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iGaming Asia Congress 2017 adds one-day masterclass, new speakers

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After a successful showing last year, the iGaming Asia Congress is set to return next week at the Grand Hyatt Macau.

iGaming Asia Congress 2017 adds one-day masterclass, new speakersiGaming Asia Congress is considered to be the leading social casino and mobile gaming event in Asia today, whose goal is to bring out the latest opportunities, strategies and innovations for social casino operators as well as mobile gaming executives in the region.

In 2016, regional market strategies were at the center of panel discussions, where experts discussed how to develop strategies to keep up with the ever-changing player preferences. The event also focused on innovations in the online casino, sports betting and eSports sector. But one of the key moments during last year’s iGA was the launch of the newly-formed Macau Gaming Information Association (MGIA), whose goal is to promote the gaming industry as well as the exchange of information among the industry’s movers and shakers.

So what’s new for 2017 at the upcoming iGaming Asia Congress?

This year, organizers said they have lined up more presenters and panelists who will provide “macro ad micro views of Asia’s online betting scene. New speakers are also set to take the iGA stage next week, including One Championship CEO Victor Cui, Bitcoin Association HK President Leonhard Weese, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) administrator Jose Ponce, 1SpinMillionaire CEO Martin Cagalinec, and Frank Schuengel, ForexClub, former Mobile Channel Member & Product Development of 188bet.

The new speakers will be joined by Macau Gaming Information Association chair Charlie Choy, International eSports Federation deputy manager Leo Sa, Ladbrokes China general manager Michael Charlton, and Nicholas Arron Khoo, president of Singapore Cybersports Online Gaming Association, All Indian Gaming Federation.

Topics to be discussed this year will include the growth of eSports leagues, the virtual reality (VR) revolution and popularity of skill-based games, and cyber security threats and blockchain payment technology. iGA will also hold a pre-congress one-day masterclass on online gaming start-ups.

The iGaming Asia Congress 2017 will be held on March 27-29, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Macau.

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