AIBC EURASIA AGENDA 2024

25th Feb
Day 1 - 26th Feb
Day 2 - 27th Feb
Day 3 - 28th Feb

25th Feb

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Delegates Arrival

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Pre-Registration & Drinks Reception

InterContinental Dubai Festival City – Vista Lounge

Beat the crowds and collect your badge early. Registration desks are open from 10.00 am til 10.00 pm, while the networking drinks reception kicks off at 6pm.

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Mega Yacht Tour Deluxe

Crowne Plaza Dubai

Set sail from the Dubai Marina, cruise past JBR Beach and Blue Waters and marvel at the Palm Atlantis and Burj Al Arab. Don’t forget to pack your beachwear to enjoy the swimming pool. Pick-up time is 12:30pm from Crowne Plaza Dubai, with return to the hotel at 5:30pm. Strictly by invitation only.

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Ikigai Retreat

Dubai Festival City – Festival Arena

The most exclusive of all event, Ikigai Retreat, is restricted to qualified investors, C-level executives from the most prominent companies in the industry, and portfolio companies of Ikigai Ventures. Strictly by invitation only.

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Vecher by Enchant Affiliates

Ce La Vi Dubai

VECHER is a private event for the affiliate-community. We will gather over 400 iGaming professionals and dive into a performance where time will slow down and networking will be taken to a completely new level. Entry is strictly by request. To get an invite, fill out the form on LinkedIn.

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iGathering Dinner

Karam Al Bahr, InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Gather ’round for an evening of delectable delights and delightful company at our igathering 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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iGathering Hosted by ZBX

Come and experience the ultimate networking extravaganza at the pre-event party hosted by ZBX! Meet fellow industry enthusiasts, have captivating conversations, and make valuable connections.
With top industry leaders and influencers, set the stage for an electrifying lineup of events at the upcoming SiGMA Group conferences. Make this your chance to up your networking game! Join Us. Strictly by invitation only.

Day 1 - 26th Feb

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Shuttle Service

This shuttle service offers convenient round-trip transportation between the following locations:
8am – 6:30pm (every 40mins): InterContinental / Crowne Plaza to Festival Arena (Expo)
8am – 6.30pm (every 40mins): HolidayInn Hotel to Festival Arena (Expo)

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Conference - Dubai 2024 - Day 1

Dubai Festival City – Festival Arena

Welcome to the SiGMA Eurasia 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.

AIBC Stage

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UAE: Tech Frontier Hub
09:30 - 09:55 / Panel - Building a digital future together: best practices for creating a digital ecosystem

An engaging session from the digital future builders from across the Middle East, highlighting the latest developments and use cases of digital economy for business and regulation.

Zeina Akkawi

Zeina Akkawi

Managing Director

PAZ Marketing Management

Kassem Lahham

Kassem Lahham

CEO

Bright Wealth Banking

Sam Katiela

Sam Katiela

CEO

Mamemo Consulting FZCO

Dr Sameer Al Ansari

Dr Sameer Al Ansari

CEO

RAK Digital Assets Oasis (RAK DAO)

Maher Al Kaabi

Maher Al Kaabi

Independent Board Member

Alserkal Group

10:00 - 10:25 / Fireside Chat with Dr Marwan Al Zarouni and Josef Holm

Join the masterminds of web3 and emerging tech scene of the UAE for an insightful chat about investment and business development in the UAE and globally.

Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni

Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni

CEO

Dubai Blockchain Center

Josef Holm

Josef Holm

Founding Partner

Draper Goren Holm

10:25 - 10:45 / Keynote By Sara Al Madani

Famous entrepreneur and inspirational figure Sara Al Madani talks about gender equality in business, tech and multiple industries that modern female entrepreneurs are engaged in.

Dr Sara Al Madani

Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur

10:50 - 11:10 / Panel – Entrepreneurs from the Future

How rocky is the road of an entrepreneur? Navigation path for those trying to build their name and business — from experts and business owners who are ready to share their journey.

Dr Sara Al Madani

Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur

Richard Fitzgerald

Richard Fitzgerald

Founder & CEO

Augustus Media

Jade Sen

Jade Sen

Founder & CEO

MRJADE Holding

Stefano Fallaha

Stefano Fallaha

Founder & CEO

Podeo

11:10 - 11:20 / Keynote by Belal Jassoma – The WEB3 Ecosystem in Uae

DMCC is the leading hub for crypto businesses – fostering growth, collaboration and integrity across the global crypto, Web3 and blockchain economy. Dive deeper into the Web3 business structure and community!

Belal Jassoma

Belal Jassoma

Director – Ecosystems

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)

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Investors’ Take on Emerging Tech
11:25 - 11:45 / Panel – A Guide to Investing in the WEB3 Revolution in Dubai

Web3 has been leading the investment portfolios for tech-oriented investors: what it takes to lead the revolutionary tech developments to successful revenue models, and foster the startup ecosystem?

