SBC Digital Italia will provide information on the biggest challenges in the region


This week SBC Digital Italy The conference and exhibition are intended to provide in-depth information on the crucial issues influencing the future of the retail and online gaming and sports betting sectors in Italy.

The July 28-29 online event, organized by SBC in collaboration with Gioco News, features a program that will examine the main challenges facing one of Europe’s largest regulated gaming markets. Topics include proposed regulatory changes, how the retail industry can recover from COVID-related shutdowns, and creating a long-term future for horse racing.

It will also provide a wealth of otherwise hard-to-find information on the industry’s biggest opportunities, such as the growing popularity of online gaming, the emergence of sports betting and the resurgence of poker.

Highlights of the opening day include a panel of CEOs who will see the Lottomatica Guglielmo Angelozzi, Snaitech Fabio Schiavolin, Sisal Francesco durante, and Novomatic Italia Markus Buchele to study how to establish a sustainable future for betting and gaming operators in Italy.

Another must-see session is the ‘The phenomenon of match-fixing in the era of COVID ‘, which will detail the latest developments in the fight against competition manipulation.

GLMS President Ludovico Calvi will lead a panel of experts who present Claudio Marinelli (project manager, criminal intelligence officer, Interpol), Ugo taucer (Attorney General, CONI), Luca Turchi (director, games control office of the games department, Agenzia Dogane e Monopoli), Stefano Delfini (Director, Criminal Analysis Service, Central Directorate of Criminal Police, Ministry of the Interior), and Roberto Ribaudo (director of the Interpol Italia division, International Police Cooperation Service).

Also the first day is the ‘New trends in game retail‘, which will explore the most effective omnichannel strategies and the potential for store redesign and automation. The speakers include Marco castaldo (CEO, Microgame), Karl Plank (COO, Novomatic Italy), Diego mendez (CTO, Nazionale Elettronica), Paolo Personeni (Managing Director – MTS, Sportradar), and Domenico Mazzola (commercial director, Altenar).

The July 29 SBC Digital Italia program includes the ‘Great online game race“, which will see experts from operators and game providers share their ideas for the future of igaming in Italy. Marco tiso (online general manager, Sisal), Alexandre allara (managing director – digital, Lottomatica), Alessandro Graziosi (digital director, Snaitech, Andrea Boratto (CEO, WorldMatch), Andrea Guzzon (General Manager Italy, Scientific Games), and Arcangelo Lonoce (Business Development Manager – Europe, Habanero Systems) are among the speakers.

Sessions on payouts, poker, the latest betting and gaming industry marketing strategies and esports betting growth follow, before the day two conference program concludes with the ‘Role of the regulator in the socio-political context‘.

It will see scholars from around the world sharing ideas on effective communication between regulators and operators, and discussing what goals regulators should focus their efforts on. The speakers include Marcello Minenna (managing director, Agenzia Dogane e Monopoli), Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin (president, National Games Authority), René Jansen (president, Kansspelautoriteit), and Liz yeigh (Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Secretary, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario).

The event also features networking sessions at the end of each day, during which industry leaders will reflect on the ideas that emerged from the conference panels and delegates will have the opportunity to express themselves and connect with other participants.

In addition to the conference and networking program, SBC Digital Italia offers a virtual exhibition with 20 leading suppliers presenting their latest innovations adapted to the Italian market.

Register to get your free online pass for SBC Digital Italia on the event website: https://sbcevents.com/sbc-digital-italia/register/.