Connect with us

Industry News

SPORTS CONNECTS – the China Sports Forum – announces initial speaker line-up

Published

on

SPORTS CONNECTS - the China Sports Forum - announces initial speaker line-upReading Time: 4 minutes

 

Sports Connects – the China Sports Forum – will feature a 2-day international summit in English and Mandarin to connect 300+ senior industry executives from the global and Chinese sports industry. The programme will include a cross-section of speakers representing stakeholders from the global and Chinese sports fraternity. Currently confirmed to speak at Sports Connects 2018 are:

Sports Connects – 中国体育论坛 – 将举办为期两天的英语和普通话国际高峰会,汇集来自全球和 中国体育产业的300多位资深高管。议程将包括代表全球和中国体育相关的发言人。目前确认出 席Sports Connects 2018演讲者有:

Andrew Collins, CEO, ​Mailman Group
Arjun Chowdri, Senior Director, Global and Corporate Strategy, ​PGA of America
Caroline Darcy, Group Head – Advertising, Social Media and Sponsorship APAC, UBS
Catherine Gibbs, Head of Sponsorship, ​AIA Group
Chris Robb, Founder & CEO, ​Mass Participation Asia
Danielle Jin, Vice President, Head of Marketing of Greater China, ​Visa
David Yang, CEO, ​Wanda Sports China
Derek Chang, CEO, ​NBA China
Edmund Chu, Founder and Executive Director/Managing Director, Kosmos/SECA
Eric Geng Hui, Senior Director Strategic Business Development, ​China Sports Media
Helen Soulsby, Managing Partner, APAC, ​Sports Recruitment International
Ian McGibbon, Global Marketing Lead, Brand Partnerships & Sponsorships, ​Bose Corporation
Jason Fung, Global eSports Director, ​Alisports,​​ ​Alibaba Group
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive, ​The R&A
Michael Patent, CEO, ​Culture Group
Richard Young, Managing Director, ​NFL China
Robbie McRobbie, CEO, ​Hong Kong Rugby Union
Scott Dinsdale, Managing Director, ​FutureNext Pty Ltd
Steve Tew, CEO, ​New Zealand Rugby
Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman, ​Mission Hills Group
Tianyi Zhou, Operations Director, ​Weibo Sports
Victor Cui, CEO International, ​ONE Championship

Said Branded CEO Jasper Donat: “China has addressed its need to modernise in its continuing journey to commercialise a sustainable sports infrastructure. There is a discernible difference in today’s China sports industry and it is largely due to the contribution, expertise and calibre of the speakers we feature at Sports Connects.”

Branded 执行长Jasper Donat说:「中国理解在实现可持续体育基础设施商业化的持续发展中需 要实现现代化。今天的中国体育产业有这样的明显差异,主要是要归功于我们在体育连接上演讲 者的贡献,专业知识和才能。」

Jason Fung, Alisports, Alibaba Group stated: “To build competition IP, we are looking to build our international presence – one of the programme tenets at Sports Connects.”

Tianyi Zhou, Weibo Sports added: “With the development of the Internet and new technologies, how Chinese audiences consume information has completely changed. More and more sports fans are checking news on the Weibo platform during their fragmented time, with short form videos around events and tournaments, to engage with sports in every way. China’s sports industry is undergoing earth-shattering change.”

微博体育运营总监周天一说:「随着互联网新模式新技术的发展,已经彻底改变了中国人信息消 费的习惯。越来越多的体育迷通过微博平台获取赛事新闻、利用碎片化时间消费赛事短视频、全 方位的参与互动,中国的体育产业也因此发生了翻天覆地的改变。」

Sports Connects, the China Sports Forum, is presented by Weibo Sports, Mission Hills, Mailman and ONE Championship and Branded.