Gustavo Montero

Gustavo Montero

Founder & Chairman

Carter Capital

Feras Al Sadek

Feras Al Sadek

Managing Partner

Ghaf Capital

Adrian Niculescu

Adrian Niculescu

CEO

TOMORROWerse Capital

Alexander Fazel

Alexander Fazel

CPO

Swissborg

11:50 - 12:10 / Panel – VC Funding: Best Practices in the MENA Region

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

Mary Pedler

Mary Pedler

Founder

INPUT Communications

Anton Golub

Anton Golub

Venture Partner

Full Stack VC

Clemence Cazeau

Clemence Cazeau

Director

37xDubai

Paula Tavangar

Paula Tavangar

Partner & CIO

Injaz Capital

12:10 - 12:35 / Panel – Which Emerging Tech Projects to Look out for

From AI to NFTs, to HealhTech, to Fintech and Gaming — which technology has prevailed the investors’ interest lately, and which projects will be sizzling hot during pitches in the next year.

Gordon Einstein

Gordon Einstein

Founder

CryptoLaw Partners

Vinícius Moraes De Carvalho

Vinícius Moraes De Carvalho

Investment Partner

Ikigai Ventures

Danilo S Carlucci

Danilo S Carlucci

CEO

Morning Star Ventures

Michelle Chivunga

Michelle Chivunga

Founder, CEO & Investor

Global Policy House

Dariia Vasylieva

Dariia Vasylieva

Founding Partner

D Capital

12:40 - 13:05 / Panel – Investing and AI: Do Investors Need to Resist Another Hype Cycle

Navigate the intersection of artificial intelligence and investments. Should investors resist or embrace another potential hype cycle? Understand hype vs real substance in the ever-evolving landscape of AI.

Gordon Einstein

Gordon Einstein

Founder

CryptoLaw Partners

Gil Solomon

Gil Solomon

Founding Partner

Gil Solomon & Co

Yuriy Romanyukha

Yuriy Romanyukha

CEO

iCLUB Global

Oliver Von Wolff

Oliver Von Wolff

Founder & CEO

Helion Capital

Bashar Kilani

Bashar Kilani

Digital Economy Advocate

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Dr. W. Scott Stornetta Speech
13:05 - 13:25 / Keynote by Dr. W. Scott Stornetta – What’s Really Driving AI and Other Deep Tech

Dr. W. Scott Stornetta

Dr. W. Scott Stornetta

Partner & Chief Scientist

Yugen Partners

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AIBC Startup Pitch

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Cryptocurrencies & Digital Assets
14:45 - 15:05 / Panel – Crypto Compliance and Regulation Updates

With crypto currencies and assets firmly lodged in the public mind, regulators need to lay guardrails to facilitate innovation and combat fraud — what has been on the regulatory plate over the past year, and how will centralised platforms and fintech companies operate in the neareast future.

Catherine Mychka-Ross

Catherine Mychka-Ross

Editorial Director & Сhief Strategy Officer

Crypto.news

Talal Tabba

Talal Tabba

CEO

CoinMENA

Adrian Zduńczyk

Adrian Zduńczyk

CMT

THE ₿IRB NEST®

Joseph F. Borg

Joseph F. Borg

Partner & Head of Innovative Technology

15:10 - 15:30 / Panel – Stablecoins and CBDCs: Risks, Challenges, Implementation

Explore the intricacies of stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in this panel, where experts delve into the risks, challenges, and implementation strategies shaping the future of digital currencies.

Paz Gonzalez

Paz Gonzalez

Founder

OG Media

Nick Patel

Nick Patel

CEO & Founder

Clinq DMCC

Gregory Klumov

Gregory Klumov

CEO

STASIS

Bill Qian

Bill Qian

Chairman

Cypher Capital

15:30 - 15:40 / Keynote by Alexander Filatov - Institutional Adoption of Digital Assets as an Infrastructure Booster


Alexander Filatov

Alexander Filatov

Co-Founder & CEO

EverX

15:45 - 15:55 / Keynote by Nick Spanos - The State of Crypto

Nick Spanos takes the stage to deliver a keynote on “The State of Crypto,” offering a comprehensive overview of the current landscape, trends, and key developments shaping the dynamic world of cryptocurrencies. Gain unique insights into the evolving state of the crypto ecosystem from a seasoned industry leader.

Nick Spanos

Nick Spanos

Bitcoin Pioneer

15:55 - 16:20 / Panel – CEX & DEX: What's Next for Digital Asset Trading Platforms

The biggest platforms’ executives are taking a look at the two types of crypto exchanges out there — centralized and decentralized exchanges, and analysing what the future may hold for both.

Nikita Sachdev

Nikita Sachdev

Founder

Luna PR

Stefan Kimmel

Stefan Kimmel

CEO

M2

Lennix Lai

Lennix Lai

CCO

OKX

Dorian Vincileoni

Dorian Vincileoni

Head of Business in Europe

Kucoin

Gleb Kostarev

Gleb Kostarev

Co-Founder & CEO

Blum

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Blockchain: Applications and Use Cases
16:25 - 16:40 / Fireside Chat – Real World Asset Tokenization: Spotlight on New Trends

The concept of tokenizing tangible assets, also known as real-world assets tokenization, is rapidly gaining ground around the world. What types of assets are currently on the rise, and which applications they might empower?

