KPMG 2018 Isle of Man “Raising Standards Together” eSummit report published

With the support of Continent 8 Technologies, KPMG has published an in-depth report of its Isle of Man eGaming Summit, held last September at the Comis Hotel and Resort at Mount Murray.

Themed around a rallying cry of “Raising Standards Together”, the eSummit attracted some 250 delegates to listen to key industry figures who shared current thinking on operational best practice, as well as providing insight into leading-edge developments and market evolution.

The report, which can be downloaded for free from the KPMG Isle of Man website, includes detailed transcripts of all the sessions which range from regulatory updates and the role of new technology to establishing a customer-centric focus and the opportunities for M&A and future expansion of markets.

Describing it as a “must-read” for anyone in the eGaming industry, Michael Tobin, CEO and Co-founder of report sponsor Continent 8 Technologies, said: “It’s rare to get such a variety of influential industry movers and shakers together in one place, tackling so many different issues that are directly relevant to those operating in the eGaming industry.”

Presenters included Chris Rogers of the UK Gambling Commission, Lydia Barbara, Chair of the Isle of Man’s new Digital Agency, Gillian Wilmot of the Senet Group, Marc Etches of GambleAware, legal representatives from Joelson, Harris Hagan, Wiggin and CMS Law, strategic input from Regulus Partners and KPMG advisors, as well as a number of CEOs and senior management figures from businesses such as The Stars Group, Microgaming, Playtech, Mayfly Entertainment and Annexio.

Russell Kelly, Managing Director of KPMG Isle of Man, added: “The KPMG eSummit report provides a fantastic opportunity to catch up on all the discussion for anyone who wasn’t able to attend on the day, as well as a useful aide memoire to those who were able to be there in person.

“We were fortunate to have an excellent mix of extremely talented and knowledgeable speakers who were all candid about the issues facing the industry, and where they saw opportunities and challenges in the future.

“It’s clear that while regulation and customer protection continue to be overriding themes, businesses in the eGaming space must also be ready to capitalise on new technologies, new approaches to customers and new markets to ensure they are not left behind.

“I’d like to thank all those who took part, as well as Continent 8 Technologies for sponsoring the report so that we have a record of everything discussed. I am sure it will be a useful reference document for anyone involved in the industry, and particularly for those who are planning how their businesses can adapt in the coming years.”


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