Sports Connects – 中国体育论坛,由微博体育, 观澜湖, 邮人体育,One冠军赛和Branded一同举 办。

Event scheduled for 26t​h​ – 28t​h​ November 2018, at Mission Hills, China
活动将于​2018年​ ​11​月​26​日至​28日​ 在中国观澜湖举行

About Weibo

Weibo is a leading social media for people to create, share, and discover Chinese content. Weibo provides individuals and organizations with public opinions in real time, interacts with others, and maintains contact with the world in an unprecedented and simple and convenient manner. Any user can create and publish microblogging and attach multimedia or long content. The user’s relationship on Weibo may be asymmetric, and each user can follow any other user, comment on any one Weibo and forward it. The simplicity, asymmetry, and fragmentation of

Weibo make it possible for the original Weibo to evolve into a real-time viral communication flow.

关于微博
微 博 是 ​专 ​供 人 ​们 创 ​作 、 分 享 和 ​发 现 ​中 文 内 容 的 ​领 ​先 社 交 媒 体 。 微 博 为​ ​个 人 和 ​组 织 实 时 ​公 开 表 达 自 己 的 意 ​见 ​, 与 他 人 ​进 ​行 社 交 互 动​ ​, 与 世 界 保 持 ​联 ​系 提 供 了 前 所 未 有 和 简​ 单 ​便 捷 的 方 式 。 任 何 用 ​户 都 可 以 ​创 ​作 和 ​发 ​布 微 博 , 并 附 加 多 媒 体 或 长​ ​篇 内 容 。 用 户​ ​在 微 博 上 的 关 系 可 能 是 不 对​ ​称 的 , 每 个 用 ​户 ​都 可 以 关 注 其 他 任 何 用 ​户 ​, ​对 ​任 何 一 条 微 博 ​发 ​表 ​评 论 ​并 转​ 发 ​。 微 博 ​简 单 ​、 不 ​对 ​称 和 碎 片 化 的 特点使原​创​微博能演化​为实时​的病毒式​传​播​对话​流。

About Branded

Founded in 2002 and recognised as a top 10 Event Marketing Agency by Marketing Magazine, Branded produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events, specialising in the media, entertainment and sports industries.

Branded owns and operates the award winning “Matters” series including Sports, Online, Marketing, Gaming and Music Matters. We are Global Partners with Google on the YouTube FanFest, the world’s largest touring live celebration of online content and recently created It’s a Girl Thing, a festival designed to empower teenage girls.We excel in the conceptualisation, programming, organisation, and production of dynamic conferences, live music festivals, educational academies, and fan events globally. We are an independent company staffed by passionate multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-talented individuals with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore and affiliations that reach all corners of the world. Most importantly, we really enjoy making it matter for everyone we work with.

关于Branded公司

Branded​成立于​2002​年,被​“Marketing Magazine”​评为​十大活動​营销​机构之一,​专​门​从事媒体,

娱 乐 ​和 体 育 ​产 业 ​, 通 ​过 ​大 型 和 小 型 活 ​动 ​, 製 作 重 要 的 ​现 场 ​媒 体 , 连​ ​接 企 ​业 ​, 品 牌 , 名 人 和 粉 ​丝 ​。

我​们拥​有并运​营​屡获​ ​殊荣的“​Matters”​系列,包括体育,在​线​,​营销​,游​戏​和音​乐​事宜。我​们​是 Google​的全球合作伙伴并同一制作Y​ ouTube Fanfest​,全球最大​庆​祝在​线​内容的巡回​现场​活​动​, 并在 ​最近​创​建了“​It’s a Girl Thing”​,一个旨在​赋​予少女​权​力的活​动​。我​们​是全家​动态​会​议​,​现场 音 ​乐 节 ​, 教 育 学 院 和 粉 ​丝 ​活 ​动 ​的 概 念 化 , ​规 ​划 , ​组 织 ​和 制 作 方 面 表 现​ ​出 色 。 的 公 司 , ​拥 ​有 多 文 化 , 多 ​语 ​种 和 多 才 多 ​艺 ​的 人 才 , 在 香 港 和 新 加 坡 设​ ​有 办​ ​事 处​ ​, 并 且 遍 布 世 界 各 地 。 最 重 要 的 是 , 我 们 ​真 的 很 享 受 为​ ​所 有 与 我 们​ ​合 作 的 人 提 供 服 ​务 ​。

