AIBC EUROPE AGENDA

8th Nov
Day 1 - 11th Nov
Day 2 - 12th Nov
Day 3 - 13th Nov
Day 4 - 14th Nov
Day 5 - 15th Nov

8th Nov

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CEO KEY FUNCTION WORKSHOP

Cover your responsibilities as a CEO/Director of an MGA licensed gambling operator. An interactive, high-level workshop covering the full range of legal responsibilities and practical tips on implementation. Click here to reserve your spot.

Day 1 - 11th Nov

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DELEGATES ARRIVAL

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PRE-REGISTRATION

Grand Hotel Excelsior

Make sure to save yourself time and stress by collecting your delegate passes at the pre-registration desk. Delegates will simply need to provide a form of valid identification.


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C-LEVEL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Royal Malta Golf Club

Join us for an exciting golf day! Strictly by invitation for c-levels only.


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SiGMA CUP BY ALL-IN GLOBAL

Kickstart your week with a fantastic time. This legendary 5-a-side football tournament is a must-attend event for both players and spectators. All SiGMA delegates can join, either as a team or as a single player. To sign up, just send an email to [email protected].

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SiGMA FOUNDATION FUN RUN

Grand Hotel Excelsior

Let's kick off Malta week by running around iconic landscapes. Open to all ticket holders.


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IKIGAI RETREAT

The Phoenicia Malta

The most exclusive of all events during Malta Week, 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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ACTIVITY

Open to Premium and Platinum ticket holders only.

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WORKSHOPS

Grand Hotel Excelsior

Open to Premium and Platinum ticket holders only.

Meeting Room 1

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iGaming in Africa Workshop
Meeting Room 2

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Masterclass on Gaming and Mental Health

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DRINKS RECEPTION

Grand Hotel Excelsior

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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B2B AWARDS

Hilton Malta

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.

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POKER TOURNAMENT

Portomaso Casino

Get ready for our exciting poker tournament! Strictly by invitation only and open to platinum ticket holders only.

Day 2 - 12th Nov

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CONFERENCE - EUROPE 2024 - DAY 1
MMH Malta

Welcome to the Europe conference where industry leaders, visionaries, and innovators converge to explore the latest trends, exchange insights, and shape the future of gaming, affiliate marketing, and technology. Join us in exploring the forefront of innovation and navigating the boundless possibilities to redefine the landscape of these dynamic industries.

SiGMA Stage

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Regulation & Compliance
10:00 - 10:05 / Welcome Speech

10:05 - 10:25 / Panel - Malta's Bill 55 and Beyond: Charting Challenges for Maltese Operators in the EU

10:30 - 10:50 / Panel - Regulatory Shifts and Market Opportunities in LatAm and Africa

Join experts deeply involved in regulatory affairs, market entry strategies, and successful transitions from European markets to these burgeoning regions. 

Hayley Joseph

Hayley Joseph

Director of Operations Africa

WA.Technology

Steven Armstrong

Steven Armstrong

Founder

FRL Compliance Solutions

10:50 - 11:05 / Keynote - The Evolution and Legal Landscape of Freemium and Sweepstakes Gaming

Exploring the regulatory landscape of US freemium and sweepstakes models, key legal cases, compliance strategies, and future industry implications.

Bill Gantz

Bill Gantz

Partner

Duane Morris

11:10 - 11:30 / Panel - Responsible Gaming: Innovations in Player Protection

11:30 - 11:50 / Panel - Gambling Advertising Ban Aftermath

Giusy Campo

Giusy Campo

Business Development Manager

GLI Gaminglabs

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Tech Innovations
11:50 - 12:05 / Keynote - Future of Decentralized Gaming with Web3

Damu Winston

Damu Winston

Global Head Web 3 Innovation

Amazon Web Services

12:10 - 12:20 / Keynote - A Step-by-Step Guide to Strategic AI Implementation

Emma Blaylock

Emma Blaylock

CEO

Pretty Technical

12:20 - 12:40 / Panel - Balancing Security, Privacy, and Resilience Against Cyber Threats

12:45 - 12:55 / Keynote - Speech by Kenneth Brincat

Kenneth Brincat

Kenneth Brincat

CEO

Malta Digital Innovation Authority

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Centurion MMA Weigh-in Malta
13:00 - 13:20 / Centurion MMA Weigh-in

Time for an important moment of the pre-fight, the weighing of the fighters!

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SiGMA/SiGMA Affiliates Startup Pitch Malta
13:20 - 14:30 / 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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SEO & E-commerce
14:30 - 14:40 / Keynote - Effective Link Building Strategies

Discussion on ethical link acquisition methods, such as guest posting and partnerships with influencers, while addressing the balance between quality and quantity.

