On 6 – 8 April 2018, the Smart-Tech 2016 Conference was organized by Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI) in New York. The Smart-Tech conference attracted over 60 leading lottery directors and executives from North America and abroad.

Philippe Vlaemminck took part in a panel discussion moderated by Gordon Medenica, Director of the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Agency on “How Regulatory changes are converging with technology, the internet, and changing consumer behavior to up-end the games-of-chance and Lottery market-place”.