Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Gambling Industry

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  • Workshop
    May 23, 2018 - May 23, 2118
    9:00 am

This one day conference and half day workshop is designed to help give gambling operators the tools you need to develop and implement a culture of diversity and inclusion. 

Gambling as an industry has not traditionally been associated with diversity however more and more research shows us how it is clearly linked to business success and innovation. In fact according to McKinsey research, companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 21% more likely to have above average profitability than companies in the bottom quartile.

Operators are competing to recruit and retain top talent with other industries who actively demonstrate clear inclusion policies. Even when we do manage to attract the right people we then need to ensure their experience within our organisations is a positive one through development strategies and policies which remove unconscious bias and promote advancement.

The regulators are driving an agenda of putting the consumer at the centre and that makes good commercial sense too. Operators who can be reflective of the diverse potential market will be best placed to realise the benefits of these opportunities.

Public opinion is clear, social responsibility is important and businesses who deliver on an agenda to promote equality, diversity and inclusion are sure to prosper in this climate. It’s the right thing to do and ultimately it’s good for business as well.

Who should attend

  • Senior management at gambling operators
  • HR professionals at gambling operators
  • Recruitment professionals and Talent Managers at gambling operators
  • Heads of Compliance at gambling operators
  • In-house lawyers at gambling operators
  • Public Relations professionals within gambling operators
  • Consultants working with the gambling industry
  • Regulators
  • Anyone working within or alongside the gambling industry who is interested in equality, diversity and inclusion.

Conference Agenda – 22nd May 2018

Time slots are provisional and exact timings may be subject to change.

09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Opening remarks from the chair

Bahar Alaeddini, Partner, Harris Hagan

09:40 A view from the regulator

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive, UK Gambling Commission

10:10 Tracking progress – All-in Diversity Project

Kelly Kehn and Tina Thakor-Rankin, Co-Founders, All-in Diversity

10:40 Equal education – helping all students understand career options in gambling

Rachel Jones, Chair of the Board of Trustees, YGAM

11:10 Networking coffee break

11:40 Panel – The benefits of diversity. Driving profit, attracting and retaining talent,

improving investor and customer relations, making better business decisions, targeting more diverse customers and more.

Moderator: Joe Ewens, Managing Editor, GamblingCompliance

David Balls, Group HR Director, Rank Group Plc

Beth French, Wiggin LLP

Lindsay Beardsell, Group General Counsel, Ladbrokes Coral Group

Sarah Gardner, Executive Director, UK Gambling Commission

Susan Standiford, COO, Zeal

12:40 Fireside chat – Gender pay gap reporting obligations

Hannah Gannage-Stewart, Deputy Editor, iGaming Business

Kevin Poulter, Partner, Child & Child

Sara Condo, Head of Compliance, Jackpotjoy

13:25 Networking lunch break

14:30 Metoo.wtf – Glassdoor on equality, using networking and peer review to help drive the agenda

Laura Da Silva Gomes, Director Silverfish CSR

14:50 Diversity driving innovation, innovation driving diversity

Lydia Barbara, Head of Innovation, Microgaming

15:20 Networking coffee break

15:40 Panel – Creating a culture of diversity throughout the entire organisation 

Moderator: John Hagan, Partner Harris Hagan

Andrew Bulloss, Partner, Head of Global Gaming Practice, Odgers Berndtson

Anna Hemmings, CEO, GamCare

Micky Swindale, KPMG

Tina Southall, Director of People, Gamesys

Helen Walton, Chief Commercial Officer and Founder, Gamevy

16:40 The changing face of the customer – developing product for a diverse audience 

Johan Törnqvist, CEO, Play’n Go

17:10 Closing remarks and close of conference


Workshop Agenda – 23rd May 

This half day workshop will be run by Emily Leeb. Emily is an inspirational business coach, based in Canada, with a background in the gambling industry. It will be an interactive morning looking at practical ways to implement the key takeaways from the conference the day before.

09:00 Registration and refreshments 

09:30 Distinctions for Change and Implementation: Having a powerful set of
distinctions is a valuable tool for any leader. The more distinctions a leader
has, the better they can distinguish their behavior and that of their teams.
– Doing vs Being
– Listening for Agreement vs Listening for Insight
– Balance vs Integration
– Problem vs Process
– Getting To vs Coming From

10:45 Break for refreshments

11:00 Insights: Recap of what insights were experienced during the conference day.
– Key Insights
– Taking Insights to Action

12:15 Creating Impact – Taking action for sustainable impact
– Who are you being
– What are you doing
– Why are you doing it

– Creating the future – being defined by your vision of the future.

13:15 Close of workshop and lunch



Venue Website:

241 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1GA, United Kingdom

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