How do you manage your environmental impact to have a positive influence on the planet which your stakeholders, regulators & customers will love?
- Values-based approach to your work to foster your people, culture, and products to have positive social impact in the communities in which you work and society at large.
- Strengthen your corporate governance work, particularly around safer-gambling and ESG Reporting.
Key Areas 2022
Green Agenda – How well is the gaming industry doing in meeting the green agenda? Have lessons been learned from COP26? What are the key initiatives for the next ten years?
Ethical Behaviours – There is a sharp line between what we have to do and what we should do? Can the gaming industry ever begin to have an ethical voice in the current climate?
Legal Behaviours regarding governance – Crime, compliance and governance are key drivers in the ESG push. What should the industry be doing in order to ensure that it is adopting best practice in these areas?
Values-Based Recruitment – All gaming organisations have visions and values but are they true to these and does the outside world recognise them? How do we recruit against this in attracting and retaining key staff?
Diversity & Ethical Business – The case for both diversity and inclusion has never been louder but how can we move beyond box-ticking into a meaningful way of diversifying our workforce with regard to gender, ethnicity, disability and other key drivers? What is the business case for doing so?
Sustainability – How can the industry adapt and thrive with regard to the sustainability of its business models and products? What technologies and advances can be adopted to ensure the longevity of a business in the gaming and gambling environment?
Auditing Your Business around ESG – Every business needs a health check and an external view is the best way of achieving this? Who do we trust to do this, what accreditation should they have and why must we tread carefully around ESG?
Wednesday 18th May 2022
09.00 - Registration & Refreshments
09.30 - Opening Remarks by Andrew Lyman, Gibraltar Government, followed by Chair, Adrian Sladdin (Seventh Wave Corporate Training)
09.45 - Keynote – Joel O’Loughlin, (ESG Foundation)
10.15 - Panel Discussion – Why the gambling industry needs ESG more than ever
Moderator: Adrian Sladdin (Seventh Wave) Panel: Paul Foster (Crucial Compliance), Leah Carnegie (Lottoland), Andrew Montegriffo (Hassans), Anna Jein (Kindred)
11.00 - Networking Coffee Break
11.25 - Case Study – (Lottoland) – Putting ESG first – Nifa Sellors, Markus Neubauer, Sophie Wood
12.00 – Social: Diversity & Inclusion – What’s the social perspective for ESG and the gambling industry? Moderator - Joel O’Loughlin, (ESG Foundation), Panel - Christina Giuffre (Lottoland), Christina Thakor-Rankin (1710 Gaming), Charlie Leach (KPMG)
12.45 - Networking Lunch Break
13.45 – Innovation in ESG Dr Michael Auer (neccton) – Social Values, Player Protection & ESG
14.30 – Keynote – Martin Lycka - Gambling Businesses in the Era of Sustainable Gambling (Entain)
15.15 – Panel Discussion – Social: Real values, real vision, real standards or just ticking a box? Safer gambling, human rights, labour standards and green agendas – Moderator: Jo Abergel (Rock Learning) Panel: Sophie Wood (Lottoland), Rob Mitchell (Risk Screen), Adrian Sladdin (Seventh Wave), Joel O’Loughlin (ESG Foundation)
16.00– Keynote - Nick Hill (nChain) & Paul Foster (Crucial Compliance)– The Application of Blockchain Technology in Responsible Gambling
16.30 – Closing Remarks Day 1
Thursday 19th May 2022
09.00 – Registration & Refreshments
09.30 – Opening remarks from the chair, Adrian Sladdin (Seventh Wave Corporate Training)
09.45 – Panel Discussion – Good Governance Comes First - risk management, corporate governance & anti-corruption - Moderator: Jo Abergel (Rock Learning) Panel: Neil Tyson (Rightway Compliance), Andrew Lyman (GoG), Andrew Montegriffo (Hassans), Rob Mitchell (RiskScreen)
10.30 – Values-Based Recruitment – Moderator - Joel O’Loughlin, (ESG Foundation), Panel - Christina Giuffre (Lottoland), Christina Thakor-Rankin (1710 Gaming), Adrian Sladdin (Seventh Wave), Charlie Leach (KPMG)
11.15 Networking Coffee Break
11.40 – Safer Gambling Research – Moderator: Adrian Sladdin (Seventh Wave) Panel Pedro Romero (BetBlocker), Markus Neubauer (Lottoland), Maris Catania (Kindred), Paul Foster (Crucial Compliance)
12.40 – Networking Lunch Break
13.40 – Tania Rahmany – (Hassans) – “Why ESG will soon be a thing of the past.”
14.25 – Compliance in the gambling sector - Tom Devlin, RiskScreen
• Meeting the challenge of onboarding and screening at scale
• Common AML & Sanctions Compliance weaknesses
• How to become more compliant whilst improving business efficiencies
15.10 – The Gambling Industry and its Ethical Dilemma: Profit versus Player Protection – Jo Abergel (Rock Learning) Moderator - Pedro Romero (BetBlocker), Martin Lycka (Entain), Markus Neubauer (Lottoland), Michael Auer (neccton), Nick Hill (nChain)
15.55 – Addressing Environmental Issues; the pressing need for the green agenda – Moderator - Adrian Sladdin (Seventh Wave), Panel Kim Alcantara (Bet Victor), Tom Gribbin (Planet Super League), Andy Smith (EnviroEducation)
16.30 – Closing Remarks Day Two
17.00-19.00 Networking Drinks at Bruno’s, Tradewinds