Upcoming EL Seminars & Events

8-10 OCTOBER 2019, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

EL/WLA SECURITY & INTEGRITY SEMINAR 
Protect your digital ecosystem and it will protect you.

Security and Integrity, as we approach 2020, means constant vigilance over the digital landscape which, in turn, is constantly in a state of flux. Cyber challenges never sleep and the only antidote is to architect for resiliency. In keeping with its core remit and purpose, the 2019 EL/WLA Security and Integrity Seminar will continue the focus on cyber elements, primarily at a technical level. Management and data related aspects will also be covered with presentations on privacy, governance, machine learning, threat intelligence and insurance issues.

Among the planned core subjects are new views on the risk landscape and of cognitive security; cloud security as part of security of the supply chain and how to audit the risks and specially the controls; biometric identification of users; ransomware, and blockchain for security.

As usual, key operational topics such as new perspectives on electronic draw security; elements of encryption and the use of timestamping to drive business development, as well as ticket security will be presented.

The programme will of course include topics of awareness and of availability, training and diversity of staff devoted to security and integrity, including a session on gender balance in security in alignment with EL values and the model it stands for.

The Seminar will be structured to allocate more time for questions and answers and for exchange of information and interaction of the participants.

We strongly encourage you to join us in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from October, 8 to 10, to share your experiences and knowledge with your lottery colleagues, and to learn from security experts from both inside and outside the lottery sector.


5-7 NOVEMBER 2019, HELSINKI, FINLAND

INNOVATION SEMINAR 
Building the future. Practical Application of Emerging Innovation Trends

In a world where customers are more connected, more tech savvy and more demanding than ever before, innovation has never been so crucial.

Increasing consumer expectations and the rate of technological change makes it harder to keep lottery players engaged and recruit new generations. EL’s bi-annual Innovation Seminar is the industry’s largest gathering of lottery innovation practitioners and with fully tailored content it is one event not to miss. This year we are hosted by Veikkaus, one of the most innovative lotteries in EL.

The event has been completely re-designed to focus on practical, hands on experiences. Your time will be split between inspiring keynote presentations and classroom pod sessions in small groups. You will not only learn about the latest trends, but also get to experiment with the new technologies and apply them to your lottery.

At this event, you will learn what your consumers want, how technology is enabling play and how your lottery can win the future. The EL Innovation Seminar will:

  • Identify the macro trends influencing lottery players
  • Explore the technologies enabling innovation (e.g. artificial intelligence, augmented reality, b iometrics, social gaming & commerce, voice interfaces and chatbots)
  • Highlight the opportunities and threats for your lottery
  • Provide you with hands-on experience with emerging technologies & tools
  • Practically apply what you have learned to your innovation agenda
  • Enable you to connect, collaborate and learn with the EL community

In addition to this packed and engaging event schedule, all participants are invited to a networking show and dinner like no other held at ‘Casino Helsinki’ – the perfect opportunity to unwind, reflect on learnings and make new connections with like-minded lottery professionals across EL.


20-22 NOVEMBER 2019, MADRID, SPAIN

EL/WLA SPORTS BETTING SEMINAR 
Game, Set, Match! Sports Betting, Integrity and Disruption 

The 2019 EL/WLA Sports Betting Seminar will bring together the most upto date expertise and lessons learnt in three key areas such as:

Regional Updates: for many years our Sport Betting seminar has been a unique occasion for sourcing information on latest data covering the various markets where EL and WLA lotteries are operating, the main trends, the most relevant threats and more, thanks to the yearly study we commissioned for this event. This time, there will be a special focus on the US Market regulatory situation and its current challenges and opportunities for lotteries.

Sport Integrity: it is clear from the title of this year’s Seminar, that integrity in sport is playing a more and more relevant role in the sport betting market. EL and WLA both supported the Council of Europe in promoting the Macolin Convention against the manipulation of sport events. All those efforts contributed to the positive outcome of the ratification. We expect the Convention to enter into force in the Autumn, so the Seminar will be the perfect occasion to present this important achievement and its value for Sport and our sector.

Disruption: this can be a scary concept for lotteries but an important drive of today’s markets in many sectors that we should not forget. We will present and debate on various key topics within the sport betting market that are currently, or will soon be challenged by disruption: distribution for example – how can we survive in shops?; Sport Data – who owns sport data?; Marketing vs responsibility, the Italian example of total ban for gambling advertising, and more.

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