Highlights of BEGE 2012
Sofia, Bulgaria – November 2012
Fifth edition of the Balkan entertainment and gaming industry – BEGE Expo 2012 ended with success
The leading exhibition for entertainment and gaming industry on the Balkans gathered more than 2000 visitors on 16-18 October 2012 in Hall 2 of the Inter Expo Center, Sofia. Among the visitors there were guests from all over Europe – Bulgaria, Italy, Slovenia, Romania, UK, Sweden, Taiwan, Isle of Man, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Malta and the U.S.
The successful start of BEGE Expo was initiated by our five-time world and twice silver Olympic champion in wrestling – Stanka Zlateva, which cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the exhibition. This year the organizers surprised the visitors with a plenty of entertainment and a wide range of bulgarian and foreign exhibitors, offering the most innovative products on the market.
Over 40 companies from Bulgaria, Italy, Slovenia, Romania, UK, USA, Sweden, Taiwan, Isle of Man, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Malta and other countries presented to the audience their latest innovations, which are aimed at operators and customers from the entertainment, casino and gaming industries, gaming remote, mobile technologies and as well the accompanying sectors in tourism, entertainment and leisure. Leading foreign companies were: SEGA, Samsung Electronics, Spielo International, Williams (WMS), Alfa Street, Abbiati, Royal Stool, Suzo International, Intergames, Advansys, Quixant, Microgaming, Play Star Europe Ltd and others. Online sector was represented by SBTech – a leading provider of software and betting which was the official sponsor of the exhibition’s lobby bar, Decart, Microgaming Software, BetConstruct, Systems Ltd and others. The bulgarian companies Casino Technology, Euro Games Technology, Proxima 3, Lazer Press OOD, JPL, Casino Game Innovation have stood out among the others, being no way inferior to their foreign competitors from the innovation and advanced solutions.
Again at BEGE Expo were presented companies offering entertainment products, mobile applications, digital signage, vending solutions such as: Accord Games, Microintellect, KB Distribution, PL & Co, Real Billiard, Interservice Uzunovi AV-Ltd, MCH Group Ltd, Rodiz Ltd, Sirma Mobile, AvantX Technology, WizzyCast, Enco Vending Ltd, Green Dim, Simonas Cards, as well as international Sial GmbH, Sound Leisure, Fininvest and etc.
The days of the exhibition were accompanied by a variety of music and entertainment show with participations of singers from PALNETA PAYNER, fashion show with casino uniforms and several product presentations. BEGE Expo launched the contest “Miss Gaming BEGE 2012“, a new initiative of the organizers held with modeling agency Visage. The winners were announced at the annual ceremony of BEGE Awards 2012, on which each year in a row different companies from the industry received their rewards for contribution to the gaming and entertainment industry.
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Sofia, Bulgaria – 17 October 2012
BEGE Expo – the biggest exhibition for entertainment and gaming industry on the Balkans is taking place for fifth year in a row
Yesterday at Inter Expo Center Sofia opened the Balkan entertainment and gaming expo (BEGE Expo).
The visitors had the chance to follow all technology innovations and products as well as having fun with a lot of additional events such as fashion reviews, demonstrations, DJ party and live performances. During the first day of the exhibition there was hold the beauty contest ”Miss Gaming BEGE 2012”, organized together with the leading model agency Visages. The Winner of the competition was Svetlana Yossifova, the favorite of ‘Princess’ casino and the second and third place took the favorites of Alpha Street’ – Graziella Kovacheva and casino ‘Eldorado’ – Velina Uzunova ‘
Real sensation during the first day of the exhibition prompted the Planeta Payner stars – Andrea, Galena and Emilia, who attracted visitors and media attention with their live performances. They were special guests on the Casino Technology booth for the launch of the new game series PLANETA PAYNER SLOTS™, based on their hit video clips where every singer is a heroine in one of the games.
