Top CEOs square off in high-power roundtables

Sep 13, 2005 8:04 AM

CEOs from some of the world’s premier gaming operators and equipment manufacturers will offer insight into the future of the industry in a series of executive roundtable discussions at this week’s G2E.

The sessions are part of the Finance and Money track of G2E’s comprehensive conference program.

"High-level participation is what sets G2E apart," said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. "We are pleased to offer insights on our industry straight from the executives shaping its future."

The first session takes place Tuesday. Moderated by Harry Curtis, managing director at JPMorgan, The Bottom Line: Operators CEO Roundtable will feature CEOs from top gaming operators sharing their insights on expansion, consolidation, international opportunities, regulations, responsible gaming and other issues that will shape the future of the industry.

Panelists include Peter Carlino, chairman and CEO at Penn National Gaming, Inc.; Tim Hinkley, president and COO of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.; and Keith Smith, president and COO of Boyd Gaming Corporation.

In the second session, leading gaming industry suppliers will explore how they gain competitive advantage and reward their shareholders in Manufacturers CEO Roundtable, scheduled for Thursday. Frank Fantini, editor and publisher of Gaming Morning Report, will lead T.J. Matthews, COO of IGT and Mark Yoseloff, chairman and CEO of Shuffle Master, in an in-depth discussion of trends affecting the industry and how their companies are responding.