Once again, it’s time to flock to the Pearl of the Orient, the Philippines, as the ASEAN Gaming Summit (AGS) 2018 is set for a 3-day conference on March 20 to 22 at the Conrad Manila, in Pasay City, Metro Manila.
ASEAN Gaming Summit 2018
AGS is a highly anticipated event in the iGaming industry. It is the perfect time for networking as people in the industry, both in land-based and online—experts, owners, regulators, media, and more—are bound to attend the conference. Also, it is the perfect time to further learn as the conference will serve as the host to 50 speakers discussing iGaming-related subjects.
Specifically, AGS will feature two main conference tracks this year, including ‘Strategy and Management’ and ‘Tech Trends and Convergence’.
If you’re looking to improve on management focus topics, then you should definitely follow the Strategy and Management track. This covers important topics analyzed by professionals about the shift to non-gaming, chasing the tourist dollar, harm minimization, regulatory developments, and security.
On the other hand, if you’re into the tech side of things then you should follow the Tech Trends and Convergence track. This involves topics about daily fantasy sports, mobile and smartphone trends, the casual gamer, esports, new betting trends, and more.
Not to be left behind is the Bitcoin gambling sector. Expect the cryptocurrency to be part of the discussion as recent events put Bitcoin gambling in the limelight. Certain discussions such as the legal grounds of Bitcoin gambling and certain regulations will be part of the discussion. After Bitcoin’s rising prices stirred the iGaming world, more interest gravitated towards Bitcoin gaming. Of course, this is good news for current Bitcoin bettors and first-time users wanting to try it out. As more find out about Bitcoin and its advantages, we can anticipate supplementary growth on both all sides of crypto-powered gaming like Bitcoin casino software providers, platform providers, Bitcoin games and various Bitcoin-related gaming sectors. Hopefully, this gives Bitcoin the push it needs to remain competitive in the online gaming industry and makes Bitcoin a staple method across major online gaming sites.
Keynote Guest Speakers
AGS will hold keynote plenary sessions at the beginning of each day of the conference. Its main agenda are topics about IR developments in Japan, next-generation game design and its research and development, the shift between VIP or premium and mass players, and an ASEAN view on market opportunities, risks, and economic outlook.
Another contemporary quality of this year’s conference is the optional masterclass day to be held on the last day of the event. Attendees looking for deeper insight into regulation and compliance, digital marketing, and online security and fraud prevention, will surely find this helpful.
A quick look at this year’s AGS agenda:
DAY ONE AGENDA
- Regulation, tourism, infrastructure, and regional opportunities
- ASEAN: The Big Picture
- Regional Developments and Competition
DAY TWO AGENDA
- Marketing and Growth Strategies
- Integrating Land-Based and Online Gaming
- Regulation and Trends
DAY THREE AGENDA
- New products and innovation
- Marketing And Customer Acquisition