Global Gaming Expo (G2E) will feature a lively series of keynote events providing attendees with unique educational experiences and exclusive access to experts who are knowledgeable on both the gaming industry and today's top issues. The keynote events include an address by renowned television anchor and author Katty Kay, a panel discussion with some of the gaming industry's most influential leaders and an address by a representative from the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs.
keynote events at G2E 2012 will provide gaming professionals with a
one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain invaluable insights on the future of gaming,
within the context of the current economic and political environment,” said
Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association,
in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to welcome such a diverse and
prestigious group of thought leaders who will candidly discuss the latest
trends and issues impacting the gaming industry.”
following the event’s ribbon-cutting ceremony which will take place on October
2, G2E 2012 will begin with a keynote address, titled “Washington and the 2012
Elections from a Different Angle,” by Kay, a BBC America anchor and the
co-author ofWomenomics: Write Your Own Rules
for Success. Kay will explore the increasing
polarization of the media and its impact on public opinion and political
discourse from Washington, D.C. to Main Street USA.
“State of the Industry” keynote session taking place on October 3will feature a
distinguished panel of industry experts who will discuss the present and future
of gaming, as well as the industry's latest trends. Moderated by journalist Jon
Ralston, known for hosting Nevada’s public affairs program “Face to Face with
Jon Ralston,” the panel will feature six top executives from the industry's
leading operators and suppliers, including: Walter Bugno, president and CEO of
Spielo International; Brian R. Gamache, chairman and CEO of WMS Industries
Inc.; Dick Haddrill, CEO and director of Bally Technologies, Inc.; Patti Hart,
CEO of International Game Technology; Michael Leven, president and COO of Las
Vegas Sands Corp; and James Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts
G2E 2012 keynote events will conclude on October 4 with an address geared
toward those interested in tribal government gaming. Donald Laverdure, acting
assistant secretary of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior,
will review the current status of his department and the approach of the Obama
administration when considering Indian Country.
keynote addresses on October 2 and 3 will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and
the October 4 address will take place from 11:00 am-12:00pm. All keynotes will
be held in the Venetian Ballroom G-J and are open to all G2E attendees free of
charge, with no advance registration required.
For more information, visitwww.globalgamingexpo.com.
G2E keynotes to explore key issues, trends impacting gaming
October 1, 2012