Agenda | Mon 16th October
Please note: This conference agenda is provisional and may be subject to minor changes
Welcome coffee and registration
Willem van Oort, Founder, Gaming in Germany
Regulatory developments in a maturing market
In this block, we will look at the latest regulatory developments, as well as the role of Germany's national gambling regulator, Gemeinsamen Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL), in creating and maintaining a sustainable market. This block includes the following sessions:
Benjamin Schwanke, Co-Chair, GGL
Dialogue: "Regulatory approaches to effective market supervision"
Benjamin Schwanke, Co-Chair, GGL; Birgitte Sand, CEO, Birgitte Sand & Associates
Dr. Joerg Hofmann, Senior Partner, Melchers Law Firm
The industry's perspective
In the following sessions, we will take a closer look at the industry's perspective on the current state of Germany's regulated iGaming market, including opportunities, challenges, and concerns.
Virtual slots and betting: An unhappy marriage?
Pontus Lindwall, CEO, Betsson AB
Coffee break & networking
The current state of Germany's sports betting market
Mathias Dahms, President, Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV)
The current state of Germany's virtual slots market
Dr. Dirk Quermann, President, Deutscher Online Casinoverband
Estimating the size of Germany's online market: Data & methodologies
Here, we will not only consider the latest numbers regarding the size of Germany's online gambling market, but also proper methodologies for estimating both the regulated and offshore markets.
Germany's online gambling market in numbers
Ed Birkin, Senior Analyst, H2 Gambling Capital
What do players want? Player retention and machine learning
In this presentation, we will take a closer look at applying machine learning to creating customized player experiences. We will present a step-by-step process for successfully combining AI with CRM: from hypothesis to machine learning model, and from creating deliverables to continuous to impact assessment.
Applying AI to CRM: A model
Eberhard Dürrschmid, CEO, Golden Whale Productions; Delia Töpfer, Head of Customer Success Management, Stadtcasino Baden
Lunch & networking
In this masterclass presented by the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), leading legal experts will discuss the impact of Malta's Bill 55 and the related proceedings for a preliminary ruling before the European Court of Justice in relation to Lottoland's online gambling offers. Will European law return to center stage in the regulation of online gambling in EU member states?
Quirino Mancini, President IMGL
Panel: “Bill 55 and the return of EU law?”
Dr. Joerg Hofmann, Senior Partner, Melchers Law Firm; Dr. Wulf Hambach, Managing Partner, Hambach & Hambach; Birgitte Sand, CEO, Birgitte Sand & Associates (mod.); other speakers TBA
Tradition and innovation in the German online gambling market
In this panel discussion, we will take a closer look at the strategic and operational challenges of successfully combining the new and the old in creating an attractive online gaming offer.
Panel: “Tradition and innovation in the German online market”
Georg Wacker, Managing Director, Staatlichen Toto-Lotto Baden-Württemberg
Frank Schwarz, Managing Director, Spielbanken Sachsen & Sachsenlotto
Julian Tietz, Managing Director, ZEAL Instant Games, Robert Lenzhofer, CEO Hölle Games (mod.)
Coffee break & networking
With player protection being of paramount importance in Germany's regulated gambling market, we will be looking at the latest approaches to monitoring and maintaining player safety.
Prof. Dr. Tilman Becker, CEO TC Becker Consult
Player protection and organizational culture
Peter Marcus, Group Operations Director, Entain
Turning raw data into actionable intelligence
Simon Hansen, Solution Specialist, Mindway AI
Predicting future player behavior
Dr. Michael Auer, Director, neccton
Betting restrictions & sports integrity
Understandable concerns over sports integrity have led to significant restrictions in the regulated German sports betting market. But did German legislators, from a sports integrity perspective, opt for the most useful and effective restrictions?
Panel: “Betting restrictions & sports integrity”
Andreas Krannich, Managing Director, Sportradar Integrity Services; Severin Moritzer, CEO, Play Fair Code; Luka Andric, Managing Director, DSWV
Breakout sessions: Compliance, AML, data protection & social responsibility
During the afternoon, several breakout sessions, providing highly specific details on various compliance topics, including AML, data protection, and social responsibility, have been scheduled.
These breakout sessions will be hosted by trained experts from Chevron Consultants.
EADR – Case study: complaints and learnings for player relation management
Jochen Biewer, CEO, Chevron Group
Maruska Cilia, Case Officer, EADR
AML: Smart KYC solutions for Germany and Europe
Peter Murray, Mitek
Merve Simsek, Project Manager, MGT
Nicolas Lotz, CEO, ECCG (mod.)
Opportunity E-Money: Solutions for the German market
Hrvoje Cosic, CEO, Aircash
Rupert Kainzbauer, CEO, EPG Group
Dimitrios Petridis, Manager Digital Payments, PWC
Jochen Biewer, CEO, Chevron Group (mod.)