Mohammad J Sear

Mohammad J Sear

Digital Government & Public Sector

Scott Thiel

Scott Thiel

Director

Hedera

16:45 - 17:05 / Panel – Blockchain Solutions for Enterprise

Blockchain technology has shown to be the best and most effective option in the drive to manage data more securely. Due to the numerous blockchain features that fill in the blanks and flaws, the enterprise ecosystem has attracted many blockchain applications.

Gustavo Montero

Gustavo Montero

Founder & Chairman

Carter Capital

Nameer Khan

Nameer Khan

Founder & Chairman

Fils & MENA Fintech Association

Mohammad J Sear

Mohammad J Sear

Digital Government & Public Sector

SiGMA / SiGMA Affiliates Stage

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Regulation and AML in MENA
09:05 - 09:30 / Panel – Decoding Digital Play: Unveiling Legal Frontiers in Middle East Online Gaming

Learn about legal complexities of online gaming, evolving regulatory landscape and its impact on this burgeoning industry in the Middle East.

Jaguar-Adva Gal

Jaguar-Adva Gal

CEO

Jaguar Reg&Comp

Joseph F. Borg

Joseph F. Borg

Partner & Head of Innovative Technology

Lana Turobova

Lana Turobova

Head of Licensing & IT

Eternity Law International

Tony Petrov

Tony Petrov

CLO

Sumsub

Sheikh Muhammad Noman

Sheikh Muhammad Noman

Co-Founder & BDP

Halliday Growth/ Vrijednosnice Osijek Holding / Mortgage Hub

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Gaming & eSports in MENA
09:30 - 09:50 / Panel - Unleashing The Power Of Mena eSports: Navigating Uncharted Challenges

Hear about uncharted challenges of MENA esports in the competitive gaming together with strategies to foster growth and overcome obstacles.

Arshiya

Arshiya "xArshyy" Faraghat

E-sports Host, Streamer & Content and Community Manager

Four04 Esports

Aravind Swaminathan

Aravind Swaminathan

Co-Founder & Business Director

Calyx

Benedikt Becker

Benedikt Becker

Marketing Director

Shikenso Analytics

Paul Dawalibi

Paul Dawalibi

CEO

Holodeck Ventures

09:55 - 10:15 / Panel – Cryptogaming Ignited: Elevating the Gaming Experience

Unveil how cryptogaming is elevating the gaming experience to new heights with the transformative potential of blockchain technology and digital assets.

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

CTO

1GCX

Vid Daolio

Vid Daolio

Head of Account Management

GameArt

Harry Yeh

Harry Yeh

Co-Founder

Lif3

Vlad Svitanko

Vlad Svitanko

Founder & CEO

Cryptorsy.io

10:15 - 10:35 / Panel – Game Plan: Reviving Gaming Finance with WEB3

Explore blockchain integration, NFTs, DeFi, tokenization, smart contracts, funding, regulatory challenges and gaming finance platforms.

Oliver De Bono

Oliver De Bono

CEO

Quantum Gaming

Dinos Stranomitis

Dinos Stranomitis

COO

Altenar

Amir Khosronejad

Amir Khosronejad

CMO

Sixpack Miner

Dmitry Belianin

Dmitry Belianin

Founder & CEO

Belianin.com

10:40 - 11:00 / Panel – Mobile Gaming Unleashed: A Bold Extension of the eSports Universe

Dive deep into mobile eSports by analyzing tech advancements, market trends, ecosystem collaboration, global impact and monetization strategies.

Oliver De Bono

Oliver De Bono

CEO

Quantum Gaming

Trupti Latur

Trupti Latur

Lead Marketing & User Engagement Strategy

JioGames

Todor Minev

Todor Minev

CEO

TokaCity

Ilya Machavariani

Ilya Machavariani

CEO & Senior Partner

4H Agency

11:05 - 11:30 / Panel – Revolutionizing the Gaming Paradigm in the Metaverse and WEB3

Navigate the impact of the metaverse & Web3 on gaming through blockchain, NFTs, user-generated content, economic models, cross-platform connectivity and partnerships.

Brycan Dayao

Brycan Dayao

VP for Global Operations

Amused Group

Rosi Ross

Rosi Ross

Project Director

KM Universe

Evgenii Babitsyn

Evgenii Babitsyn

CMO

Bets.io

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

CTO

1GCX

Eran Elhanani

Eran Elhanani

Co-Founder

BullPerks

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Influencers Panels – Session 1
11:30 - 11:50 / Panel – Artists Hate AI

Dr Sara Al Madani

Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur

Sacha Jafri

Sacha Jafri

Artist & Humanitarian

Ahmet Cinar

Ahmet Cinar

Entrepreneur

Cinar Rugs

Jennifer Black

Jennifer Black

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Wear The House

11:55 - 12:15 / Panel – Rise of the Machines

Encompass advances of AI in development, machine learning for player behavior, casino automation, and future trends.

