With their extensive experience and unique perspectives, Steve Lipscomb, founder and CEO of WPT Enterprises, and Hendrick Knopp, Head of Poker for bwin Interactive Entertainment, bring their dynamic interaction to the opening of the Third Annual World Poker Congress (WPC), scheduled for October 29 - 30 this year.
Both will be speaking on Global Domination - Power Poker Brands Debate the Future, exploring new directions in a maturing and increasingly competitive industry and addressing branding impact on market capitalization, innovative connections between online and terrestrial poker outlets, and strategies for increasing bottom-line results.
WPC, which will be hosted by the Hungarian city of Budapest, will present a program that emphasises the synergies bridging the traditional land-based and online poker industry.
Representing the growing pool of industry leaders, Chris Parker, CEO of Asian Poker Tour, will give an overview of the Asian poker scene examining both regulatory and game-specific issues currently surrounding the burgeoning market in Asia.
Global legal and regulatory issues, discussion about setting the rake and the latest innovations are just some of the many issues to be covered.
Presenters include Matt Savage, from Savage Tournaments, covering the details of hosting an international or national event. Marco Deen and Norbert Muller, both specialists in project management with Holland Casino, debate the constancy of baseline rules and local variations regarding poker rules. Hear from the players' themselves as Jon Kalmar and other poker players, both
professional and amateur, give their point of view on trends and what keeps them playing.