AGENDA | NOV 2021

8:00

DELEGATES FLY TO MANILA

08:00 - 18:00
18:00

Pre-Registration & WELCOME Drinks Reception

18:00 - 23:00 | Coral Lounge - Okada Hotel
Collect your badge during the networking reception and beat the queue of the first day!
18:00

NETWORKING POKER TOURNAMENT

18:00 - 23:00 | Coral Lounge - Okada Hotel
Following the networking reception, an ice-breaking poker tournament will be held in the evening.
19:00

SIGMA ASIA GAMING AWARDS

19:00 - 23:00 | Grand Ballroom - Okada Hotel
This evening will celebrate the best of the industry in a record-breaking awards night with a premium guest list.
10:00

Exhibition

10:00 - 18:00 | SMX - level 1
Explore the expo floor and discover new business opportunities.
10:00

Conference

10:00 - 18:00 | SMX - level 2

Conference Room

10:00 - 13:00 Regulation & Compliance
10:00 - 10:10
Opening Note - Welcome to SiGMA Asia

ANDREA D. DOMINGO

Chairwoman & CEO
PAGCOR
10:10 - 10:30
A meeting of minds: leaders get together for a Round Table discussion

ANDREA D. DOMINGO

Chairwoman & CEO
PAGCOR

PHILIP KATSAROS

Board Member
The Nevada Gaming Control Board

MICHAEL LIM

Chief Advisor
MCA Asia
10:30 - 10:55
China's crackdown - when the tiger bites
10:55 - 11:15
A smart approach, building trust with Asian regulators
11:15 - 11:25
Looking to Las Vegas: what's trending in this gaming mecca?

PHILIP KATSAROS

Board Member
The Nevada Gaming Control Board

GEORG WASHINGTON

CEO
Synergy Blue
11:25 - 11:50
The road to legislation in Asia: regulation and circumvention

FREDRIC E. GUSHIN

Managing Director
Spectrum Gaming Group

MICHAEL CHARLTON

Asia Pacific Director
GVC Group
11:50 - 12:10
Are there alternatives to the Manila license? Will Laos, Malaysia or anyone else open up for online gaming?
12:10 - 12:20
TBA
12:20 - 12:40
TBA
12:40 - 13:00
TBA
13:00 - 15:30 iGaming Market Trends
13:00 - 13:10
The rise of Manila: iGaming capital of the world
13:10 - 13:30
Focus India: iGaming's on the up, how have markets shifted?

VARUN MAHNA

Founder
PokerDangal

JAYDEEP CHAKRAVARTTY

Vice President Commercials
NEKTAN PLC

MANISH TRIPATHI

CEO
Probability Gaming
13:30 - 13:50
How are online slots helping the gambling industry hit new heights?
13:50 - 14:00
A truly global experience: multilingual automation for iGaming

CURTIS MATLOCK

CEO
Proto
14:00 - 14:20
Responsibility in gaming, an Asian perspective
14:20 - 14:40
The challanges of entering the Asian iGaming market for western companies

DANNY TOO

Regional Commercial Manager, Asia
Yggdrasil Gaming Ltd
14:40 - 14:50
Do's and don'ts: ASEAN affiliate marketing

JOHAN STYREN

CEO
Dilanti Media
14:50 - 15:10
What are the next BIG payment innovations?
15:10 - 15:30
What is driving customer experience? What can online casino learn from land based casinos?
15:30 - 18:00 Sportsbook & Esports
15:30 - 15:40
Thinking big: when sports meets Esports & virtual sports betting

MICHAEL CHARLTON

Asia Pacific Director
GVC Group
15:40 - 16:00
New technologies to calculate next level odds
16:00 - 16:20
Is the West catching up with Asia?