Dr Sara Al Madani

Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur

Ahmed Bolooki

Ahmed Bolooki

Creative Director

Bolookee

Ra'ed Saade

Ra'ed Saade

Podcaster & Entrepreneur

Ghassan Luqman

Ghassan Luqman

Photographer & Content Creator

12:15 - 12:35 / Panel – I Interviewed a Robot

Learn about integration of robots by examining their roles in casinos, AI-powered hosts and dealers, customer service automation, ethical implications and use in gaming development.

Dr Sara Al Madani

Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur

Seif El Hakim

Seif El Hakim

The Alpha – Founder & CEO

Seif El Hakim (The Alpha Movement)

Hikmat Wehbi

Hikmat Wehbi

Photographer, Director & Podcaster

W Studio

Ahmad Jaber

Ahmad Jaber

Internationally renowned Podcaster

Jibber with Jaber

12:40 - 13:00 / Panel – Comedians’ Take On AI

Laugh along with comedians dissecting the quirks, challenges, and comedic potentials of artificial intelligence and cutting-edge technology.

Dr Sara Al Madani

Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur

Anand Raman

Anand Raman

Content Creator & Stand-Up Comedian

Sundeep Fernandes

Sundeep Fernandes

Humorous Content Creator

Ali Al Sayed

Ali Al Sayed

Co-Founder & Comedian

Dubomedy

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Affiliates X Operators Speed Dating Dubai
13:05 - 13:25 / Affiliates X Operators Speed Dating Dubai

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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Influencers Panels – Session 2
13:25 - 13:45 / Panel – AI in Dating

Engage in AI’s role in dating, covering matchmaking algorithms, chatbots, predictive user behavior analysis, and ethical considerations.

Dr Sara Al Madani

Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur

Christiana Maxion - The Dubai Matchmaker

Christiana Maxion - The Dubai Matchmaker

Tech Founder & CEO

MAXION: The Matchmaking Concierge

Humza Zahoor

Humza Zahoor

Founder & CEO

Social Awaken

13:50 - 14:10 / Panel – Femmes Fatales

Dr Sara Al Madani

Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur

Saba Yussouf

Saba Yussouf

CEO

Invisi Smart Technologies

Lilly Douse

Lilly Douse

Conference Presenter

SiGMA

Ana Olmeda

Ana Olmeda

Founder & CEO

F&F Dubai

14:10 - 14:30 / Panel – Tech in Sports

Join us for the discussion how cutting-edge technology is redefining training, performance analysis, and fan engagement, shaping the future of sports on and off the field.

Dr Sara Al Madani

Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur

Tomash Devenishek

Tomash Devenishek

Founder & CEO

Kero Sports

Musa Khalfan Yasin

Musa Khalfan Yasin

Founder & CEO

MK Investment

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Digital Domination: Affiliate Marketing & SEO Tactics
14:35 - 14:55 / Panel - Is Media Buying Worth It in 2024? Turning Gaming Trails into Triumphs

Explore the viability of media buying in 2024 and unravel strategies for turning gaming trials into triumphs with this panel. Gain insights on effective approaches, challenges, and successes in the dynamic landscape of media buying within the gaming industry.

Renz Gonzales

Renz Gonzales

Head of Business Development

PropellerAds

Guy Zelser

Guy Zelser

Head of Marketing

Media Troopers

Andrei Blosh

Andrei Blosh

Business Development Team Leader

PropellerAds

Marcin Kumięga

Marcin Kumięga

Business Development Director

Voluum

15:00 - 15:20 / Panel – Transforming Search Engine Marketing in the AI Era: New Roles and Strategies for Success

Learn about the transformation of SEM in the AI era, covering areas such as AI-driven keyword optimization, personalized ad targeting, and automated bidding strategies.

Julia Woerfel

Julia Woerfel

COO

WSS.media

Shweta Dubey

Shweta Dubey

Founder & CEO

Aadhya IT Services

Ilias Salvatore

Ilias Salvatore

Growth Lead

Flooz.xyz

15:20 - 15:35 / Keynote by Faruk Aydin – Marketing Reset: A Journey Through Online Gaming Marketing Mistakes and Best Practices

Faruk Aydin

Faruk Aydin

CRO

Revpanda

15:40 - 15:55 / Keynote by Kj Rocker – The Partnership Puzzle: Solving the Affiliate-Brand Disconnect

KJ Rocker will unravel the intricacies of solving the affiliate-brand disconnect, offering strategic insights into building cohesive and successful partnerships.

KJ Rocker

KJ Rocker

Head of Strategy

Affiliate World

15:55 - 16:10 / Keynote by Amin Siala – Beyond Ads: The 14 Breakthrough Traits of Million-Dollar Marketing Operations

Embark universal principles driving successful marketing operations, emphasizing the often-overlooked aspects, going beyond conventional Google Ads tactics and providing a fresh perspective on scaling profitability with online paid ads.