As a tradition, at the end of the first day of the exhibition there took place the BEGE Awards ceremony , awarding Bulgarian and international companies for their innovations and contribution in the entertainment and gaming industry. This year among the honored companies were: Royal Stool Italy in the category Equipment for gaming tables, WMS Gaming for Video-slot games, Konami Gaming for Electronic gaming equipment, JPL for Multiplayer product, Euro games technology for Jackpot systems, Accord games and Interservice Uzunovi for Amusement equipment, Casino Technology for Server-based technology, SBTech for Online betting platform, Spielo International for Casino management system and Quixant for Devices and accessories .
This year, there were given two special awards as well. The State Commission on Gambling was awarded for its technological initiative and realization of the project “Modern and efficient implementing of state supervision over gambling by building an integrated information system, electronic records and management”. The music company PLANETA PAYNER received a special award for “Cooperation between entertainment sectors with the project PLANETA PAYNER SLOTS™.
For the good mood of the guests there performed the PLANETA PAYNER starring singer Galena. along with the public celebrity Evgeni Minchev, the actress and singer Milenita, the tenor Plamen Shukeyn and performers from the Bulgarian Federation of Acrobatic rock’n’roll.
The exhibition continues until October 18.
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Sofia, Bulgaria – 04 October 2012
From 14th to 18th October in Sofia, Bulgaria for the 5th time there will be held two of the biggest events in the Gaming industry of the Eastern Europe: the Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS) and the Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Exhibition (BEGE)
The Eastern European Gaming Summit will take place on 14th and 15th October at Metropolitan Hotel, Sofia, putting on discussion the most important topics and the most current tendencies in the Eastern European region. The focus will be put on the new legislation in Bulgaria and other European countries, reflecting the dynamic changes and the new technological tendencies in the industry, including: server-based games, remote gambling, sport betting, etc. Experts from the sector will discuss the challenges, which the industry meets today and will share their experience and vision for resolving different cases and issues. This year, on its anniversary edition, EEGS will call together guests and speakers, representing all major international organizations from the Gaming industry with a record number of national regulators from 15 countries.
As a tradition EEGS will be holding the annual EEGS Masterclass – qualification educational school for increasing the qualification of professionals from the Gaming and Casino industry. This year’s seminar will be managed by Lucien Wijsman – expert with over 20 years experience and founder of Slot Academy. The seminar will be dedicated to the current topic of introduction of server-based games.
Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Exhibition (BEGE) will be held between 16th and 18th October at Inter Expo Center, Sofia, Bulgaria. The exhibition will make Sofia once again a centre of the entertainment industry of the Eastern Europe and the Balkans. This year there will be displayed the latest innovations of more than 40 companies from Bulgaria, Italy, Slovenia, Romania, United Kingdom, USA, Sweden, Taiwan, Isle of Man, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg and Malta. They will demonstrate their new solutions to operators and clients from the entertainment sector, casino and gaming industry, remote gaming, and mobile technologies, along with the supporting sectors: tourism, show business and leisure. Bringing more entertainment to visitors, this year organizers are planning many additional events including fashion shows, demonstrations, DJ-party, the Beauty Contest “Miss Gaming”, hold together with Visages Model Group and the special participation of some of the most famous pop stars in the country.
Both events are initiative of Bulgarian Trade Association of the Manufacturers and Organizers in the Gaming Industry (BTAMOGI) and will be supported by some of the leaders of the sector. Luxurious lunch for the participants in the EEGS will be provided by GLI – Europe, which is a world leader in testing and certifying of electronic games equipment. A polite host of the party after the conference will be Princess Hotel & Casino Sofia, and an Official sponsor of the lobby bar of the expo will be SBTech – a leading provider of interactive sport betting solutions and services.
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LONDON – October 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/
SBTech Sponsors BEGE Expo – Biggest Gaming Expo for the Eastern European Market
Leading sports betting software provider SBTech is delighted to announce that they will be sponsoring this year’s BEGE exhibition in Sofia. BEGE Expo is the most important exhibition for leisure, gaming and the entertainment industry in the Balkans. The Expo draws exhibitors and visitors from around the world and will take place from 16 to 18 October 2012 at the Inter Expo Center – Sofia.
