Anton Kuchukhidze: UGC’s participation in the CBS Summit Barcelona is a new international page for the Ukrainian gambling industry

The Ukrainian Gambling Council is constantly developing and achieving new results aimed at promoting the legal gambling market in Ukraine. We can state boldly today that we are taking it to the next level, because on September 21-24 we are participating in the SBC Summit Barcelona, the UGC’s first foreign event.

Before I talk about the summit itself, I am going to tell you about SBC and why participation in its events speaks of a certain level of recognition. SBC is a company that contributes to the development of the global gambling industry by holding specialized large-scale events for the gambling industry leaders around the world. At the same time, SBC acts as a media platform for covering events taking place in the gambling industry and related areas.

UGC is also a member of SBC Leaders, an exclusive group of SBC organizations and companies. Membership in SBC Leaders allows us not only to participate in various SBC events, but also to exchange experiences with other members of this exclusive group, including key global actors in the gambling industry.

Now, let’s move on to SBC Summit Barcelona, a large-scale international specialized conference which will bring together representatives of more than 450 companies, specialized organizations and associations involved in the gambling industry. Specialized experts, representatives of the media and government agencies will also participate.

The event will bring together 100 companies that will present their modern products and solutions for the gambling business sector. In turn, more than 250 experts and speakers will participate in panel discussions on various aspects and trends in the global gambling market development.

In this context, it is worth noting the panel discussion dedicated to the establishment and development of the legal gambling market in Ukraine. Speakers will be Ivan Rudyi, Chairman of the Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (CRGL), Boris Baum, First Deputy Chairman of the Advisory and Expert Council at CRGL, and me, UGC Chairman. The Ukrainian panel discussion will be moderated by Viktoriia Zakrevska, UGC Deputy Chair for Communications. During the panel discussion, we plan to talk about the current achievements in the field of gambling legalization, the opportunities created for business and investors, as well as the challenges faced by the industry in Ukraine.

The invitation to participate in such a specialized high-level international event, as well as the dedication of a separate panel discussion to our country demonstrate an important recognition and the high interest of foreign investors and other stakeholders in the Ukrainian legal gambling market which is just beginning to emerge.

I would like to note that participation in such events and such high-level partnership will produce good results for our country. In turn, we will do our best to present the advantages of the national gambling market and increase the foreign partners’ interest in implementing their projects in Ukraine.

By the way, international partners will be able to learn about the advantages of the Ukrainian market on October 13-14 during another event, SBC Summit CIS in Kyiv, which is the largest gambling industry event in Eastern and Central Europe. 
Anton Kuchukhidze, Chairman of the Ukrainian Gambling Council, exclusively for the “Ukrainian News”

Anton Kuchukhidze