Amin Siala

Amin Siala

Senior Growth Consultant

Google

16:15 - 16:35 / Panel - SEO 2024: Forecasting the future and crafting aspirations

Forecast the future of SEO, encompassing anticipated algorithmic changes, voice search optimization, user experience and more.

Anita Kalergis

Anita Kalergis

PR & Communications Manager

Xprizo

Gesina Kunkel

Gesina Kunkel

Managing Director

impulsQ

Jitendra Vaswani

Jitendra Vaswani

Investor & CEO

Digiexe.com

16:40 - 16:55 / Keynote by Paul Dawalibi – Level up Your Future: Navigating Gaming, Metaverse, and WEB3 With the Profit

Leverage business opportunities in the dynamic gaming and metaverse realms as Paul highlights their metamorphic potential and impact on entertainment, tech, and the global economy.

Paul Dawalibi

Paul Dawalibi

CEO

Holodeck Ventures

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Exhibition – Day 1

Dubai Festival City - Festival Arena

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

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Sara Al Madani – Meet and Greet

Media Lounge

Join us for an exclusive meet-and-greet with Sara Al Madani, open to all enthusiasts eager to engage and connect with a dynamic entrepreneur.

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Networking Drinks

InterContinental Dubai Festival City – Vista Lounge

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

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SiGMA Awards

InterContinental Dubai Festival City – Al Baraha

From outstanding influencers, to top operators and providers, the SiGMA Eurasia 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.

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iGathering Dinner

Zaytoun, InterContinental Dubai Festival City

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

Day 2 - 27th Feb

Clock Icon 08:00 - 18:30

Shuttle Service

This shuttle service offers convenient round-trip transportation between the following locations:
8am – 6:30pm (every 40mins): InterContinental / Crowne Plaza to Festival Arena (Expo)
8am – 6.30pm (every 40mins): HolidayInn Hotel to Festival Arena (Expo)

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Conference – Dubai 2024 – Day 2

Dubai Festival City – Festival Arena

Welcome to the SiGMA Eurasia 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.

AIBC Stage

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AI
10:00 - 10:10 / Keynote by Mokshita Vashisht - Building Trust With Emerging Technologies

Responsible AI and Respecting User Data Privacy and Protection with Blockchain.

Mokshita Vashisht

Mokshita Vashisht

Manager - Digital Products and Transformation

PwC India

10:15 - 10:25 / Keynote by Gil Solomon – The Combination of AI in Legal Matters and Deals: Doing It the Right Way

Gil Solomon

Gil Solomon

Founding Partner

Gil Solomon & Co

10:25 - 10:50 / Panel – Ethical AI: Is It a Tool for Good

The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has raised ethical concerns, prompting a paradigm shift in the tech industry. The integration of AI into various aspects of our lives underscores the importance of responsible and ethical development practices.

Doaa Taha

Doaa Taha

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Outreach and Partnerships, Professor & Program Lead of Analytics & A.I.

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology (Dubai Global Campus, UAE)

Valerie Hawley

Valerie Hawley

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Sorbonne Centre for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI)

Vas Modinos

Vas Modinos

Founder

Blockready

Muneeb Mushtaq

Muneeb Mushtaq

Co-Founder & CEO

Airzai

Matt Hookings

Matt Hookings

Actor/Producer & Founder

Camelot Films

10:55 - 11:15 / Panel – Forward-Thinking AI Investments and Cutting-Edge Trusted Solutions

The panel will share both investors and business owners perspectives on whether AI solutions are worth implementing and putting funds into.

Jayden Sage

Jayden Sage

CEO

Global Crypto Council

Vinícius Moraes De Carvalho

Vinícius Moraes De Carvalho

Investment Partner

Ikigai Ventures

Samuel Huber

Samuel Huber

Founder & CEO

LandVault

Raissa Hacohen

Raissa Hacohen

Managing Partner

Longevity Venture Partners

Egin Govender

Egin Govender

CEO

AI TPL

11:15 - 11:35 / Panel – Top AI Applications Globally

From avatars, to language models, to analytics, to design tools — how AI is currently not taking our jobs, but saves tons of time and money for many industries.

Jayden Sage

Jayden Sage

CEO

Global Crypto Council

Taylor Freeman

Taylor Freeman

Co-Founder & CEO

Axon Park

Zack Ritchie

Zack Ritchie

Co-Founder

NFT Club

Alexander Kap

Alexander Kap

CEO

AI For Business

11:40 - 11:50 / Keynote by Megan Nilsson – The Year of Rwa and AI: Top Trends in the 2024 Bull Market

Megan Nilsson

Megan Nilsson

Crypto Megan

11:50 - 12:05 / Keynote by Tony Ventura - AI Tools for Life and Business

Tony Ventura

Tony Ventura

Innovation and Technology Speaker

12:05 - 12:15 / Keynote by Jayden Sage – The Open Source Revolution: Transforming the Landscape of AI