SBTech will showcase their unique land-based package featuring tailored mobile and web solutions that are perfectly adaptable to land-based operations, enabling betting shops to expand their portfolio of services to online/mobile customers and build a significant additional revenue stream.
SBTech are recognized as the leading supplier of land-based, web and mobile turnkey solutions to the sports betting industry, and have a reputation for a strong product and innovative approach. SBTech have managed to establish strong business partnerships with some of the top names in the Eastern European market, such as Rubet, Red Star Poker and Casino Iveria.
A New Way of Doing Business at a Showcase Event
“We offer the very best in innovative packages that enhance the sports betting experience for all customers, as well as providing suppliers with effective solutions to expand their business,” explains SBTech CEO Itai Zak. “Sports betting is the first to be regulated in every market, which represents a very attractive way for land-based operators to develop presence in their target markets,” he adds. “Our reputation as innovators and market leaders in Eastern Europe is one of the reasons that we’ve decided to lend our complete support to what is the most important expo for the business. It also allows us to showcase the best SBTech products, as well as raising the profile of a highly successful industry into the global marketplace,” he concludes.
Established in 2007, SBTech is a leading provider of interactive sports betting solutions and services to traditional and regulated markets. The complete offering includes an innovative, dynamic and highly customized suite of turnkey and fully-managed online, mobile and offline solutions that push the interactive betting industry into new frontiers.
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Sofia, Bulgaria – 9 August 2012
Join BEGE Expo on 16-18 October – The best gaming show on the Balkans
BEGE Expo 2012 is a unique chance to get familiar with the latest trends in the gaming and entertainment industry. Examine together the new challenges and opportunities for the business!
BEGE Expo 2012 covers the gaming, entertainment and technology market with a focus on the latest innovations and alternative ways for amusement.
Our 5th anniversary makes us widen the range of companies we invite to exhibit. As a result, now we have even more new companies from the software and entertainment industry.
BEGE Expo 2012 continuously remains the most popular Show on the Balkans. For the 5th anniversary edition BEGE Expo is an international stage for companies presenting their products and services in gaming and entertainment sector.
Traditionally BEGE Expo 2012 encourages companies to join BEGE Awards 2012 ceremony, which aim to distinguish companies from gaming and entertainment industry with a special contribution to the sector. Do not hesitate and apply! Your products are unique and deserve recognition!
Are you ready to be a part of the most important trade show on the Balkans?
* Visit our website now at www.balkangamingexpo.com
* Book your stand at a preferential price by contacting our sales department at firstname.lastname@example.org or +359 28129481; +359 885 880 518
* Present your company on 16-18 October, 2012
BEGE Expo 2012 gives you a chance to get in touch with your target group and show your unique products and services by the updated marketing options.
Do not miss the opportunity and become a part of this Balkan gaming adventure!
For sponsorship opportunities contact our Marketing team at email@example.com, phones +359 882 410 676 or + 359 2 8129474
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Sofia, Bulgaria – August 2012
Are you looking for an alternative for leisure? BEGE Expo is the event that will overturn your vision for fun and business.
Balkan Gaming and Entertainment Expo (BEGE Expo) is the biggest international exhibition for leisure, gaming and entertainment industry in the Balkans. It will take place on 16-18 October 2012 at Inter Expo Center – Sofia. The event offers an outstanding opportunity to find new partners and clients and to expand your business reach.
BEGE Expo has been held for the fifth consecutive year. The anniversary edition will provide a platform for a wide range of companies directly or indirectly connected with the entertainment sector.
This year BEGE has a special focus on Bulgarian companies that offer entertainment products, giving a playing field for newcomers to the industry as well as for well-established companies.
The main goal of this year’s edition is to form a business community that provides to all participants an opportunity to find what they are looking for – innovative products and services as well as (last but not least) customers and partners for future projects.
New market opportunities are guaranteed at BEGE Expo 2012!
Two days before the BEGE Expo opening another important event in the industry will be held in Sofia. Eastern European Gaming Conference (EEGS)has the ambition to unite the world of gaming and entertainment sector, focusing on the online gaming and server-based technologies.
