here will once again be a series of Master Classes run by the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) that will include international panellists such as IMGL President Joerg Hofmann, Stephen Ketteley from DLA Piper, Andrew Cotton of Gordon Dadds, Wulf Hambach from Hambach & Hambach, Germany, Quirino Mancini from Tonucci & Partners, Italy and Justin Franssen from Kalff Katz and Franssen, Amsterdam.
Susan Breen of Mishcon de Reya will moderate a masterclass called ‘Financing the Consolidation Boom’ featuring Chris Treneman (Managing Director of Investec Investment Banking UK), Linda Main (Head of UK Capital Markets for KPMG), Daniel Macadam (Managing Editor, Europe for Gambling Compliance and David Shapton of Akur Partners.
The Summit programme will include an opening address from the Isle of Man Government, this time provided by Minister for the Department of Economic Development, Laurence Skelly MHK, who will provide an overview of the Isle of Man Government’s progress since the last summit, and the plans they have for the next 12 months with regards to supporting and growing the Island’s globally renowned sector.
Mark Robson, Head of eGaming at the Isle of Man Government and Mark Rutherford of the Gambling Supervision Commission will then give a sector update for the Isle of Man. This will be followed by a panel session moderated by Archie Watt, Head of eGaming at KPMG, with industry experts discussing technology developments within the sector.
Dr Jonathan Parke, a former Director of the Responsible Gambling Trust, will take a look at the psychological factors that make gambling such a successful industry, and explain how these patterns and behaviours can be understood and utilised by the industry.
Jennifer Houghton of Annexio will discuss the UK licensing process from the perspective of an Isle of Man and UK licence holders, and a panel moderated by Micky Swindale of KPMG will then debate the increasingly popular topic of social responsibility in gaming, with panellists Dr. Jonathan Parke, Janine Woodford-Dale of Microgaming, Mark Reynolds of Newfield, Sue Hammett of PokerStars and David Schollenberger of Healys.
Bernard Marantelli of Colossus Bets will discuss the trends of innovation and incubation before the event concludes with a panel on the outlook for eGaming in 2016. The panel will be moderated by Russell Kelly of KPMG who will be joined by Hilary Stewart-Jones of DLA Piper, Bill Mummery of SBOBet, James Agnew of KPMG and Paul Novellie of Novellie, Veradi & Mitchell.