14:45 - 15:05 / Panel - eCommerce Content and the New Digital Paradigm

15:10 - 15:30 / Panel - Win-Win-Win: Media Buying Unfolded

Eli Desatnik

Eli Desatnik

Co-Founder

Pushub.net

15:30 - 15:40 / Keynote - SEO and NLP: Enhancing Visibility and Engagement

15:45 - 16:05 / Panel - Localized SEO strategies for targeting legal jurisdictions and regional markets

AIBC Stage

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Crypto & Digital Asset Trends
10:00 - 10:10 / Keynote - State of crypto and digital assets exchanges in Europe

10:15 - 10:35 / Panel - The coolest crypto narratives of 2025-2026

NFTs and Metaverse are now considered things of the past, investing in meme-coins is already a mauvais-tone: what are the best narratives that will pump the market in the coming 2 years?

Torben Friis

Torben Friis

Managing Director

Match Liquidity DMCC

Tejinder Kumar

Tejinder Kumar

Group CCO

Kyrrex

10:35 - 10:55 / Panel - 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.

Anton Golub

Anton Golub

Venture Partner

Full Stack VC

11:00 - 11:20 / Panel - Crypto legislation in Europe: opportunities and challenges of MiCA

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. 

Cal Evans

Cal Evans

Managing Associate

Gresham International

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Blockchain & Digital Economy
11:20 - 11:40 / Panel - Blockchain use cases: what drives mass adoption today

The range of blockchain use cases is scaling every year, with more projects added on the global blockchain map: from fintech, to art, to enterprise, to new protocols aimed at increasing sustainable development.

11:45 - 11:55 / Keynote - Blockchain and education

Blockchain has proven to be helpful for increasing transparency and incentivizing student engagement and learning. As a result, educators are relying on the technology to give education a long-awaited overhaul. 

12:00 - 12:20 / Panel - Digital IDs and their impact on digital economy development

Global digital economy has been on a steady growth trajectory in recent years ausers have continued to top digital engagement in various categories, including the development of Digital Identification systems.

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Dr Sara Al Madani Speech
12:20 - 12:40 / Keynote - Entrepreneurs' global community bringing social change & impact

Famous entrepreneur and inspirational figure Sara Al Madani talks about how global community of business owners, KOLs and entrepreneurs across multiple industries develop an effort to bring attention to important issues and social impact challenges.

Dr Sara Al Madani

Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur

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Sports & Tech
12:40 - 12:55 / Keynote - Web3 and football: new opportunities for big clubs

Web3 technology operates on a sophisticated and varied technology stack, revolutionizing how football clubs interact with their stakeholders. 

13:00 - 13:20 / Panel - Tech trends in sports, media and entertainment

Learn how digital transformation priorities in the sports and entertainment industries are shifting to improvement of the customer experience with real-time and hyper-personalized services.

13:20 - 13:40 / Panel - Leveraging Web3 tools for fan engagement in sports

From booking tickets and hotels, to getting unique merchandise and NFTs, fan engagement has been taken to another level with a help of web3 tools.

13:45 - 14:05 / Panel - Metaverse and gaming elements entering the world of traditional sports

Just as emerging technologies have reshaped our daily lives, the domain of sports too is experiencing a digital evolution. The Metaverse has opened its virtual doors, signaling to sports franchises, athletes, and brands to explore its vast expanse.

14:10 - 14:30 / Panel - Athletes perspective: how technology changes the game

The technological environment has a deep impact on the sports industry. Its development can not only improve the professional performance of athletes and sports members, but also bring a more enjoyable sports perception to the audience.

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Web3 Gaming: GAME ON
14:30 - 14:50 / Panel - From GameFi, to GambleFi, to tap games: the best earning strategies

The play-to-earn crypto gaming space has encountered a number of obstacles, with over 30% of announced blockchain-based games being either cancelled or discontinued in 2023. Community engagement, asset ownership, and hybrid approaches that bridge the Web2 and Web3 gaming worlds could dictate potential future success.

14:55 - 15:10 / Keynote - Secrets to community building for web3 gaming: gaming guilds and more

The consistent growth in massive investments in the web3 space has encouraged new prospects for developing web3 communities. Some of the most prominent categories of web3 projects which garnered heavy investments include gaming guilds and social networks.

15:10 - 15:30 / Panel - Telegram apps: from click games to sustainable models

As telegram killer apps like Notcoin and Hamster Kombat continue to amass millions of users, experts question the long-term viability of crypto clicker games.

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EXHIBITION - DAY 1

MMH Malta

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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B2C AWARDS

Hilton Malta

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.