Jayden Sage

Jayden Sage

CEO

Global Crypto Council

12:20 - 12:35 / Keynote by Marcello Mari – Exploration of AI in Our Daily Lives

Marcello Mari

Marcello Mari

Founder

SingularityDAO

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WEB3 and Sports
12:35 - 12:50 / Fireside Chat – Atp Tour X WEB3: A New Paradigm for Tennis

Stefan Kovach

Stefan Kovach

Founder

Rarerthings

Mark Epps

Mark Epps

Director, Communications & Web3

ATP Tou

12:55 - 13:20 / Panel – Leveraging WEB3 for Fan Engagement in Sports

From tokenised fan experiences to decentralised autonomous sports organisations (DAOs), our panel of experts explores innovative ways in which Web3 is redefining the relationship between a sports fan and their favourite teams, tournaments and athletes.

Stefan Kovach

Stefan Kovach

Founder

Rarerthings

Mokshita Vashisht

Mokshita Vashisht

Manager - Digital Products and Transformation

PwC India

Tim Mangall

Tim Mangall

CEO

Capital Block

Adam De Cata

Adam De Cata

Founder

Run It Wild

José F. Pereira

José F. Pereira

Partner

Caerus

13:20 - 13:45 / Panel – Gaming and Metaverse: A New Frontier for Sports

Join us as our experts unpack the growing trends around sports, gaming, the metaverse and spatial computing. Discover how these trends are creating innovative experiences, blurring boundaries, and propelling sports into an entirely new interactive era.

Stefan Kovach

Stefan Kovach

Founder

Rarerthings

Bertrand Levy

Bertrand Levy

Vice President Global Licensing & Brand Partnerships

Sandbox

Artem Isay

Artem Isay

CEO

MetaPax

Marco Kowalevski

Marco Kowalevski

Founder

Starzz LLC

Samuel Huber

Samuel Huber

Founder & CEO

LandVault

13:50 - 14:00 / Keynote by Adam de Cata – The Future of Fan Engagement

Join Adam DeCata, previously Head of Partnerships at Decentraland, Founder of Web3 Studio Run It Wild and Web3 & AI lead at The Instituto Marangoni in Dubai. The speaker, a pioneering expert in decentralised technologies, will unravel groundbreaking strategies and technologies that will redefine how fans engage with their favourite sports in the digital era.

Adam De Cata

Adam De Cata

Founder

Run It Wild

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Future of Entertainment & Tech
14:05 - 14:25 / Fireside Chat – “Antara” Movie: New Future of Hollywood and Transmedia With Blockchain and Web 3

A use case of the $45 Antara Movie, with Tomb raiders Simon West, which is being done in partnership NEOM, and is the first major movie in Hollywood history financed via blockchain, using defi and smart contracts for the life cycle of the production from financing to distribution.

Alexander Amartei

Alexander Amartei

Director

Amartei Entertainment & Antara Studios

Zack Ritchie

Zack Ritchie

Co-Founder

NFT Club

14:40 - 14:50 / Keynote by Miguel Francis-Santiago – WEB3 Mass Adoption Through Cinema, Visual Nft’s & Content Revolution – The Future Is Now Film

How funding for creative visual storytelling is being revolutionized through Web3, enabling creators to produce high production value content covering narratives the way they see fit and not the TV studio or mass media overlords.

Miguel Francis-Santiago

Miguel Francis-Santiago

Founder & CEO

The Future is Now DAO

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Blockchain Games Ecosystem
14:55 - 15:10 / Keynote by Mariusz Gasiewski – Responsible AI in Gaming That Will Bring Value to Users

Mariusz Gąsiewski

Mariusz Gąsiewski

CEE Mobile Gaming & Apps Lead

Google

15:10 - 15:30 / Panel – Future of Blockchain Gaming: Trends to Watch in 2024 and Beyond

The biggest names of the Dubai’s gaming ecosystem share views on which trends are on the rise for gaming communities and developers.

Maurizio Pedrazzoli

Maurizio Pedrazzoli

Founder

WeTalkNFTs

Carl The Moon

Carl The Moon

CEO

The Moon

Assad Dar

Assad Dar

Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer

Medieval Empires

15:35 - 15:55 / Panel – WEB3 Gaming at Scale: Over $1BILLION in Pogs Flipped in 5 Days

Those who grew up in the 90s may remember the popular game of POGs, which featured physical milk caps and slammers. While its popularity may have dwindled over the years, the POGs game has recently made a comeback thanks to NFT tech and the blockchain.

Megan Nilsson

Megan Nilsson

Crypto Megan

Kyler Frisbee

Kyler Frisbee

CEO

POG Digital

Julien Savino

Julien Savino

CEO

POG

16:00 - 16:25 / Panel – GameFi to the Moon? What’s Next for WEB3 Gaming Implementations

What happened to the sphere that made millions of people buy virtual sneakers? Why the GameFimarket is highly volatile, with many projects failing to sustain their initial success?

