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Will 2012 be the year for full-scale regulation of the German iGaming market? ...

Will 2012 be the year for full-scale regulation of the German iGaming market?
Attend WrB Germany – one day, in-depth forum fully focused on Germany, and:
• Find out from WrB’s 40+ speakers and 130+ delegates, leaders of the international and German gaming industry, how they are evaluating the wealth of German opportunities and positioning themselves to take full advantage of them
• Take back to the office all the strategic and technical information you need to enter or re-establish yourself on the regulated German market
• Build a balanced understanding of the German political and regulatory context by hearing the diverse perspectives of German and European regulators and politicians in the run-up to the Schleswig- Holstein State elections on May 6TH 2012
• Seize the opportunity to meet the key local German stakeholders: land-based industry, lotteries, legal experts, service providers, media companies and sports associations
• Evaluate all potential partnerships to further your business in the regulated German market

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    German roadmap to regulation the first ever, all-inclusive focus on 16 german states' plans for i-gaming_wrb_april 12_frankfurt__updated German roadmap to regulation the first ever, all-inclusive focus on 16 german states' plans for i-gaming_wrb_april 12_frankfurt__updated Document Transcript

    • WrB Germany 2012 WrB 2012 series Lead Sponsor Supporting Sponsor Totally GamingAPRIL 12 2012 FRANKFURT, GERMANYGERMAN ROADMAP TO REGULATION – THE FIRST-EVER, ALL-INCLUSIVEFOCUS ON 16 GERMAN STATES’ PLANS FOR IGAMINGWill 2012 be the year for full-scale regulation of the German iGaming market?Attend WrB Germany – one day, in-depth forum fully focused on Germany, and:• Find out from WrB’s 40+ speakers and 130+ delegates, leaders of the international and German gaming industry, how they are evaluating the wealth of German opportunities and positioning themselves to take full advantage of them• Take back to the office all the strategic and technical information you need to enter or re-establish yourself on the regulated German market• Build a balanced understanding of the German political and regulatory context by hearing the diverse perspectives of German and European regulators and politicians in the run-up to the Schleswig- Holstein State elections on May 6TH 2012• Seize the opportunity to meet the key local German stakeholders: land-based industry, lotteries, legal experts, service providers, media companies and sports associations• Evaluate all potential partnerships to further your business in the regulated German market Juergen Martin Martin Erwin Horak Gernot Tripcke Creutzmann Stadelmaier Reeckmann President of the General Manager, MEP, Secretary of State, Executive National Lottery German Ice European Rhineland- Chairman, Association in Hockey League Parliament Palatinate State The Federal Bayern, Head Government Association of of the German Private Casinos Lotto and Toto in Germany block (BupriS) In association with: Supporting Sponsor WrB Germany 2012 WrB Germany 2012 for WrB 2012 series: Lead Sponsor: Supporting Sponsor: WrB Germany 2012 Sponsors: For more information visit www.wrbriefing.com
    • WrB Germany 2012 WrB 2012 series APRIL 12 2012 FRANKFURT, GERMANY Lead Sponsor Supporting Sponsor Totally GamingGERMAN ROADMAP TO REGULATION – THE FIRST-EVER, ALL-INCLUSIVEFOCUS ON 16 GERMAN STATES’ PLANS FOR IGAMING08:00 Registration Coffee & Tea 11:00 Schleswig-Holstein: Understanding the licensing procedures and interpreting the 09:00 Opening remarks: implications for the other 15 States • Discussing the positive and negative aspects of theProfessor Tilman Becker, Director, Gambling Research Center Schleswig-Holstein approach: Has legal certainty andUniversity of Hohenheim stability for long term investments been achieved inJoerg Hofmann, Lawyer, Melchers & Vice-President, IMGL Schleswig-Holstein? • Is this model profitable for Germany as a whole, theALIGN YOUR COMMERCIAL STRATEGY WITH THE iGaming & Sportsbetting industry and the customers?GERMANY REGULATORY CONTEXT • Forecasting the post-State election context in Schleswig- Holstein for the industry and key stakeholders09:10 Opening Address: • Overcoming the challenges in obtaining a Schleswig-Juergen Creutzmann, MEP, Committee on the Internal Market Holstein licenceand Consumer Protection, Rapporteur for the Green Paper onOnline Gambling, European Parliament Wulf Hambach, Partner, Hambach & Hambach Joerg Hofmann, Partner, Melchers Guido Schluetz, Senior Government Official, Gambling Regulation09:20 Keynote Regulatory Panel: Examining current and Supervision, Ministry of Interior Schleswig-Holstein state of affairs and analysing the challenges in creating a harmonised regulatory approach HARNESS THE COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES THE• Exploring the viability of possible regulatory models GERMAN MARKET HOLDS in the German context: double licensing regime, a compromise between 1 and 15 Laender, a federal Roundtable