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KPMG eSummit

18 November 2016, 9:00AM - 6:00PM, CET


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08:45 Coffee

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks 

Intro - eSummit opening Russell/David/Juanita

A series of short presentations by major stakeholders in the industry:

Minister Mallia , Joe Cuschieri, Ivan Filletti

Panel for quick questions with all three - Questions agreed before but submitted beforehand anonymously


Catapulting Malta into the future - The panel will be moderated by Mark Bamber from KPMG. I envisage the discussion oscillating around the new MGA licensing legislation, industry maturity, jobs, creativity & technology, Malta’s role as a robust gaming hub, the effect on existing locally based operators and what seeds should be sown in order to maintain our attractiveness for the future of Gaming. 

Panel: Joe Cuschieri (MGA Chairman), Ulrik Bengtsson (CEO Betsson), Anton Cristina (CEO CSL), (Mark Bamber - KPMG Partner Advisory),Olga Finkel


The Local Brexit Looking Glass - Malta has been listed as one of the countries most vulnerable to the ramifications of Great Britain outside the EU.

Mark Bamber intro to Brexit discussion with Malta flavour

The Brexit perspective - what does Brexit mean for the Gambling sphere in England, IOM, Gibraltar and Malta? What are the risks and potential benefits? Data protection implications

Panel: Russell Kelly, Steve Donoghue, Colin Gregory/Peter Greenhill, Robin Le Provost, (Mark Bamber), Ed ware


The Complexities of Compliance – focused sessions on industry concerns, outlining the European legal viewpoint of ongoing compliance and the implications for Gaming operators - I expect the discussion to touch upon the following areas: 4th AML, BEPS, VAT, Data privacy, Gaming duty, social responsibility & emerging markets.

Panel: Michaela Meilinger (KPMG Austria), Susan Breen,  Laurence Hanlin, Trevor De Giorgio, Simon Planzer(Michael Ellen) 


The M&A rundown and Crystal ball - the trends driving industry consolidation, outlook and implications for different sectors of the industry  + how is industry consolidation impacting innovation in the gaming industry? 

Tim Stocks , (chairman of James Stocks) presentation 


M&A and Capital market activity from an operator's perspective 

Panel: (David Pace) Tim Stocks, Fredrik Burvall (Cherry CEO), Donal Barron (B2B Comm Man Paddypower Betfair), Unibet, Robin Reed GiG DR Chris Chrisostomidis Intralot, Ory Weihs

12:30 Responsible Gaming Presentation - - how can responsible gaming change the outside in perspective of gambling? Maarten Haijer**
12:45 LUNCH/PITCH - Peter Howitt, David Sargeant, David Pace, Volker Hirsch, Hugh Stevenson, Peter Gogh,  Patrick Imbach

The power of Data  - Abdalla Kablan

Presentation: Tangible example of how Data insights can help improve your efficiency + future


D&A : using algorithms and predictive analytics  to spot fraud, enhance retention and  build a competitive advantage.   

Panel: (Eric Muscat), Adrian Mizzi, Angelo Dalli, Abdalla Kablan, hotjar David Darmanin

15:30 Cyber secutiy presentation (KPMG) - George Quigley/Rick Martiott - Cyber security + DDOS + How can the industry work better to prevent cybercrime 

Panel: The transition of online gaming – ithe focus of the talk shall oscillate around what will the next disruptor in traditional betting will be. The discussion shall look into the new opportunities to leverage these new innovations, VR, payments, smart CRM systems, Data insights and engagement, emotional biometrics

Alexander Tomic, David Sargeant, Johan Styren, nikolai Livori, Carla Maree Vella (Russell Mifsud) Gérard El-Allaf**


What's the risk to us? A risk assessment methodology for financial & other service providers to the gambling industry.

Jason Chess


Opportunities arising under PSD2 and open banking standards +crytpocurrencies

Peter Howitt, Tatyana Mykhalchenko, Kari Pisani sparkasse, Marc Kenigsber**, Jason Chess (Mark Curmi)

17:00 Jim Brown/Dave Hawkins - presentation

Bridging the Gaming industries for millenials (engagement) - defining and engaging the audience, the power

Panel: Dave Hawkins/ Jim Brown, Valery Bollier, Fredrik Lunqvist, Daniel Bradtke (Russell Mifsud)


17:45 Fin tech payments - Payment Presentation - a glipse into the future
18:00 Close
Speakers Guide