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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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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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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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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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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 3 - 13th Nov

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CONFERENCE - EUROPE 2024 - DAY 2

MMH Malta

Welcome to the Europe conference where industry leaders, visionaries, and innovators converge to explore the latest trends, exchange insights, and shape the future of gaming, affiliate marketing, and technology. Join us in exploring the forefront of innovation and navigating the boundless possibilities to redefine the landscape of these dynamic industries.

SiGMA Stage

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Emerging Trends in Land-Based Casinos
10:00 - 10:25 / Fireside chat - From Concept to Casino: Launching a Successful Slot Studio

Robert Duboff

Robert Duboff

Director

Velo Partners

10:30 - 10:55 / Panel - Blending Online and Offline Gaming Experiences

Joe Pisano

Joe Pisano

Founder & CEO

Jade Group of Companies

10:55 - 11:10 / Keynote - VR and Augmented Reality: Transforming the Casino Floor

11:15 - 11:30 / Keynote - LEED Certification and Green Building Standards in Casinos

11:30 - 11:50 / Panel - Next-Gen Security: Biometric Identification and Surveillance in Casinos

11:55 - 12:20 / Panel - Cashless Gaming and Digital Wallets: The Next Frontier in Casino Transactions

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Social Dynamics and Player Engagement
12:20 - 12:35 / Keynote - Branding and Marketing Hacks

12:40 - 13:00 / Panel - Leveraging Collectibles and Loyalty Programs

Giovanni Falzone

Giovanni Falzone

CEO

The Power Plugin

Shweta Dubey

Shweta Dubey

Founder & CEO

Aadhya IT Services

13:00 - 13:15 / Keynote - Unlocking the Power of Play With Design Thinking

13:20 - 13:40 / Panel - The Impact of Social Media and Streaming Platforms

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Clash of Alliances: The Affiliate-Operator Showdown Malta
13:40 - 14:00 / Clash of Alliances: The Affiliate-Operator Showdown

Prepare for an electrifying showdown at the upcoming SiGMA Europe conference! Introducing a new live quiz show in Malta where two teams of affiliates and operators compete. With challenging questions and rapid-fire rounds, it's set to be a highlight of the event. Don't miss the clash of gaming titans!

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Influencers & Affiliate Marketing
14:05 - 14:20 / Keynote - Emerging Technologies in Affiliate Marketing

14:20 - 14:40 / Panel - Promoting Responsible Gaming through Affiliate Channels

14:45 - 15:05 / Panel - Blockchain Technology: Transforming Affiliate Relationships

15:10 - 15:30 / Panel - Retention Strategies in Regulated Markets

Discover the evolution of affiliate marketing in highly regulated markets and learn how to avoid common pitfalls and maximize long-term value.

Carlos Sánchez

Carlos Sánchez

CEO

TipsterChat

15:30 - 15:50 / Panel - Mobile Optimization and Social Media Strategies

AIBC Stage

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AI & Business
11:00 - 11:10 / Keynote - Beating AGI: Humanity's Hack


11:15 - 11:35 / Panel - AI & Quantum Computing

A non-obvious, but very powerful and intriguing duo of cutting edge technologies: independent of artificial intelligence, quantum computing is going to be a big deal. However, coupled with AI, it can become a gamechanger.

Taylor Freeman

Taylor Freeman

Co-Founder & CEO

Axon Park

11:35 - 11:55 / Panel - How many years until AGI & ASI?

The timeline for achieving AGI remains a subject of ongoing debate among researchers and experts. Major AI developers say it is coming fast — and needs some 'reasonable limits'. 

12:00 - 12:20 / Panel - Data is the new gold: how AI will treat our data

Generative AI can help find value in more kinds of data than ever, though companies may need new infrastructure—and safeguards—to take advantage.

Natalia Mallia

Natalia Mallia

Senior AI Engineer

Axon Park

12:20 - 12:40 / Panel - The Impact of AI on Marketing and Brands

From analyzing browsing patterns, to  social media interactions, to delivering tailored recommendations and targeted advertisements -- explore how AI & machine learning disrupt the world of marketing.

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AI Debate
12:45 - 13:15 / AI Debate

Join world known experts for a heated debate over the fate of Artificial Intelligence -- hot topic TBA.

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Art Workshop
13:20 - 14:20 / Art Workshop

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AI Workshop
14:20 - 15:20 / Workshop - Crafting an AI strategy for your business

Join us for a remarkable showcase of the latest AI apps and tools that can be instantly used to scale business infrastructure, or simply improve your daily routines.

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EXHIBITION - DAY 2

MMH Malta

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. 

Clock Icon 19:30 - 22:30

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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CENTURION MMA FIGHT

Ta' Qali Basketball Pavilion

Centurion FC is back in Malta! Elite fighters combine a powerful fusion of Combat Sports and MMA Entertainment. Strictly by invitation and open to Premium and Platinum ticket holders.

