lex Pariente, SVP Casino Operations of Hard Rock International; and John Maddox, VP Government Relations of Caesars Entertainment, confirmed their participation as panelists in the ‘Casino Congress: Examining the Opportunities and Barriers to Entry for Casinos in Brazil' panel of the Brazil Gaming Congress (BgC) 2019, to be held across June 23-25, in Sao Paulo.
Latest speakers are James Kilsby, Vice President - Americas for GamblingCompliance in Washington, D.C. where he manages GamblingCompliance’s coverage of legal and regulatory developments affecting the gambling industry throughout North and South America. Luiz Felipe Maia is a founding partner of law firm Franco, Yoshiyasu, Maia, Simões & D’Alessio Advogados and head of the gambling, Internet and technology team.
Among the highlights, “Lotteries in Focus: What Will Be the Role of Federal and State Lotteries in a Newly Regulated Market?” panel will address the sale of LOTEX concession – possible outcomes and its effect on Brazilian gaming; evolving role of CAIXA and its impact on the industry; state, national and private lotteries and their role in a regulated market; maintaining social & cultural lottery funding: how to continue Caixa’s social impact in the post-privatisation market.
Speakers will be Thierry Pujol, International Consultant, Member of the Hall of Fame of Lottery Industry; Guilherme Albuquerque, Head of Department, BNDES; and Ronan Moreira, Director General, State Lottery of Minas Gerais (LEMG).
“Casino Congress: Examining the Opportunities and Barriers to Entry for Casinos in Brazil” will be about casino operators view of the opportunities in Brazil; practical challenges of investing in Brazil; examining the most appealing opportunities for international investors. Panellists will be Pariente and Maddox as mentioned; Pedro Cortés, Senior Partner, Rato Ling Lei & Cortés; and Bruno Omori, President, Associação Brasileira da Indústria de Hotéis do Estado de São Paulo (ABIH-SP – Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry, São Paulo).
Some of the other focal activities within the conference will be a Sportsbook Workshop, “Practicalities of Setting up a Sports Betting Platform in Brazil”, an Online Operators’ Panel, “Creating an Attractive Proposition for International Investment”, and a Legislator’s Debate, “Taking the next steps to a regulated market in Brazil,” with the participation of Vinicius Lummertz, State Secretary of Tourism for São Paulo and former Minister of Tourism, Government of São Paulo; Alexandre Manoel, SECAP; and Evandro Roman, Federal Deputy. The event will be held at the Tivoli Mofarrej hotel in São Paulo and will have full coverage of Yogonet.