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World Lottery Summit 2020 (official)
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World Lottery Summit 2020

Leading the journey. Inspiring the future.

VANCOUVER, CANADA

October 26 – 30, 2020

Online registration open soon.

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Rebecca Hargrove


President and CEO, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

Rebecca Paul Hargrove has served in leadership roles in the lottery industry for more than 30 years, including as Chief Executive of the Illinois, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee lotteries. In three of those four states she led the start-up and remains one of the most respected, experienced leaders in the field.

Following a successful statewide referendum to create the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, the founding Board of Directors recruited Rebecca in 2003 to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. Under her leadership, the Lottery launched three weeks ahead of schedule, netting an additional $30 million for education than was anticipated. Since then, the Tennessee Lottery has seen growth every year, thought to be a U.S. record.

Rebecca’s resume includes a long list of lottery industry, business and civic accomplishments, honors and awards. She is the current Senior Vice President of the World Lottery Association and Chair of its Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and she is the founding Chair of Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership. Rebecca has served as President and/or Chair of all offices of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and the Multi-State Lottery Association, and President of the international industry organization A.I.L.E. She was one of the first inductees to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame, was awarded the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award by Public Gaming Research Institute, and was named one of The Tennessean newspaper’s Tennesseans of the Year. Throughout her career, Rebecca has served on a variety of boards and continues to support many causes.

Ms. Hargrove holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Education from Butler University and is a native of Indiana who now calls Tennessee home.

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Hansjörg Höltkemeier


President of European Lotteries Association & CEO of Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin

Hansjörg Höltkemeier has been, since 2005, a Member of the Board of Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin (DKLB). He is focusing on strategy with marketing, sales and information-technology.

Since 2009 Hansjörg has been a Member of the EL Executive Committee and, since June 8th 2015, Hansjörg is elected as President of European Lotteries.

Before joining the lotteries, Hansjörg worked in several positions in the consulting and the IT-industry.

Within his career in the lotteries, Hansjörg Höltkemeier is a driver for strategy, innovation and adoption of new technologies. As a founder of “institute of electronic business (IEB) at a Berlin University in 2004, he is also an expert in digitalization and disruptive business models.

As President of EL, he drives forces to adopt the changes in the world of lotteries and gambling and to redesign strategy for this association. He intensifies and modifies interaction and is mostly looking to give added value to the members, while he is increasing visibility to stakeholders in Brussels but also – on request of the lotteries in the region – in the member-states. Fight against illegal competition is one of his core-projects.

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Rose J. Hudson


President/CEO – Louisiana Lottery Corporation

Celebrating her 12th year as President/CEO of the Louisiana Lottery Corporation, Rose J. Hudson continues to grow contributions for state K-12 education, recently earning Public Gaming Research Institute’s 2015 Sharon Sharp “Good Causes” Award for having the highest percentage increase in net funds transferred to its beneficiary. Sales have skyrocketed during Hudson’s tenure with 2018 ranking as the third best on the books.

Under her leadership, Louisiana was the first lottery in the U.S. to receive industry verification of its quality assurance processes. Hudson recently completed her term as President of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), having previously served as its Treasurer, Secretary and Region II Director.  In addition, she previously served as president of the Multi-State Lottery Association, (MUSL) where she also chaired its Powerball Game Group. She holds a degree in Urban Studies and Public Policy as well as a Master’s in Public Administration and is a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resource Management.

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Peter Ivankay


Project Manager – UBS Wealth Management Innovation Lab

Peter Ivankay manages innovation projects within the Global Wealth Management division of UBS. His projects are focused on Blockchain, Digital Identity, and AI. Peter is also spearheading educational initiatives and client engagements around Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology within the organization.

Prior to joining UBS, he was involved in the research of distributed ledger technologies and a seasoned speaker on the topic. Previously, he worked in the corporate finance advisory departments of Deloitte and the KBC Group.

Peter Ivankay holds a Masters Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen, where he completed part of his studies in Digital Business at the IE Business School in Madrid. He also holds a BSc in Applied Economics.

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Isabelle Jean


President of Lottery Operations and Vice President of Public Affairs - Loto Québec

Graduating with a master’s in public communications from Université Laval in 1999, Isabelle Jean immediately started her career with the Government of Québec. In 2012, she joined Loto Québec as Director of Internal and Strategic Communications. In September 2014, she was appointed Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Public Affairs. A few months later, in October 2015, a new unit focusing on strategic business intelligence and innovation was created under her leadership, and Isabelle Jean was named Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Public Affairs. Since August 2016, Ms. Jean occupies the posts of President of Lottery Operations and Vice President of Public Affairs.

