Poker Conferences


 
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The 1st American Poker Conference took place on the same day as the American Poker Awards. The American Poker Conference is a one day North American Poker Industry summit that is held together with its sister event – the European Poker Conference, a part of the European Poker Awards.

The American Poker Conference gives players, industry thought leaders, poker media, and industry operators a forum to connect & discuss the future of the Live Poker Ecosystem.

Live Poker in a Digital Era

[list style=”star”][list_li]Digital Marketing: How it can (and will) define poker rooms and bring in new players.[/list_li]

[list_li]Social & New Media: Creating a larger, more loyal and more engaged engaged player base for Live Poker Rooms.[/list_li]

[list_li]Using New Technology & Digital Tools to develop new business for Poker Rooms and innovate the Live Poker industry.[/list_li]

[list_li]Networking meetings to define innovative new prospective projects and partnerships between poker rooms, tournament tour/ event managers, and industry stakeholders.[/list_li]

[list_li]Discussions on new technology to better equip professional cash games and live tournaments to operate more effectively and more seamlessly. [/list_li]
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Discussion Leader: Matthew Parvis, Chief Creative Officer, Pokernews.com

Panelists:
Rob Perelman, Poker Industry Consultant
Chris Torina, President, WPTDeepstacks
Adam Altwies, Director of Poker Operations, Aria Hotel & Casino
Jon Friedberg, CEO, Overlay Gaming Corp.


 

The Future of Poker – Live Poker Leaders

[list style=”star”][list_li]Discussions on 2015 Poker initiatives from Major Operators.[/list_li]
[list_li]Keys to Live Poker growth by Industry thought leaders and key stakeholders.[/list_li]
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Discussion Leader: John Caldwell, Owner, iGameNet. Former Director, PokerStars and PokerNews.com

Panelists:
Adam Pliska, President, WPT
Edgar Stuchly, President, EPT
Jen Mastrud, Former Director of Operations, Heartland Poker Tour


 

Live & Online Poker: Two industries in harmony.

[list style=”star”][list_li]The same side of two different coins: How Live and Online poker industries push growth within each other without becoming co-dependent.[/list_li]
[list_li]Cooperation and support in the U.S.: How these two industries’ integration and support of one another should shape the re-invigoration of Poker in the U.S. in 2015.[/list_li]
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Discussion Leader: Nolan Dalla, Creative Director, Poker Night in America

Panelists:
Matt Savage, Executive Tour Director, WPT
Alex Dreyfus, Founder, Chilipoker.com | CEO, GPI & HendonMob.com
Dan Goldman, Executive VP of I-Gaming, VCAT LLC.
Neil Johnson, Director of Live Events, EPT


 

Online Poker Snapshot: The current state of online Poker in the U.S.

[list style=”star”][list_li]Lessons learned from the return of regulated online Poker gaming in 2014.[/list_li]
[list_li]Changes and industry adaptations to make to ensure a more successful 2015.[/list_li]
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Discussion Leader: Chris Grove, Co-Founder, Online Poker Report

Panelists:
Jeffrey Haas, Group Director, Poker @ bwin.party
Eric Hollreiser, Director of Corporate Comm., PokerStars
Adam Small, Co-Founder, PocketFives


 

The Players’ Perspective in North America

[list style=”star”][list_li]Players’ panel featuring top talent discussing the Live Poker ecosystem from the player’s perspective.[/list_li]
[list_li]Players’ hopes and calls to action for the Live Poker Industry Industry: What players (should) want, and continued improvements for 2015.[/list_li]
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Discussion Leader: Eric Raskin, Editor-in-Chief, ALL IN Media House

Panelists:
Bernard Lee, Professional Poker Player
Daniel Negreanu, Professional Poker Player
Mohsin Charania, Professional Poker Player
Jason Somerville, Professional Poker Player

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Before the European Poker Awards, GPI hosted the European Poker Conference, bringing together industry experts, players and media together to discuss the state of the European Poker World. Online and Live poker initiatives and hopes for future improvement and growth were tackled head-on via panels featuring top European industry leaders.

Meanwhile, noted poker pros Anatoly Filatov and George Danzer (later honored at the European Poker Awards) joined the Conference to discuss the players’ perspective of the game to great fanfare and insight as well.

Live Poker in Europe: Current climate & future innovations.

[list style=”star”][list_li]Discussions on 2015 Poker initiatives from Major Operators.[/list_li]
[list_li]Keys to Live Poker growth by Industry thought leaders and key stakeholders.[/list_li]
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Discussion Leader: Alex Dreyfus , Owner/President Global Poker Index & The Hendon Mob

Panelists:
Hermance Blum, WPT Europe Manager
Edgar Stuchly, EPT President
Alex Teufel, Montesino Casino
Giovanni Angioni, PokerNews


 

The Player’s Perspective in Europe

[list style=”star”][list_li]Players’ panel featuring top talent discussing the Live Poker ecosystem from the player’s perspective.[/list_li]
[list_li]Players’ hopes and calls to action for the Live Poker Industry Industry: What players (should) want, and continued improvements for 2015.[/list_li]
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Discussion Leader: Alex Dreyfus , Owner & President Global Poker Index

Panelists:
Stéphane Matheu, Winamax Team Pro Manager
Anatoly Filatov, Professional Poker Player
George Danzer, Professional Poker Player


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