Next week's European iGaming Congress in Copenhagen is likely to be a busy but interesting week, and organisers Clarion Gaming have added to the action by announcing a series of brainstorming sessions on hot markets and key areas of industry development during the conference, which takes place 15-17th September.
The sessions will be free to attend for all delegates - both expo hall only and full conference - and will follow a relaxed Q and A format, moderated by Clarion Gaming's Head of Conferences, Mark Walker. All discussions will be conducted under Chatham House rules to encourage honest and open dialogue amongst industry decision makers.
Each of the meetings will last for 45 minutes and involve all aspects of the industry including operators, legal counsels, suppliers and consultants. To further encourage as much forthright dialogue as possible, the media will be asked to respect the privacy of these meetings.
Walker commented this week on the addition: "EiG hosts the biggest gathering of online gaming decision makers of the entire year. Over 25 CEOs are speaking and over 130 attended EiG in 2008 which we are on track to better this year. There is no better time to engage with the industry, find out their biggest causes for concern or optimism, and work out how Clarion Gaming can help facilitate answers to their needs."
"It is also a fantastic chance outside of more formal presentations to really drill down into issues, give and receive a lot of fluid, honest feedback, and meet with peers who share the same interests in these topic areas."
Clarion Gaming will write up and share only with participants the conclusions (with no specifics attributed to individual contributions as per Chatham House rules).
The full meeting schedule is:
10.00-10.45 - Bingo
10.45-11.30 - Casino
11.30-12.15 - Sports betting
11.30-12.15 - Asia
12.15-13.00 - LatAm
13.00-14.00 - USA and other global strategic developments
A brainstorm on Poker will be incorporated throughout the World Poker Congress on Thursday 17th September. WPC is free to attend for all EiG full conference passes.