First Ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo Forecast – Sunny, Hot and Lots of Dollar Signs

Written by:
Payton
Published on:
Aug/05/2015
First Ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo Forecast – Sunny, Hot and Lots of Dollar Si

Gambling911.com sister site DFS911.com will be a main sponsor at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo taking place in Miami Beach Thursday and Friday.

Late last year, Gambling911.com founder Chris Costigan pushed conference organizer and long time colleague Marc Lesnick to host this event and it appears as if it will meet – if not exceed – initial expectations. 

The fear all along hasn’t been so much about attracting the top talent and attendees but more so the potential for inclement weather.

“We had to consider that August is hurricane season but wanted it in a great location that is easily accessed and just happens to be where both Marc and I are based,” Costigan said.  “We opted for early August knowing that most of the storms tend to hit South Florida mid-August to early October and just wished for the best.”

Daily Fantasy Sports is here to stay with millions of dollars being pumped into the top tier companies over the past few months.  It is expected to become a billion dollar industry over the next two years.

Among those speaking and/or attending include Fox Sports, Forbes, DraftKings, Tote, Unibet, Vulcun, Caliente, Star Fantasy Leagues, Foxwoods, FanWars and many more.

“We are looking forward to having everyone here and the weather promises to be nice,” Costigan said.

Watch for our extensive coverage over these next three days.

 

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
NETWORKING BREAK
B214 - B216


MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER | Thursday - August 6, 2015
Fantasy Sports Expo

 

8:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration & Exhibit Hall opens
B214 - B216

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

9:00 AM
State of the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry [WATCH VIDEO]


Speaker:
Adam Krejcik
(Partner)
Eilers Research
Location: B217 - B218

 

SPEED NETWORKING SESSION

 

10:30 AM
Speed Networking Session

SOFTWARE

SCRUM, AGILE & DFS

 

11:15 AM
Panel: Daily Fantasy Software Trends [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Vahe Baloulian
(CEO)
BetConstruct



Amit Shandilya
(Partner)
Vinfotech Sports



Mike Cardano
(Business Development)
Fantasy Sports Network
Location: B217

11:15 AM
Project Management to Bring a Competitive Product to Market Quickly [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Jeffrey Koors
(Manager of Project Management for Fantasy Products)
CBS Sports .com
Location: B218

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                       

 

12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM
LUNCH
Miami Beach Botanical Gardens

 

 

                     

 

DAILY FANTASY SPORTS LEAGUE DESIGN

EMAIL DELIVERY FOR FANTASY SPORTS

WORLD FANTASY SPORTS MARKETS

 

1:30 PM
Configuration Options: Design of Games Alternatives to Salary Cap [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Bill Parsons
(CEO)
Maximum Fantasy Sports
Location: B217

1:30 PM
Achieving the Inbox for Fantasy Sports Emails [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
John Murphy
(CEO)
Reachmail
Location: B218

1:30 PM
Daily Fantasy Sports in Mexico [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Santiago Gonzalez de Cosio
(Sports, Race & Gaming Consultant)
Caliente
Location: B213

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
                       

 

PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS

MANAGING CONTENT FOR DFS

DAILY FANTASY MOBILE DEVICE STRATEGY

 

2:00 PM
Player Performance Prediction [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Troy Brazell
(President)
Prime Victus
Location: B217

2:00 PM
Content and Traffic Generation [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Derek Miller
(Content Marketing Strategist)
CopyPress
Location: B218

2:00 PM
Re-Defining "Daily" [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Todd Heyden
(CEO)
SportsLock
Location: B213

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
                       

 

EURO & ASIA MARKET ANALYSIS

VENTURE CAPITAL

DFS BUSINESS MODELS

 

2:30 PM
European and Asia Market Comparison and Analysis for DFS [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Keith McDonnell
(CEO)
KMI Gaming
Location: B217

2:30 PM
Raising Capital for Daily Fantasy Sports [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Alan Resnikoff
(Principal)
Shamrock Capital



John Cataldi
(Founding Co-Partner)
Native American Venture Fund



Barry Mindes
(CEO)
Techmatics



Tony Lester
(CEO)
Sane Capital
Location: B218

2:30 PM
Business Models for Counterparty, Smart and Futures Contracts for DFS and Bitcoin [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Chris DeRose
(Vice President of Partnership Development)
Counterparty Foundation
Location: B213

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
                       

 

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
NETWORKING BREAK
B214 - B216

 

 

                     

 

eSPORTS

UNIQUE JURISDICTIONS

WORKSHOP: MARKETING FOR DFS

FANTASY GOLF

 

3:30 PM
The Daily Fantasy eSports Business Model

 

 


Speaker:
Ali Moiz
(CEO)
Vulcun



Todd Peterson
(CEO)
Alpha Draft
Location: B217

3:30 PM
DFS Benefits Operating in Sovereign Indian Nations: No Taxes and No Restrictions [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
John Cataldi
(Founding Co-Partner)
Native American Venture Fund



Don Fiechter
(Founding Co-Partner)
Native American Venture Fund
Location: B218

3:30 PM
Social Network Amplification for Fantasy Sports [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Marc Smith
(CEO)
Social Media Research Foundation
Location: B213

3:30 PM
Daily Fantasy Golf [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Kevin Marra
(CEO)
Birdie Fantasy Golf
Location: B212

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                       

 

FUTURE OF DAILY FANTASY SPORTS IN MEDIA

PANEL: LEGISLATION

WORKSHOP: MARKETING FOR DFS

FANTASY CRICKET

 

4:15 PM
The Future of Daily Fantasy Sports in Media & Integration into Sports Bars ad Restaurants [WATCH VIDEO]

 

 


Speaker:
Arnold Schreer
(Vice President Corporate Partnerships)
Fox Sports



Mike Cardano
(Business Development)
Fantasy Sports Network



Stephen Pickens
(Vice President of Partnership Development)
Kre8 Media



Corey Saban
(Co-Founder)
Newstation
Location: B217

4:15 PM
Current and Pending Legislation for Fantasy Sports [WATCH VIDEO]

 

           

 

- Payton O’Brien, Gambling911.com Senior Editor

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