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Marketers Will Hear From Industry Experts at Casino Marketing & Technology Conference

March 9, 2018
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LAS VEGAS (May 9, 2018) – More than 30 casino executives will speak at the 14th annual Casino Marketing & Technology Conference, a one-of-kind week-long educational and networking event that will be held here at Caesars Palace, July 16-19.

The speakers headline an event composed of three unique learning opportunities for attendees: Raving’s Host Development Conference, a two-day program which kicks things off on Monday, July 16; Mobile Experience and Engagement Training (MEET), the casino industry’s first ever mobile technology educational program, to be held Tuesday, July 17; and Casino Marketing & Technology, the industry’s most comprehensive traditional and digital marketing conference, which starts with an opening night reception on the 17th and runs through the 19th.

“No other event in our industry offers the wealth of hands-on, real-world marketing expertise as Casino Marketing & Technology Conference,” said Tom Esposito, Group Publisher, BNP Media Gaming Group, publisher of Casino Journal, producers of the event. “Whatever your focus as a casino marketer, you will be able to hear from your peers, be it at Raving’s Host Development, MEET or Casino Marketing & Technology.”

The list of confirmed speakers at the full event includes:

  • Brenda Barre, Manager, Marketing Products & Innovation, Caesars Entertainment
  • Robby Bell, Social Media Manager, Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh
  • Matt Bistodeau, Marketing Player Development Manager, Sycuan Casino
  • Michael Bonakdar, General Manager, North Star Mohican Casino Resort
  • Casey Cohen, Interim CMO, The Hippodrome Casino, London
  • Janis Delaney, Interactive Media Manager, Laguna Development Corporation
  • Mike Donovan, VP of Marketing and Hotel Operations, Lumiere Place Casino & Four Seasons Hotel St Louis
  • Chad Eckhardt, Player Development Manager, Little Rivers Casino Resort
  • Ryan Frohberg, Executive Director of Marketing, Casino del Sol
  • Craig Fuller, Director of Marketing, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort
  • Jeremy Galinat, VP, Corp Benefits, Caesars Entertainment
  • Ross Gdovin, VP of Marketing, Golden Entertainment
  • Serkan Gecmen, VP of Innovation & Application Development, Affinity Gaming
  • Michael Grodsky, VP of Marketing & PR, William Hill
  • Scott Hanson, Corporate Vice President Table Games, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
  • Mark Herring, Database Marketing Manager, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino
  • Chris Jenner, VP Email and Digital Marketing, Caesars Entertainment
  • Jennifer Johnson, Vice President Loyalty Marketing, Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Jennifer Jones, Director of Casino Marketing, Rivers Casino Des Plaines
  • Michael Ka'ahanui, VP Marketing, Muckleshoot Casino
  • Darrel Kammeyer, Executive Director, Customer Engagement, Wind Creek Hospitality
  • Rich LeBaron, Director of Emerging Technologies, Sycuan Casino
  • Michael Marino, SVP of Customer Loyalty & Chief Experience Officer, Caesars Entertainment
  • Yvette Matt, Players Club Manager, Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
  • Lennie Millette, Director of Casino Alliances, Caesars Entertainment
  • Steven Neely, General Manager, Rolling Hills Casino
  • Shannon Redmond, Vice President of Marketing, ‎Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
  • Leana Schlecht, Director of Marketing, Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
  • Jumada Schwinden, Marketing Manager, Swinomish Casino & Lodge
  • Daniel Shapiro, Vice President of Business Strategy and Development, William Hill US
  • James Snead, Chief Financial Officer, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino
  • Lauren Westerfield, Vice President Marketing, Palms Casino Resort
  • Tony Williams, Director Gaming Operations & Innovation, JACK Entertainment
  • Luisa Woods, VP of Marketing, Gaming, Delaware North

Also on the program will be the Casino Marketing & Technology Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon on July 18, which this year will honor Claudia Winkler, president, G.H. I. Solutions; and the prestigious Romero Awards: Recognizing Excellence in Casino Marketing, which will be presented during a special breakfast ceremony on July 19. Full conference details and registration information are available at Sponsorships and exhibit booths are available by contacting Stephanie Weingartz at 586-781-9890,

Media contact: Charles Anderer, Executive Editor, BNP Media Gaming Group, (914) 948-5758,

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