London (18 December) – ICE organisers are embracing the 2015 edition’s ‚Voyage‘ motif by hosting the World Regulatory Assembly (WrA) Cocktail Reception on the Cutty Sark, the 19th century clipper that worked between Britain, China, Australia and Egypt and is arguably the world’s most famous trading ship. Supported by key gaming organisations including International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), European Casino Association (ECA), National Casino Forum (NCF) and the World Lottery Association (WLA), the WrA Cocktail Reception (February 2nd) will provide invited delegates with the opportunity to peer-to-peer network with C-Level executives, gaming regulators and influencers in advance of the exhibition, which opens its doors to the international gaming community the following day.
Kate Chambers, Portfolio Director responsible for ICE, said: „The Cutty Sark, which is situated just across the River Thames from our home at the ExCeL Centre, is a unique symbol of international trade and commerce and represents a fantastic environment to begin the networking opportunities for which ICE week is famous. The WrA reception is an invaluable event for guests to meet, to discuss the week ahead and explore all the opportunities that ICE and the WrA has to offer.“
Taking place alongside ICE, the WrA comprises a series of high-profile events designed to share knowledge and deliver high-level networking opportunities. They include the World Regulatory Briefing (in association with IAGA), an event within the ICE Conference programme that will focus on crucial updates on worldwide regulatory updates; the Annual Regulators Lunch, which brings together the international Regulatory community to network while hearing keynote addresses from industry leaders; and the IMGL Masterclass, a full-day free-to-attend session where key regulatory stakeholders share knowledge on current industry updates.
The importance of ICE as the meeting place for all of gaming has been put into sharp focus with confirmation that a record 100 international gaming regulators are expected at the 2015 event from international jurisdictions including; Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Channel Islands, Denmark, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the USA.
Gaming professionals wishing to attend the WrA Cocktail Reception, the Regulators Lunch or the IMGL Masterclass, should request an attendance form from firstname.lastname@example.org. The WrA cocktail reception is open to members of the supporting associations comprising IAGA, IAGR, ECA, NCF and WLA, regulators and invited guests.