Hipther which is a leading brand in the event industry, and especially in the eSports industry has been around for years attracting crowds of thousands. The brand is coming up with its latest venture GamingTech CEE 2023, which will be held on September 26 and 27.
Proving to be one of the greatest events, the GamingTech CEE scheduled to happen in the month of September will explore new tech innovations that spin around in the gaming niche, in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
With all of that, the event management company is also great at PR Content Distribution, quality content creation as well as great scaled virtual as well as hybrid conferences.
We at Afftweaks recently had a blissful opportunity, to have an interview with Zoltán Tűndik the Head of Business as well as the co-founder of Hipther Events.
With what we feel about Zoltán Tűndik, listening to his words he seems to be real futuristic. He thinks that “the future is imminent” and hence is always working on multiple industry events and duly focused on the eSports or Gaming events as well.
Read the below interview to know more about Zoltán Tűndik, and Hipther events.
Q.1 How do you aim to change the gaming industry through your event GamingTECH CEE 2023?
At HIPTHER Agency, our mission is to create platforms of discussion that drive innovation and progress. Through GamingTECH CEE 2023, we aim to bring together industry leaders, innovators, regulators, and stakeholders from across the Central and Eastern European region.
Our goal is not just to facilitate networking but to foster active dialogue that can lead to substantial changes in the gaming industry. We believe that it's through such focused conversations that we can anticipate trends, tackle challenges, and identify opportunities for growth and development.
Q.2 How has the gaming industry in the Central and Eastern European region evolved in recent years?
The gaming industry in the Central and Eastern European region has shown remarkable growth and dynamism in recent years. From the evolution of tech-driven gaming solutions to regulatory changes that open up new possibilities, the CEE region has proven itself to be a thriving and evolving gaming hub.
What is particularly exciting is the rise of local developers and startups who are pushing boundaries and setting new standards in gaming innovation. GamingTECH CEE aims to provide a platform to amplify these trends and explore potential pathways for future growth.
Q.3 Could you highlight some of the key topics that will be covered during the event?
Certainly, we've curated a wide range of topics for GamingTECH CEE 2023 to address the breadth and depth of the gaming industry. Some of the key areas we'll be focusing on include:
- Regulatory changes and their impact on the gaming industry in the CEE region
- Innovative technology trends shaping the future of gaming, such as AI, VR, blockchain
- Market analysis and growth opportunities in the CEE gaming sector
- Case studies of successful business models and strategies in the gaming industry
- Promoting responsible gaming and addressing societal concerns related to gaming
This is just a glimpse of what we have planned. We are committed to delivering a comprehensive and insightful event that addresses the pressing needs and exciting opportunities within the CEE gaming industry.
Q.4 Please brief us about the blockchain technology. Tell us how it has transformed the gaming industry over the years.
Blockchain technology is essentially a decentralized and distributed digital ledger that records transactions across multiple computers in a way that the recorded entries cannot be altered retroactively. This technology has been transformative for various industries, including gaming.
For gaming, blockchain has introduced a new level of fairness, transparency, and security. It has enabled the development of decentralized gaming platforms where players can own in-game assets, trade them freely, and have full control over their gaming data.
This ‘Play-to-Earn' model has transformed the way gamers interact with games and has opened up new economic opportunities within the gaming ecosystem. It has also made cross-game compatibility possible, allowing assets acquired in one game to be used in another.
Q.5 Are there any notable keynote speakers or industry experts scheduled to speak at the event? If so, who are they and what are their areas of expertise?
Besides highly recognized experts from the CEE and Balkans region, we have speakers flying in from everywhere. You can find the full list of speakers on the following page:
Q.6 What all topics should the attendees be particularly excited about?
Attendees at GamingTECH CEE 2023 have a plethora of intriguing topics to look forward to, offering a diverse mix of themes and comprehensive insights into various aspects of the gaming industry.
From dissecting the intricacies of regulatory frameworks in countries like Romania, Bulgaria, Czechia, Poland, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, the D-A-CH region, and the Nordics, to exploring the rapidly evolving realms of marketing and marketing analytics within the gaming industry, there is something to cater to everyone's interests.
Equally exciting are our sessions dedicated to social media and public relations within gaming. With industry-leading experts on board, these segments will offer attendees an opportunity to delve into effective strategies to engage audiences and build robust brand identities in an increasingly digital world.