About Mission Hills Group

Mission Hills Group, owner and operator of Mission Hills resorts in the heart of the Pearl River Delta and on the tropical island of Hainan, is synonymous with leisure, wellness, entertainment and luxury.

Founded in 1992, Mission Hills is recognised as one of the world’s leading golf brands and a pioneer in China’s hospitality, sports and leisure industry. The world-class integrated leisure and wellness resort destinations have been accredited by the Guinness World Records as the “World’s Largest Golf Club” and the “World’s Largest Mineral Springs and Spa Resort”.

Mission Hills’ properties sprawl over 40 square kilometres, including 22 championship courses, five-star resorts, award-winning spas and volcanic mineral springs, international convention centres, state-of-the-art golf academies, a 20-pitch football training base, Asia’s largest basketball school and Asia’s biggest tennis facility. Mission Hills is also the official training headquarters for China’s Tennis, Football and Golf Associations.

The Group’s ‘golf and more’ leisure philosophy has seen its tourism-related business expand into shopping, recreational, business, education, entertainment, leisure and cultural experiences. MissionHillshasalsoextendeditsforayintothehospitalityindustrybypartnering with world-renowned hotel brands Hard Rock, Renaissance and Ritz-Carlton

Other significant projects include Movie Town, China’s first Wet’n’Wild water park and ground-breaking partnerships with FC Barcelona and the NBA.

For more information and latest updates, visit us at ​www.missionhillschina.com or follow Mission Hills China on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

关于观澜湖

观澜湖集团,拥有观澜湖度假区,位于中国珠三角中心区以及中国唯一的热带宝岛,海南,是一

个集休闲,保健,养生,娱乐为一体的大型休闲产业群。 创建于1992年,观澜湖被认定为世界领先的高尔夫品牌之一,也是中国休闲运动产业的领航者,

被吉尼斯世界纪录认定为“世界第一大高尔夫球会”以及“世界最大矿温泉及水疗度假区”。

观澜湖产业占地约40平方公里,拥有22个冠军球场,5星级度假区,矿温泉,及国际会议中心, 最先进的高尔夫学院,及20块足球训练基地,亚洲最大的篮球学校及亚洲最大的网球设施。观澜 湖也是中国网球,足球和高尔夫协会的官方的训练总部。

观澜湖集团的“高尔夫及多元”的理念也见证了集团不断扩大与旅游业相关的业务,如购物、康 体、商务、教育、娱乐、休闲及文化体验等领域。通过与世界知名的酒店品牌“硬石酒店”、“万 丽”、“丽思卡尔顿”等合作,观澜湖也扩大了其在酒店行业的业务。其他多元业务还包括:电影公 社,中国首家狂野水世界以及与FCB和NBA的合作。

更多详情及最新报道,请访问www.missionhillschina.com或者关注观澜湖的微信、微博、 Facebook、Instagram、LinkedIn、Twitter 以及 YouTube官方账号。

About ONE Championship

ONE Championship is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Championship is the home of martial arts and is the world’s largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Karate, Kung Fu, Silat, Sanda, Lethwei, Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling, and more.

ONE冠军赛是亚洲历史上最大的国际体育传媒公司,公司本部设于新加坡。ONE冠军赛本着回归 格斗本源的初衷将世界各种武术类型如:泰拳、体拳、跆拳道、功夫、散打、综合格斗、巴西柔 术等等展示给全世界的观众们。

About Mailman

Established in 1999, Mailman is China’s leading sports digital marketing agency. Mailman helps professional sports organizations build a successful business in China through digital strategy, social media, PR & brand activation, content production, sponsorship, ecommerce and merchandising. Mailman clients include Man Utd, Bundesliga, UFC, Kobe Bryant, NHL, Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus, NFL, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Laureus and more.

