Canadian Gaming Summit: An Exploration of Leadership, Growth, Payments & Compliance


As gambling companies strive to improve their services and reinforce their market presence, the Canadian Gaming Summit is set to offer a wealth of knowledge through in-depth explorations of topics such as growth, leadership, payments, and compliance.

The dedicated tracks will commence on Thursday, June 20th, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. To ensure a digestible learning experience for attendees, the content will be delivered in multiple formats such as keynotes, fireside chats, provincial roundtables, and panel sessions.

The ‘Growth & Leadership’ track will open with a keynote address from Dale Nally, Minister of Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction at the Government of Alberta. In his keynote, Nally will discuss why Alberta is an ideal focus for the gaming industry, and reveal Alberta’s plans for the future of online gaming.

During the subsequent panels, attendees can expect an in-depth exploration of the importance of protecting sports betting integrity, highlighting the need for collaborative initiatives to combat threats like match-fixing and insider betting through strategic partnerships and robust regulations.

Additionally, experts will analyze Alberta’s gambling market, with its extensive history, a wide casino network, and a comprehensive online and offline lottery system, assessing its potential in the iGaming sector. Another subject that will be discussed is Saskatchewan’s successful collaboration model between a provincial lottery and First Nations, examining its potential replication across Canada to foster growth, profit, and empowerment for Indigenous communities and other stakeholders.

In addition, the agenda will feature several provincial roundtable sessions, with dedicated discussions on Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario, and the First Nations. These sessions will be moderated by regional experts and provide an intimate educational environment that allows for an in-depth exploration of the intricacies of each province.

Speakers set to appear across the track include Scott Grant (Manager Competition Manipulation, CCES), John Wellendorf (Deputy Managing Director, IC360 Advisory North America), Jean-François Reymond (Education Consultant, IBIA), Scott Vanderwel (CEO, Pointsbet), Doug Hood (Project Director Gaming Modernization, AGCO) Amanda Brewer (Senior Executive, CGA), Rob Scarpelli (Managing Director, HLT Advisory), Brett Jackman (VP of Finance & Strategy, Pointsbet), Micahel Scida (VP, Retail and Restaurant Business Development, Environics Analytics), Geoff Smith (Sr VP, Century Casinos), Alon Segev (Managing Partner, Segev LLP) and many more.

The ‘Payments and Compliance’ track will focus on the role of payments, customer verification, and anti-fraud measures. It will discuss how evolving payment methods impact customer acquisition, loyalty, and operational benefits for operators, contributing to the growth and success of Canada’s online gaming industry.

Attendees will also witness live demonstrations from Interac, showcasing their verification solutions that enhance security and streamline processes for major Canadian operators.

Furthermore, the conference will address the complex landscape of money laundering and fraud, exploring how betting firms and payment companies are leveraging emerging technologies to balance user experience with robust anti-fraud and anti-money laundering (AML) strategies.

Speakers featured across the track include Chief Sidney Peters (Chief, Glooscap First Nation), Zane Hansen (CEO & President, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority), Umberto Corridori (SVP iGaming Int. Digital Payments, Nuvei), Sereena Boparai (CRO, Paramount Commerce), Katie Lever (CLO, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation), Krisztina Kalla (Corporate & Regulatory Compliance Manager, MTGG), Matt Bianchini (VP Compliance, Rivalry), Joseph Martin (CEO, Kinectify), David Foppert (Sr. Director of Compliance and Risk Management, DraftKings), Adam Fong (SVP Product Management, Everi) and Ilkim Hincer (Partner, Fogler & Board Chair for CGA).

Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and founder of SBC said: “Our conference team has worked tirelessly to craft a diverse and specialized experience for our attendees. Growth, leadership, payments, and compliance are the fundamental pillars of our industry, and we are proud to offer such crucial insights in an engaging, memorable, and educational format.”

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Delegates will have the chance to expand their knowledge of the Canadian market through conference tracks covering player protection, leaders & land-based, sports betting, and affiliates & advertising.

For groups of three or more, you can purchase the ‘Group Pass Ticket’ gaining you access to all three days of the Canadian Gaming Summit for the discounted price of CA $795 per person.

Additionally, operators and affiliates can apply for a free pass to the event.

You can keep up-to-date with the latest news, speakers & exhibitor additions, and conference content by subscribing to the bi-weekly Canadian Gaming Summit LinkedIn newsletter.

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