On March 1, 2017 Tbilisi will host Georgia Gaming Congress for the third time.
We will focus on the development of land-based and online casino, bookmaking, eSports and Fantasy Sports as well as prospects of using Blockchain, AR and VR technologies in the industry.
Georgia Gambling Congress will gather government officials and entrepreneurs, manufacturers of equipment and software for gambling, junket operators and gambling enthusiasts.
Do you need fresh ideas for your business development, new partners or objects for high-potential investments? Are you interested in successful experience of creating gambling parlor and its management? Do you want to find an investor? Would you like to know all nuances of work in the national market? If so, then this event is for you!
Who are our guests?
owners of betting shops and totalizators;
representatives of betting in eSports;
developments of AR in gambling;
managers of casino, slot machine halls and poker clubs;
manufacturers of gaming equipment;
experts of Fantasy Sports;
hoteliers, tour operators and property developers;
future owners of gambling parlors;
gamblers and junket tourists.
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Lavrenty GubinmoderatorMarketing and Public Relations Director, Storm International
Lavrenty GubinMarketing and Public Relations Director, Storm International
Started his career in Storm International in 2004 as a PR-manager, when the company was actively developing in the Russian market. After a new gaming law adoption, which in fact closed the industry, was working for the top-three Russian retail company DIXY Group in a position of Media Relations Director. Returned to Storm in 2013 and was responsible for media relations, new media campaigns and PR-activities of the company and its brands, as well as for marketing department of Shangri La Tbilisi casino. In February 2017 headed central marketing and PR department of Storm International.
Rafayel Badalyan and Oksana YanyshynLive and VR Casinos: Gaming of the FutureVR Casino Product Owner at BetConstruct
Rafayel Badalyan and Oksana YanyshynVR Casino Product Owner at BetConstruct
Since September 2016,VR Casino Product Owner at BetConstruct
Since May 2016
Co-Founder of 360magic.am
Since November 2010
CEO at MegaJack LLC
- Brand development, web site UI and advertising revenue. Developed brand strategy and statistics systems.
- Hardware and Software development.
- Development of Hardware and Software for Casinos (Slot Machines).
- Game development for Social sites (Online Gaming).
January 2016 – May 2016
Former Senior Systems Administrator at CrossGroup-CrossNet
January 2012 – December 2015
Head of Voice Dept. at Arminco Global Telecommunications Ltd
December 2009 – May 2010
Former Chief Technology Officer at "Full House"
Management, organizational experience in international level.
Organization of conferences, meetings with representatives of international companies of gaming business ("Novomatic" - Austria, Belatra - Belarus) for joint business projects and implementation of quality services in the field of gaming business - the entertainment business to the market of Armenia.
February 2008 – May 2009
Senior hardware and software engineer at "Full House"
Hardware and software development of equipment for casinos and gaming halls, development of games for slot machines. Development of games for casinos (hardware and software). Technical service of equipments for casinos.
May 2007 – February 2008
Former Head of Sales Department at Silver Poker
Oksana Yanyshyn is a Product Owner of Live Casino at award winning and leading iGaming provider BetConstruct since 2014.
Based in Yerevan, Oksana has over 6 years’ experience in iGaming and Casino industry mainly focusing on development and management of Live Casino, Lottery and Virtual Betting solutions for online, retail and mobile channels
Teona ShiukashviliPeculiarities of gambling business taxation and licensing in GeorgiaSenior officer,Georgia Revenue Service
Teona ShiukashviliSenior officer,Georgia Revenue Service
10 year’s experience issuing gambling business permits and control permit conditions.
Since 2006 Ministry of Finance of Georgia and Revenue Service, Regulation of Gambling business.
Master of arts in Economics, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi state University
Bachelor of Economics, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi state University
Revenue Service, a legal entity of public law of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, executes state control on the whole territory of Georgia. Our main task is to support business in Georgia, create the most favorable environment for establishing of new businesses and their development, formation a just, simple and reliable tax system.
Susan O'LearyThe Regulated Market for Online Gambling, why have a licence if you don't need oneDirector of eCommerce Alderney eGambling Limited
Susan O'LearyDirector of eCommerce Alderney eGambling Limited
Susan O'Leary is a lawyer who has represented some of the world's leading eGambling operators and gambling service providers including many of Alderney's licensees. She has a keen sense of what they require from a jurisdiction: a strong pragmatic regulator who understands the commercial environment, a resilient technical infrastructure, a favourable tax system, excellent support services and a fees system that allows businesses to grow.
