John Andrews, Consulting Editor of Economist is this year’s Keynote Speaker
MIGS16, the top iGaming conference in Malta for C-Level management is once again attracting the best crop in the universal igaming industry. To date some of the world’s top management operators, service providers, regulatory bodies and legal firms have confirmed their participation in this three-day conference, which will be taking place between the 7th and 9th November 2016 at the Grand Masters Suite, Hilton Malta.
Together with top notch participants, the organisers have recently confirmed John Andrews, consulting editor of the Economist and author of the bestseller, “The World in Conflict ” as the keynote speaker for this year’s event. On the day after the US presidential election, the veteran political journalist will be examining the challenges that await the new leader of the world’s superpower and the political, social and economic pressures that will test governments from post-Brexit Europe to a China-dominated Asia.
Mark Blandford, Founder of Sportingbet plc and speaker on the panel “Century of Gaming” at MIGS last year said “I’m looking forward to this year’s MiGs. I attended this seminar for the first time in 2015 and found it really useful both for networking with Malta based suppliers and also from other suppliers worldwide.”
This year’s agenda has been compressed into two full days, together with a welcome reception during the Battle of Malta Poker tournament on the eve, several other networking opportunities including the first ever iGaming Awards for employees entitled iGaming idol and the popular closing party on the final night.
The Malta Gaming Authority and Malta Tourism Authority have also confirmed their support towards this premium event. Mr Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman of the MGA recently endorsed MIGS as one of the top events he has attended in Europe in terms of quality speakers, content as well as participants. He said that “MIGS has been instrumental in placing Malta on the map as a destination for a quality iGaming conference. Their consistent contribution to the industry in delivering valuable content, networking opportunities through their high caliber speakers and attendees is one of the best platforms for international executives to network, learn and share relevant information and knowledge.”
The Hon Chris Cardona, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Anatoliy Knyazev, Founder of BitCoin, Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman of MGA, Martin Dreymann, Co-Founder of Ebettle, Mark Blandford, Founder of Sportingbet plc, Martha Sabol, Co-Chair Gaming Practice and Tim Rehder, CEO of Cubits, amongst others, will provide their insights into this year’s theme entitled “Navigating Unchartered Waters”.
The topics being debated are growing costs from regulators, taxation, virtual currencies, player reactivation, eSports, Brexit and an IMGL Master Class that will cover new and changing markets amongst others.
Day 1 will be chaired by world iGaming expert Michael Caselli, while Day 2 will be chaired by iGaming Veteran AJ Thompson.
Sue Schneider, conference chair and iGaming veteran said that “MIGS was developed by professionals for professionals, it stands alone in terms of quality of content, speakers and networking. Anyone serious about moving the industry or their operation forward will materially benefit from attending”.
The MIGS16 conference agenda evolves and improves every year utilizing input from trusted authorities, feedback from past attendees and the global industry at large. One of the major elements that attract delegates to MIGS is the ability of the organisers to be innovative with their content delivery and networking, whilst the event annually retains the same high calibre expertise and experience with a major part of their annual speaker line-up being different. Over 93% of past delegates have expressed their intention to attend the next seminar.