关于邮人体育 成立于​1999​年的​邮​人体育已​经​成​为​了中国首屈一指的体育​营销​公司。​为​世界最有影响力的品牌, 运​动员​和运​动团队​管理其数字媒体及商​业项​目。公司服务​ ​的客​户​包括​曼联​、​托特纳姆热刺、​德甲 联赛​、​UFC​、​NHL​、科比​和康纳·麦格雷戈​等世界​级​俱​乐​部及明星运​动员​,同​时还​包括托​迈​酷客体 育等世界​级​运​动​类​品牌,​邮​人体育的主​营业务​包括数字媒体服​务​、媒体​公关​服​务​、品牌推广服​务 以及商​务​合作服​务​。

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media

Continue Reading

Industry News

FBM showcases landbased and online novelties on ICE London

Published

on

By

FBM showcases landbased and online novelties on ICE LondonReading Time: 2 minutes

 

FBM starts 2020 bringing new games, gameplays and approaches for the online and landbased markets in ICE London. The titles with the Easy$Link, Mythic Link and Multi Progressive features will be exhibited for the first time in Europe, while the growing online portfolio reveals eight new spin reel games and relevant updates in the video bingo players experience. This and more will be exhibited during the 4, 5 and 6 of February at Excel London – booth N7-450.

The kick-off of the FBM´s international fair calendar for 2020 is ICE Totally Gaming London, with three days of exhibition at the beginning of February. The brand presence in one of the biggest events of the casino gaming industry will bring novelties for both landbased and digital markets. More than 20 titles will be showcased for the first time in Europe. Clients, and stakeholders will also have the opportunity to try new features and relevant modifications in the gameplay experience.

For Renato Almeida, FBM Executive, “Coming to ICE London is always a great boost to start the year. This show is an important centre of contacts for us a global gaming brand since we can easily approach relevant stakeholders and potential clients. That´s the reason why we invested in a strong and innovative offer for the landbased and digital segments”.
“On landbased, visitors can expect surprises trying the Easy$Link, Mythic Link and Multi Progressive features for the first time. The digital segment has eight new spin reel titles to showcase and better game experiences to reveal with the last updates done on the controller bars for the desktop and mobile versions of the video bingos”, refers Renato Almeida.

Catching the debuts and novelties
FBM will bring a pack of 14 spin reel titles to showcase with three innovative features for the first time in Europe: Mythic Link (Eternal Kingdom, Ancient Tropics, Golden Voyage and Nature’s Paradise); Easy$Link (Catch the Gold, RacinGo – Wild, Underwater Riches and Kingdom Gems) and Multi Progressive (Festival – 88, Ka-Ching Baby, Magic Tales, Pharaoh’s Legacy, The Vault Heist and Xing Fú – Fortune).
In the online games portfolio, visitors will have the opportunity to see new games and significant upgrades in the gameplay of FBM DS titles. The FBM brand for the online market brings eight new spin reel games to the event. Catch the Gold, Underwater Riches, RacinGo – Wild and Kingdom Gems will make their debut with a 50 ways version, as well as Monster Trucks, Roman Adventure, Kingdom Gems, Country Style with the 243 ways versions.

In the video bingos collection, FBM presents a new controller bar for desktop and mobile, improving the player’s experience. Besides this, Arctic Blast has a new polar scenario with an updated background to show.
FBM is a global gaming brand that started its path in the gaming industry in 2001 and since has established its footprint by developing innovative and high-quality gaming solutions. After conquering the leadership of the video bingo market, FBM took its expansion campaign to Europe and Central America markets and expanded its portfolio of landbased titles. With the recently created FBM DS brand, FBM also reaffirms its commitment and intent of creating a strong presence in the online market.

