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EL elects new Executive Committee & adopts Antwerp Resolution

Hansjörg Höltkemeier re-elected as EL President for the period 2019-2021 Re-elected EL President Hansjörg Höltkemeier (right) said, ‘‘We have had three fantastic days at the special 10th edition of the European Lotteries Congress, with lots of exchanges, networking and new ideas. I am personally very happy to be re-elected after four successful years, and I look forward to continuing my...

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10th EL Congress – Lotteries, democracy and the European political landscape

Brett Henning  Brett Henning, Co-founder and Director at Sortition Foundation analysed the results of the elections, looking closely at the rise in European populism. In the past months and years, anti-EU populist parties have made an insurgence in Europe - a growing concern for the elections. Although these parties made gains, pro-European parties also did well. The results saw a shift away fr...

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EL Congress Antwerp – Day 1: The Corporate Success of Chance

The Black Swan with keynote speaker: Mr. Nassim Nicholas Taleb  International bestselling author Nassim Nicholas Taleb focused his keynote presentation on the Black Swan, his book which looks at the extreme impact of rare and unpredictable events, and the human tendency to find simplistic explanations for these events. After 21 years as a trader, Taleb became a researcher in philosophical, mat...

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EL Congress Antwerp – Day 2: Give Chance a Chance

Talent Vs Luck After a lively performance by mentalist Gili, three inspiring keynote speakers highlighted the role of randomness in success and failure, bringing with them their own personal expertise, interests and humour! Alessio Emanuele Biondo Alessio Emanuele Biondo, a macroeconomist and Professor of Economic Policy outlined the beneficial role of random strategies in financial market...

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Chance is a part of Lotteries. Chance is a part of Success. Chance is also a part of Life.

Hansjörg Höltkemeier, EL President & Jannie Haek, CEO of the National Lottery Belgium open the Trade Show at the 10th EL Congress in Antwerp ‘‘The Success of Chance’’ was the theme for this year’s unique 10th EL Congress, allowing participants to discover how chance plays an important role in their lives, both professionally and personally. The packed three-day programme include...

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