GambleAware held its 6th annual conference on Wednesday 5th December 2018 at The King's Fund in London. The theme was "Reducing gambling-related harms: Diversity".

Read the programme below, conference report and Kate Lampard's opening speech.

Wednesday 5 December 2018 - Reducing gambling-related harm: diversity

9am: Coffee / registration

9.30am: Welcome & opening remarks

  • Liz Barclay, broadcaster, writer & author (Moderator)
  • Kate Lampard CBE, Chair, GambleAware

9.45am: Keynote speakers

  • Mims Davies MP, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, DCMS
  • Neil McArthur, CEO, Gambling Commission
  • Kate Bosomworth, Chief Marketing Officer, M&C Saatchi

10.30am: Diversity in Health
Join a discussion about diversity in health in the context of gambling-related harm. The session will consider which groups are hard to engage and consider observations about problem gambling from a female perspective and access to treatment/advice/support from a diverse perspective.

  • Keynote: Steven Lacey, Director, The Outsiders
  • Panel: Liz Karter, Level Ground; Ruth Champion, GambleAware; Saffron Cordery, NHS Providers; Jean Mulleary, Betknowmore UK; Anna Hemmings, GamCare; Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, CNWL NHS Trust

11.30am: Break

12pm: Diversity in Research
In this session, experts will consider: How challenging is it for diverse communities to get into and deliver research and how difficult is it to research diverse communities? i.e. Is there enough diversity in the research community and is there enough capacity to research diverse communities?

  • Keynote: Janine Robinson, Managing Director, Responsible Gambling Council, Canada
  • Panel: Kenny Imafidon, Clearview Research; Dr Bianca Bailey Wilson, GambleAware; Caroline Norrie, Kings College London; Professor Marcantonio Spada, London South Bank University

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Keynote speaker

  • Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

2.10pm: Diversity in Consumers
This session will consider diversity among the gambling industry’s consumers and the potential for and implications of extending the diversity of consumers.

  • Keynote: Marie-Claire Isaaman, Chief Executive, Women in Games
  • Panel: Dr Emma Casey, Northumbria University; Patricia Macauley, Multicultural Marketing Consultancy; Phil Cronin, Tombola; Richard Flint, Sky Betting & Gaming

3pm: Diversity in Business
The final session will discuss diversity in relation to gambling businesses and consider if a diverse workforce makes sense in building sustainable and successful businesses, including safer businesses for the consumer.

  • Keynote: Micky Swindale, Partner, KPMG
  • Panel: Christina Thakor-Rankin and Kelly Kehn, All-in Diversity Project; Mike Rothwell, Caesars Entertainment EMEA: Ruth Prior, William Hill; Dr Aziz Alajaji, myGwork; Helen Walton, Gamevy

4pm: Ends

4-5pm: Networking reception