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2019 GRWA Conference Set for Sydney August 12-14

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There are gaming conferences held in various parts of the world throughout any given year. Few of them, however, focus specifically on Australia’s gaming market. The Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia (GRWA) conference, on the other hand, does just that. The 2019 GRWA Conference is now set for August 2019, and will take place at L’Aqua in Sydney. It will be the 10th edition of the gaming event.

2019 GRWA Conference Details

The 2019 GRWA Conference is set for August 12 through August 14 at L’Aqua at Cockle Bay Wharf in Sydney.

The conference’s goal is to subsequently bring together the leading gaming industry executives to network, discuss the current and future environment and laws, and to learn about the latest industry developments. There will therefore be seminars regarding the latest regulations, difficulties, progresses and setbacks, and strategies for success in consideration of all of those factors.

Moreover, executives from the online gaming and live gaming world, sports betting and wagering, and lottery and racing companies are all invited to attend.

Over the course of three days, there will be presenters from more than two dozen companies and organisations. The days will be broken down as follows:

  • 1: Casinos, Clubs, Pubs, and Gaming Day
  • 2: Sports Betting, Racing and Wagering Day
  • 3: Tech and Marketing Day

The first day will therefore focus on the land-based gaming industry in Australia and include talks on brand reputation, responsible gaming and customer service, gaming machine innovation, and regional strategies. The night will then end with a free poker tournament for all paying and invited attendees, which will take place at The Star in Sydney starting at 6:30pm.

The second day will subsequently find speakers talking about the effects of recent political and legal developments on the racing and betting industries. Also discussed will be trends, new technologies, revenue ideas, social casinos, and daily fantasy sports.

The third and final day of the conference will then offer seminars on cryptocurrencies and digital payments for the gaming industry, marketing, jackpot betting, and cybersecurity in an age of increasingly complicated online hacking and cyberattacks.

Speaker Highlights

The list of speakers at the 2019 GRWA Conference is wide-ranging. That is in order to cover a variety of topics, and offer the most information in the shortest periods of time.

The organisation welcomes everyone in the gaming industry to attend. Tickets for the entire three days of conferences and activities cost A$3,795, but buying them before July 12 offers a discount to only A$3,645 per person. A two-day pass – good for any two of the three days – costs A$3,095, though the early-bird discounted price before July 12 is A$2,945.

– List of Speakers

More speakers will be added, but the list at this time includes:

  • Albert Yu, COO of Alphaslot
  • Andrew Constantine, private cybersecurity advisor and red teamer
  • Bhavesh Parthi, Head of Affiliates for Asia Oppa Ltd.
  • Brendon Dorff, COO of Sports Hero Australia
  • David Green, Principal of Newpage Consulting
  • Donald Carducci, Equity Research Analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Graeme Du Toit, Business Development executive at ESL Gaming
  • Harmen Brenninkmeijer, Managing Director at Dynamic Partners
  • Matt Ryan, Analyst at UBS
  • Megan Lavender, Committeeperson at Bankstown Harness Racing Club
  • Natalie Wright, Director at NSW Office of Responsible Gambling
  • Nicholas Heaney, CEO at Skrilla
  • Sally Gainsbury, Co-Director of Gambling Treatment at University of Sydney
  • Stephen Hanna, Chariman at ESIC (APAC)
  • Andrew Scott, CEO at Inside Asian Gaming
  • Ben Blaschke, Managing Editor at inside Asian Gaming
  • David Croft, General Manager Product & Safety at The Star Entertainment Group
  • David Edwards, Projects Chief Executive at Tourism Industry Development and Commonwealth Games
  • Douglas Kirkham, CEO at Canada Bay Club
  • Dylan Pickering, Research Assistant at University of Sydney
  • Joseph Borg, Partner at WHPARTNERS
  • Martin Williams, Asia Editor for Gambling Compliance
  • Michael Sarquis, Acting Deputy Director-General Liquor Gaming and Fair Trading at the Department of Justice
  • Nadine Grinblat, Chief Executive for Australasian Gaming Council
  • Riad Chikhani, CEO of GAMURS Group
  • Rossi Biddle, CEO and founder of Fantasy Esports Global

Future GRWA Events

GRWA conferences are organised by Beacon Events. Furthermore, the Australia event scheduled for August is the 10th annual conference of its kind.

There was just an iGaming Asia Congress in March 2019. So that is unlikely to happen again until March of 2020. However, there is an Asia Gaming Summit that happened just last November in 2018. Therefore, there will probably be another scheduled for this year.