Agenda of the Forum

October 26, 2019

10.00 – 11.00  Registration, welcome coffee

11.00 – 13.00 Moderator: АNNA ROMANOVA,  expert on tourism industry development and destinations branding, Leadership representative of Hospitality Industry Association of Ukraine

  • Welcome speech of YURIY HUSYEV, Head of Kherson Regional State Administration

Presentation of legislative initiative regarding gambling (casino) business implementation in Ukraine

  • OLEH MARUSIAK, People’s Deputy of Ukraine

  • GIA GETSADZE, Chief Legal Adviser at Ccloan LLC, Co-author of the law on gambling business in Georgia

  • ZURAB BERUASHVILI, Head of the Georgian Gambling Association

FAZIL ASKEROV, director of the network development of dolphinariums and hotels “Nemo”, chairman of the board of tourism development association of Odessa region “Bolshaya Odessa”

13.00 – 13.30 Press briefing

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Vision of hotel industry development prospects in Ukraine and harmonization of national legislation for hotel enterprises

  • ‘21 steps towards a strong Ukrainian tourism industry’ by АNNA ROMANOVA

  • ‘Success factors for new casino and hotel development’ by MIKE NUTTALL, International casino expert, owner of Global Retail Consultancy

  • IGOR MAKIYEVSKY, Chairperson of the All-Ukrainian Union of Employers in Leisure and Entertainment Industry

  • ‘Attraction of international financial institutions’ investments as a guarantee of hotel profitability’ by OLEKSII SHERSHNOV, Director of Wings & Freeman Capital Ukraine, LLC

  • ‘The struggle against ludomania at the legislation level. Prevention of psychological gambling addiction as an important component of the gambling development. Experience of foreign countries’ by IRYNA SYSOENKO, Head of the All-Ukrainian Association of Physical Medicine and Balneology, Medical Lawyer

  • Presentation of Kherson region tourism potential and propositions for gambling infrastructure development by TATIANA VOLYNETS, Director of Department of tourism and resorts of Kherson Regional State Administration

Discussions, summarizing

SPEAKERS UGF

YURIY HUSYEV

Head of Kherson Regional State Administration

OLEH MARUSIAK

People’s Deputy of Ukraine

АNNA ROMANOVA

Expert on tourism industry development and destinations branding

TATIANA VOLYNETS

Director of Department of tourism and resorts of Kherson Regional State Administration

ZURAB BERUASHVILI

Head of the Georgian Gambling Association

OLEKSII SHERSHNOV

Director, Wings & Freeman Capital Ukraine, LLC

FAZIL ASKEROV

Director of the network development of dolphinariums and hotels “Nemo”

GIA GETSADZE

Chief Legal Adviser at Ccloan LLC, Co-author of the law on gambling business in Georgia

MIKE NUTTALL

International casino expert,
Owner of Global Retail Consultancy

IGOR MAKIYEVSKY

Chairperson of the All-Ukrainian Union of Employers in Leisure and Entertainment Industry

IRYNA SYSOENKO

Head of the All-Ukrainian Association of Physical Medicine and Balneology, Medical Lawyer

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the draft law on legalization of gambling business on the first reading. The bill envisaged legalization of all types of gambling with clear separation from day-to-day activities, introduction of a data base of players and a licensing system, increase requirements for minimum age of a player up to 21 years, etc.

 

The issue on amending the bill was discussed during the First Ukrainian Gambling Forum. Based on the results of the event, an appropriate appeal regarding relevant propositions and possible amendments to the bill on gambling business legalization has been prepared and sent to the profile Committee and People’s Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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