09:00 – 16:00

Arrivals of the delegates

16:00 – 19:00

Registration at EL welcome desk
Conference floor of the Prague Marriott Hotel

Registration continues the following day from 8:00 in the same place.

Venue address:

Conference Center 2nd Floor

V Celnici 8, Prague, Czech Republic

19:00 – 23:00

Cocktail and Welcome Gala Dinner
hosted by the EL Premium and Semi-Premium Partners

The EL Premium and Semi–Premium Partners are pleased to invite you to a Gala Dinner in the historic Žofín Palace on the beautiful Slovanský Island, located on the banks of the Vltava river with a view over Prague's historical panorama.

Dress code: Business Attire (ladies cocktail dress suit, gentlemen dark suit with tie)

Transportation: Bus is provided at 19:00hrs from Marriott Prague Hotel

09:00 – 09:30

Opening and Welcome
by EL President Hansjörg Höltkemeier and CEO of Sazka Robert Chvátal

Program Overview by Masters of Ceremonies:

  • Jutta Buyse
  • Arjan van't Veer
09:30 – 10:30

Digital Opportunities in a Player’s World

In a world where players are the priority, practical, deployable innovation has never been more important. In this stimulating discussion, Playtech presents a range of proven technology innovations that focus on responsibly enhancing player experience, thereby optimising operator performance.


  • Francesco Rodano - Chief Policy Officer, Playtech plc
  • Robin Bowler - Government Markets Director, Playtech plc
10:30 – 11:00

Networking break
Conference floor foyer

11:00 – 12:00

Transformative Technologies and Lottery

The transformative power of technology is changing the way we engage with consumers - from convenience and communication to consuming information and entertainment - join us as we explore how some of the radical new technology available today may revolutionize our lottery business.

  • Paul Riley, IGT, VP - Innovation and Lottery Information
12:00 – 13:30

Midtown grill restaurant 1st floor and conference floor foyer

13:30 – 14:15

Navigating Towards Digital Opportunities Asks Accelleration; How to Keep Up
Keynote speech

Keynote speaker:

  • Catherine Barba, Pioneer of the digital revolution
14:15 – 15:15

NLS and the Holy Grail

Your ‘Holy Grail’ – is this a quest for something that may not even exist?

Or is it an elusive objective that could possibly bring all the answers?

Is it time to try something ‘Completely Different’?

Let NLS show you the road to the Holy Grail!


  • Pall Palsson – NLS, Director of Product Management
  • Agnieszka Rylska – NLS, Product Marketing Manager, Product Marketing
  • Manuel Bauer – NLS, Chief Technology Officer
  • Marc Chabrand - NLS, General Manager Spain / Director Lottery Operations
15:15 – 15:45

Networking break
Conference floor foyer

15:45 – 16:45

Enhancing Lottery Responsiveness to Player Needs through Intelligent Systems Design

Lottery operators increasingly demand flexible solutions that are infrastructure agnostic and better optimize resources. Modular open architecture and thin-client, service oriented philosophy allow for full flexibility and best-of-breed strategies while accelerating time-to-market, reducing total cost of ownership and facilitating portfolio expansion as part of their Digital Transformation strategy objectives.


  • Antonios Kerastaris - INTRALOT, Group CEO
  • Alberto Bergamini - ACCENTURE, Technology Consulting - Italy, Greece, Central And Eastern Europe
  • Kamil Ziegler - OPAP, Chairman
  • Dermot Griffin - Premier Lotteries Ireland, CEO


  • George Vassilaras - INTRALOT, Group Strategic Accounts Director
16:45 – 17:00

Wrap up and closing of the day
by Masters of Ceremonies

17:00 – 18:00

WILL (Women in Lottery Leadership) Initiative Cocktail
Conference floor foyer

19:00 – 23:00

Hosting Lottery Gala Dinner
by Sazka a.s.

An inspiring event accompanied by philharmonic orchestra and toning artistic performance proudly hosted by Sazka a.s. in the Municipal House, an Art Noveau jewel of Prague.

Dress code: Business formal (ladies cocktail dress suit, gentlemen dark suit with tie)

Leaving from the hotel at 19 pm. (walking distance 200m)

Place address: náměstí Republiky 1090/5, Prague 1

09:00 – 10:15

Consumer Driven Innovations to Navigate EL Members towards Sustainable Growth
Keynote speech

As EL aims to inspire its Members, it decided to engage global research agency to realize a research on how consumers, especially non-players, perceive lotteries, what would make them play; let them generate potential innovative concepts and verify their business potential across 8 European markets.

Keynote speaker:

  • Andy Gallagher - Kantar
  • Jana Smejcova - Kantar
10:15 – 10:45

Networking break
Conference floor foyer

10:45 – 11:45

Digital empowerment of the Lottery industry

How digital technology can empower real-time engagement and create player entertainment in the Lottery and Sportsbook industry.


  • Keith O'Loughlin - Senior Vice President, SG Digital - Sportsbook and Platforms
11:45 – 12:30

Changing the game: How technology is raising the bar in sportsbook integrity

A safe and secure sportsbook is vital if players and sports are to be protected from harm. In this session, Kambi will be joined by leading industry professionals to discuss how new technologies are eliminating common security risks.


  • Laura Da Silva Gomes, Silverfish (CSR) & Ethisport, Director
  • Joni Hovi, Kambi, Executive Director
  • Jari Vähänen, Veikkaus Oy, Senior Vice President
  • Giancarlo Sergi, Global Lottery Monitoring System, General Secretary


  • Gerard Starkey, Kambi, Head of Content
12:30 – 12:45

Wrap up and closing of the day
by Masters of Ceremonies

12:45 – 14:00

Midtown grill restaurant 1st floor and conference floor foyer

14:00 – 16:00

EL General Assembly
Bohemia meeting room

14:00 – 18:00

Departures of the delegates