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Jean-Luc Moner-Banet


WLA President; and CEO Société de la Loterie de la Suisse Romande

Jean-Luc Moner-Banet is CEO of Société de la Loterie de la Suisse Romande, one of the two state authorized lotteries in Switzerland. Loterie Romande, which operates in the French-speaking cantons of Switzerland, enjoys an annual sales turnover of CHF 1.6 billion (CHF 378 million in gross gaming revenue) and employs 230 people directly. After joining Loterie Romande in 1998, Mr. Moner-Banet was appointed Deputy Director General in 2001, rising to his present position in 2007. Prior to serving at Loterie Romande, he spent a decade working in sales and marketing roles for a variety of gaming industry suppliers, including a stint as Business Development Director for Europe at GTECH Corporation.

Beyond his responsibilities as CEO of Loterie Romande, Mr. Moner-Banet has contributed extensively in the service of the world lottery community. In particular, Mr. Moner-Banet has served as President of the World Lottery Association (WLA) since 2012. Since 2008 he has been a member of the WLA Executive Committee, and from 2009–2012 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Lotteries Association (EL). He also acted as Chairman of the Sports Committee of the EL from 2011–2012.

Mr. Moner-Banet holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, with a focus on studies in Swiss and European politics and public administration.

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Anne Pattberg


Managing Director – PB Consulting GmbH,
Chair of the WLA Independent Assessment Panel for Responsible Gaming


Anne Pattberg is a long-time sustainability professional with broad experience and a record of successful cooperation with the lottery industry. From 2006 to 2011 she headed the sustainability department at Camelot Group plc, reporting direct to CEO Dianne Thompson. During that time she was also Chair of the European Lotteries Working Group on Responsible Gaming, and was instrumental in the development of both the WLA Responsible Gaming Framework and the EL Responsible Gaming Standard. After Camelot Anne worked for a number of years in a senior position at PwC Germany where she has advised DAX 30 and SME’s on sustainability issues and conducted a variety of assurance projects, also for many German lotteries. Since 2015 she owns her own Business PB Consulting GmbH and is continuously working with some of Germany’s largest companies on sustainability strategy, supply chain management topics, non-financial reporting etc. alongside her work as a chair for the WLA RG IAP.

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Lynne Roiter


Secretary General – World Lottery Association

A 30 year veteran, Lynne has been a valuable contributor to the lottery industry.

She obtained her law degree from Laval University and has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1972. After several years in private practice and as Corporate Secretary and Director Legal Services for the Quebec Automobile Insurance Board, she joined Loto-Québec in 1985 as Director of legal services.

In 1996, she was named Secretary General and Vice-President Legal Group served in that capacity until August 2016 when she was named President and CEO of Loto-Québec. She is the first woman to hold this position and the first internal nomination. In her various roles at Loto-Québec, she played an instrumental role in establishing the legal and reglementary framework that permitted LQ to diversify its gaming activities, from lotteries to lottery videos, to casinos and resort hotels, to satellite bingo, as well as various joint ventures with amongst Accor Hotels and The Fonds de solidarité.

She is also a Board member of the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, acting as Chairman for 5 terms.

Finally Lynne is the Secretary General of the World Lottery Association which regroups some 150 lotteries corporations from all 5 continents.

Thanks to her position at Loto-Quebec and WLA, Lynne has built bridges between continents, solidified by her experience and knowledge of all sectors. Even after 30 years in the industry, Lynne continues to be excited by the many challenges of our industry and her enthusiasm is contagious.

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Carmine Tufano


Head of IT Architectures – Lottomatica

In November 2012, Carmine Tufano joined Lottomatica as responsible of ICT Security Compliance, ensuring the availability of security solutions and process, protecting services, customers, data and assets, and guarantying the compliance to IT security rules and legislations. From the 2015 until 2018 he has been the Head of ICT Governance & Digital Transformation managing the initiatives and solutions across IT, delivering Innovation through digital platforms and services, digitalizing and innovating internal and business processes, and ensuring the IT Compliance. In 2017, he acted also as Head of ICT Security, guarantying security compliance and certification, delivering cyber-security solutions and processes for infrastructure and application protection, managing fraud detection and prevention. As of march 2018 he has been leading architecture organizations ensuring digital transformation, shaping the strategy and designing the IT Architecture, delivering, maintaining, and continuously improving and innovating infrastructure services.

