COVID-19 Pandemic Forces Postponement of WLS
BASEL, Switzerland (April 20, 2020)
-- The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically slowed the global economy and
has forced all of us to make compromises in order to safeguard both ourselves
and the health of our loved ones.
In an extraordinary teleconference on
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the WLA Executive Committee discussed the pandemic
and the measures that need to be taken to steer the Association through these
In particular, it was decided that the World Lottery
Summit 2020 (WLS 2020), which was scheduled to be held in October 2020, will be
postponed until October 2022. In effect, WLS 2020 will become the World Lottery
Summit 2022 (WLS 2022). Thus, WLS 2022 will be held in collaboration with NASPL
in Vancouver, Canada with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) as
host. The new dates of the event are October 16 20, 2022. An alternative
date for 2021 was considered but owing to scheduling conflicts the date of
October 2022 was settled upon. We greatly value our collaboration with our
partners NASPL and BCLC and look forward to seeing you in Vancouver for WLS
2022. Additional WLA events are planned for 2021 that will permit our members
to exchange information and keep abreast of the latest developments concerning
Should you have any questions or concerns pertaining to the
postponement of WLS 2020, please feel free to contact WLA Executive Director,
Luca Esposito at: email@example.com.
World Lottery Association.
Lottery Leadership Seminar Update
NASPL realizes the
concerns our members have surrounding travel and COVID-19. The health and
wellbeing of our attendees is NASPLs highest priority. In response to the
COVID -19 situation and your direct feedback, as well as precautions
surrounding COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the NASPL
Lottery Leadership Institute.
This event will not be rescheduled for 2020
and will take place again April 26-29, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio. All paid
registrants will receive a full refund. Registrants should cancel their hotel
reservation at the Drury Plaza Pittsburgh Downtown.
We thank you for your
understanding. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.