MICHAEL MAERZ

Managing Director APAC
Sportradar
16:20 - 16:40
Being prepared for future challanges
16:40 - 16:50
Mobile first! How to win over the next generation?
16:50 - 17:10
Sport streaming services, live betting, and regulation
17:10 - 17:20
Analysing the performance of the esports sector in 2021
17:20 - 17:40
TBA
17:40 - 18:00
TBA

Workshop Room

18:00

NETWORKING DRINKS

18:00 - 22:00 | Conrad Hotel
Enjoy a drink and exchange business cards.
19:00

IGATHERING DINNER

19:00 - 23:00 | TBA
Several exclusive dinners will happen during the evening to facilitate networking among delegates. Would you like to be invited by the sponsor or get any more information please contact events@sigma.con.mt.
19:00

EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE RECEPTION

19:00 - 22:00 | Presidential Suite - Conrad Hotel
Only by Invite depending on the sponsor. Should you like to be invited by the sponsor or get any more information please contact events@sigma.con.mt.
10:00

EXHIBITION

10:00 - 18:00 | SMX - level 1
10:00

CONFERENCE

10:00 - 18:00 | SMX - level 2

Conference Room

10:00 - 14:00 Land-based Focus
10:00 - 10:10
Opportunity through crisis and the New Normal

PHILIP KATSAROS

Board Member
The Nevada Gaming Control Board
10:10 - 10:30
When will Manila overtake LasVegas and Singapore?

JOE PISANO

CEO
JADE Entertainment and Gaming

KURT QUARTIER

President
Tyche Gaming International s.l.

GEORG WASHINGTON

CEO
Synergy Blue
10:30 - 10:55
Macau: Reenter the Dragon
10:55 - 11:05
Integrated resorts - a place for the whole family?
11:05 - 11:25
Battle for IRs: Japan and Korea enter the ring
11:25 - 11:50
The future of gaming in SEA: Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, Myanmar

TOMMI PIRTTINEN

Vice President
Corona Resort & Casino
11:50 - 12:10
Is Europe finally ready for integrated resorts?
12:10 - 12:20
Customer experience - what does the future have in store?

NICHOLAS CHAPMAN

Casino Gaming Consultant

CHRISTINA THAKOR RANKIN

Principal Consultant
1710 GAMING
12:20 - 12:40
Live gaming, a chance for traditional land-based casinos?

ALBERT CLIMENT

Founder
Oneblock Technologies

DMITRIY PALIANTS

CMO
TVBET
12:40 - 13:05
VIP players! What do casinos and junkets do to win them
13:05 - 13:15
The psychology of chinese players - China vs West

ANNIE SIARA

CEO & Founder
86 CONNECTS
13:15 - 13:40
Focus Cambodia: Is Sihanoukville too dodgy to become a major gaming hub
13:40 - 14:00
Focus Australia: challenges & new opportunities
14:00 - 15:30 SiGMA Startup Pitch
No Schedule yet.
15:30 - 18:00 SiGMA Deep Tech
15:30 - 15:40
The age of technology
15:40 - 16:05
What role does emerging technology and innovation have to play in the post-covid recovery era?

ANDREW PEARSON

Founder & MD
Intelligencia Limited

MANISH TRIPATHI

CEO
Probability Gaming
16:05 - 16:30
Data & Cybersecurity: how have artificial intelligence tools changed the game?

GAURAV MALLAWAT

Solutions Engineering Team Lead, ASEAN
Cloudflare
16:30 - 17:00
Customer engagement and operational excellence

ANDREW PEARSON

Founder & MD
Intelligencia Limited

ANDY WELLING

Regional Sales Director
Pegasystems
17:00 - 17:10
2021 the year of artificial intelligence
17:10 - 17:35
TBA
17:35 - 18:00
TBA

Workshop Room

18:00

NETWORKING DRINKS

18:00 - 22:00 | Conrad Hotel
Enjoy a drink and exchange business cards.
19:00

IGATHERING DINNER

19:00 - 23:00 | TBA
Several exclusive dinners will happen during the evening to facilitate networking among delegates.
22:00

SIGMA OFFICIAL PARTY

22:00 - 04:00 | The Cove - Okada Hotel
Let off some steam after hard days of business deals.
10:00

Exhibition

10:00 - 18:00 | MFCC, Ta' Qali