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    It's been many years since I went to a conference outside the UK and I'm considering going to IGB Espana (Madrid) in November.

    Who's going from here? I don't speak Spanish - will I get anything out of attending?

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    Hello Fictionnet,

    I am also thinking of attending this conference because of my parents moved out of the UK and are now living in Spain.......just like hundreds of other Brits looking for the warm Sun......lol

    I feel it will be a very interesting IGB conference and maybe well worth the trip across the Channel or as my parents do "Drive on and off the ferry" from Portsmouth.

    I will PM you later on in the year and tell you if I will attend and we can have a glass of wine together amigo......lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by FictionNet View Post
    It's been many years since I went to a conference outside the UK and I'm considering going to IGB Espana (Madrid) in November.

    Who's going from here? I don't speak Spanish - will I get anything out of attending?
    You'll probably get more from Budapest in October. Last year was a large event and virtually every program was there along with a stack of affs. Great city too.

    And of course you always get far more from face to face conversations than reading stuff. For example, the MG June pullout was being talked about back in London in January but just being "hearsay" and because of the sensitive nature of the info, no-one wanted to talk publically. It's that sort of stuff that means you can plan strategies to minimise the impact.

    Because there will be so many people in Pest, you'll probably hear more about a lot of this type of stuff than in Madrid I'd guess. Although I'd love to go and see Madrid personally.
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    My take on Espana is that its very different from our normal "big" events - If you are serious about targeting Spanish speaking countries and want to learn then definitely come - Although the sessions are in Spanish there is live translation whilst they speak in to English which is actually bloody good and almost word and timing perfect.

    I went last year and really enjoyed partly because its pretty fun to hang out at a more low key event where there is a specific focus -I willsay though that the parties were a little hard as they reflect their culture so start at midnight!!!! Also because I didn't speak Spanish I was limited with regards to who I could speak to...

    Buda - Well Simmo described that well - Its looking v good so very excited for that one - Lots of people, stands, sessions, parties etc.
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    @Alex: could you tell me in which hotel IGBEspana will take place?
    at www.igbespana.com it says Hotel Melia Avenida America, but in an ad in your current issue of the (paper) magazine it says Hotel Puerta America ...

    I once lived in Madrid, so this is a perfect occasion to go there again

    cheers
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    Hey There - Sorry we had to move the venue last minute - Definite venue is Hotel Melia Avenida America for both the conference and the official hotel.

    For anyone that doesn't live in Madrid you can book your room here http://www.igbaffiliatehotels.com/ci...=36&igb-espana
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    I was at iGB Espana last year and even though it's a lot smaller than the other conferences, I found it to be really informative and useless.

    Speaking Spanish is a must to be honest but, as Alex states, if you want to enter the Spanish market, you should be there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoff View Post
    I was at iGB Espana last year and even though it's a lot smaller than the other conferences, I found it to be really informative and useless.

    Speaking Spanish is a must to be honest but, as Alex states, if you want to enter the Spanish market, you should be there
    Hey Christoff.....Did you mean useful rather than useless?
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    Sorry Alex, I meant useful

    Just to early for me to write anything meaningful

    Joking aside, the conference is good and very targetted which is what is appealing to me

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    I will be there. I hope to meet you @fkoerner @Christoff @ironman2000 @FictionNet

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    The CalvinAyre.com team and I will there! I heard good things about last year's iGB Espana, so I'm expecting this to be a good one for the exact reasons that Alex outlines above.

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    Hey there - Quick update on the event to announce the keynote speakers - Further inmformation here but basic jist below
    https://www.gpwa.org/forum/showthrea...557#post617557

    iGB Espana 2010 are proud to announce that Ivan Garcia Pelayo and his CIO, Cristobal Prieto, will be keynote speakers at the Madrid conference on the 5th and 6th of Novembre 2010 (www.iGBEspana.com). Ivan Garcia Pelayo is the son of the notorious Gonzalo Garcia Pelayo, who rose to fame in the early 90s when Gonzalo devised a game system that took advantage of the minimum balance faults found in roulette tables. With the help of the family, especially son Ivan, the Garcia-Pelayo clan won over 250 million pesetas by breaking the roulette systems in casino all over the world starting in Madrid and continuing on in Las Vegas, Australia, Austria, Denmark and Holland, amongst many others. The pinnacle of their roulette-breaking career came in 2004, when the Supreme Court ruled in their favour and gave them the right to enter any casino in Spain, their system validated by law.
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    Who will definitely be in Madrid then? Would be good to meet with you all

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    Looks like no one wanted to answer you!!! Anyway here is the latest marketing that went out today with teh latest updates http://mailclick.igamingbusiness.com...18_232878_8504

    And here is some examples of who is attending

    888.com
    ADEAPI
    Affiliate Edge
    Azartia Partners
    Bet365
    BetClic
    BetFair
    Botemania
    Bwin
    CantaBingo
    Click & Buy
    CMedia
    EducaPoker
    El Recreativo.com
    Esamalan.com
    Europartners
    Expekt
    Gaming in Spain
    GranViaOnline
    Grupo ItNet
    Grupo Mercantis, Veritas Ad
    ReferBack
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    Juegoslucky.com
    Kanvas Media
    LosPelayos.com
    MiApuesta
    Mister Apuesta
    PartyGaming
    Paysafecard
    Pleiteando.com
    PokerStars
    Probability Gaming
    Rank Interactive
    Stan James
    StarGames
    Sublime Network
    Unibet
    WebGamingSolutions.com
    Winpicks Magazine
    Winzingo
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    Haven't spoken to the guys yet but heard Madrid was a good event - 350 people, great content and some fun evenings - One affiliate emailed the following so very happy

    "An amazing event, with highly interesting sessions, in which affiliates and operators received valuable information of Spanish and Latin American market, market trends, legalization, users profile, marketing strategies, SEO, etc."
    There are some pics up on Facebook now of the socials and the expo/conference to follow http://www.facebook.com/#!/photos.php?id=80091828514
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexpratt View Post
    Haven't spoken to the guys yet but heard Madrid was a good event - 350 people, great content and some fun evenings - One affiliate emailed the following so very happy



    There are some pics up on Facebook now of the socials and the expo/conference to follow http://www.facebook.com/#!/photos.php?id=80091828514
    The conference was excellent!! I love the smaller, more niche market, intimate shows because you really can get to know everyone in attendance and make some real new contacts & friends. Have a look at my day 1 & and day 2 summary videos and day 1 and day 2 write ups at CalvinAyre.com for some highlights from the show, plus party pics, DAF, details, etc. More videos coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled!!

    See you next time,
    Becky

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