Discussions with Local Stakeholders: solution for all 16 with current Inter-State Treaty Identifying and understanding the local industries’ – What are the implications for the industry, state optimal regulatory and commercial scenarios for governments and customers Germany• Aligning German regulatory efforts with the opinions of the EU Commission, Parliament and ECJ 11:40 The German Lotto-Toto block: Adapting to • Analysing how the European regulatory developments the new commercial context in newly regulated markets (France, Denmark, Spain, • Remaining unified and dealing with new challenges the Belgium) might apply to the German efforts regulatory framework and commercial context present• Focus on taxation – finding the optimal balance in tax levels • Options for going online – how to rapidly acquire the to make the industry, government and consumer happy expertise needed to be successful• Explaining how and why the market will be restricted with regard to online products – what are the social Armin von Buttlar, Chairman, Aktion Mensch concerns and the implications for the industry? Erwin Horak, President, National Lottery Association in Bayern & Head, German Lotto and Toto blockDr. Christian von Boetticher, Member of Parliament, Juergen Rehm, Executive Board Member, GewinnsparvereignSchleswig-Holstein State Parliament Dr Gerhard Rombach, Director, South German Class Lottery,Juergen Creutzmann, MEP, Committee on the Internal Market Munichand Consumer Protection, Rapporteur for the Green Paper on Magnus von Zitzewitz, Manager, Tipp24 Germany GmbHOnline Gambling, European Parliament Moderator: Friedrick Stickler, President, Austrian LotteriesTina R. Olsen, Head of Legal Division, Danish Gambling & Deputy CEO, European Lotteries Association of StateAuthority Gaming OrganisationsRolf-Francis Sims, Senior Legal Advisor, Ministry of Culture,Norway 12:20 Land-based Operators: Building bridges Martin Stadelmaier, Secretary of State, Rhineland-Palatinate between offline and onlineState GovernmentFriedrick Stickler, President, Austrian Lotteries & Deputy • The creation of a unified gambling law and theCEO, European Lotteries Association of State Gaming implications for the arcade and casino industryOrganisations • Offsetting the commercial downturn and lookingModerator: Professor Tilman Becker, Director, Gambling forward into the future – is online gaming the answerResearch Center University of Hohenheim to a challenging retail climate?10:20 Q&A Session Dr. Norman Albers, Managing Director, German Bookmaker Association10:35 Coffee and refreshment break Michael Muehleck, CEO, Harlekin Martin Reeckmann, Chairman, Association of Private Sponsored by: Casinos in Germany e. V. (BupriS) Ulrich Schmidt, Founder and CEO, SchmidtGruppe Moderator: Oliver Zugel, CEO and Chairman, Spring Capital For more information visit www.wrbriefing.com
    • WrB Germany 2012 WrB 2012 series APRIL 12 2012 FRANKFURT, GERMANY Lead Sponsor Supporting Sponsor Totally GamingGERMAN ROADMAP TO REGULATION – THE FIRST-EVER, ALL-INCLUSIVEFOCUS ON 16 GERMAN STATES’ PLANS FOR IGAMING Prof. Dr. Klaus Goldhammer, Representative, Digibet-Group13:00 Media, Sports Unions and Entertainment Dirk Quermann, CEO, Merkur Interactive GmbH Joerg Wacker, Director for Germany, bwin.party Leaders’ Outlook: Evaluating the commercial Moderator: Carina Eichstädter, Founder and CEO, Keyplayer opportunities in iGaming and Sportsbetting• How interested are the local media groups in the 16:00 Coffee and refreshment break gaming sector? What is the potential for joint-ventures and acquisitions to achieve commercial goals? THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK, PRODUCT COMPLIANCE• Will a fully regulated German market be an ideal AND CUSTOMER PROTECTION platform to facilitate the integration of three ever more converging businesses like sports, media and gaming? 16:30 Inter-State Treaty: Ensuring its stability Which German regulatory model will predispose these and durability through compliance with businesses best to work together? German Constitutional law and EU law• Taxation levels and the position taken by the sports • Creating legal certainty and an optimal environment for associations and professional leagues German and international operators • The obstacles of slot machine regulations, casinoThomas Deissenberger, Spokesman, Working Group of theAssociation of Commercial Broadcasters and Media (VPRT) regulation and the federal horseracing law to achieving& CEO, ConstantinSport Marketing consistency from a legal point of viewGernot Tripcke, General Manager, German Ice Hockey League • Understanding the ramifications of the popularity ofOliver Zugel, CEO and Chairman, Spring Capital online poker in Germany to ensure consistency withModerator: Martin Oelbermann, Partner, Media & EU law and overcoming the grey iGaming market in aEntertainment Consulting Network post-regulatory context • Timeline of developments and most important dates to13:40 Networking lunch break look out for in 2012 and beyond Sponsored by: Prof. Dr. Joerg Ennuschat, Professor at the Department of14:40 Market entry strategies to ensure the first- Public Law and European Law with a