For technology enthusiasts, our focus on blockchain, fintech, and virtual reality promises a fascinating look into the future of gaming. Experts will discuss how these technologies are not only revolutionizing the way games are created and played but also transforming business models within the gaming industry.
Overall, the variety and depth of topics covered in GamingTECH CEE 2023 make it an unmissable event for everyone eager to stay at the forefront of gaming trends and innovations. We are eager for you to join us for this deep-dive into the gaming industry's present and future.
Q.7 Can you provide some information about the format of the conference? Will there be panel discussions, presentations, workshops, or other interactive sessions?
GamingTECH CEE 2023 is designed to provide an immersive and dynamic learning experience for all participants. The conference format encompasses a blend of expert panel discussions and a distinguished keynote address, ensuring a comprehensive and interactive exploration of a wide array of topics.
Our panel discussions will be the core of the conference, bringing together experts across various fields within the gaming industry. These discussions are structured to encourage dialogue, foster collaboration, and facilitate an exchange of ideas and insights among panelists and attendees. Each panel will tackle a different subject, allowing us to delve into a diverse range of issues, including regulation, marketing, social media, PR, blockchain, fintech, virtual reality, and more.
Adding a unique perspective to our conference is the keynote address titled “Cross-Industry Opportunities in Gambling: Harnessing Mobile and Video Game Mechanics.” This session is set to deliver an in-depth analysis and thought-provoking insights into the convergence of mobile and video game mechanics in the gambling industry.
By combining expert-led panels and an engaging keynote address, GamingTECH CEE 2023 aims to provide attendees with a multi-faceted understanding of the gaming industry's current landscape and future directions. This blend of formats ensures a balance of breadth and depth, presenting a rich and varied conference experience.
Q.8 Can you please tell us about the GamingTECH Awards?
The GamingTECH Awards, formerly known as the CEEG Awards, have long been a distinguished feature of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC) landscape. These awards were initiated in 2016, and even at their inception, quickly established themselves as the most prestigious recognition within the gaming industry in the region.
The Awards have continuously evolved, mirroring the dynamic landscape of the gaming industry. Over time, we've expanded the award categories to encapsulate the diversity and innovation prevalent in the sector. Today, the GamingTECH Awards recognize excellence across 20 distinct categories, remaining steadfast in our mission to create a fair, representative, and independent awards event that acknowledges significant achievements within the Central and Eastern European gaming industry.
The GamingTECH Awards ceremony is designed to honor the tremendous efforts of companies – including gaming software suppliers, operators, and service providers – who are actively shaping the gaming industry in the Central and Eastern European region.
To ensure full transparency and fairness, the final winners in each category are determined by a special voting session during the conference. This way, the GamingTECH Awards not only celebrate the industry's achievements but also engage the collective wisdom and insights of all attendees, reinforcing our commitment to an inclusive and participatory event.
Q.9 What networking opportunities will be available for industry professionals and tech enthusiasts attending the event?
At GamingTECH CEE 2023, we strongly believe in the power of networking and have accordingly crafted an agenda to facilitate ample opportunities for connection and collaboration. Our networking opportunities aren't limited to just the business sessions and panels. They extend to a multitude of social and recreational activities, making the event a truly enriching and memorable experience for all participants.
The networking begins on the evening of the 25th of September with our welcome drinks. This is an informal gathering designed to set the stage for the conference, allowing attendees to mingle and interact in a relaxed setting.
During the main event on the 26th of September, we have interspersed multiple networking breaks throughout the day. These are perfect opportunities for attendees to engage in discussions, exchange ideas, and forge new relationships. Complementing these breaks are our networking lunches, where conversations can continue over a delightful meal.
To make the evening more memorable, we have organized a social gathering with live music. This allows attendees to unwind after a day of insightful sessions and engage in meaningful conversations in a more informal and relaxed atmosphere.
However, the highlight of our networking opportunities is the special networking boat trip on the Danube in Budapest. Here, attendees can enjoy the stunning views of Budapest, savor a delicious lunch, and establish valuable connections with other industry professionals and tech enthusiasts.
We're confident that these varied networking opportunities will ensure that every attendee can make the most out of their participation in GamingTECH CEE 2023.
Q.10 How can individuals or companies interested in attending the GamingTECH CEE Summit register, and what are the registration fees?
Q.11 Do you plan on to have any live gaming demonstrations during the event?
While as organizers we won't be conducting live gaming demonstrations ourselves, there will certainly be no shortage of such experiences during the event. We have numerous innovative companies attending GamingTECH CEE 2023, and their representatives will be more than eager to showcase their latest technologies and gaming solutions.