EEGS will be held on 14-15 October at the Metropolitan Hotel. For the fifth consecutive year the conference will offer an alternative point of view on the latest developments and trends in the gaming sector. Special accent will be put on the discussions on the legal regulation of gaming, social responsible gaming, server-based games, online gaming and sports betting.
EEGS – a field for exchanging ideas and opinions
EEGS keeps its tradition to organize one-day master classes. This year’s course “Lessons from abroad. How to prepare for the server-based technologies” will be held on October 14 with the support of the Slot Academy international program. The Master class will be led by Lucien Vaysman, an expert with over 20 years experience in the sector. There is a special discount for all registered to participate until September 4.
This year BEGE and EEGS will offer to all interested parties in the entertainment industry an opportunity to present their business to potential customers and partners thanks to the numerous marketing opportunities at the exhibition.
Events are going to take place with the special support of some of the leaders in the industry. During the conference, a luxurious lunch for the participants will be provided by GLI – Europe, a leader in testing the equipment for electronic games with over 20 years experience. Kind host of the after party will be Princess Hotel – Sofia, who will take care for the good mood of the guests. Official sponsor of the lobby of BEGE Expo will be a market-leading provider of software for sports betting – SBTech.
No matter if you’re an entrepreneur or someone who wants to keep pace with innovations – BEGE Expo and EEGS is your best option to get in touch with the leading figures in the industry, to learn from their experience, to reach your target group and to enhance your position in the market.
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Sofia, Bulgaria – 27 July 2012
BEGE Expo & EEGS 2012 – the most important events in gaming and entertainment industry
Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo (BEGE) and Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS) – the most important events in the gaming and entertainment industry at the Balkans and Eastern Europe celebrate their fifth anniversaries in October 2012.
Both events offer the visitors unique chance to get familiar with the latest trends in the industry and to examine together the new challenges and opportunities for the business. The new Bulgarian Law on gaming will come into force on 1st of July. The Online gaming is now permitted and regulated and it gives new opportunities to both players and operators. See the new opportunities of mobile applications, which can be used for gambling and expand your business area. BEGE Expo will be held on 16-18 October at Inter Expo Center, Sofia, Bulgaria. EEGS will take place at Metropolitan Hotel Sofia on 14-15 October, 2012.
BEGE Expo 2012 covers the gaming, entertainment and technology market with a focus on the latest innovations and alternative ways for amusement and leisure. The expo offers the exhibitors range of opportunities to find new clients, to meet potential partners and to expand their business reach. Among the companies confirmed their presence are: Alfastreet, Atronic, Abbiati, Casino Technology, EGT, Magic Coin, Suzo, CGI, Art Design, Intergames, Proxima 3, Decart, Wizzy cast, ISU/ SEGA, Rodiz, JPL/ WMS, FinInvest, Future Gaming, Rodiz, Microintelect.
EEGS, exclusively focusing on the Eastern European Gaming issues, for the 5th year will offer an external point of view what the industry needs to do to build and maintain its social position.
Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling, which supports EEGS since its first edition, is initiating Regulators’ roundtable on topic “Start of a fruitful cooperation in between Member States. Adoption of the new Bulgarian Gaming Law”. The participants will have the outstanding chance to hear the visionary leaders of the industry, to examine the impact and the opportunities in a time of economic downturn and to get abreast with the newest technology developments and investment opportunities in the gaming sector. EEGS Masterclass continues the tradition with One Day Workshop with SLOT ACADEMY on the topic “Lessons from abroad. How to prepare for the server based environment”, which will be held on 14 October, 2012.
On the occasion of the 5th anniversary the team of BEGE Expo and EEGS has launched several initiatives that reflect the updated corporate vision. As a part of it new, upgraded versions of BEGE Expo and EEGS websites are now available offering detailed information about the events, the agenda and the participants. The updated corporate vision includes a set of new advertising options described on the websites.
For companies entering a new market BEGE and EEGS provide wide range of marketing tools, including new advertising options, to maximize their business presence and popularize their brand. Do not miss the unique chance to find new clients and partners at the most important events for gaming, entertainment and new technology industry on the Balkans and Eastern Europe!