focus on Administrative law, mover advantage in all 16 states University of Konstanz• Factors to take into account in analysing the Dr. Ronald Reichert, Partner, Redeker Dr. Markus Ruttig, Lawyer, CBH Rechtsanwaelte commercial profitability of entering the German market Moderator: Professor Siegbert Alber, former Advocate General,• How lucrative has the Schleswig-Holstein market proven European Court of Justice & Member of the Scientific Board, to be? Is it a ‘door’ to the remaining 15 Laender? Hohenheim University Gambling Research Center• Opinions on the post-election context in Schleswig- Holstein and how it will affect (if at all) licensees 17:10 Responsible Gambling, Security and • Opportunities for partnerships with local stakeholders – Compliance in Gambling: Finding the what are the benefits of taking this approach? right balance between customer protection • The continued operation of unregulated operators - and the successful fulfillment of your will the licensing procedure lose its effectiveness if this commercial goals market persists? • Ensuring customer protection and social responsibility • Reporting mechanisms to the state gambling authoritiesWilhelm Huber, Head of International, William Hill • The efficiency of internet IP address blocking in theIan Ince, Head of Regulatory Affairs, SportingbetDr. Peter Reinhardt, Head of Central Europe, Betfair context of the retention of dataModerator: Daniel Macadam, Europe Editor, Gambling • Issues to consider: Integrity, protection of minors,Compliance money laundering, combating fraud (IT structure), verification of players, transparency, data protection,15:20 Building a successful proposition for the payments, compliance of products, servers in Laender German market and marketing it to and bank guarantee the German player• Positioning yourself for the German market: ‘Re- Filippo Ferri, Director of iGaming Development, GLI Detlev Henze, CEO, TÜV Trust IT GmbH entering’ the German market – exploring the challenges Gregory Kuhlmey, Head of Online Gaming, Dictao of a transition to the regulated model Burkhard Ley, CFO, Wirecard AG• Dealing with the implications of taxes: Re-evaluating Michael Rotert, CEO, Association of the German Internet your ROI in the face of the new regulations Industry (eco) & Vice-President of EuroISPA• Overcoming the challenges in communicating with Günther Zeltner, Head of Department, Evangelical Society existing customers and acquiring new customers from Stuttgart Schleswig-Holstein and beyond in a single, double or multiple licensing system 18:00 Closing remarks and end of conference For more information visit www.wrbriefing.com
    • WrB Germany 2012 WrB 2012 series APRIL 12 2012 FRANKFURT GERMANY Lead Sponsor Supporting Sponsor Totally GamingGERMAN ROADMAP TO REGULATION – THE FIRST-EVER, ALL-INCLUSIVEFOCUS ON 16 GERMAN STATES’ PLANS FOR IGAMING 3 Easy ways to register for WrB Germany 20121. Register online at www.wrbriefing.com – quickest and easiest way to book2. Call our hotline on +44(0)20 7384 81133. Download the booking form from www.wrbriefing.com and email to yeemay.huang@clariongaming.comPrices: All prices are per delegate Standard rate Onsite rate (ends Friday 30 March 2012) (from Saturday 31st March 2012 BEST RATE onwards) Individual delegate rate €720 + VAT €842 + VAT (1-2 places booked at once) Multi-delegate rate €621 + VAT €743 + VAT (3+ places booked at once) Regulator/Government €571 + VAT €€693 + VATFEES: All transactions will be processed in Euro. VAT is payable on all bookings in accordance with the tax law in Germany at 19%. Confirmed Sponsors In association with: WrB Germany 2012 Supporting Sponsor: Media partners and supporting associations: Supporting Sponsor for WrB 2012 series: Sponsors: WrB Germany 2012 Lead Sponsor:Contact the WrB team to discuss how we can accommodate your budget so you achieve your objectivesfor business development in Germany and other jurisdictions:Donna Oliver: +44 (0)20 7384 8107; Cheryl Cheong: +44(0)20 7384 8108;donna.oliver@clariongaming.com cheryl.cheong@clariongaming.com After a highly successful launch in London at ICE, the World Regulatory Briefing series takes its second bold step in Germany providing you with the most well-rounded and all-inclusive forum on German regulatory change. About WrB series: Born out of Clarion’s European/World Gaming Briefing and responding to an increasingly fragmented regulatory framework of the gaming industry, WrB is a series of one-day regulatory events taking place in the countries where real changes happen and bringing to you key stakeholders from local markets to learn from and build partnerships with. Attend WrB to: • Meet and engage with regulators and policy-makers so you can influence the creation of regulatory frameworks in the most profitable jurisdictions you want to expand to • Assess the emerging opportunities for business expansion to new jurisdictions – make sure you know when and how you can enter new markets to secure the crucial first-mover advantage • Meet the key local stakeholders and potential partners with the on-ground expertise crucial to succeed in new markets For more information visit www.wrbriefing.com