Zakaria KhitarishviliKey aspects in successful online gabling product buildingCEO AT BETSENSE
Zakaria KhitarishviliCEO AT BETSENSE
Zakaria Khitarishvili is a former CEO and Owner of Flash Design Studio - FLASH.GE, more than 10 year experience in digital industry, including : Web Design, Programming, Management, Digital Marketing, product development, web development, game development, SEO, UX/UI, Startup Management, Project Management, page and apps analytics.
Studied APPLIED MATHEMATICS at Tbilisi State University – 2002 -2007
Studied GENERAL MANAGEMENT at Free University of Tbilisi – 2008 – 2011
Product & Project Development experience:
Fully engaged in development of more than 130 projects:
95 - Web projects
7 - Apps for Facebook
5 - Mobile apps
13 - Online slots for local and global markets
10 - P2P Online games
4 - Multiplayer games
EXPERIENCE IN GAMBLING:
In 2012 as a CEO of Flash.ge made website of ADJARABET.COM.
Former SEO in ADJARABET.
Former Head of new products development team at ADJARABET.COM
Games under his development now are presented on ADJARABET.COM:
8 Online Slots
4 P2P games
1 Skill Game: Russian Poker
The founder of two leading Georgian sports TV channels (Setanta Sports and Setanta Sports +) broadcasting top sports events with local commentary.
CEO of a large online gambling company working in CIS market (NDA).
A former business development director and marketing director at adjarabet.com - a successful gaming portal and a regional leader in its sphere.
Was CEO at PLAYADJARA.COM – the third biggest online gambling company in Georgia. Was a commercial director and marketing director in leading companies, including Rakeen Development – the largest Arabian investor with more than $1 bln investments in Georgia.
Was involved in the launch of a series projects. Is an independent consultant in CIS and Georgia.
Since February 15, 2016, a representative of the Sports Betting Community (SBC). Founded in 2009, the company holds strong positions in the gaming and sports industry. SBC’s activity is dedicated to promotion and development of iGaming operators, software providers and start-ups.
Received the degree of MBA, Marketing Management at Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Francesco BarancaFixing and cheating in fantasy games and e-sportsGeneral Director
Francesco BarancaGeneral Director
Federbet is a belgian association, that wants to support rights of customer and bookmakers.
One of the main goal of federbet, is reduce the impacts of wrong effects of match fixing.
Since it has started this fight Federbet has reached lot of achievements.
Federbet is official partner of Spanish League and several italian football club.
Since last february has started a proficue cooperation with SRO, that is the main partner of Federbet in East Europe.
Vadim PotapenkoUse chatbot for gamblingDevelopment Manager Slotegrator
Vadim PotapenkoDevelopment Manager Slotegrator
Since 2013, as a student, I engaged in attracting traffic to the majority of the world's poker rooms. At the end of 2014 he was educated in the direction of "GIS technology" and "Marketing".
In 2015 he moved to Cyprus, where he was appointed Sales Manager at Slotegrator. Since 2016 he moved to the position of Development Manager.
Nina Alexandrova and Stefan Enchev Practical guide of omni channel delivery in gaming
Nina Alexandrova and Stefan Enchev
Stefan Enchev is Business Development Interactive and Business Development - Central Europe in Casino Technology.
He joined Technology back in 2008 with years of experience in the gaming industry behind. The years to follow Stefan Enchev was amongst the pioneers who opened the Casino Technology`s office in Peru. During a brief withdrawal from the Company in the last couple of years, Enchev worked for Scientific Games in Latin America where he successfully managed to extend the company`s operations through the continent.
Has of last year he is back in Casino Technology, enthusiastic to execute successfully the corporate strategies that will drive growth for the Company. Enchev is an important appointment as he brings extensive experience and knowledge of the markets, that helps Casino Technology boost even more its presence in the gaming industry. Now he has a crucial role in the online expansion that aims to answer the demands of operators, who are eager to have Casino Technology games in their portfolio.
Business Development CIS countries a Casino Tehnology
With her comprehensive experience, Nina Alexandrova is responsible in Casino Technology for the growing market in the CIS region. She has comrehensive knowledge of the market in the region and profoundly understands the customers demographics, preferences and local jurisdiction requierments. Among Alexandrova`s competencies are structuring around product management and technical compliance in different jurisdictions She creates marketing strategies for market penetration in close cooperation with the company marketing team. Alexandrova is respected professional with extensive experience and indisputable accomplishments.
Sofia KarapetyanSocial media for casinosHead of Marketing, Ambassadori Casino
Sofia KarapetyanHead of Marketing, Ambassadori Casino
Sofia is working in gaming sector since 2009. Started as Project Manager Assistant at Storm International. In 2012 became Head of Marketing at one of the Storm locations – Shangrila Tbilisi. During 2016, she has worked for Casino Austria International Hilton Batumi as Marketing Specialist. Currently, Sofia holds the position of Head of Marketing at Amabassadori Casino.
