More than 120 operators, 75 top level affiliates and 80 suppliers will be joined by some of the biggest sports organisations in Europe at this year’s Betting on Sports conference, taking place 12-15 September, the organisers have said.
Among the 120 operators at conference will be the recently merged Paddy Power Betfair, a premium sponsor of the event, and Ladbrokes Coral, which will be represented on the agenda by the company’s director of player protection Graham Weir on the first day social responsibility session.
Weir said: “It’s important for betting operators to engage with a wide range of stakeholders to allow us to explain the investment being made by the industry to improve player protection. It’s equally important for us to listen to others views on ways in which we can be better.”
Joining them at Olympia Conference Centre will be premium sponsor bet365, first-time exhibitor Mr Green, Sky Bet CEO Richard Flint and BetStars managing director Zeno Ossko, who will be speaking in the ‘Leaders on Betting’ track just a year after he joined the Amaya subsidiary from MyBet.
Ossko said: “I will be keenly interested to hear what my competitive peers are doing, but mostly I’m looking to learn on two fronts: how cutting edge legislative developments and new technological developments may open new markets and opportunities.”
Flying the flag for the affiliate sector will be LiveSport Media and OLBG, alongside a trio of star-studded conference speakers.
Rebel Penguin CEO Jonas Warrer Petersen will be speaking on protecting revenues via diversification, while the session on ‘Super Affiliates’ will be headlined by XL Media CEO Ory Weihs and Jesper Soegaard, CEO for Better Collective.
“Betting on Sports is the most valuable sports betting conference, so I’m excited mto share Better Collective’s viewpoint to contribute to the event and the industry as a whole,” Soegaard said.
On the supplier side, SBC Events has attracted 80 of the biggest names in the industry, including platinum sponsor OPTIMA, whose CEO Jacob Lopez is speaking in the live betting session in ‘Betting on Racing’, and SBTech, represented by CPO Ian Bradley in the first day’s ‘Betting on Innovation’ track.