FICIL Members gathered for the last members meeting this year that took place on 14 November. Many thanks to Evolution Gaming for providing venue.

A lot of topicalities and changes were discussed, for example changes in the FICIL Board, fresh approach on Communication Strategy and many more.

Members were informed that Graham Russell, our trusted and respected FICIL Executive Board member and Vice Chair of the Board, has stepped down from the FICIL Board due to availability reasons. Regarding these changes and in line with the previous practice Māris Gruzniņš, Commercial Director at CEMEX (his CV available here), was introduced as Graham’s replacement until the next Board member elections in February 2018.

Also, members were introduced to the new High Council financing model. Internal work group led by Dr Norbert Siebels developed new financing model in order to make the financing of the High Council meetings more comprehensible.

FICIL Board Chairperson Zlata Elksniņa-Zaščirinska briefly introduced FICIL’s new approach to communication that will even more efficiently drive positive changes, will bring more value to our members etc.

Emphasis were put on two upcoming FICIL events:

  • FICIL Sentiment Index launch event on 10 January 2018, at 10:00, venue: SSE Riga;
  • FICIL Annual General meeting on 20 February 2018, at 16:00, venue: TBC.

At the end of the meeting members were privileged to take a guided tour in Evolution Gaming.

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