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 Internati
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 Gambli
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
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
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 r
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 i
lawyer with 15 years of experience in the Corporate and Commercial Law, with niche expertise in the gaming industry;
her expertise covers also IP protection on the Internet and Competit
computer science and management specialist;
since 2011, has been working at Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), an independent laboratory engaged in gambling software and hardware
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
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;
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 Fed
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
expert in the legal support of advertising of risky categories of services, including betting and gambling;
specializes in competition, corporate law, and issues of intellectual propert
has been engaged in the gambling industry for more than 20 years;
co-founder and director of the Ukrainian Gaming Business Association;
owner and director of FUN GAME LLC, Ukraine’
has been working at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for 16 years;
for the last 3 years, has been the Head of the Department of administrative and common services markets at the De
is actively engaged in the development of the bill on gambling business legalization in Ukraine;
is establishing the National Tourism Organization;
founded a public organization ti
member of the Ukrainian parliament;
author of the bill on gambling legalization No. 2285-6;
expert in crisis communications and political consulting;
worked as the Head of Dis
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 ba
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.
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 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.
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”.
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 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.
her expertise covers also IP protection on the Internet and Competition law;
from 2004 till 2012, was a part of the legal team at Casino Technology, the Bulgarian leading and globally recognized gaming equipment manufacturer. She became the Head of the Legal department in 2008;
from 2008 till 2012, was a Member of the Management Board of the Bulgarian Association of the manufacturers and operators in the gaming industry (BTAGI). She advised actively the authorities on adopting the new gaming regulation in Bulgaria;
from 2009 till 2012, was a member of the Legal Committee of the European Gaming and Amusement Federation (EUROMAT);
since 2012, has been focusing on gambling law at Velchev & Co. Law Firm;
in 2012, was elected as a General member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL);
since 2013, has been a European Lawyer at the Bar Association in Munich;
from 2018 till 2019, held a contract at Microsoft as a Commercial Attorney in Germany.
Presentation: “Application of the auction mechanism in licensing of operators”.
since 2011, has been working at Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), an independent laboratory engaged in gambling software and hardware testing;
holds a position of Senior Technical Compliance Engineer, specializing in European jurisdictions.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
specializes in competition, corporate law, and issues of intellectual property;
has 15 years of jurisprudence experience, 3 years in the field of betting advertising;
Head of the Legal department at Digital Choo (DC), an international marketing agency engaged in the support of gambling products on white markets of Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America, as well as markets with different legal betting statuses.
owner and director of FUN GAME LLC, Ukraine’s only company that has obtained a mobile online casino license before the gambling ban introduction;
took part in the development of Bill No. 1807 on the regulation of the Ukrainian gambling market, which was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 2015;
Moderator of the panel discussion.
for the last 3 years, has been the Head of the Department of administrative and common services markets at the Department of research and investigation of the non-productive sphere markets at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine;
her department is involved into analyzing and supervising the compliance with the competition requirements on the non-productive sphere markets.
founded a public organization titled Kyiv Tourism Alliance to develop programs aimed at promoting Kyiv on the global tourism stage;
initiator of the Tourism Expert Council at the Specialized Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. He was its member in 2015-2016;
initiator of the Tourism Coordination Council at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
Former Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Commerce.
Participant in the panel discussion: Transformation of the gambling market in Ukraine.
worked as the Head of District State Administration for the Kominternivskyy District in Odesa Region;
Head of the Cambridge University Ukrainian Society.
Presentation: "Welcome to Ukraine! Gambling business: a way to invest and grow together"
economic effect of gambling legalization in Ukraine;
legalization of the gambling business as a tool for development of IT and special economic zones;
increasing foreign investments in Ukraine as a result of gambling market legalization;
prospects of Ukraine as a hub for development of gambling business technologies in Europe.
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.
March 5, 2020 Belarus
March 11-12, 2020 Kiev, Ukraine