GamblingCompliance Regulatory Briefing | VIXIO

December 1, 2015, Hotel Myriad, Lisbon, Portugal

This event will look initially at the recent regulatory developments in Portugal and then move to the wider issues around new European legislation. It will give a balanced view of the state of the industry from a regulatory perspective as we approach the New Year and look beyond into 2016 and what we can expect.

The event will be held at the five-star Myriad Hotel on the banks of the river Tagus in Lisbon and will feature a day of knowledge exchange and networking, culminating in a drinks reception.


  • 9:00 Registration, Coffee & Networking
  • 9:30 Welcome by Conference Chair (GamblingCompliance)
  • 9:40 Opening Address by Teresa Monteiro, Vice-President of Turismo de Portugal
    The new online gambling regulation – implications for incumbent operators, testing labs and software providers
  • 10:00 Panel Session – Operator’s Perspective
    Session with local, international operators and trade associations
    Moderator: TBC, GamblingCompliance
    Confirmed: Pierre Tournier, RGA
    Confirmed: Fernando Paes Afonso, vice president of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa and CEO of Santa Casa Gaming Department
    Confirmed: Paulo Rebelo, president, ANAon (Portuguese Online Gambling Association)
  • 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:30 Presentation: Richard Woolich, UK Head of Tax, DLA Piper – Problems caused by VAT on effective use and enjoyment on advertising and marketing services
  • 11:45 Presentation: Antonio Moura Portugal, Partner, ABBC Advogados – The new Portuguese online gambling tax regime in a constitutional context
  • 12:00 Lunch & Networking
  • 13:30 Panel Session – Tax, advertising and licensing online gambling
    Session with lawyers and compliance managers
    Moderator: TBC, GamblingCompliance
    Confirmed: Nuno Azevedo Neves, Partner, ABBC Advogados
    Confirmed: David Perry, Senior Manager, Deloitte, Hospitality & Leisure Division
    Confirmed: Richard Woolich, Partner & Head of UK Tax, DLA Piper
  • 14:30 Panel Session – Regulator’s Perspective
    Opening the online gambling market – process of introducing new legislation, granting the first licences
    Moderator:  TBC, GamblingCompliance
    Confirmed: Manuela Bandeira, Head of Online Gambling at SRIJ
    Confirmed: Claire Pinson, ARJEL
    Confirmed: Juan Espinosa, Deputy General, DGOJ
  • 15:30 Coffee Break
  • 16:00 Panel Session – The European Perspective
    Moderator: TBC, GamblingCompliance
    Confirmed: Teresa Monteiro, Vice-President of Turismo de Portugal
    Confirmed: Charles Coppolani, ARJEL
    Confirmed: Pieter Remmers, CEO, Assissa
    Confirmed: Pierre Tournier, Chairman, Remote Gambling Association
    Confirmed: Philippe Vlaemminck, Partner/Chair, EU Regulatory & Trade, ALTIUS
  • 17:00 Chair’s Closing Remarks & Networking Drinks
  • 19:00 Close of Conference
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