On December 18, 2019, Kyiv iGaming Affiliate Conference will take place. The keynote discussion theme will be the legalization of the gambling business in Ukraine, as well as the adoption of the international experience in the field of regulation.
The General Sponsor of the event is the exhibition Ukrainian Gaming Week that will become the country’s largest platform to bring together leaders of the global gambling market.
Who may find the conference useful:
Speakers will discuss the following themes:
Participants of the exhibition area within Kyiv iGaming Affiliate Conference will display the most efficient products and solutions intended to develop the gambling business.
lawyer specializing in international law, specialist in the field of corporate and tax law;
Senior Lawyer, Head of the Legal Department at the Kyiv-based office of Law & Trust International;
focuses on tax structuring and development of international holding structures in the gambling industry;
provides gambling licensing services;
specialist in gambling payment solutions: bank accounts, processing, reimbursements to cards, etc.;
has experience in company registration, opening accounts, and customer support in the UK, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, China, Bangladesh, India, the EU countries;
opens correspondent accounts for financial organizations, settlement accounts for large companies and holdings, as well as accounts for cryptocurrency and gambling businesses.
She will be a moderator at the conference.
Presentation: “Systems for financial and tax monitoring of gambling activities”.
System for online monitoring of operators’ financial operations;
Control of tax payments;
Establishment of a reserve fund intended to pay out winnings to players.
lawyer with 5 years of experience on the Swedish market;
specializes on legal matters related to gambling, AML, Responsible Gambling and data protection;
Associate at Nordic Gambling since 2018. Helps operators with preparation and licensing compliance in view of the new Swedish Gambling Act, taking into account Responsible Gambling and advertising standards.
Presentation: “Player identification: why it is essential and what challenges can occur”.
Player identification techniques in land-based casinos;
Regulation of special software systems at the state level;
Control of payouts.
has over 12 years of managerial experience at the leading casinos in Europe;
has been General Manager and Member of the Board at Casino of Venezia from 2005 to 2010;
has been a CEO at Casino of Campione d’Italia from 2010 to 2017;
In 2011, was elected Member of the Board of the European Casino Association;
has been a President at FederGioco – the non-profit association of Italian casinos;
professor of ‘Business and Marketing management’ at the University Ca’Foscari of Venice since 2009 and University of Trento since 2016.
Presentation: “Regulation of operators’ advertising: cases of gaming brands promotion”.
insufficient regulation of gambling companies advertising;
experience of international marketing agencies in promotion of gaming brands;
mistakes to avoid while developing a casino brand.
has 25 years of experience in betting, gaming and gambling segments;
has been working as operations manager at big gambling companies: William Hill, Blue Square, The Tote (Sport) and Virgin Games;
as a team leader, was responsible for working with various gambling products in many jurisdictions;
gambling consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd – a company collaborating with online casino operators, gambling regulators and specialized associations;
specialist in marketing, player protection, development and integration of strategies;
expert in the whole cycle of gaming and gambling sectors – from the initial data collection, licensing and project launch to expanding on new markets, client acquisition and gathering experience.
Presentation: “Responsible gambling: fighting against gambling addiction at the legislative level”.
How to build a responsible gambling system in Europe;
Anti-problem gambling measures at the state level;
Specialized anti-problem gambling organizations.
Regulatory & Public Affairs, Policy Development, Strategy, expert with 15 years of experience in Gambling and Gaming;
since 2004 till 2010, has been a Permanent Representative of Malta to the EU, advocating for Malta’s gambling laws, representing the government amongst EU Institutions and the Member States;
since 2010 till 2016, has been a Seconded National Expert at the European Commission, helping to bring European regulators and the industry to one table and elaborating policy on consumer protection, technical standards, as well as country-specific legislative assessments;
since 2016 till 2018, has been employed at one of the largest British gambling companies – bet365 in a regulatory/international development role, working on business development, licensing and compliance;
currently is a Head of Regulatory Affairs at Playtech – company developing gambling software established in 1999.
Presentation: “Responsible gambling: fighting against gambling addiction at the legislative level”.
started working in gambling business since 2004;
has been a PR Manager at Storm International;
since 2011, has been a Media Relations Director at DIXY, one of the biggest Russian retail networks;
in 2013, became a Head of PR at Storm International and its brands, including Shangri La casino;
since 2017, has been a Head of the central Marketing and PR department at Storm International.