Before working at Lottomatica, Tufano worked for Accenture from 2006 to 2012 where he held several positions with increasing responsibility in IT strategy, data center technology and operations and cloud transformation. Tufano has a Master's Degree and a (BSC) First Degree in Computer Science from the University of Salerno.

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Sue van der Merwe


Managing Director Lotteries & KenoTabcorp

Sue van der Merwe is the Managing Director – Lotteries & Keno at Tabcorp, Australia’s leading gambling-led entertainment company, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Prior to this role, Sue was Chief Operating Officer – Lotteries at Tatts Group. Since Tabcorp merged with Tatts Group in December 2017, Sue has played a crucial role in integrating the two businesses and identifying future growth opportunities.

Sue has more than 27 years’ experience in the lottery industry having first started her career marketing lottery games in 1990. During this time, she has held key management positions and played an integral role in the successful development of the lottery industry in Australia.

Today, she oversees the expansion of Tabcorp’s Lotteries & Keno division, which now operates in seven of the eight Australian lottery jurisdictions, generating sales turnover of more than AUD$5 billion. She leads a team of more than 200 people that operates and markets Australia’s official lotteries through a range of traditional and online retail channels.

Sue is committed to growing Tabcorp’s portfolio of lottery games in order to drive profitable revenue growth and sustainable long-term success.

Sue holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Marketing and Economics, and is an Executive Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association. She was inducted into the Public Gaming Research Institute’s (PGRI) Lottery Industry Hall of Fame in 2016, recognising her contribution to world lottery excellence and integrity.

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Silvio Orestes Vivas


President - Institute of Financial Aid to Social Action 

The accountant Silvio Orestes Vivas, in his 48 years of age, and with a vast experience in the gaming industry, in November 2017 he was elected in the charge of President of the Institute of Financial Aid to Social Action, in Spanish Instituto de Ayuda Financiera a la Accion Social, of Entre Ríos, after being the General Manager of the institution for 9 years.

He begins his career in the state area in the Government of the province of Buenos Aires as Adviser in the Secretary of Press and Dissemination.

To that experience, he adds his labor as General Coordinator of Advertising in the Provincial Lottery and Casinos Institute of Buenos Aires for 3 years, and as Provincial Director of Games and Exploitation in the same institution for 4 years.

Apart from this, Silvio Vivas chairs the Marketing Commission of ALEA and integrates the Community of Products of CIBELAE.

In his current management, he has focused on developing objectives based on the optimization of resources, the maintenance and increase of instances of staff training, the maintenance and expansion of certified circuits in management systems, the deepening of Social Responsibility and Social actions and Institutional Strengthening.

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Jennifer Westbury


Executive Vice President, Sales & Customer Development - Pollard Banknote

Jennifer Westbury provides the vision for marketing our products and managing relationships with our clients. She has been at the forefront of Pollard Banknote’s tenfold growth during her more than 27 years with the company. With this experience, she provides strategic direction and leadership for our company and our clients.

Jennifer’s scope of responsibilities includes overseeing our worldwide lottery accounts. Her experience in working with clients around the globe, from startup to mature well-established lotteries, including some of the world’s most successful lotteries is unmatched. She has direct hands on experience in helping lotteries drive growth in generating money for good causes—whether that is in strategic management of existing instant portfolios, or the introduction of new and innovative products. Her induction in the PGRI Lottery Hall of Fame in 2012 is evidence of the exceptionally high regard in which she is held in the industry. Her approach is a hands-on customized approach to each lottery based on a clear understanding of their market dynamics, players, and opportunities.

Whether developing winning strategies, launching new products and services, or optimizing the positioning of established products, Jennifer’s drive for developing innovative strategies to cultivate lottery sales and net profits and the expansion of new products and solutions has contributed to the success of our customers across the globe.

Prior to joining Pollard Banknote, Jennifer held prominent positions with Booz Allen & Hamilton and with Ernst & Young. She graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas with Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees. Jennifer also studied at Oxford University in England.

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Gilbert Wong


Vice President – AGTech Holdings Limited

Gilbert Wong presently serves as Vice President of AGTech, an integrated lottery service provider and Alibaba Group’s exclusive lottery platform. Aligning with the group’s new retail initiatives, he is responsible for the company’s latest sports and lottery development to provide consumers with a digital gaming experience.

Gilbert has been serving in the lottery and gaming industry for over 15 years, having worked closely with leading operators throughout Asia. Previously with the Hong Kong Jockey Club, he held management positions within the football division, in addition to consultancy collaborations with lottery operators in Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and China.

Gilbert graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada, and is a passionate sports fan.