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SiGMA OFFICIAL PARTY

Gianpula Main Room

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 4 - 14th Nov

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CONFERENCE - EUROPE 2024 - DAY 3
MMH Malta

Welcome to the Europe conference where industry leaders, visionaries, and innovators converge to explore the latest trends, exchange insights, and shape the future of gaming, affiliate marketing, and technology. Join us in exploring the forefront of innovation and navigating the boundless possibilities to redefine the landscape of these dynamic industries.

SiGMA Stage

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eSports & Sportsbooks
10:00 - 10:10 / Keynote - The Rise of Micro-Betting

Dinos Stranomitis

Dinos Stranomitis

Co-Founder & COO

Altenar

10:15 - 10:35 / Panel - Emerging Streaming Platforms and Their Impact

10:35 - 10:55 / Panel - Mobile eSports: Expanding Horizons

11:00 - 11:20 / Panel - Community Casting and Esports 2.0

11:20 - 11:40 / Panel - Trends and Predictions for 2025

Joe Pisano

Joe Pisano

Founder & CEO

Jade Group of Companies

11:45 - 12:00 / Fireside Chat - Crack Down On Sweepstakes

Mark Balestra

Mark Balestra

US Special Counsel

Segev

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Commitment to ESG & CSR
12:05 - 12:25 / Panel - Integrating ESG into Gaming Operations: Strategies and Impact

Russell Mifsud

Russell Mifsud

Director, Gaming Lead & Global SME

KPMG Malta

12:25 - 12:45 / Panel - ESG and CSR: Navigating Stakeholder Expectations

Keith Marshall

Keith Marshall

Chief Philanthropy Officer

SiGMA Foundation

Rachel Decelis

Rachel Decelis

Associate Director & ESG lead, Advisory Services

KPMG Malta

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Payment Solutions
12:50 - 13:10 / Panel - The Role of Blockchain in Ensuring Fair Play and Transparent Operations

13:10 - 13:30 / Panel - Cryptocurrencies: Current Opportunities and Challenges

Graziella Grech

Graziella Grech

COO

FinanceMalta

Eran Shay

Eran Shay

Managing Director

Benefit Business Solutions

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

Learn about innovations like biometric payments, AI-driven fraud detection, and IoT integration.

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

Mark Van Weeren

Mark Van Weeren

Attorney-at-law

Blenheim Lawyers

14:10 - 14:30 / Panel - Regulatory Outlook Governing Payments Globally

Shaun Choudhary

Shaun Choudhary

Partner

LongOn Capital

Mauricio Carrillo-Palacio

Mauricio Carrillo-Palacio

Chief Strategy Officer

GlobiancePay

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Future of iGaming Workforce
14:35 - 15:00 / Panel - Women in Gaming

Ayelet Mamo Shay

Ayelet Mamo Shay

Director

Benefit Business Solutions

Wong Wei See

Wong Wei See

Head of Sales APAC

Group-IB

15:00 - 15:15 / Panel - Optimizing Recruitment with AI

15:20 - 15:40 / Panel - Economic Downturn and Talent Management

Pavel Yurovitskiy

Pavel Yurovitskiy

CEO

KIT Global

15:45 - 16:00 / Keynote - Shift from Candidate to Company Market

Luke Todd

Luke Todd

CEO, Executive Coach & Trainer

MadeYou

AIBC Stage

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Investors & Startups
13:15 - 13:40 / Panel - Web3/AI startups: the new black

Venture capitalists are taking notice of the potential of AI and Web3. In 2022, VC funding for AI startups reached $132.3 billion -- how does the market react to a new duo of web3/AI technologies powering the newly emerging projects?

Anton Golub

Anton Golub

Venture Partner

Full Stack VC

13:40 - 14:00 / Panel - Investors take: who will be the next unicorn?

Dive into unique insights of investors working across emerging tech sectors to learn which criteria a company should meet to join the unicorn club.

Yuriy Romanyukha

Yuriy Romanyukha

Managing Partner

ICLUB Global

Vinícius Moraes De Carvalho

Vinícius Moraes De Carvalho

Investment Partner

Ikigai Ventures

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AIBC Startup Pitch Malta
14:10 - 15:20 / AIBC Startup Pitch

AIBC 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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EXHIBITION - DAY 3

MMH Malta

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 5 - 15th Nov

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DELEGATES DEPARTURE

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SiGMA PADEL BY ALL-IN GLOBAL

Padel tournaments and fun for everyone! Sounds like the perfect ending to a busy week right? We will host different tournaments based on your level. Interested? Just shoot an email to [email protected] to sign up!