Business Program announced for the 2023 APLA/WLA Seminar

With just under a month to go until we welcome delegates from around the world to the 2023 APLA/WLA Seminar in Hong Kong, we are excited to share with you the Business Program that details the presentations, conversations and events that will take place inspired by the event’s theme of ‘Leading Through Transformation’.

The program at a glance

On Tuesday 16 May, the registration desk opens, and in the afternoon, we will take you on a fascinating tour of The Hong Kong Palace Museum, a charity project funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. This is a museum dedicated to showcasing Chinese culture and history, which houses a vast collection of precious artifacts and artworks, including borrowed exhibits from the Palace Museum in Beijing, such as jade wares, porcelain, calligraphy, and paintings.

Wednesday 17 May sees the official commencement of the Seminar, with delegates welcomed by APLA Chairman, Sue van der Merwe, WLA Executive Director, Luca Esposito Poleo, and Hong Kong Jockey Club Executive Director (Wagering Products), Michael Fitzsimons.

Day one of the Business Program will feature keynote speakers including a world sporting champion and business leaders from a variety of industries. We will also hear from our lottery counterparts and suppliers on a range of topics including product innovation and transformation, and how technology is changing the game.

That evening, we are in for a fun-filled networking event at the Happy Valley Racecourse for ‘Happy Wednesday’ – organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club – which features exciting horse races, live music, a variety of food and drink options and fabulous entertainment. The event attracts a large number of local and international visitors and is considered one of the most popular horse racing events in Hong Kong.

Thursday 18 May is our second and final day of the Business Program and includes a global lottery update from the World Lottery Association, and discussions around Corporate & Social Responsibility, illegal lotteries, attracting and retaining talent, and an interactive workshop for delegates to immerse themselves in the seminar’s theme of transformation.

On our final evening, we will celebrate the end of yet another wonderful opportunity to come together with the Closing Dinner, to be held in the Grand Ballroom of The Sheraton.

View the full Business Program

The full Business Program is now available for you to view (click here) and get you primed and ready for the insightful, interesting and inspiring conversations set to take place next month.

Register now for the 2023 APLA/WLA Seminar

Click here to complete the online Registration Form:

(Note: one Registration Form per delegate is required)

Also – be sure to book your accommodation at The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers via this link as soon as possible to enjoy the very special rate that we have secured for all APLA/WLA Seminar delegates.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Hong Kong in May!

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