Presentation: “Casino establishment: Building a high-quality service for players from scratch”.
international experience of developing a brand new business;
issues to avoid;
establishment of a complex entertainment venue.
has been focusing on HR and recruitment at international companies engaged in IT, FinTech, petrochemistry, and energetics for more than 10 years;
has 5 years of recruitment experience in the industry with socially negative stereotypes;
has been involved in iGaming recruitment for over two years;
has experience in staff selection in the CIS countries, Western and Eastern Europe, as well as in China and Turkey;
has successfully built professional multilanguage teams in Europe and the CIS countries;
has developed and implemented corporate training programs for customer service members and HRs;
has designed efficient internal development programs, incentive programs, as well as programs aimed at enhancing the internal company reputation (HR branding).
Presentation: “Gaming HR management: to train or hire professionals”.
How to attract employees in the gambling business;
Where to find professional employees;
Teaching personnel the subtleties of work.
focuses on corporate law as well as legal aspects of gambling and fintech;
over the previous five years, she has been advising customers engaged in fintech and gambling sectors, as well as providing IP law, licensing, and company registration services worldwide;
holds a position of Senior Lawyer at SBSB, an international law firm;
Head of Fintech at SBSB;
her team successfully obtains forex and gambling licenses, registers crypto exchanges and exchangers.
Presentation: “Licensing of gambling software providers as part of B2B certification”.
iGaming licensing: game certification requirements;
online gambling representatives: the role of operators and providers in the system;
software certification: preparation tips;
international types of certification and modeling of system operations in Ukraine.
Head of the sub-committee on gas, gas transmission sector, and gas supply policy at the Committee for Energy and Housing Maintenance and Utility Services of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;
member of the Committee on corporate law and stock markets at the Ukrainian Bar Association;
holder of a master's degree in international civil and commercial law at Leiden University;
has been Senior Associate at DLA Piper, an international law firm.
Presentation: В2В certification of gambling equipment.
international experience in issuing gambling equipment certificates;
advantages and disadvantages of the certification process;
goals and objectives of product certification;
verification of gambling equipment quality in Ukraine: the operational concept of the certification system.
member of the Ukrainian parliament;
Deputy Head of the Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;
Head of the sub-committee on banks and banking operations;
author of the bill on gambling legalization No. 2285-3;
holds the author’s political blog called DubinskyPro on YouTube and Facebook;
has been engaged in economical and anti-corruption news coverage for more than 15 years;
has been repeatedly acknowledged as one of Ukraine’s best financial journalists;
has been a host of an investigative journalism TV show, Groshi, for five years.
Presentation: “Playing by the rules: How to get Ukrainian gambling market from the shadows”.
strict barriers for all gambling market players are necessary. Why?
how to prevent money laundering in the segment;
social benefits of legalization;
how to establish a clear and transparent gambling market and make everyone stick to the rules.
lawyer, acknowledged expert in gambling and sports law;
associate at Fomin, Sergienko and partners, which is currently operating under the Sports & Gaming Lawyers brand, since 2013;
has represented Favorit and Parimatch in the dialog with the authorities concerning betting legalization in Ukraine on behalf of the All-Ukrainian Union of Betting Development;
Head of the Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association, a public organization uniting gaming and gambling experts, since 2016;
Member of the Committee on Ethics and Fair Play of Ukrainian Football Federation since 2017;
has been a Member at the Interdepartmental working group at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine for reviewing and solving problem matters related to gambling business and lotteries;
has been a consultant of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Family, Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism;
has been a Chairwoman at the Coordination Council for the Socially Responsible Legalization of Casinos.
Participation in the panel discussion titled “Transformation of the gambling market in Ukraine”.
since 2011, he has been the Head at All-Ukrainian Association of Employers in the Recreation and Entertainment Sector that represents local gambling operators;
council member of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine;
acts on behalf of gambling market employers in the dialogue with the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
member of the working group aimed at gambling business legalization at the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy.
candidate of economic sciences, associate professor;
was an adviser and consultant at such financial organizations as IFC, EBRD, and Privat Bank;
was the head of the advisers group of the Minister of Economy of Ukraine;
was the director of the department of national projects;
held the position of the adviser to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine;
was the adviser to the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine;
was the adviser to the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine;
worked as the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine;
has been the Head of Kherson Regional State Administration since 2019.
Payment till 17.12.2019
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