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WHAT PEOPLE SAY Samuel Barrett Director of Gaming & Payment Specialist, Trustly

“Trustly are a keen supporter of SBC events, and the PaymentExpert Forum is a great addition to their portfolio. We are really looking forward to participate and speak at the event.”

Wednesday 18 September 2019 Olympia London



The PaymentExpert Forum is an event for payment professionals from operators and payment suppliers to network and discuss issues and opportunities in the betting and gaming industry.

• Access to the PaymentExpert Forum on 18 September

PaymentExpert Forum will discuss key topics from the fast-changing global payments sector, with a focus on the wide range of disruptions and new disciplines that are impacting all business stakeholders, value chains and commercial cycles in the betting and gaming industry.

• Network and do business with 3,500 senior executives from industries such as sports, football, sports betting, affiliates and sports media, legal and regulation, finance etc.

The Forum is organised by SBC Events and

• Access to other key tracks such as the Compliance in Focus on Thursday 19 September • Full access to the Betting on Sports conference & exhibition and the CasinoBeats Summit with more than 300 speakers and 120 exhibitors

• World class hospitality, including lunch, refreshments, networking drinks and networking parties • Each evening there will be networking drinks and parties at top London venues such as the Natural History Museum, and as a delegate, you can continue networking and doing business all day

Marc Wood Global Gaming Sales DirectorPay360

“The PaymentExpert Forum is a welcome addition to the industry as SBC always deliver quality focused events with great conference content. The Forum will no question deliver a strong debate among stakeholders in the payment industry.”

Laurent Reysbosch Senior Vice President Igaming,

“Many of us have been asking for a dedicated payment industry event for some time. I am glad to see that SBC have finally delivered on their promise to bring this to life for the betting and gaming industry via their new PaymentExpert Forum.”


10:10 10:15

10:15 11:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks Samuel Barrett, Director of Gaming & Payment Specialist, Trustly

12:05 12:50

Age concern – what have been the early impacts on the Gambling Commission’s new rules?

15:50 16:35

The aim for onboarding players is to put as few obstacles to sign up as possible. However the new laws on age verification came in during May, so what effect have they had on the onboarding process? And should the gambling industry actually offer a reality check before opening up new accounts?

In Bloom… Betting’s future relationship with Fintech Global tech is witnessing its next paradigm shift being driven by new Fintech technologies disrupting all mechanisms related to financial processes, transactions and consumer interactions.

14:00 14:45

11:00 - 11:20 | Refreshment Break 11:20 12:05

Payments in emerging markets Major geographies are coming online for sports betting, such as the US, South America and India. What are the challenges in setting up a robust payments system in markets which have been hard wired against gambling in the past? Given that financial institutions are not known for their flexibility and speed, can the industry keep up with developing markets? Speakers: Paul Bolton, Head of Payments, GVC Group Paloma Gonzalez, Head of Payments, Vbet / BetConstruct Paloma González Mascaraque, Head of Payments, Vbet / BetConstruct

14:45 15:30

Building a Stack for Future Opportunities & Risks? How should betting incumbents approach the development of their future payment stacks, and frameworks which face the risks of AI technologies and Machine Learning innovations, combined with further regulatory demands with attached to consumer engagements.

Having an adult conversation with other industries The UK government has empowered the BBFC to introduce a new age verification scheme for streaming adult films and online retailers are feeling the pinch for age controlled products. What could the gambling industry learn and is there a requirement for more joined up thinking between online bookmakers, retailers and adult content providers? Speakers: Warren Russell, Chair, Age Verification Providers Association

15:30 - 15:50 | Refreshment Break

The expectations of cryptocurrencies impact on the betting industry, have been replaced with scepticism and distrust of a technology once branded as the sector’s most likely disruptive force. As betting drives a ‘responsibility first agenda’, does sector leaders hold any plans to partner with tainted crypto incumbents? Speakers: Isabelle Delisle, Head of Payments, Pinnacle Stephen Quinn, Group Chief Strategy Officer, OpenPayd

12:50 - 14:00 | Lunch Break Speakers: Chris Smart, SVP Global Gambling & FX Sectors, Emerchantpay Simon Dorsen, Director of Gaming, OKTO

Crypto:Reality follows the Hype!