Stephen Arnold

Stephen Arnold

CEO & Creative Director

Decimated

Enrico Lugnan

Enrico Lugnan

Head of Web3

Polyverse

Emre Bilgutay

Emre Bilgutay

Co-Founder

NADMAH

Mr. KEY (Karnika E. Yashwant)

Mr. KEY (Karnika E. Yashwant)

Founder

KEY Difference (Accelerator & VC)

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AIBC Workshop: How to Market your Web3 Project
16:25 - 16:55 / Workshop – How to Market your Web3 Project

Marketing strategies have become a crucial part of any project development in the Web3 space. Don’t miss the marketing moguls session, where they will share the best practices and major failures they’ve seen while working with hundreds of web3 companies across the globe.

Miguel Francis-Santiago

Miguel Francis-Santiago

Founder & CEO

The Future is Now DAO

Maria Xenofontos

Maria Xenofontos

Founder & CEO

Femic

Adrian Niculescu

Adrian Niculescu

CEO

TOMORROWerse Capital

David Lolaev

David Lolaev

Founder & CEO

Sal'Ad Labs

SiGMA / SiGMA Affiliates Stage

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Payment Solutions
09:50 - 10:00 / Keynote by h.e Adnan Al Noorani – Humans and Frequencies

Join H.E Adnan Al Noorani as he explores the intersection of gaming, technology, and human behavior, delving into the impact of frequencies, both physical and digital, on the immersive experiences and psychological aspects.

H.E Adnan Al Noorani

H.E Adnan Al Noorani

Board Advisory

The Roayl Families in the UAE

10:00 - 10:20 / Panel – The Influence of Cryptocurrency on Payment Solutions in the Middle East

Unlock the future of digital transactions in the gaming and gambling industry at our conference’s panel discussion, ‘The Influence of Cryptocurrency on Payment Solutions in the Middle East.’ Join financial and industry experts as they dissect the transformative power of cryptocurrency, exploring its impact on payment solutions and reshaping the financial landscape within the dynamic Middle Eastern gaming ecosystem.

Adam Levine

Adam Levine

VP Corporate Strategy

Fireblocks

Giles Whitby-Smith

Giles Whitby-Smith

CEO

Bitcashier

Dave Pulis

Dave Pulis

Director

ZBX Crypto Exchange

Julian Goffin

Julian Goffin

Co-Founder & CEO

Alunafi

Avishkar Sharma

Avishkar Sharma

Head of Partnerships – Digital Assets & Web3

Checkout.com

10:25 - 10:45 / Panel – Boost Your Game: Stand Out With Advanced Payment Options for Online Gaming Operators

Elevate your online gaming experience with cutting-edge payment solutions that set you apart. Unlock seamless transactions and level up your gameplay with advanced options designed for operators seeking excellence.

Arofat Salayeva

Arofat Salayeva

Managing Director

Arosal Audit

Georgi Stoianov

Georgi Stoianov

COO

LaPayo

Richard Mifsud

Richard Mifsud

CEO

Xprizo

Jose M. Peral

Jose M. Peral

CPO

Blokotech

10:45 - 11:10 / Panel – Journey Through the Dynamic Evolution of Global Crypto Payments

Embark on a transformative expedition through the ever-evolving landscape of global crypto payments, where innovation meets financial possibilities.

Anita Kalergis

Anita Kalergis

PR & Communications Manager

Xprizo

Ana Schulz

Ana Schulz

COO

FinchPay

Mark Van Weeren

Mark Van Weeren

Attorney-at-law

Blenheim Lawyers

Pavel Dergachev

Pavel Dergachev

Co-Founder & Advisor

4H Agency

Aleksandra Danilenko

Aleksandra Danilenko

Sales representative

Amaiz

13:35 - 13:45 / Keynote - Next-Generation Payment Solutions

13:50 - 14:10 / Panel - MiCA Repercussions on Gaming

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The Magnetic Power of Influencer Marketing
11:15 - 11:30 / Panel – Riding the New Wave: Harnessing Developments in AI, Bi and Payments in the Affiliate Network and Ad-Tech Industries

Tal Itzhak Ron

Tal Itzhak Ron

Chairman & CEO

Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm

Eli Desatnik

Eli Desatnik

Co-Founder

Pushub.net

Fabrizio Bergamaschi

Fabrizio Bergamaschi

VP Sales – Digital Payments

Nuvei

11:35 - 11:50 / Keynote by Florin Simovici – Metrics That Matter: Measuring Impact and ROI in Influencer Marketing

Join us as our distinguished speaker explores the critical metrics shaping the success of influencer marketing strategies in the gaming industry, providing invaluable insights on maximizing impact and return on investment.

Florin Simovici

Florin Simovici

Co-Founder & CEO

Traffic Manager

11:50 - 12:35 / Keynote by John Lee – The Influencer Revolution to Making Millions

John Lee unveils top secrets to navigating the ever-changing landscape of wealth creation in the digital age by leveraging the power of influence in the world of social media and beyond. Find out how to scale the business, preserve wealth, and make a splash in the global marketplace.