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
This is a Syndicated News piece. Photo credits or photo sources can be found on the source article: FBM showcases landbased and online novelties on ICE London

Continue Reading

Industry News

Win Systems to Showcase its Best-in-class Products at ICE 2020

Published

on

By

Win Systems to Showcase its Best-in-class Products at ICE 2020Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

Win Systems, the leading provider in the gaming and entertainment industry, is going to participate in ICE London on February 4–6, in the same stand S7-150 from the previous years.

Wigos casino management system will begin the celebration of two important and historical milestones at ICE: on the one hand, having reached 100,000 machines connected in the 340 casinos that currently use Wigos; on the other hand, having reached this figure in just 10 years since its first installation, in February 2010. During the fair, Win Systems will show operators all the functionalities of the system, including its powerful Business Intelligence and loyalty tools and player rewards.

The GameStar slot machines and games will present its attractive and innovative collectable link feature, Rising Link. The progressive SAP Colossal Warriors jackpot will also have a special role as it will be presented for the first time in Europe. The Gold Club electronic roulette will also present important developments this year, showcasing the new Gold Club Allegro for the first time in London.

“Win Systems’ strategy is clear: to bet on a growth based on technological innovation of highly added value in all of our products and services, and on great customer service based on continuous contact. This allows us to consolidate among the major manufacturers in the sector in terms of our products, maintaining close contact with our customers and their needs as we have done so since the beginning. As leaders in technological innovation, we are eager to show all our products to current and future customers and operators at our stand at ICE,” Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems, said.

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
This is a Syndicated News piece. Photo credits or photo sources can be found on the source article: Win Systems to Showcase its Best-in-class Products at ICE 2020

Continue Reading

Industry News

Exclusive Q&A with Dario Jurcic, Chief Business Officer at NSoft

Published

on

By

Exclusive Q&A with Dario Jurcic, Chief Business Officer at NSoftReading Time: 4 minutes

 

Let’s begin with a few words about yourself and the company, NSoft. Our readers love to hear confident, top-class professionals say something about themselves and their job.

My name is Dario Jurcic, and I’m a Board member (Chief Business Officer) at NSoft company. I have been performing this role for the past 1.5 year. Prior to joining NSoft, I have been working in the banking industry, and my background is in IT/BI. NSoft is a leading software solutions provider hailing from Bosnia & Herzegovina, with its core business in entertainment, but recently we have also expanded our portfolio to security and health. We pride ourselves for being one of the few truly multi-vertical omni-channel solution providers with a wide range of products, such as Platform, Sportsbook, Virtual and Draw based games, Casino but also in-house terminal/ssbt production.

The year 2019 was a crucial year for NSoft. You had planned global expansion as the main mission for the year? Looking back, how did it go?

Prior to 2019 we knew we had the right products and services, but in 2019 we decided to go more aggressively on advocating our portfolio to a much wider audience. The campaign included heavy digital marketing efforts, but also increasing our business team in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This resulted in significant revenue growth and new market penetrations, however, the best is yet to come as the onboarding process has passed and the team is pressing on.

You have recently signed a big deal in Haiti. Could you tell us more about your progress in Haiti?

The reception of our solutions in Haiti was beyond our expectations. The punters really love the products, especially the virtuals, and the partners are enjoying steady business growth. Nevertheless, the whole Latin America is really interesting for us and as I mentioned before we do have our representatives in the region now. It is really important to understand the needs of this market and we’re doing our best to understand and adapt to customer needs. I can only see more success for NSoft in this area, especially now since Brazil is opening its doors.

NSoft started offering Betradar’s Virtual Football League to Fortuna Romania’s customers in December. How has been the customers’ response towards the game so far?