15:30 - 15:50 | Refreshment Break

16:35 17:20

Hand in hand… The future of payments and data PSD2 compliance across Europe came into force on the 14th and as the payment landscape continues to develop rapidly, so does the need for data. Alongside the introduction of tech such as 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) comes an argument for an entirely open data economy. But what types of risks does this bring, how can third party firms help banks to fight against issues such as fraud and what else could ahead for payments? Speakers Jamie Frendo, Head of AML & Risk Operations, Betsson Group Laurent Reysbosch, VP of Sales, HiPay

EVENING AGENDA 17:20 - 19:00

Meetings / Networking / Exhibition

20:30 - 2:00

Official Networking Party


PAUL BOLTON Head of Payments GVC Holdings

JAMIE FRENDO Head of AML & Risk Operations Betsson Group

ISABELLE DELISLE Head of Payments Pinnacle

PALOMA GONZĂ LEZ MASCARAQUE Head of Payments Vbet / BetConstruct


MAX WILKIE Payment Services Director SportPesa

STEVEN ARMSTRONG Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer William Hill

CHARMAINE HOGAN Former International Business Development Bet365 & European C ommission

SAMUEL BARRETT Gaming Director & Payment Specialist Trustly

LAURENT REYSBOSCH Senior Vice President Igaming Checkout

CHRIS SMART SVP Global Gambling & FX Sectors Emerchantpay

STEPHEN QUINN Group Chief Strategy Officer OpenPayd


MARC WOOD Global Gaming Sales Director Pay360

RICHARD LEATHER Chief Content Officer ComplianceOnline




Payment Expert Forum– Speaker

Payment Expert Forum – VIP Dinner Sponsor

Option to join one of the panels as a speaker.

Option to sponsor an intimate dinner for around 30-40 operator representatives and key decision makers from the payment side of the betting and gaming industry.

Payment Expert Forum – Supporting Partner Option to be listed as Supporting Partner for the PaymentExpert Forum, which includes logo on the main stage, sponsor wall and other key material as part for the forum.

Payment Expert Forum – VIP Networking Lounge Option to sponsor the VIP Networking Lounge for the Payment Expert Forum attendees, which will be located right next to the Payment Expert Forum conference room.

Payment Expert Forum - Notepad and Pen Sponsor Option to get your brands in the hands of all the Payment Expert Forum attendees. Pens and notepads will be placed on all the chairs within the conference room.

Payment Expert Forum – Marketing Material Distribution Sponsor Option to distribute marketing material (flyers, brochures, gifts) at the Payment Expert Forum conference room chairs. The marketing material will be distributed by SBC staff in the morning, noon and afternoon.

Payment Expert Forum – Networking Drinks Sponsor Option to sponsor this networking drinks for the Payment Expert Forum attendees, which will be served after the last panel / session Wednesday 18 September.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact



15:00 - 21:00 Pre-registration at Hilton Olympia 18:30 - 01:00 Networking & Drinks at Hilton Olympia

WEDNESDAY – 18 SEPTEMBER 2019 (Betting on Sports & CasinoBeats Summit - Day 1) 08:30 09:00 - 19:00 10:15 - 17:40 10:15 - 17:40 10:10 - 17:40 10:15 - 17:40 10:15 - 17:30 10:15 - 17:30 10:00 - 17:20 17:00 - 19:00 20:00 - 02:00

Registration Open Exhibition Open Sport in Focus (Conference Room 1) USA in Focus (Conference Room 2) Payment Expert Forum (Conference Room 3) European Markets (Conference Room 4) Casino Beats Summit (Conference Room 5) Casino Beats Summit (Conference Room 6) Digital Marketing Forum (Conference Room 7) Networking Drinks in the Exhibition Area Official Party at Flight Club

(Betting on Sports & CasinoBeats Summit - Day 2) 8:30 09:00 - 17:30 10:20 - 17:30 10:20 - 17:30 10:00 - 17:30 10:20 - 17:30 10:15 - 17:30 10:15 - 17:30 10:15 - 17:30 17:00 - 20:00 20:00 - 02:00

Registration Open Exhibition Open 2020 Vision - Future in Focus Track (Conference Room 1) Emerging Markets (Conference Room 2) Technology in Focus (Conference Room 3) Regulation in Focus (Conference Room 4) CasinoBeats Summit (Conference Room 5) CasinoBeats Summit (Conference Room 6) Digital Marketing Forum (Conference Room 7) Networking Drinks and Hand & Flower Pub Awards & Official Party at the Natural History Museum

NB: Wednesday 18 September is the first day of Betting on Sports & the CasinoBeats Summit which the Payment Expert Forum is part of. All PaymentExpert Forum delegates have full access to Betting on Sports and the CasinoBeats Summit conference tracks, exhibition, and evening events.

More info about Betting on Sports Week at More info about CasinoBeats Summit at If you need any further details please contact: Andrew McCarron, Managing Director, SBC,, +44 (0) 778 231 1768 Rasmus Sojmark, Founder / CEO, SBC,, +44 (0) 789 049 5353



CONALL MCCABE Senior Commercial Manager

NEIL JUDSON Senior Sales Manager


ALYONA GROMOVA CIS & Eastern European Sales

Profile for Sports Betting Community

Payment Expert Forum Presentation & Agenda  

The Payment Expert Forum is part of the Betting on Sports Conference, 17-20 September.

Payment Expert Forum Presentation & Agenda  

The Payment Expert Forum is part of the Betting on Sports Conference, 17-20 September.