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 remarks & announcements by Master of Ceremonies

Paul Newson, IAGR Vice President, Trustee, NSW Responsible Gambling Fund


12.45-13.00 

Opening of the IAGR 2019 Jamaica Conference: Welcome & introduction  

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


13.00-13.15

Host's welcome & opening remarks

Mr. Clovis  Metcalfe, OD, Chairman, Casino Gaming Commission and Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission


13.15-14.45

Keynote session

The Dynamic Realities of Crisis Management and Casinos: Prevention and Oversight In the Midst of Chaos

Dr Larry BartonPhD, Distinguished University Professor of Crisis Management and Public Safety at the University of Central Florida (UCF)


14.45-15.15

Session

Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA)

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


15.15-15.30

Networking & refreshments break

15.30-15.45

Group photo


15.45-16.45

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

John TedeschiniEdmonton Police Service - Retired

Indicators of Deception in Language

Paul Curby, Director, CurbyPartners


16.45-17.15

Session

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

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


17.15-17.30

Closing remarks by Master of Ceremonies

Paul Newson, IAGR Vice President, Trustee, NSW Responsible Gambling Fund


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 by Master of Ceremonies

Nathan Bennett, Executive Officer, Liquor & Gaming NSW


08.45-09.15

Official keynote session

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


09.15-10.45

Keynote presentation

Applying Behavioural Insights to Increase Safer Gambling

Aisling Ní­ Chonaire, Senior Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team 

Gambling behaviour (session title TBA)

Jack Wilson, Head of Digital, 2CV Research


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

Travis Foley, Chief Operating Officer, BMM Testlabs

Nadav Arbel, CEO, CyberHat ltd.


14.00-15.00

Session & panel discussion

Blockchain: Implications for Gaming’s Public and Private Sectors 

Facilitator 

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

Panellists

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

Earle Hall, CEO, AXES | GSA Blockchain Chair

André Wilsenach, SVP, Government Relations, BMM Testlabs


15.00-15.15 

Networking & refreshments break

15.15-15.45

Session

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

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


15.45-16.45

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


16.45-17.15

Session - TBA


17.15-17.30

Closing remarks by Master of Ceremonies

Nathan Bennett, Executive Officer, Liquor & Gaming NSW

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Wednesday, 02 October


07.30-17.00 

Registration – Information desk open

08.30-08.45

Opening remarks & announcements by Master of Ceremonies

Mr Vitus Evans, Executive Director, Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission


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

Session facilitator

Julian Hoskins, Principal, Senet Legal Pty Ltd

Panellists

Becky Harris, Current academic fellow of University of Nevada Las Vegas

Khalid Ali, Secretary General of the International Betting Integrity Association (formerly ESSA)

Vitus Evans, Executive Director of Betting, Gaming and Lotteries, Jamaica

Jessica Maier, Partner, Melchers


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

Facilitator 

André WilsenachSVP, Government Relations, BMM Testlabs

Panellists - TBC


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, Jamaica


13.30-14.00

Session

Revolutionary Responsible Gambling: Innovative Approaches for Regulators

Keith Whyte, Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling (US)


14.00-14.30

Discussion & workshop

The Perks & Drawbacks of Different Forms of Regulating the Game

Birgitte Sand, Director, Danish Gambling Authority

Dr 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

Closing remarks by Master of Ceremonies

Mr Vitus Evans, Executive Director, Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission


15.15-15.30

Networking & refreshments break


15.30-17.30

IAGR Annual Members Business Meeting (IAGR Members Only)


18.20-18.30

Delegates gather in the hotel lobby for departure to Gala Dinner. Dress code: business or cocktail attire.

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 by Master of Ceremonies

Gayle Cameron, Commissioner, Massachusetts Gaming Commission


08.45-09.45

Keynote session

Responsive Regulation of Gambling

Professor John Braithwaite, B.A. (University of Queensland), Ph.D (University of Queensland), Distinguished Professor, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific


09.45-10.45

Session & panel discussion

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

Facilitator

Professor Paul Delfabbro, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide

Panellists

Dr. Richard Wood, Gamres, Montreal, Canada

Professor Nerilee Hing, Central Queensland University, Australia

Dr. Jonathan Parke, Sophro Limited


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

Updates and Insights from Latin and Caribbean Regulators: Lessons Learned 

Karen Sierra-Hughes, Gaming Laboratories International


14.00-15.00

Session

International Masters of Gaming Law – TBA


15.00-15.05

Remarks from Master of Ceremonies

Gayle Cameron, Commissioner, Massachusetts Gaming Commission


15.05-15.30

IAGR2019 closing remarks

Paul Newson, IAGR Vice President, Trustee, NSW Responsible Gambling Fund

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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