These representatives, equipped with their laptops and presentations, will provide attendees with firsthand experience of their cutting-edge gaming innovations. This presents a fantastic opportunity for attendees to interact directly with the creators, ask questions, and gain deeper insights into the future of gaming technology.
So, while there might not be scheduled live gaming demonstrations per se, we can assure you there will be a wealth of gaming innovation to explore and discover throughout the conference.
Q.12 How do you think the AI will shape the gaming industry?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds transformative potential for the gaming industry, with its impacts likely to be profound and multifaceted. Here's how AI could shape the future of gaming:
Personalized Gaming Experience: AI can analyze player data to create customized experiences, tailoring game difficulty, storyline, and even in-game advertising to individual preferences.
Intelligent Non-Player Characters (NPCs): AI can power NPCs with advanced decision-making capabilities, leading to more challenging and realistic gameplay. As AI algorithms improve, we can expect NPCs to behave more like humans, responding dynamically to players and contributing to a more immersive gaming experience.
Procedural Content Generation: AI can automate the creation of in-game content, such as landscapes, quests, and characters, allowing for more expansive and diverse game worlds. This could reduce development time and costs, enabling developers to focus on other creative aspects of the game.
Cheating and Fraud Detection: AI can help identify and prevent fraudulent activities and cheating in games, ensuring a fair gaming environment. This is especially crucial in the rapidly growing world of eSports and online multiplayer games.
Improved Accessibility: AI technologies, such as voice recognition and predictive text, can make games more accessible to players with disabilities, widening the gaming community.
Real-time Translation: AI-driven translation can break down language barriers in multiplayer games, allowing players from around the world to interact seamlessly.
As we explore the depths of AI's capabilities, it's clear that its role in gaming is not just about enhancing the player's experience, but also about driving forward the entire industry. AI stands poised to revolutionize how games are developed, played, and monetized, making it a game-changer in the truest sense.
Q.13 How does GamingTECH CEE 2023 address the ethical concerns related to gambling?
GamingTECH CEE 2023 is acutely aware of the ethical concerns tied to gambling, and we've integrated this awareness into our conference programming in several ways:
Responsible Gaming Discussions: Part of our agenda is dedicated to discussions around responsible gaming. We aim to foster open dialogue on ways to promote player protection, detect problem gambling, and offer effective help to those affected.
Regulation Updates: We are bringing together policy makers, regulators, and industry experts to discuss the latest changes in gambling regulations across the Central and Eastern European region. This includes measures focused on ensuring fair play and protecting consumers from harm.
Best Practices Sharing: Our conference provides a platform for operators, game developers, and service providers to share best practices for promoting responsible gambling. This includes initiatives like self-exclusion tools, reality checks, and limit-setting tools.
Awareness and Education: We believe education is key in addressing gambling-related harm. Therefore, GamingTECH CEE 2023 features presentations and workshops aiming to enhance industry understanding of the ethical considerations around gambling.
Industry Accountability: By giving awards to operators, game developers, and service providers who show excellence in responsible gaming practices, we hope to encourage the industry to keep pushing towards higher standards of player protection.
At our event, we don't shy away from the hard questions. Instead, we invite the gaming industry to confront these issues head-on and work collectively to find solutions that protect players without stifling innovation and enjoyment.
Q.14 What are the expectations for the eSports and virtual reality segments during the event?
Both eSports and VR are reshaping the gaming industry, and their roles are set to be further explored and celebrated at GamingTECH CEE 2023. We look forward to dynamic and enriching sessions focused on these thriving sectors.
Are there any special events or social activities planned alongside the conference to enhance the overall experience for attendees?
Q.15 What motivated you to organize the CEEGC conference, and how has it evolved over the years?
Having participated in several regional conferences in 2015 and 2016, it dawned on me that there was room for substantial improvement in the quality of seminar-style conferences. This realization sparked the concept of hosting boutique-style conferences tailored to provide a higher quality of engagement and content.
This was the genesis of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC), which has now matured and evolved into the GamingTECH Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Summit. This transformation is not just a simple rebranding but represents a significant shift in focus, scope, and quality, ensuring we continue to elevate the standard of content, discussions, and networking opportunities.
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This was the interview with Zoltán Tűndik. We hope you now have a clear picture about the Hipther events. With all that we have experinced tull now, the Hipther events are truly an extravagant experience.
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