MIGs 2017, iGaming Idol dates set for September
19 May 2017
The flagship C-level-centric gaming seminar, the Malta iGaming Seminar, will return for its 9th Edition, while last year's glamorous awards event, iGaming Idol, will return for its second edition following a hugely successful pilot event last year.
The event organizers have confirmed that Jonas Kjellberg, Co-Creator of Skype, will be the keynote speaker for the main event and a special guest at an invite only CEO event, which will be launched shortly.
Jonas Kjellberg, one of the creators of Skype, is a much-appreciated lecturer at Stanford University and Stockholm School of Economics where he lectures on entrepreneurship and how to create a winning sales culture. He is also one of the authors of the book Gear Up, written together with Harvard and Stanford professors.
Ms. Sue Schneider, CEO of eGaming Brokerage, said, "We're very excited about bringing an entrepreneur of Kjellberg's quality to speak to the delegates at MiGS. Our industry thrives on innovation and his experience and perspectives should motivate the attendees to always strive for more."
Last year's edition of MiGS attracted 400 delegates over the two-day duration, and featured many celebrated top level speakers from the iGaming sector, including Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman of Malta Gaming Authority; Michael Caselli of iGaming Business; Martin Dreymann of Ebettle; Warwick Bartlett of GBGC and Sue Schneider of eGaming Brokerage. The keynote speaker was the Contributing Editor of The Economist, John Andrews, who offered his views on the global economy and the role of politics.
Last year's theme of "Navigating Uncharted Waters" brought into perspective the reality of Brexit, recent tax changes and anti-money-laundering, as well as new and changing markets. The event continued its reputation as an informative and essential networking event, and this year it will continue to do the same.
iGaming Idol was a major success within the iGaming Sector as the pioneer award event to focus entirely on employee recognition, rewarding innovation and excellence in their respective fields within the sector, overseen by a panel of expert judges and attracted over 250 participants.
This year, the competition's "Idol of the Year" accolades will be opening up internationally after consultation with stakeholders in the Industry. The awards have been broken down to more specific roles within the gaming operations, including Casino Product, Poker Product, Sports Product, VIP Manager, Affiliate Manager, SEO/SEM, Tech, Compliance and Regulated Markets, Recruiter, HR Manager, Graphic Design/UX/UI, BI, Payments/Fraud/Risk, Live Casino Dealer, Customer Support and last year's popular Outstanding Achievement award.
For MiGS 2017, Sue Schneider has once again been signed to ensure high level content and the best speakers from the sector, while additional C-level networking events and talks, alongside a new partnership with Ambassador Events, promises to make the event the most successful yet.
"Last year, we worked with Pierre and Martin [of Ambassador Events], who are also our partners in iGaming Idol," says Jeff Buttigieg, one of the event's directors. "We felt that our combined experience and synergies worked, and that the partnership was a natural transition and mutually beneficial for the strength of the brand."
The Theme for 2017 for MIGS, which will be held between the 26–28 September 2017 at the Hilton Malta, will be named "The New Frontiers," which will bring forward the latest technologies, updates on legislation, new jurisdictions, human resources, as well as latest forms of internet gambling.
MIGS has always been committed to ensuring that their content will be focused towards a C-level audience. With refreshed content, high-level engaging networking events, accomplished speakers together with a number of surprises, MIGS organizers are excited yet again to host the globally renown seminar in Malta again.
Mr. Buttigieg continued, "We trust that both of our events will help provide the knowledge required so C-level people may make necessary decisions for their business. With iGaming Idol, we wish to continue to raise awareness of employer brand and culture for the industry and provide due recognition to the hard-working people actively transforming it on a daily basis behind the scenes. Both events benefit local and foreign markets."