That’s an interesting trifecta you mentioned: Romania, Betradar and Fortuna Group.
Romania is one of our key markets, Betradar is our partner of choice while Fortuna Group is one of our largest and most renowned partners. Doing business in Romania, partnering with Betradar and Fortuna have brought us much success so it’s no wonder that introducing a new product with the three ingredients combined was a complete success.

NSoft now has offices in Croatia, Asia, and Costa Rica, apart from headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  What are your expansion plans?

We do not plan to stop there. Africa is actually the continent we’re investing the most, and where we have expanded our team the most. The opportunities there are vast, and the development of the industry is as exciting as it was in Europe 10 years ago. Apart from that, we’ve just established our Business Development Department with a goal to tackle untapped opportunities with a bit different approach. The synergy between our gaming solutions and our security solutions will bring even more USP’s – but we’ll talk about when time is due.

The US gaming industry is undergoing tremendous changes. Tell us more about your US-specific products. How different is the US gaming sector from Europe’s?

Currently we are not so much focused on the US, but it, definitely, is on our roadmap. I believe that retail will be strong in the US, and I don’t think there is a better solutions provider for retail in the world thanus. We did see a growing interest for our SSBT’s in this market and I think STARK terminals will open many doors for us there. We need to be careful though, and we need to meet the needs of the markets we just expanded to. Losing focus and understanding of customer’s needs might backfire – so we’re taking one step at a time.

Now we can about some of your products. What set apart your betting platform, Seven, from the competition?

The Seven platform was built from code line 1 for the cloud, no legacy code. It is both horizontally and vertically scalable and built on modern technologies. This means that the needs for any size of operator could be met – and scalability is really something operators struggle nowadays. When you add to that its omnichannel capabilities, seamless product and payment methods integrations combined with clean UI you do have a winner. Our extensive device management makes us second to none when it comes to retail, you can install and operate thousands of devices from a single point and that is really remarkable and very much needed in the fast moving world where you don’t have the time to sit in the car and go to the shop to install a device.

Could you tell us about your upcoming products and games?

During ICE 2020 we will be displaying our two new virtuals: Virtual Drag Races and Virtual Penalty Shootout. I wouldn’t want to spoil it now, but both games are very much unique, and I’m eager to see the reception during the expo. Apart from that, we will be displaying our brand new T-800 terminal which is a bit more robust version of the ultra slim and popular T-1000 terminal. Also, something we’re really proud of are the synergies of our products so you’ll be able to see Vision AI surveillance system integrated on our terminals or even on Seven platform. Later, during the year we will be presenting our new Casino vertical products, but also products that belong to the health industry.

Now on to the final question. It is perhaps more cultural than technological. NSoft grew from a city that is not too well known for its software products. How difficult is it for a company from a Balkan or Eastern European country to scale new heights in the global technological front?

I think the hardest part is behind us, we have conquered the region we came from and we already see the good results in the new markets. Having the best company culture and the best team does help. When you add to that the variety and maturity of product portfolio, how could we go wrong?
No matter where we do business, or where we onboard new colleagues, the reception of NSoft is amazing and we are humbled and thankful for this. The best is yet to come.

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
This is a Syndicated News piece. Photo credits or photo sources can be found on the source article: Exclusive Q&A with Dario Jurcic, Chief Business Officer at NSoft

Continue Reading
Advertisement
NSoft at ICE2020

Trending

European Gaming Media and Events is a leading media and boutique event organizer in the European Union with a monthly reach of +50,000 readers. The official company (PROSHIRT SRL), has been listed for 4 years in a row among the top 3 Advertising and market research agencies in the local Top Business Romania Microcompanies based on the Financial Reports.

Contact us: sales@europeangaming.eu

Editorial / PR Submissions: editor@europeangaming.eu

Copyright © 2015 - 2020 European Gaming Media and Events. Registered in Romania under Proshirt SRL, Company number: 2134306, EU VAT ID: RO21343605. Office address: Blvd. 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.5, Targu Mures, Romania