The KPMG Gibraltar eSummit will feature over 40 keynote speakers this year when the event is once again held on the Sunborn Gibraltar, the world’s first and only 5-star “super-yacht” hotel. The engaging thought-leading program will be held 23 March 2017, 8:45 am – 5:30 pm, and will cover a broad range of topics including AML, M&A, harm and risk minimization online, and much more – all presented by expert presenters and panelists from the world of eBusiness.

The eSummit is the 7th annual event in Gibraltar following last April’s 2016 Gibraltar event and adding to a legacy of more than a dozen such events including those held in the Isle of Man. Last year’s eSummit drew over 250 delegates. Each event builds on KPMG’s expertise in the field of eGaming, making each summit more lively, insightful, and important to attend.

Following last year’s events, KPMG Isle of Man and Gibraltar were awarded Best Corporate Services Provider of the Year 2016” at the eGaming Review B2B Awards on June 1 in London.

KPMG Gibraltar eSummit 2017 will focus on industry priorities covering a litany of issues operators and regulators need to stay on top of the remain successful in the UK and further afield in Europe.

Delegates can explore briefings from the RGA, GAMLG, Gambleaware and the NOSES Project team and presentations from Geocomply, Featurespace, and Global Gaming Africa, as well as the opportunity to attend IMGL Masterclasses on Consumer Protection, Technology & Data, and Regulatory Developments; participate in social responsibility workshops including KPMG’s ‘Women in Gaming’ initiative with Mishcon de Reya and GamCare on customer interaction.

Main room panels will focus on M&A activity in the gaming sector and the wider outlook for Gibraltar from both the advisers’ and the operators’ perspective, and much more.

For a quick takeaway for those who may not be able to attend all day, or have more than one representative in attendance -morning sessions will be spread across three rooms and focus mostly on regulatory and compliance aspects of the industry, while after lunch the focus will be mostly on technology.

The final session of the day will feature John Kamara of Global Gaming Africa for a look at how the eGaming market is changing and innovating offering delegates insights into the fast emerging market and its opportunities.

As has become a tradition, the summit will wind down with an operators’ panel moderated by Gambling Commissioner and Head of Gambling Regulation, Phill Brear.

Looking forward to next week’s summit, Russell Kelly of KPMG said: “The eSummit series, which has seen 15 events across the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and more recently Malta, has been a tremendous success. In the fast-moving online world, it is important to attract speakers of the highest caliber and ensure we deliver real insights on topical issues in an ever-changing market. I lead our deal advisory team for the sector and will be joined by a distinguished panel to explore the M&A activity in the sector.”

Micky Swindale, the Director responsible for the eSummit programmes, added: “The eSummit is a great place for industry professionals to get together, not only to learn but also to participate in the discussion at a time when it is essential for the eGaming sector to work together to address a myriad of challenges and opportunities. I look forward to another great event and particularly to running the ‘Women in Gaming’ workshop with Susan Breen of Mishcon de Reya.”

Jon Tricker, Managing Director at KPMG Gibraltar concluded: “It’s been a really exciting year for the eBusiness sector, though with some particular challenges for Gibraltar. I will be exploring those in my panel with Peters Isola, Howitt and Montegriffo, and am very much looking forward to the wider program on offer at the Gibraltar eSummit. From its inauguration in 2011, the event has gone from strength to strength and is now considered to be one of the most prestigious occasions in the global eGaming calendar.”

The summit report, sponsored by Continent 8 Technologies, will be available following the event but if you would like to view previous summit reports or to be invited to future events in the Isle of Man, Malta or Gibraltar, please contact Abby Kimber (+44-1624-681000 or eGaming@kpmg.co.im).

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