David Clifton to chair 4th Annual KnowNow Conference

David Clifton will have the pleasure of chairing the 4th Annual KnowNow conference on 29 and 30 June 2021.

As matters stand, this will be a ‘hybrid’ conference, i.e. a socially distanced audience at the London venue (50-52 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1HL) and a digital attendance option for those who are unable to travel. Full details of the conference (including agenda and registration information) are available here.

Once again, the conference will be split into two parts:

  • 29 June: Social Responsibility for Gambling Operators
    • designed to help gambling operators effectively manage issues around problem gambling and player protection, avoid regulatory action, understand what to do when mistakes happen, improve public opinion and increase customer loyalty
  • 30 June: Keeping Crime Out of Gambling
    • focusing on managing compliance issues and ensuring that they are not subject to criminal activity through effective fraud prevention and anti-money-laundering strategies

The first speaker announcement has been published (and can be downloaded below).

UPDATE: Due to the deferment until 19 July 2021 of Step 4 of the Government’s Roadmap for easing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England (as reported by us here), KnowNow has announced its decision to defer its 4th Annual KnowNow conference until:

  • 7 September 2021 for Social Responsibility for Gambling Operators and
  • 8 September 2021 for Keeping Crime Out of Gambling

Its announcement states as follows:

Conference venues were allowed to open on the 17th May and we were gearing up to run the event at the end of June. However the rise of the Delta variant in the UK, travel restrictions and the pushing back of “freedom day” to 19th July were all working against us. We have therefore taken the decision to delay the event until after the summer. The new dates for your diary are 7th September for Social Responsibility for Gambling Operators and 8th September for Keeping Crime Out of Gambling.

Featuring a diverse range of excellent speakers, the conference agenda can be viewed here.