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Join IAGA at ICE Totally Gaming on Monday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 6 for two full days of informative sessions focused on critical compliance, law and regulation issues facing gaming. Registration is required: visit www.icetotallygaming.com for details.


Monday, February 5, 2018
9:30 a.m.

Opening from the Whip and Slide Voting
Should regulators and industry work together or separately? 

9:45 a.m.

Big Discussion: What is the Economic Impact of Gaming? 
How does the industry quantify and define the social and economic impact of gaming? What will this information do to contribute towards public, governmental and shareholder engagement? Do we understand and effectively communicate the positive social footprint online gaming has? Let’s examine some existing social/gaming projects.

  • Senator William Coley II, Ohio
10:45 a.m.

Keynote Interview: Sarah Harrison, MBE, CEO, UK Gambling Commission 

11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:45 a.m.

GDPR Updates and Impacts (Coordinated by IAGA)
With the rapidly approaching enforcement date of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the potential of heavy fines levied against any organizations in non-compliance, data privacy is at the forefront of European gambling companies today as they must consider the directive’s impact on their existing and future operations. This panel will explore the primary data protection issues facing regulated gaming, what operators are doing to ensure compliance, how regulators are incorporating the new GDPR guidelines into their responsibilities, and what might be next on the horizon. It will also take evaluate the opportunity that GDPR provides smart gambling companies to turn compliance into a commercial advantage in terms of consumer trust and retention.

Moderator: John Benjamin, Partner, DWF

Panelists:

  • Polly Ralph, PwC
  • Robert Streeter, News UK
  • Christian Toennson, Senior Partner, Camstone Partners
  • Neil MacArthur, UK Gambling Commission
12:45 p.m.  

Slido Voting

12:50 p.m.

Lunch Break 

1:40 p.m.

Future Tech: Future Regulations - Working Groups
Is the rate of technology moving too fast to regulate? How do we continue to safeguard, consumers and the regulated industry with a perpetual influx of new technology. The opportunity for collaboration between industry and regulator is strong when it comes to technology development and exploration. During these working groups, selected regulators and the industry will spend 30 minutes discussing barriers to new tech regulation and research. During the final 30 minutes teams will then discuss practical solutions of how to work together on tech regulation. Each project will be saved, collated and sent to delegates after ICE.

  • Juan Espinosa Garcia, Directorate General for Gambling Regulation, Spain
  • Chris Sullivan, Remote Investigations Manager, UK Gambling Commission
  • Arjel 
2:40 p.m. The New World Café

Join WrB for our regulatory table. On each table you find the local regulator, gaming association and legal representative of the region in question. During the allotted time, you will have the chance to attend 3 mini briefings and Q&A’s. Some of the things you might like to discuss:

  • Current state of play in the region: Operationally ready, or on the horizon?
  • Cultural customs and measures unique to that (emerging/developing) jurisdictions
  • Regional License specifics
  • Regional Expansion potential

THE NETHERLANDS

  • Justin Franssen, Partner, Kalff Katz & Franssen

EASTERN EUROPE: ROMANIA, POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC

  • Dan Iliovici, President, National Office for Gambling, Romania
  • Piotr Dyonowski, Partner, Bird & Bird

EAST AFRICA: KENYA, TANZANIA, UGANDA


GERMANY

  • Wulf Hambach, Partner, Hambach & Hambach
  • Dr Wolfgang Clement, Former Prime Minister, North-Rhine Westphalia
  • Renatus Zilles, Chairman, DVTM 

SWEDEN

   

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

 
 11 a.m. Opening from the Whip and Slide Questions
Hosted by Bahar Alaeddini, Partner, Harris Hagan

 11:10 a.m. European Union Keynote:
The Future for Gaming Politics and the Economy - Brexit and Beyond

 11:40 a.m.

Next stop – Sub-Saharan Africa:
Localising your African regulatory strategy

Understanding the business and cultural environment of working in Sub-sahara Africa, this briefing will give run-down of commercially viable regulated markets as well as future countries of interest, with regulation in their midst. We will discuss Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana and how to access their valuable consumer base as an international operator/investor.

 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45 p.m.

Critical Issues Facing Asia Regulated Markets (Coordinated by IAGA)
As the global gaming industry’s fastest growing region, Asia offers numerous opportunities for operators and manufacturers who look to it for expansion. But, with this growth comes numerous challenges facing organizations exploring the potential for success in the market. This panel will focus on three critical issues facing Asian gaming: how do operators and regulators safeguard gaming operations from financial crime and other related risks; what is being done to identify and protect players at risk from problem gambling; and what are the emerging markets doing to create regulatory frameworks and learn from established markets?

Moderator: Laura McAllister Cox, IAGA President and Vice President  of Regulatory Affairs and Legal Counsel, Rush Street Gaming

Panelists:

  • Alan Feldman, Executive Vice President, MGM Resorts International
  • Bo Bernhard, Ph.D., Executive Director, International Gaming Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 2:45 p.m. The LatAm Forum

The LatAm region is thriving with gaming opportunities, this session will take a look at opportunities in recently regulated countries, business culture and building a tool kit for your LatAm expansion.

  • Liliana Viveros, Head of Innovation & New Business, Coljuegos, Colombia
  • Miguel Ochoa, President , Aieja, Mexico
  • Javier Balbuena, President, Conajzar, Paraguay
3:45 p.m.

HAPPY HOUR!
After a hard day’s learning, we kick off Happy Hour with a few drinks while you absorb some fascinating lessons from our Closing Headline Sessions

 4 p.m. The New World Café

Join WrB for our regulatory table. On each table you find the local regulator, gaming association and legal representative of the region in question. During the allotted time, you will have the chance to attend 3 mini briefings and Q&A’s. Some of the things you might like to discuss:

  • Current state of play in the region: Operationally ready, or on the horizon?
  • Cultural customs and measures unique to that (emerging/developing) jurisdictions
  • Regional License specifics
  • Regional Expansion potential

USA

  • Susan Hensel, Director, Bureau of Licensing, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

BRAZIL

ASIA: PHILIPPINES, VIETNAM

LATIN AMERICA: PARAGUAY, PERU, CHILE, COLOMBIA

  • Liliana Viveros, Head of Innovation & New Business, Coljuegos, Colombia
  • Miguel Ochoa, President , Aieja, Mexico
  • Javier Balbuena, President, Conajzar, Paraguay

WEST AFRICA: NIGERIA, GHANA

UK: CONSUMER PROTECTION