Diving into Discourse: A Recap of Day 1 at GAME Greece 2023

Day One of the 3rd Annual Edition of Gaming & Affiliate Marketing Event proved to be an exceptional and invigorating start to the summit. Attendees witnessed a fusion of diverse perspectives, fostering a collective spirit of discovery and collaboration that will undoubtedly shape the rest of this remarkable event.

The event began with a warm welcome from our esteemed GAME Greece 2023 Chairperson, Viktoria Soltesz, CEO of PSP Angels. Following this, Christiana Aristidou, the Founder and CEO of The Hybrid LawTech Firm, delivered her keynote address, skillfully guiding attendees through the intricacies of the Greek regulatory landscape.

The panel discussions kicked off with "The Path Ahead for iGaming," moderated by Christiana Aristidou, featuring innovative perspectives from experts Sasha Boerma of Coastline Gaming and Tasos Belesis, Senior Consultant of Lotteries & Gambling.

“We need effective compliance strategies with an understanding of both current and forthcoming regulations, with a focus on embracing technological advancements as tools for compliance.”

Christiana Aristidou, Founder and CEO of The Hybrid LawTech Firm

Following a buzzing networking tea break, Krister Malm, Founder & Group CEO of Oddsium, expertly moderated a discussion centred around strategies for creating a world-class gaming experience within restrictive regulations. Aristeidis Ilias, Megan Easey, and Pinelopi Kitsopoulou eloquently shared their invaluable perspectives on the topic.

The next panel on driving diversity in gaming and sports betting, delved into the multifaceted aspects of product, customer, and employer enhancement. Megan Easey, Director of Operations at Wizard Games, skillfully guided the conversation, while the seasoned expertise of Dimitris Farmakis and Panagiote Tsolis illuminated the discussion. Following this, the first presentation of the day was delivered by Nikos Sardellis, Global Vice President of iGaming & Betting at Teleperformance, who delivered an insightful speech on ensuring trust and safety in iGaming.

A hearty networking lunch provided attendees with a chance to connect and foster those lasting connections. Following this, Anastasio Vasios, Director of New Regulated Markets Compliance at SkillOnNet, shared a thought-provoking presentation on practical strategies for compliance, AML, and KYC. Later, Teemu Lehtinen, Country Manager at Oddsium Hellas moderated a discussion on collaboration between regulators, suppliers, and operators to safeguard the market from unlicensed operators, with vital insights from Anastasio Vasios, Lars Kollind, Ohad Straschnov, and Xenia Neophytou.

Panagiote Tsolis, Director of Business Programs and Assistant Professor at the Hellenic American University, then took the stage to deliver an insightful presentation, exploring the pathways of education within the realms of gaming and marketing, emphasising its career-empowering potential.

“Leaders who have a high-level view of how different parts of a system fit together need to be able to step back and see how all the pieces connect.”

Panagiote Tsolis, Director of Business Programs and Assistant Professor at the Hellenic American University

The day concluded with an enlightening panel focused on the realm of AI-Powered Marketing. Guided by the dynamic moderation of Valentina Diaco, iGaming Marketing Advisor and insights from Carlota Rincón Muñoz, Krister Malm, Vasilii Gamov, and Yaroslava Romaniv. Together, they focused on practical strategies that transcend the common buzzwords, providing valuable takeaways for our audience. Viktoria Soltesz, our Chair, delivered closing remarks, highlighting an exceptional day of discussions and networking.

The evening continued with a delightful Networking Drinks Reception, where attendees fostered connections against Athens' picturesque backdrop. Prepare for an exciting Day Two of GAME Greece 2023, brimming with insightful discussions and ample networking prospects.