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APLA 2015 Sponsors Tatts Lotteries and APLA/WLA would like to acknowledge the support of the major sponsors of APLA 2015.

Opening Dinner

Divided by Oceans: Connected by Opportunity

Tatts Lotteries Hosts the 2015 APLA / WLA Seminar

GOLD COAST, Australia (April 27, 2015) – The 2015 APLA / WLA Seminar hosted by Tatts Lotteries, commenced with the opening dinner held in the grounds of the Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa on the Gold Coast Queensland Australia.

Delegates were accommodated at the 5-star Sheraton Mirage, a resort deserving of its reputation as one of the most luxurious and welcoming destinations on the Gold Coast.

The Seminar registration was at capacity, with approx. 123 delegates representing some 44 organizations from 19 countries in attendance.

This year even saw delegates from Morocco, which was a first, as well as people travelling from as far afield as Greece, Belgium, France, China and the UK.

The Theme for this year's Regional Conference is: Divided by Oceans: Connected by Opportunity.

The topics under this theme are very appropriate to lotteries in the Asia region and beyond.

Sue Van Der Merwe, Chief Operating Officer for Tatts Lotteries captured the essence of the chosen theme by outlining that although Oceans physically divide people across the world, the opportunity to connect, engage and build relationships has never been stronger thanks to the innovation and technology through traditional and remote channels.

As we capitalize on new technologies, our Lotteries and Vendors are able to engage and build on the traditional player base, with the aim to deliver greater returns for the good causes and communities that Lotteries serve.

The Opening Dinner was held on Monday April 27, and graced by the finest weather the Gold Coast could provide.

In the Morning, Delegates were treated to a Golf Tour that commenced with the rising sun. Transport was arranged to deliver ‘Golf Lovers’ to the award winning greens of Glades Golf Club at Robina.

The 72 par course was designed by Golfing Legend Greg Norman, and provided visually stunning surrounds.

As Delegates were then free to explore and experience the resort facilities and Gold Coast surrounds throughout the day, the Sheraton Mirage got to work in preparation for the exceptional presentation of the opening dinner which commenced with pre dinner drinks at 6pm.

The surroundings were breathtaking and it was clear that Tatts Lotteries had selected an outstanding venue to engage delegates, with the ocean backdrop and sounds of the surf combined with the scent of Hibiscus and a warm, still night.

As the night progressed, the party was treated to a magic show under the stars, with a duo from the gold coast entertaining guests with card tricks and a floating table that was truly mind boggling.

The night was sponsored by GTECH, INTRALOT, Scientific Games, Pollard and Jumbo Interactive, with additional support from JUMBO in supplying WiFi and technical support.

Guests enjoyed a sumptuous buffet of Australian Cuisine, fine wines and delectable deserts.

Delegates all gave feedback to Lottery Insider that the opportunity to connect and network was welcomed, with all unanimous in praising the night as spectacular.

SOURCE: Tracey James, Editor Lottery Insider.



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