

Known for its buzzing vibe, the expo is open to all ticket holders.

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NETWORKING DRINKS
Join us for an evening of networking over refreshing drinks, fostering connections and collaboration in a relaxed atmosphere. Open to Platinum ticket holders only.

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iGATHERING DINNER

Gather ’round for an evening of delectable delights and delightful company at our dinner, where flavors and conversations intertwine for a memorable culinary experience. Strictly by invitation and open to premium and platinum ticket holders.

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SiGMA OFFICIAL PARTY

Wrap up the SiGMA event by joining us for some fun at our closing party! For entrance, please present your badge, wristband, or ticket at the door. Open to Platinum ticket holders only.

Day 3 - 5th Sep

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DELEGATES DEPARTURE