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Major To Deliver Keynote

On Wednesday, August 16, the 2017 World Trotting Conference Symposium will kick off in Charlottetown, PEI, and Jean Major, Chief Executive Officer of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, will headline the strong agenda of speakers.

Major will outline a new approach to regulating the horse racing industry in Ontario.

The standards-based approach has been launched in the Ontario gaming market and the regulator is now working with the horse racing industry and its stakeholders looking for input and direction, as AGCO is charged with overseeing horse racing regulation in Ontario.

Major has 32 years of experience working with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), as he has spent 23 of those years as CEO of two regulatory agencies. He began his career as an economist and policy analyst and later as a gaming regular in 1990 as Manager responsible for charitable gaming.

In 1994, he joined the Ontario Racing Commission as CEO. In this position, Major was successful in effecting significant changes to the regulatory framework governing horse racing. In 2004 he was appointed CEO and Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission, where he continues to lead significant regulatory changes to the alcohol and gaming industries, including transformational changes to a risk-based, compliance focused approach to regulation, and the development of a regulatory framework for lotteries and internet gaming.

Known around the world for his innovation and forward thinking approach, Major will provide a keynote message for all delegates attending.

This year’s World Trotting Conference will take place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. All day on August 16, and during the morning of August 17, the symposium portion of the event will feature content and top speakers from Canada, and around the world, to discuss the sport with the Symposium branded Investing in the Future.

In addition to Racing and Wagering, the World Trotting Conference Symposium sessions will focus on Marketing, Breeding and Equine Welfare and Integrity. Among those confirmed to attend and speak: Hall of Famer John Campbell, PEI native Anthony MacDonald, advertising and marketing expert Angel Suarez and a number of top harness racing executives from around the globe.

This is your chance to visit PEI, engage in valuable and entertaining sessions about the industry, and meet delegates and participants from around the world. After the Symposium, you are encouraged to stay in beautiful PEI for the final leg of the World Driving Championship on Friday, August 18, and the Gold Cup & Saucer on Saturday, August 19.

The ticket price of $175 CAD (inclusive of taxes) includes access to all Symposium sessions, as well as lunch and coffee breaks on both days at the Delta Prince Edward Island. Space is very limited. To purchase tickets, click here.


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