Counting House Announces Lottery Messenger Forum in Israel

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Counting House's Managing Director, Paul Davis

Global payment solutions consultancy Counting House has confirmed details of its Global Lottery Messenger Forum in Tel Aviv, Israel; the first ever worldwide forum for the industry, and the first major event of its kind for the Isle of Man in a nation of growing international renown for eCommerce.

Due to take place on 20th May 2014, the free one day event will be attended by representatives of the Isle of Man Department of Economic Development and Gambling Supervision Commission, banking and hosting sectors and leading CSPs. The keynote welcoming speech will be given by Leonard Singer, MHK, political representative for the e-Gaming sector.

Speakers and delegates will tackle topics as diverse as the legal and regulatory issues surrounding lottery messenger services, the business case for jackpot insurance, alternative approaches such as betting on lotteries, banking and hosting facilities for lottery messenger, and payment processing. Counting House is delighted with the planned attendance of island resident Gloria Evans, CEO of the European Lottery Guild, who will chair an open discussion on fighting lottery fraud and the launch of the Global Lottery Messenger Association. A compelling Socratic session will feature a panel of industry experts who will discuss the future of lottery messenger, the challenges facing the industry, regulation, offshore re-selling and the evolution of lottery messenger business models.

On arrival at registration, all guests will also be handed a numbered lottery ball, with the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the Isle of Man from their home country, with a further 5 opportunities to win a Manx cat ‘crown’ collectors’ pack. Networking opportunities at the venue bar will conclude what will no doubt prove to be crucial event for the Isle of Man in Tel Aviv, one that builds upon past successes in 2013 following the “Creative eGaming, Binary Options & Ecommerce Solutions: Israel and Isle of Man” conference, which took place in December. Over 70 Israeli business persons were in attendance, which resulted in several local leads for banking on the Isle of Man, as well as engagement opportunities with a number of high net worth individuals and an Isle of Man licence application from binary options industry giant Tradologic.

Commenting on the forthcoming forum, Paul Davis, CEO of Counting House stated: “The Isle of Man clearly has a proactive approach to business development and the pursuit of inward investment, pursued on several fronts and in several geographies. With the ultimate aim of providing employment and tax revenues on Island, and led by the Department of Economic Development, the Island reaches out far and wide in pursuit of appropriate opportunities. We believe that Israel, while a small country, is packing a very powerful punch in the world of eCommerce. If the Isle of Man is to be considered a serious contender in the internet business world, we must forge proper links and achieve presence and position within the country.”

He continued: “The lottery messenger industry is a burgeoning but already very lucrative potential new channel for the Isle of Man. We have identified close to 20 major operators worldwide, more than half of which are located within just 5 miles of our forum venue at the Hilton, Tel Aviv. We anticipate significant interest from the Israeli business community and by holding events such as this we are bringing the Island to their door. This is a marvelous opportunity to highlight the Isle of Man as a place to work, to live, and invest in. I would like to extend our invitation to anyone with an interest in this remarkable opportunity for the Island.”

The Global Lottery Messenger Forum will take place at the Hilton Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel on Tuesday 20th May 2014. Registration begins at 8:45am for a 9:30am start, with the day’s proceedings closing at 4:15pm. Attendance is free but by invitation only.

To request an invitation, or for more information, email Stuart Ballan on stuart@countinghouseltd.com or phone 07624-497333.

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