UK – ICE Conference to boast 40 hours of targeted learningBy Phil - 26 November 2013
Delegates wishing to attend the highly respected ICE Conference programme, to be held February 3 to 5, ExCeL London, have until Friday November 29 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount which provides a 22 per cent reduction on the price of a Full Conference pass.
The entire eight-strong programme comprises over 40 hours of targeted learning and networking and features 150 of gaming’s most eminent thought leaders.
Kate Chambers, Portfolio Director responsible for both ICE Totally Gaming and ICE Conferences said: “ICE is a compelling proposition precisely because it is both a commercial and an information exchange event. The exhibition and the conference programme complement each other and there’s a significant cross over between the two. If you look at the Conference titles, which in addition to the International Casino Conference, include World Regulatory Briefing, CRM Loyalty & Retention, Mobile Gaming, Cybercrime Security & Regulatory Compliance In Gaming, and Monetising Social Gaming as well as two brand new conference streams; Game Design & Development and Next Generation Lotteries, all of the topics are right at the centre of the gambling debate.
“The Conferences programme is an opportunity to engage, network and learn before meeting with the innovators and suppliers on the show floor who are interpreting trends, regulations and the latest thinking into commercial gaming solutions.”
ICE Conferences Synopsis:
Monday February 3
The 6th International Casino Conference
The flagship casino industry event, organised in partnership with the European Casino Association, bringing together casino executives from across the world. Speakers include Damià Calvet, Director, Ministry of Economy and Knowledge, Government of Catalonia; Harrie Temmink, DG MARKT, European Commission; Luca Frigerio, CEO, Casino de la Vallée; Roger Seshadri, Senior VP & CIO, Melco Crown.
Tuesday February 4
World Regulatory Briefing
Find the right balance between regulation and commercial enterprise. Join the world’s leading regulators, operators and gaming professionals for a day of educational discussion in an attempt to manage the complexities of multi-jurisdictional licenses for online gaming across Europe, the United States and Latin America.
CRM, Loyalty & Retention
As users switch from online to mobile and tablet and competition heats up in terms of customer acquisition, how can you create a sustainable and engaged user base without engaging in a ‘race to the bottom’ as bonus culture grows? Featuring speakers from Paddy Power, Bwin, SkyBet, BetVictor and many more.
Explore how to deliver a compelling, seamless and engaging customer experience, capturing your customer for deeper and longer sessions across smartphone, tablet and smart TV screens. Over 30 senior executives from the leading operators will discuss content discovery, affiliate tracking, notifications, social, distribution and payments.
Wednesday February 5
Cybercrime, Security & Regulatory Compliance in Gaming
As technology develops and consumers demand more flexibility on platforms and payments, the risk of fraud increases. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear experts discuss crucial compliance issues including international regulations, amendments to the 4th AML Directive and KYC, as well as innovations in mobile, online and social gaming.
Monetising Social Gaming
Whether you view social gaming as a tool to acquire and convert customers, a stand-alone business unit or a place-filler for cash gaming, there’s no denying it’s a critical and fast-growing sector for the gambling industry. The conference will investigate the business models which will take social games forward and which ones are right for you.
Game Design & Development
Learn how to build a new breed of exciting games your existing players and new customers will love. Find out from both games studios, operators and platforms about game development tools to create engaging, cross-channel experiences that appeal to audiences with restricted time and short attention spans.
Next Generation Lotteries
In a society in which technology is ubiquitous, the gaming industry is evolving and consumers are demanding access to everything across a variety of platforms, the lottery industry must innovate in order to remain relevant and competitive. Hear case studies of success and panel discussions on the key issues.