Marina PalmigianiJunket Tourism DevelopmentHead of PR & Junket Departments
Marina PalmigianiHead of PR & Junket Departments
Marina Palmigiani has more than 11 years of experience in Gaming Industry. Marina started her career in 2006 as a Personal Assistant to Project Manager at Storm International Group - Global Developer and Operator of Gaming and Entertainment Complexes. In 2007 became Head of Reception Department at one of the Storm International locations – Shangri La Yerevan. After successful performance in the new project in 2012 – Shangri La Tbilisi, was promoted to PR Guest Relations Manager’s position. Currently is working as a Head of PR and Junket Departments at Ambassadori Casino.
Kakha Kukava Defending the labor rights of the ones employed in gambling businessLeader of Free Georgia Party
Kakha Kukava Leader of Free Georgia Party
He graduated from 171 school, and the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with a degree in law.
1997-1999 worked in the High Council of Justice of Georgia (as a consultant and later as head of the sector).
1999-2001 – assistant of the head of the Special State Protection Service of Georgia, deputy head of department, deputy head of administration.
Since 2001, after the dismissal from the civil service, he has been engaged in private law practice.
In 2004, he became a Member of the Georgian Parliament. Shortly after being elected, Kukha left parliamentary majority and joined opposition of Mikheil Saakashvili (in this period his law firm ceased its operation).
In 2004-2008, Kakha Kukava initiated several draft laws, including those on the commission on Girgvliani’s case, lustration, rehabilitation of those repressed within the period of Shevardnadze’s reign (the last one was adopted by the Parliament).
In the autumn of 2007, was elected as a chairman of the largest opposition parliamentary faction (multiparty) “Democratic Front”.
In 2010 was elected as member of Tbilisi city council, where he acts as fraction’s chairmen on a periodic basis (rotation).
In April 2013 participated in parliamentary elections in Nadzaladevi single mandate district and came second with 17.5%.
Rafayel Badalyan and Oksana YanyshynLive and VR Casinos: Gaming of the Future
Teona ShiukashviliPeculiarities of gambling business taxation and licensing in Georgia
Susan O'LearyThe Regulated Market for Online Gambling, why have a licence if you don't need one
Zakaria KhitarishviliKey aspects in successful online gabling product building
Lasha MachavarianiDifferences in business models constructing in casino industry
Francesco BarancaFixing and cheating in fantasy games and e-sports
Vadim PotapenkoUse chatbot for gambling
Alex SudadzeCryptocurrency in online gambling
Nina Alexandrova and Stefan Enchev Practical guide of omni channel delivery in gaming
Sofia KarapetyanSocial media for casinos
Marina PalmigianiJunket Tourism Development
Kakha Kukava Defending the labor rights of the ones employed in gambling business
Latest developments will be presented by manufacturers of equipment and software for all the spheres of gambling industry in the demo area. You will have the opportunity to see tangible embodiment of new technologies and listen to conference speakers talking about them.
A busy day will have a pleasant ending - a party where event participants will be able to continue their communication in informal atmosphere.
Demo zone participants
IN THE SHADOW OF METEKHI
Located in the old part of Tbilisi, Georgian restaurant In the Shadow of Metekhi offers cozy ambience along with wonders of local cuisine. Our guests are welcome to enjoy Georgian national songs and dances on a daily basis. On Fridays singing waiters will make sure you spend the most unforgettable evening of your life. Upon guest’s request it is possible to bake fresh Georgian bread. From our beautiful terrace you can enjoy the mesmerizing view of old Tbilisi. The restaurant concept is based on the play In the Shadow of Metekhi. While visiting our restaurant make sure to take a picture at our selfie spot.
The restaurant with traditional Georgian design and national cuisine is located in the historical part of Tbilisi – Metekhi. Chefs and sommeliers will offer the best meal to amaze the international team of Georgia Gaming Congress with their skills and tastes of local gastronomic specialties. Together with fascinating ethnic music, it will create a perfect atmosphere for further communication with conference experts, partners and colleagues.
The glass-clad Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel occupies a central location close to cultural sites and leisure opportunities. Nearby Old Town's narrow alleys lead to historical houses with charming balconies, while Narikala Fortress and Metekhi Church lie close by as well. In addition, the hotel's location in the Tbilisi city centre enables easy access to the metro station, just 300 metres away. Sophisticated minimalist décor creates a soothing atmosphere in our 249 rooms and suites. At this five-star Tbilisi accommodation, travellers enjoy amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet and individual climate control.