Fulfilling the Mission of the IMGL

July 26, 2023

As July turns into August, we were busy confirming speakers and sponsors for our Zurich conference this autumn.

For those able to travel to Switzerland early, we have arranged a Swiss chocolate experience at the Lindt exhibition on the morning of Wednesday 6th. This a great way to prepare for the Member Meeting that afternoon before heading to the panoramic venue we have booked for our opening reception and the best view of Zurich.

The serious business of the conference starts the next morning with a high-level industry review from two very senior individuals, Emmanuel Mewissen, CEO of Gaming 1 Group and Jason Lane, President of IAGR and Chief Executive of Jersey Gambling Commission. This is followed by a carefully curated journey involving all the stakeholders in our industry – regulators, operators, third-party suppliers, the media and sports rights holders as well as those who advise them. It is particularly gratifying to see more regulators attending IMGL events both as speakers and delegates. Facilitating better contact and communication with regulators is part of the mission of IMGL and we will be fulfilling this again in Zurich.

Having gathered together all perspectives, the conference will assimilate them in one final panel of leading regulators from Europe, North and Latin America and Africa. This will be an opportunity to try and articulate the destination for our industry and the route we should travel to get there. This is an ambitious undertaking but one which I support and recommend that you do too.

As with all IMGL events, there is the chance for excellent networking and hospitality along the way. Our gala dinner will be a very special occasion and the closing reception at the exhibition of world football will be a good way to bookend proceedings. For those are able, the chance to extend your stay to enjoy Switzerland’s mountain scenery and other attractions is an opportunity worth taking.

Our events take a great deal of organization and I must single out and thank Dr. Simon Planzer who is both the chair of the organizing committee and editor in chief of the IMGL magazine. He has gone to great lengths to deliver both a publication and a conference which are of the highest quality and we are all the beneficiaries of his efforts.

I really hope you will reward Simon for his efforts by joining us in Zurich. Meanwhile, the latest edition of the IMGL Magazine is available for you to read.

Quirino Mancini