Future of slots in the spotlight at CasinoBeats Summit

CasinoBeats Summit, the leading conference and exhibition for the games development sector, is set to take a deep dive into the factors influencing the design, gameplay and engagement tools of the next generation of slots.

The event takes place on July 14-15, 2021 in an innovative integrated live and digital format, with a select group of senior executives attending in person at the InterContinental in St Julian’s, Malta and a global audience of industry professionals joining online.

Its core theme is igaming development, innovation and strategy, something that is reflected in the agenda for the Slots 2021 and Products & Innovation content tracks on the opening day. Both tracks are scheduled for the Summit’s live stage, but all sessions will also be broadcast online to digital attendees.

The Slots 2021 programme focuses on what studios can do to help operators broaden their audiences, how to develop successful games franchises, and strategies to improve player engagement. 

Delegates can look forward to sessions including ‘Game Selection: The Slots Operators Want’, ‘Diversifying the Slots Audience Through Design’, and ‘Slots: Mechanics, Megaways and More’. 

A selection of executives and product specialists will share insights and ideas on the slots landscape from the perspectives of operators and games developers, with Kasper Bach (head of casino, Twin), Simon Hammon (CPO, Relax Gaming), Helen Walton (CCO, Gluck Games), Rob Procter (content specialist director, SG Gaming), Stefania Mincu (CPO, Ellmount Group), and Philippe Joos (head of product & innovation, Napoleon Sports & Casino) among the speakers. 

In the second half of the day, attention will turn to how operators and developers can work more closely to improve UX, which game features have a viable future, and strategies for retaining creative talent in a competitive jobs market.

Individual sessions on the Products & Innovation track include ‘Slots: Managing the User Experience’, ‘Trigger Happy: Is There a Future for Feature Buy-In?’, and ‘Retaining and Retraining Talent’. 

The programme will feature another high-level speaker line-up, with Marie Theobald (chief people officer, Hero Gaming), Anthony Cabrera Boulet (head of gaming for LATAM, Entain), Stefania Curmi (head of HR, LeoVegas), George Olekszy (head of slots, Eyas Gaming), Beatrice Svensson (director of employee experience, Casumo), and Toni Kolehmainen (head of VIP, Wildz Casino) among those ready to share their expertise. 

Rasmus Sojmark, founder and CEO of Summit organiser SBC, said: “We’re delighted to welcome some of the key figures in the world of game development to CasinoBeats Summit and to provide a forum for them to share ideas and discuss how operators and studios can work together to the benefit of players.

“The innovations of the games development sector are crucial to the ongoing success of the igaming industry and it’ll be fascinating to learn about the next generation of products that will be entertaining slots and casino players in the coming years.”

TheCasinoBeats Summit conference agenda also includes the Key Markets, New Markets, Leadership, and Marketing & Affiliation tracks, along with the inaugural Game Developer Awards ceremony. 

Register for a free online pass for the event at the CasinoBeats Summit website.



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