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UGW: Program, Speakers, Topics, Guests, and Sponsors

22 February 2021, 16:27
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On February 24, Smile-Expo international company will hold the UGW conference – a significant event for the gambling industry at Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv. At the event, Ukrainian and foreign experts will talk about the specifics of running a business in the legal field, as well as discuss the prospects for industry development and the most important gambling news.

UGW: Program, Speakers, Topics, Guests, and Sponsors

The event will unite legislators, heads of specialized associations, representatives of the gambling community, and everyone interested in the revival, development, and formation of the Ukrainian gambling market.

As part of the conference, renowned experts will make presentations, participate in two panel discussions and answer questions from the attendees. The event will become a perfect platform for exchanging experience and making useful contacts.

Special guests, speakers, and their presentations

Ivan Rudyi, Chairman of the Commission for Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries, will make an opening speech at the UGW conference. He will talk about the activities of the collegial body he heads and the specifics of reforming the gambling market in Ukraine.

Borys Baum, a freelance Advisor to the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, will take part in a Q&A session where he will answer questions from guests.

Pinnacle Trade Director Marco Blume will share solutions that betting companies are using to cope with the crisis. He will discuss relevant strategies to help operators cope with economic and social change.

Presentation by the Head of the Legal Department at Law & Trust International Tetiana Klymenko will focus on the legal restrictions in the field of advertising that exist in Ukraine and other jurisdictions.

The topic “How Big Data Will Transform Compliance and Legitimacy” will be revealed by Vice Chairperson at International Gaming Standards Association Earle G. Hall. He will explain why Ukrainian gambling market players should implement big data technologies in their activities.

As part of the conference, Maryna Zapolska, General Manager at Talentgrator, will give practical advice on searching for personnel in the gambling industry and talk about the intricacies of preparing offers that are attractive to job seekers.

During the speech of Ex-People’s Deputy of Ukraine Anna Romanova, guests of the event will learn about the possibilities of Ukraine in the field of gambling tourism, the peculiarities of attracting investments in the gambling industry, and the best format for categorizing hotels.

Artem Kuzmenko, partner at Eterna Law, will explain how the process of gambling activity legalization is being implemented in Ukraine and clarify what mistakes should be avoided when applying for obtaining the appropriate permits.

Jakub Kolomičenko, Head of Legal Department at Endorphina Ltd, will talk about the principles of responsible gaming and the European experience in customer protection. He will predict how the rules of responsible gaming may change in the future.

Matters regarding the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the gambling field will be revealed by BETEGY CEO Alex Kornilov. He will also share the secrets of integrating ML and AI tools into the business.

Panel discussions

Within the framework of the first panel discussion, the topic of “Intricacies of regulating gambling business in Ukraine” will be thoroughly revealed. Experts will analyze the main provisions of gambling legislation and highlight the benefits of unshadowing gambling activities.

The discussion participants will include:

  • Ihor Makiievskyi – Head of the All-Ukrainian Association of Employers in the Recreation and Entertainment Sector.
  • Taras Tarasenko – People's Deputy of Ukraine, member of the Servant of the People faction.
  • Tamara Golubchik – Director of the Ukrainian Gaming Business Association.
  • Marian Zablotskyi – People's Deputy of Ukraine of the 9th session.
  • Iryna Sergienko – President of the Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association.
  • Oleh Derlyuk – Managing Partner at Stron Legal Services.

The topic of the second discussion is “Transformation of the Ukrainian online gambling market: legal risks, current condition, and prospects”. The participants will talk about the peculiarities for the development of the gambling business online.

The discussions will involve:

  • Alina Plyushch – co-founder and member of the board at the Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association.
  • Oleksiy Yevchenko – Vice President of the Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association.
  • Ilya Machavariani – Senior Partner at the 4H consulting agency.

IGT, Talentgrator, Digitain, APEX, BetConstruct, Alpha Affiliates will become the sponsors of the UGW conference. You can meet company representatives at the event.

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