BoF’s Largest Ever Speaker Line-UpJake Cooper | 01 Mar 2018
Over 200 of the most influential individuals in football and sports betting will address delegates at this year’s Betting on Football conference. This, the fifth edition of the annual four-day event, will be hosted at the iconic Stamford Bridge football stadium in Fulham, South-West London, the home ground of the popular Chelsea football club, on 22 and 23 March 2018.
Key Speakers to Share Wisdom
Among the numerous industry heavyweights set to address delegates at the 2018 Betting on Football conference is Danske Spil CEO, Niels Erik Folmann. Folmann stresses the importance of the event, which he describes as bringing vividness and innovation to sports betting. In this way, says Folmann, Betting on Football inspires the competitive edge needed when pursuing all opportunities within the gaming and gambling sectors.
Mr Green CEO, Jesper Kärrbrink is another of the speakers lined up for the 2018 Betting on Football conference and shares Folmann’s enthusiasm about the event. According to Kärrbrink, Betting on Football is the kind of event that drives innovation and industry development – drawing industry professionals away from their desks to actually engage with one another. Kärrbrink says that this sharing of ideas is the best way to learn, which makes events like Betting on Football extremely important.
Just some of the other illustrious industry experts set to speak at Betting on Football 2018 include Pinnacle CEO, Paris Smith; BetVictor Director of Sportsbook & VIP, Matt Scarrott; Snaitech CEO, Fabio Schiavolin; Veikkaus Senior Vice President, Jari Vahanen; Microgame CEO, Marco Castaldo; Better Collective CEO, Jesper Soegaard; OPTIMA CEO, Jacob Lopez Curciel; Hi-Rez Studios Player Engagement Director, Alex Grimonpoint; Riot Games UK Head of Publishing, Mark Cox; ESL United Kingdom MD, James Dean; Dom Sacco of ENUK/British Esports; and Team Vitality CEO, Nicolas Maurer.
Ruud Gullit to Headline Esports Insider Super Forum
The face of the 2018 Betting on Football event will be that of former professional football player and Dutch football team manager, Ruud Gullit. Specifically, Gullit will lead the day-long Esports Insider Super Forum, which will explore the crossover between sports and Esports.
According to Esports Insider Editor, Sam Cooke, ESI intend to step the forum up a gear in 2018, on the back of its success at Fnatic's Bunkr last year.
World Cup and Beyond
The 2018 Football World Cup in Russia will be a major point of interest throughout all of the discussions at the Betting on Football event, under the banner: “World Cup and Beyond”.
More broadly speaking, speakers’ will focus on eight main topic tracks or themes. Speakers will discuss issues like traditional customer bonuses, sponsorships, match fixing, customer engagement in live environments, social media opportunities and challenges, and much more.
Betting on Football 2018 will draw more than over 1500 delegates, including over 100 professionals from sporting organisations and football clubs and representatives from in excess of 150 top gambling companies, to network and share ideas.