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Agenda | Mon 16th October

Please note: This conference agenda is provisional and may be subject to minor changes

08:15 

Doors open

Welcome coffee and registration

09:00 

Opening remarks

Willem van Oort, Founder, Gaming in Germany

BLOCK 1

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: 

09:10 

Keynote Speech​

Benjamin Schwanke, Co-Chair, GGL

09:30

Dialogue: "Regulatory approaches to effective market supervision"

Benjamin Schwanke, Co-Chair, GGL; Birgitte Sand, CEO, Birgitte Sand & Associates 

09:50

Regulatory Update​

Dr. Joerg Hofmann, Senior Partner, Melchers Law Firm 

BLOCK 2

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. 

10:10

Virtual slots and betting: An unhappy marriage? 
Pontus Lindwall, CEO, Betsson AB 
10:30

Coffee break & networking​

11:00
The current state of Germany's sports betting market 

Mathias Dahms, President, Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV) 

11:15

The current state of Germany's virtual slots market

Dr. Dirk Quermann, President, Deutscher Online Casinoverband 

BLOCK 3

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. 

11:30

Germany's online gambling market in numbers 

Ed Birkin, Senior Analyst, H2 Gambling Capital 

BLOCK 4

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.

11:50

Applying AI to CRM: A model 

Eberhard Dürrschmid, CEO, Golden Whale Productions; Delia Töpfer, Head of Customer Success Management, Stadtcasino Baden 

12:10

Lunch & networking

BLOCK 5

IMGL Masterclass

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? 

13:10
Introductory remarks

 Quirino Mancini, President IMGL 

 

13:25

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 

BLOCK 6

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.

 

14:10

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.)

14:40

Coffee break & networking​

BLOCK 7

Responsible gaming​

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. 

 

15:10

Introductory remarks 

Prof. Dr. Tilman Becker, CEO TC Becker Consult 

15:20

Player protection and organizational culture 

Peter Marcus, Group Operations Director, Entain 

15:40

Turning raw data into actionable intelligence 

Simon Hansen, Solution Specialist, Mindway AI 

15:55

Predicting future player behavior  

Dr. Michael Auer, Director, neccton 

BLOCK 8

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?  

16:10

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 

13:10

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 (Chevron)

EADR – Case study:  complaints and learnings for player relation management  

Jochen Biewer, CEO, Chevron Group

Maruska Cilia, Case Officer, EADR

Money

AML KYC

AML: Smart KYC solutions for Germany and Europe

Peter Murray, Mitek

TBC, Tink

Merve Simsek, Project Manager, MGT

Nicolas Lotz, CEO, ECCG (mod.)

Image by CardMapr.nl

E-Money

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.)

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