World Meet 2007 – Louisville, USA
The World Meet was hosted this year by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. The joint NASPL and WLA effort attracted more than 1300 participants from around the globe. Branding, Marketing and Innovation were core messages of the keynote addresses. The need for strong brands and new and creative ideas within the lottery industry is being felt stronger than ever. The smaller yet informative breakout session covered a variety of themes. From security to retailer fraud to issues of privatization in the US.
2006 World Lottery Forum – Mérida, Mexico
Initially planned for November 2005 in Cancún, this event had to be rescheduled after Hurricane Wilma devastated the north-eastern Yucatan peninsula in late October. The Forum was held in Mérida, the historic capital of Yucatan state, in February 2006 and featured a mix of keynote sessions and parallel streams as well as the Directors Summit and WLA General Assembly. Hosted by the Mexican National Lottery, Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública and officially opened by Vicente Fox, President of Mexico, the Forum attracted more than 500 lottery professionals from 69 countries.
2003 World Lottery Forum – Granada, Spain
Hosted by the Spanish National Lottery, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, in Granada, Spain, the first WLA World Lottery Forum was a resounding success. With its new format focusing on break-out sessions and round-tables, it provided an outstanding interactive learning experience for lottery managers of all levels.