Session 1 – Improving the Offer – make new from old, make global from local

Session 1 – Improving the Offer – make new from old, make global from local

Racing and betting is often seen as outdated and old fashioned, particularly in the fast moving, modern, consumerist driven culture that dominates the current trends in sport and media.  How do we revitalise the racing product to ensure that it remains relevant to future generations and inject new energy into pari-mutuel betting by harnessing technology to maximise its global appeal?

Keynote: Turning sustainability challenges into innovation opportunities: key learnings from the fashion industry

Elisabeth Laville, Agence Utopies

14.15

The Betting Product

Fixed-odd versus Tote – which one looks old fashioned?

Paul Cross, General Manager – international business development at Tabcorp

Tote Betting in Sport – For which generation and is it profitable?
Kevin Brocard, Director General at France Pari

14.40

Panel discussion – Common pools, Betting innovation and a place for a Global Bet?

Merged pool technology – Scott Shechtman, CFA at Longitude, Nasdaq

Ascot World Pool – Alastair Warwick, Managing Director at Ascot Betting and Gaming Ltd

Sportech on World Pool technology – Bruno Gay, Vice President Sales and Business Development EMEA

Online Platform offer – Ian Catchick, Senior Director Sports Product at Playtech BGT Sports

15.15

The Racing Product
Panel discussion: Bringing horses to the people

Beach Racing
Jonathan Perree of the Channel Islands Racing Authority
Paull Khan, Secretary-General at European and Mediterranean Horseracing Federation

City Racing in the Netherlands
Gerard Post Uiterweer, Chairman at Kortebaanbond

15.40

Keynote – Learn from the International Ski Federation – A new format for competition and broadcast
Jürg Capol, Marketing Manager at FIS