Join us for our annual Regulatory Summit on April 18, 2018, which brings together some of the industry's leading professionals to discuss key challenges that will affect the gambling industry in 2018 and beyond.
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09.30-10.00: Registration and coffee
10.00-10.40: Panel: AML - Understanding the risks in gambling
Speakers: Ian Ince - Playtech, Johanna Walsh - Kingsley Napley, and Andrew Gellatly - GamblingCompliance (Moderator)
With its New Year letter to online gambling operators, the UK Gambling Commission has shown it is willing to take severe action over both land-based and online operators suspected of money laundering violations and has linked AML failings with social responsibility obligations. As the effects of the 4th AMLD and changes to the Criminal Finance Act begin to be felt, this panel will discuss whether operators are getting enough guidance on KYC practices from regulators, and how growing fears of personal liability are transforming the thinking of executives and MLROs.
10.40-11.20: Fireside Chat: M&A - What does a consolidated industry look like for compliance?
Speakers: Simon French - Cenkos Securities, Ivor Jones - Peel Hunt and Scott Longley - Clear Concise Media (Moderator)
The need to build scale to insulate against regulatory shocks and cut costs has brought a wave of consolidation in the UK and Europe. But does M&A solve everything and who are the winners and losers as investors continue their hunt for growth?
11.40-12.30: Presentation and Panel: CSR & AI
Speakers: Michael Veale - University College London, Simo Dragicevic CEO - BetBuddy, and Timandra Harkness - Broadcaster and Author of "Big Data- Does Size Matter?" (Moderator)
Application of artificial intelligence and machine learning promises huge benefits for online operators seeking to learn about player behaviours and identify disordered gambling. But big data in gambling brings with it new regulatory concerns and fears of data protection abuses, profiling and bias.
13.30-14.00: Presentation: #WeAllWantToPlay – Gender diversity & the gambling sector
Speakers: Micky Swindale - KPMG
Micky will use KPMG’s extensive research in this area to explore the business case for diversity, the myths and realities about women and workplace culture, and how to "make the change". She will also highlight the dangers of tackling gender diversity by trying to "fix women or blame men", and how this can derail the journey to reaping the performance benefits which genuine inclusion can bring.
14.00-14.45: Panel: US sports betting: commercial reward & regulatory risks
Jeremy P. Kleiman - Saiber LLC, Mark Hichar - Hinckley Allen Law and James Kilsby - GamblingCompliance (Moderator)
With the potential expansion of the sports betting market across the US, what do global companies looking to enter the market need to know and how can European models be translated for the US?
15.00-16.00 Panel: A new regulatory landscape: European Commission closure of online gambling infringement cases
Speakers: Joerg Hofmann - Melchers Law Firm, Pieter Paepe - Astrea Law, Philippe Vlaemminck - Pharumlegal, Maarten Haijer - EGBA and Richard Leather - GamblingCompliance (Moderator)
Infringement cases on online gambling before the European Commission, and other work from the EC, has had a profound impact on regulatory models and developments in recent years. Following the EC's closure of infringement cases in late 2017, the panel will discuss the consequences for EU member states, regulatory and competition litigation and wider regulatory policy shifts.
More speakers to be announced.
The conference will be followed by the GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards 2018. To book your table or to find out more about sponsorship opportunities for the regulatory summit and the GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +44 (0) 207 921 9980