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Westminister eForum: Future of gambling-technology, international markets and regulation
You may not have this one circled on the calendar, but the quality of the Westminister eForum event on: The future of gambling-technology, international markets and regulation, is second to none. The event will take place 3 May 2011 at Central London and will feature the guest of honour John Penrose MP, Minister for Tourism and Heritage, who will be giving a keynote address at this seminar.
This seminar will look at online gambling regulation, and how developments in Europe and the US may affect the prospects for the industry in the UK. The event concentrates its focus on current events that could impact the industry. This year’s event will consider the possible impact of US moves to overturn online gambling prohibition, and the European Commission’s efforts to liberalise the market on the UK’s touted position as the world leader in online gambling.
The event will break into sessions that will look at whether regulation is effectively keeping pace with the market, the commercial opportunities offered by emerging platforms such as mobile and connected television as well as the wider social implications continued growth may bring.
Other confirmed speakers include Warwick Bartlett, Chief Executive Officer, Global Betting and Gambling Consultants; Ed Birkin, Analyst, Barclays Capital; Chris Brand, Acting Chief Executive, British Horseracing Authority; David Clifton, Partner, Joelson Wilson; Charles Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Probability; Tom Kenny, Senior Executive, Association of British Bookmakers;Hilary Stewart-Jones, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner and Jenny Williams, Commissioner and Chief Executive, Gambling Commission.
David Amess MP, Vice President, The Lotteries Council and Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Member, All-Party Parliamentary Betting and Gaming Group have kindly agreed to chair this seminar with more senior participants expected to join the fold.
This event will filled with senior decision makers from multiple sectors discussing important issues in the industry, and will provide a wealth of information and knowledge for all those who are fortunate enough to attend.