John Lee

John Lee

Entrepreneur, Investor, Mentor & Speaker

12:40 - 13:00 / Panel – Virtual Influencers vs Real Influencers

Virtual influencers boast nearly triple the engagement rates of their real counterparts, with major brands already forging partnerships and an inevitable surge in others likely to join. Is this the dawn of a new trend?

Maria Xenofontos

Maria Xenofontos

Founder & CEO

Femic

Deepanshul Rana

Deepanshul Rana

Consultant

iGaming

Tatiana Sokolova

Tatiana Sokolova

Head of Digital PR

Alpha Affiliates

13:00 - 13:20 / Panel – Unlock Your Social Media Goldmine by Thriving as an Influencer Through the Art of Affiliate Marketing

Your social media presence can be a lucrative gold mine when mastering the art of affiliate marketing. Unlock a world where influence meets financial prosperity

Roeland VanderHelm

Roeland VanderHelm

CEO

Ro&R

Alena Zharkovskaya

Alena Zharkovskaya

PR Director

ATMOSFERA

Naveen Goyal

Naveen Goyal

CEO

Hyphene

Ronald Lopes

Ronald Lopes

Founder

Grupo Loyalty

13:25 - 13:45 / Panel – Will AI Integrate Into Influencer Marketing?

Experience the transformative influence of AI in the realm of influencer marketing technology. Witness innovation in action as platforms like Upfluence seamlessly integrate ChatGPT, introducing cutting-edge messaging features poised to revolutionize influencer recruitment.

Shweta Dubey

Shweta Dubey

Founder & CEO

Aadhya IT Services

Nadiia Dvoinos

Nadiia Dvoinos

CEO & Managing Partner

NOS Amigos

Ripul Mahajan

Ripul Mahajan

CEO

Cillionaire.com

13:50 - 14:00 / Fireside Chat – Legal and Revenue Aspects in Paid Media (CPC/CPM) and Performance & Affiliation (Cpl/CPA) for 2024

Tal Itzhak Ron

Tal Itzhak Ron

Chairman & CEO

Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm

Eli Desatnik

Eli Desatnik

Co-Founder

Pushub.net

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SiGMA / SiGMA Affiliates Startup Pitch

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HR Horizons: Crafting a Future of Talent
15:10 - 15:30 / Panel - The impact of artificial intelligence on the job market's evolution and rise

A look at how Artificial Intelligence is shaking up the job market. Join our panel of experts as we investigate the exciting ways AI is changing jobs and talk about what's next.

Roeland VanderHelm

Roeland VanderHelm

CEO

Ro&R

Adam Woodley

Adam Woodley

Founder

A1 Talent

Tatiana Davidova

Tatiana Davidova

CEO

HRM

Cordelia Morgan Cooper

Cordelia Morgan Cooper

Founder

CMC Consulting

Naveen Goyal

Naveen Goyal

CEO

Hyphene

15:35 - 15:55 / Keynote - Are influencers the game-changing recruitment strategy of tomorrow?

Uncover secrets, challenge norms, and discover why influencers might just hold the key to reshaping the future of talent acquisition. Buckle up for a journey that might redefine how you approach recruitment!

H.E. Laila Rahhal El Atfani

H.E. Laila Rahhal El Atfani

Goodwill Ambassador

Adam Woodley

Adam Woodley

Founder

A1 Talent

Lois Bright

Lois Bright

Director of Africa & Middle East

The Conexus Group

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Workshop
16:00 - 17:00 / Workshop – The LinkedIn Playbook: Unlocking B2B Opportunities & Ads

Uncover the strategic insights and practical techniques to leverage LinkedIn’s vast network for B2B engagement, exploring the untapped potential and effective advertising strategies within the dynamic landscape of the gaming and gambling industry.

Alexandra Carvalho

Alexandra Carvalho

Founder

Alex’s House of Social

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Networking Drinks

InterContinental Dubai Festival City – Vista Lounge

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

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iGathering Dinner

Belgian Beer Cafe, InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Gather ’round for an evening of delectable delights and delightful company at our igathering 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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AW Awards

Al Baraha, Ballroom, InterContinental Hotel Festival City

The inaugural Affiliate World Forum Awards in Dubai will celebrate the achievement of pioneering affiliates, companies and thought leaders for an unforgettable Black Tie Gala Dinner. Strictly by invitation only. Contact us on [email protected] to purchase a seat or table.

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Sigma Official Party by Alpha Affiliates

Hive DXB

Generously supported by Alpha Affiliates, SiGMA’s official party is back. Our musical lineup for the night is off the charts, featuring musical duo Savage & SHē, alongside local DJ talents, Jea, MSIYAN and JEANB. Open to all ticket holders.

Day 3 - 28th Feb

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Delegates Departure to Bahrain for Formula 1 GP Bahrain

Over the next few days SiGMA is hosting a VIP retreat with 10 delegates in neighbouring Bahrain to experience the thrilling F1 GP. Demand is high. Strictly by invite.