The European Casino Association (ECA) is holding its General Assembly as well as its Casino Industry Forum next week in Baden, Austria. The gathering is taking place September 27-30, 2022, and it will see Europe's casino operators discuss the challenges, opportunities, trends and developments in land-based and online casino gaming. Casino Baden plays host to over 60 guests at this year’s event, marking the return of the ECA Casino Industry Forum after a two-year absence due to Covid.
In addition to the formal ECA member General Assembly, this year’s event programme is both "wide and diverse," covering a host of exclusive presentations from European casino operators, recognized speakers, and social activities "exploring the historic, culinary, and modern delights of both Baden and Vienna," according to ECA.
"The speaker roster at this year’s Forum is exceptional, drawing together both casino operators discussing the most pressing topics facing the sector, in addition to trend spotters and futurologists exploring the wider context of what life, society and business might look like in the future," the event's organizers stated.
‘The Best Deal Forward’ educational programme includes keynotes from Futurist, Magnus Lindkvist, University of Nevada’s Bo Bernhard and Kelly Vero, whose Metaverse analysis "is keenly observed" and bookends the speaker line-up at the Forum this year.
Representing the ECA member speakers list, Per Jaldung, Tiina Siltanen, Simon Thomas, Erwin van Lambaart and Laurent Lassiaz will discuss their future visions for the casino sector in Europe. Pieter Boers will dissect the building of Holland Casino’s new Venlo Casino, while speakers from Europol, Yield Sec and the Gambling Research Center at the University of Vienna will reveal the scale of illegal gambling in Europe.
A special social itinerary is planned for the three-day event, including a guided tour of the stables of the Vienna Spanish Riding School, a walking dinner at Casino Wien and a Reading Room tour of the Austrian National Library, in addition to the traditional ECA Casino Industry Forum Gala Dinner hosted at Casino Baden.
Opportunities for ECA partners to demonstrate their latest products have also been incorporated into the Forum programme, with suppliers given time to discuss their latest developments with the CEOs of over 40+ European casino operations.
"ECA partners are permitted to attend each of the social and conference programme events in addition to having the opportunity to display their products during the Forum in dedicated allocated spaces," the association noted.