GLI® hosts “extremely successful” Latin American and Caribbean roundtable
Gaming and lottery regulators and government lotteries from 21 countries across the North, Central, South America and Caribbean regions gathered in the prospering city of Bogotá, capital of Colombia, GLI®’s largest and most successful Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable to date.
In total, 92 representatives attended the event. Countries represented included Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Curacao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Venezuela, and U.S. Virgin Islands. GLI was also honored with the attendance of the following gaming and lottery associations: CIBELAE (Iberoamerican Association of State Lotteries), ALEA (Association of State Lotteries of Argentina), and FEDELCO (Federation of Lotteries of Colombia).
GLI Director of Latin American and Caribbean Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes said, “We are extremely thankful to the government entities that joined us this year. Our main challenge was to balance the agenda to fulfill the expectations of an audience that have common objectives and also, very specific ones. We were successful in this effort as this Roundtable proved to be the only international conference that gathers both gaming and lottery government entities at one event. We are thankful to our speakers as they contributed to the unique and unsurpassed quality of the agenda, and we are also thankful to Coljuegos, our host regulator, who kindly provided their organizational support for the on-site demos that were part of the program. We are already working on the 2016 event as our goal is now to exceed the success of this year’s conference for the benefit of the regulators and government lotteries of the region.”
A cocktail event on the Roundtable’s last evening provided gaming and lottery regulators and state government lotteries with the chance to network with each other and discuss regulatory developments in their own regions.