What Will Be Discussed at UGW Conference? Program, Speakers and Guests

What Will Be Discussed at UGW Conference? Program, Speakers and Guests

On February 24, Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv will host a unique event for the gambling industry –UGW conference. Renowned experts will reveal specific topics related to running a gambling business legally.

Event will bring together representatives of government agencies, leaders of the gambling community, as well as everyone interested in successful development of the Ukrainian gambling market.

Activities at the conference

As part of the event, Ukrainian and foreign experts will make meaningful presentations, participate in panel discussions and answer questions from guests. The conference will become a perfect platform for exchanging experience, establishing useful contacts and mutually beneficial cooperation.

Participants, speakers and presentations

The conference will be opened by the Head of the Commission for Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries Ivan Rudyi. During his opening remarks, he will talk about the activities of the gambling regulator and reform of the Ukrainian gambling market.

Borys Baum, 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 give answers to questions of the attendees.

Marco Blume – Pinnacle Trade Director will discuss effective solutions that can help bookmakers cope with economic and social changes. The expert will provide examples of social programs that betting business owners use to overcome the crisis. In addition, he will give advice on managing workflows when conducting bookmaking activities.

Tetiana Klymenko, Head of the Legal Department at Law & Trust International will talk about the legal regulation of gambling advertising. She will analyze how things are going with the promotion of gambling business in the UK, Belgium and Malta. Separately, the lawyer will consider the restrictions in force in Ukraine.

Olha Finkel – the founder of WH Partners will use the example of European countries to talk about how government regulation affects the gambling industry, players, public opinion and the economy.

Earle G. Hall, Vice Chairman of the International Gaming Standards Association will raise the issue of the importance of using Big Data. The speaker will analyze how big data affects compliance and legality and explain why companies entering the Ukrainian market should implement this technology.

During the presentation by the Head of the Legal Department at Endorphina Ltd Jakub Kolomičenko, guests of the conference will hear about the European experience in matters of player protection. The speaker will talk about the principles of responsible gaming and restrictions aimed at protecting clients from the gambling addiction.

Ex-People’s Deputy of Ukraine Anna Romanova will raise the issue of Ukraine's opportunities in the field of gambling tourism. The expert will explain what hotel categorization format is the best for current realities and will analyze how to attract investments to the country through the development of the gambling industry.

Presentation titled “ML & AI in the sports betting industry – what's next” will be revealed by the founder of BETEGY Alex Kornilov. His speech will focus on the application of machine learning in the gambling industry and the features of implementing ML and AI solutions.

Natalia Revenko, Business Development Director at International Wealth will present an overview of financial solutions that can be used by corporate gambling market players and by clients of gambling venues.

Maryna Zapolska, General Manager at Talentgrator will talk about recruiting personnel in the gambling industry. She will clarify how to gain the interest of candidates and give advice on creating attractive job offers.

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Panel Discussions

The first panel discussion will be dedicated to the important aspects of state regulation of the gambling industry. Experts will analyze the requirements stipulated by the gambling legislation and highlight the advantages of developing the industry in the legal field.

The discussions will feature:

  • Ihor Makiievskyi – Head of All-Ukrainian Association of Employers in the Recreation and Entertainment Sector.
  • Taras Tarasenko – People's Deputy from 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.
  • Nadiya Attard – Sales Director at Relax Gaming Ltd.

As part of the second discussion, the specifics of the development of the online gambling business will be discussed. Its participants will talk about the current state of the online gambling market and the legal risks that can be faced when doing business on the Internet.

As part of the discussion, guests will hear expert opinion from:

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