CONFERENCE 2019 PROGRAM

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Day 1 - Monday 30 September

Day 2 - Tuesday 1 October

Day 3 - Wednesday 2 October

Day 4 - Thursday 3 October

THEME:  "Regulating the game"

Monday, 30 September


08.00-17.00 

Registration – Information desk open

09.00-12.00

IAGR Board of Trustees Meeting

 

Lunch is on your own ~ on Monday only

 

IAGR 2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM BEGINS

12.30-12.45 

Opening of the IAGR 2019 Jamaica Conference: Welcome & introduction  

IAGR President Trude Felde, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Gaming & Foundation Authority

12.45-13.00

Host's welcome & opening remarks

Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission | Casino Gaming Commission 

13.00-14.30

Keynote session

To be announced

14.30-15.00

Session

Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA)

Mr Robin Sykes, Technical Director, Financial Investigation Division of the Ministry of Finance & the Public Service

15.00-15.15

Networking & refreshments break

15.15-16.15

Session & panel discussion

Questioning the evidence: what works in strategic interviewing and lie detection for regulatory compliance investigations?

Associate Professor Georgina Heydon, RMIT University, Australia

Indicators of Desception in Language

Paul Curby, Director, CurbyPartners

16.15-16.45

Session

Fighting Fire with Fire: reducing and preventing gambling harm using technology

John Dalzell, Chair, Responsible Gambling Fund Trust, NSW, Australia

16.45-17.00

Closing remarks

17.00-17.15

Group photo

18.00-20.15

Opening reception

The IAGR 2019 conference delegates will be welcomed at a reception by the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission and Casino Gaming Commission. Details of the reception and all social networking activities will be available in the coming months.

Our guest speaker will be Jamaica's Minister of Tourism,  the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP, who will officially welcome all delegates to Jamaica. IAGR President Trude Felde will also address delegates. 

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Tuesday, 01 October            


07.30-17.00 

Registration – Information desk open

08.30-08.45

Opening remarks & announcements

Master of Ceremony

08.45-09.15

Official keynote session

Dr The Hon. Nigel Clarke, MP, PhD, Minister of Finance & the Public Service 

09.15-10.45

Keynote presentation

To be announced

10.45-11.00 

Networking & refreshments break

11.00-12.00

Session

A proactive staff-customer response to in-venue behavioural indicators of gambling problems: A paradigm shift from warning messages

Alexander Blaszczynski PhD, Professorial Research Fellow and Director, Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic, Science Faculty, Brain Mind Centre, School of Psychology, University of Sydney

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-14.00

Session & panel discussion

Cyber security challenges

Nadav Arbel, CEO, CyberHat ltd.

André Wilsenach, SVP, Government Relations, BMM Testlabs

14.00-15.00

Session & panel discussion

Blockchain: Implications for Gaming’s Public and Private Sectors 

Sue Schneider, Editor-in-Chief, Gaming Law Review

John English, Partner, Managing Director Sports Betting & Technology, Global Market Advisors

Earle Hall, CEO, AXES | GSA Blockchain Chair

15.00-15.15 

Networking & refreshments break

15.15-15.45

Session

The current state of Britain’s Gambling Act 2005 – a business and political perspective

The Hon. Philip Davies MP, Member of Parliament for Shipley, Co-Chair, Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group

Steve Donoughue, CEO, www.GamblingConsultant.co.uk Limited, Secretariat, Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group

15.45-16.15

Session

The Impact of the Regulator (and Regulations) on Technologically Driven Product & Service Development

Ann-Dawn Young Sang, President and CEO, Supreme Ventures Group

16.15-17.15

Session

Modern monitoring system

Igor Rus, Director of Systems of ComtradeGaming

Modern central monitoring systems: Implementation and benefits

Frank Makryllos, Managing Director - Gaming Services, Tabcorp

17.15-17.30

Closing remarks

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Wednesday, 02 October


07.30-17.00 

Registration – Information desk open

08.30-08.45

Opening remarks & announcements

Master of Ceremony

08.45-9.45

Keynote session

Where's My Jetpack? The Future of Legal Gaming

Prof. I. Nelson Rose, Professor Emeritus Whittier Law School and Visiting Professor University of Macau

09.45-10.45

Session & panel discussion

Sportsbetting & match fixing – how should sports integrity frameworks develop to deal with current and emerging threats

Julian Hoskins, Principal, Senet Legal Pty Ltd | International panel

10.45-11.00

Networking & refreshments break

11.00-12.00

Session & panel discussion

Artifical intelligence and the impact on gaming – including regulator, operator, supplier and test labs perspective

André Wilsenach, SVP, Government Relations, BMM Testlabs

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-13.30

Session

Threat of Serious Organized Crime

Miss Paula Llewellyn QC, Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Director of Public Prosecution

13.30-14.00

Session

Revolutionary Responsible Gambling: Innovative Approaches for Regulators

Keith Whyte, National Council on Problem Gambling

14.00-14.30

Discussion & workshop

The Perks & Drawbacks of Different Forms of Regulating the Game

Birgitte Sand, Director, Danish Gambling Authority

Simon Planzer, Partner, PLANZER LAW

14.30-15.00

Session

Can the use of big data prevent problem gambling?

Liv Rothe & Lars Petter Degnepoll, Norweigan Gaming and Foundation Authority

15.00-15.15

Networking & refreshments break

15.15-18.00

IAGR Annual Members Business Meeting (IAGR Members Only)

18.20

Delegates gather in the hotel lobby for departure to Gala Dinner. Dress code: Regular business dress and/or dressier dresses or gowns (ladies).

18.30-22.00 

IAGR Gala Dinner

The host jurisdiction is organising a memorable gala dinner for the 2019 Jamaica conference delegates at a uniquely Jamaican venue. Details of the dinner and all social networking activities will be available in the coming months.

22.30

Delegates return to hotel.

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Thursday, 03 October


08.00-16.00 

Registration – Information desk open

08.30-08.45

Opening remarks & announcements

Master of Ceremony

08.45-09.45

Keynote session

To be announced

09.45-10.45

Session & panel discussion

The light side of the (Caribbean) moon: Positive play and safe gambling practices

Professor Paul Delfabbro, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide

Dr. Richard Wood, Gamres, Montreal, Canada

Professor Nerilee Hing, Central Queensland University, Australia

Dr. Jonathan Parke, Sophro, United Kingdom

10.45-11.00 

Networking & refreshments break

11.00-11.30

Session

Regulator Driven Responsible Gaming

Richard Henry M.Sc. Psychology - Counselling, Responsible Gaming Counselling & Support Services, RISE Life Management Services

11.30-12.00

Session

A Review of Product-Related Risk in Gambling and New Developments in Education to Promote Responsible Game Design

Dr. Jonathan Parke, Sophro Limited

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-14.00

Session

Gaming Laboratories International – TBA

14.00-15.00

Session

International Masters of Gaming Law – TBA

15.00-15.30

IAGR2019 Closing remarks

Conclusion of IAGR 2019 Jamaica Conference week


Please check back often as sessions and speakers are confirmed & updated regularly.

  • All conference sessions are held at the Half Moon Resort.
  • Registration and refreshment break locations will be confirmed near the conference space.
  • The Registration Desk will be staffed during all conference sessions. 
  • Dress code information for the week's activities may be found above and on the Registration webpage.

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