The International Casino Conference opens ICE 2024

From senior regulators to Hollywood executives, this year’s ICE is full of unmissable speakers.As ICE 2024 gets to within one week, the International Casino Conference (ICC) brings together the who’s who of the global casino industry as leaders from around the world gather to discuss the future of the land-based sector.

The casino industry is going through a moment of evolution and adaptation. This candid and visionary conference allows the heads of industry to discuss new projects, gaming politics, emerging markets and developments, strategic design and the technology driving change in the sector.

Taking place on the day before ICE, on Monday 5th February at the ICC Capital Suite, gets underway in earnest, the ICC plays host to numerous industry stakeholders as well as thought-leaders from outside of the sector. View the agenda:

09:30-10:10: ECA Opening: Global Associations Panel

  • Ernest Stevens Jr, Chairman – Indian Gaming Association;
  • Erwin Van Lambaart, Chairman – European Casino Association;
  • Bill Miller, President and CEO – American Gaming Association;
  • Tom Nieman, Principle – Apollo Gaming Group.

10:10-10:50: European Regulatory Round-up: Implications for the Casino Market

How can European countries work together to combat the illegal gambling market? What are the best practices for sharing information and intelligence? European collaboration on regulatory standards: How can European countries collaborate on developing common regulatory standards for the casino industry?

  • René Jansen, Chairman – Kansspelautoriteit;
  • Petra De Ruiter, CEO – Holland Casino;
  • Pierre Tournier, International Director – Betting and Gaming Counsel.

10:50-11:15: Fireside Chat: European omni-channel growth & tackling the illegal gaming market

Corey Plummer, CEO – OlyBet

11:45-12:15: Joint Headliner: New Markets and New Technology from MGM

During this WRB headline session, audiences will have the ultimate insiders access as they take part in a high-level conversation with Bill Hornbuckle, CEO & President, MGM Resorts International and a fellow C-suite industry peer.

  • Bill Hornbuckle, CEO & President – MGM Resorts International;
  • Simon Thomas, Executive Chairman – Hippodrome Casino.

14:10-15:10; High profile cyber-attacks and what they mean for you

Recent high profile cyber-attacks have resulted in huge loses of earnings and temporary shutdowns, highlighting weaknesses in casino systems. As the land-based industry continues to digitise its offering, will attempts and cyber-attacks become more sophisticated?

15:10-15:40: ICC Headline: Creating a sustainable gaming business that grows your local economy

When Alex Dixon became the CEO of Q Casino and DRA, he had the clear objective of creating a sustainable gaming business. Using his finance background he approached the project with a profit-making mind-set, then applied measures to help develop the local economy.

Alex Dixon, President & CEO – Q Casino & DRA

16:00-16:40: Redesigning The Casino Space To Accommodate Your Hospitality Strategy

A track record of success has been established in the fully “Integrated resorts” of Las Vegas, Singapore, and Macau. Can that blueprint be replicated in European casino designs of the future?

Oliver Lovat, CEO – Denstone Group.

16:40-17:30: Global Live Entertainment Experiences Under the Spotlight

  • Charlie Read, Mana;ging Director – Blooloop;
  • Michael Collins, Senior Partner – Leisure Development Partners;
  • David Hutchinson, CEO – Path Entertainment
  • Christine Wacker, Director, Business Development Experiences – Netflix.

As the global casino industry goes through one of the biggest moments of evolution and adaptation in 2024, ICC is set to bring together the who’s who of the land-based sector and thought leaders from outside the industry. Secure your ICE VOX tickets before the Pre-ICE Offer ends and save £120 before prices increase on 2 February!

https://www.icegaming.com/ice-vox/international-casino-conference

 

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