Prague – 4 March 2019 –
With just one week left until the most important edition of Prague Gaming Summit will kick off, the organizers, European Gaming Media and Events, are honored to confirm that Heathcliff Farrugia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) will join the “Case Study: Relationships between Regulators, Operators and Affiliates Storming the iGaming and Financial Industries” panel discussion, moderated by Tal Itzhak Ron.
This panel discussion will touch base on many current industry related topics which shape the important relationship between regulators, operators and affiliates, with distinguished speakers hand-picked by the event’s legal and banking sponsor Tal Itzhak Ron (Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm).
Among the experts of the discussion, you will find Assaf Stieglitz (President, Odds1x2 Holdings), Amir Mikay (Co-founder, TrafficLightMedia), Yoav Dotan (Co-Founder, Affiliate Cruise and Genesis Global), Stephanie Attias (Global Head of Regulation, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.), and Vasilije Lekovic (Director of Gaming Accounts at Trustly), as well as Mr Farrugia, which is considered by many gaming industry experts as one of the most forward-looking and influential regulators in the gambling sector in Europe and abroad.
Do not miss this opportunity to attend the leading conference in the region which offers the option for both new companies and veterans, to learn about industry insights and compliance updates, while also take part in several industry related discussions with the leading groups that are at the forefront of the gambling industry in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.
About Heathcliff Farrugia
Heathcliff Farrugia is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). He is specialized in business management, operational efficiencies, strategic planning, and regulation; and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Leicester, UK. Throughout his professional career, he held various senior executive positions both within the private and the public sector. In 2014, Heathcliff joined the Gaming Authority in the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) and was pivotal in the transformation process which the Authority underwent. He held this position for two years, up until he moved to the Regulatory department to hold the role of Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO) in 2016. In this role, he was responsible for all Regulatory aspects of the Authority, with four teams focusing on Regulatory Supervision, Authorisations, Compliance, and Player Support respectively.
At the same time, he was also a member of the Supervisory Council and co-chaired the Fit & Proper Committee, entrusted with the assessment of the fit and properness of the individuals and companies applying for an MGA license. Heathcliff was a board member on the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF), where he is now a member and is also a member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) and the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA).
About Prague Gaming Summit
The yearly summit offers the opportunity for both new companies and veterans, to learn about industry insights and compliance updates, while also take part in several industry related discussions with the leading groups that are at the forefront of the gambling industry in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Liechtenstein.
Panel discussion lead by the leading experts of the gambling industry, will approach all regulatory and compliance related aspects of the mentioned markets and will also highlight some trending topics such as the relationships between Regulators, Operators – Affiliates, MasterCard’s new requirements for Online Merchants (CFD, FX, Gaming, Crypto), understanding millennials (with emphasis on eSports, Daily Fantasy Sports an Virtual Sports), outsourcing for gaming companies, IT security, AML, KYC, CSR.
The program will also include a very important IMGL MasterClass that will aim to share the latest insights by the International Masters of Gaming Law experts about advertisement banning.
The conference is held on a yearly basis and it is a “must-attend” gathering for all industry shareholders who are looking for top quality learning and networking having the online and land-based gambling industry in focus.
Full details about the event can be found on the official event website: www.praguegamingsummit.com
About the organizer, European Gaming Media and Events
European Gaming Media and Events is a leading media and boutique event organizer company in Europe and produces the prominent conferences in the region such as:
● CEEGC (Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference)
● CEEG Awards (Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards)
● Prague Gaming Summit
● Mare Balticum Gaming Summit
● Baltic and Scandinavia Gaming Awards
● EGC (European Gaming Congress)
● VIGE (Vienna International Gaming Expo)
The live events/conference division is in charge of organizing boutique style executive gaming events that focus on bringing inside information from the top gaming experts in the European Union and beyond.
In short, they cover most areas of Europe with international events that serve the local and global industry, optimize networking opportunities and bring the hottest topics into scope.
The event destinations in 2019 will include a further expansion for the company in their quest to enter the Western European region and bring their expertise to produce local gaming events.
For more details about the calendar, agendas and locations, visit the Live Events/Conferences section on europeangaming.eu