ddressing the media conference, Mr Buttigieg said “We are delighted to host the 8th edition of the Malta iGaming Seminar, a seminar which started as a local event aimed at educating foreign investors to relocate to Malta and now has become an international event where delegates and speakers converge to discuss, network and debate regulatory gaming policy, latest trends and technology of the global gaming industry.”
Mr. Buttigieg added that the event will be hosted by AJ Thompson, an iGaming veteran and two of the world’s leading experts in Global Gaming, Michael Caselli and Sue Schneider. MIGS16 will be spread over a three-day program covering topics from regulatory and taxation to eSports, virtual currencies and block chain, player retention and many more.
Several renowned experts have already been confirmed their participation and the organisers will very shortly be announcing the participation of yet another high level keynote speaker soon.
Mr. Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority said, “We are pleased to be supporting MiGS for the eighth consecutive year. I believe that such an event has placed Malta on the International scene for high quality gaming events both in terms of content and high profile of speakers and attendees. I believe that MiGS is an ideal platform for all those who are involved in the remote gaming Industry to network, learn and share relevant information and knowledge.”
Mr. Michael Pedersen, the Regional Business Manager of NetEnt, announced that this year the organizers of MIGS16, together with Ambassador events, Ramona Mifsud and himself will be launching a new initiative to promote employees working in the Maltese iGaming community. This will consist of an awards gala dinner that will be called iGaming idol. This event will be supported by Videoslots.com as a lead sponsor together with the Malta Gaming Authority, NetEnt and others to be announced shortly.
The awards event will be the first of its kind in the iGaming Industry and are aimed at recognizing individuals and is open to males and females in every sector of an iGaming operation. Employers or colleagues will be able to nominate outstanding individuals working within an iGaming company. Nominees of the award will then have to prove themselves in front of a panel of expert judges and will be drilled on a number of tasks that are relevant to their job description. iGaming idol has been built on three pillars, namely recognition to employees, charity, where from each ticket there will be donation to charity, namely the Malta Community Chest Fund and entertainment, thereby promising to be an evening for the best of the best in the iGaming Industry. The event will take place on the 8th of November, the first night of MIGS and will be held in the Grand Masters Suite, Hilton Malta.