Gaming Summit at Bellagio

February 05, 2002 7:00 AM
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For the eighth year, gaming’s most important conference brings together the industry’s top executives, investment bankers, senior regulators and most innovative vendors at the American Gaming Summit, February 11-12, at Bellagio Las Vegas.

Noted for stellar keynote speakers, undisputed industry experts and candid presenters, the Summit provides an experience comparable to none.

The American Gaming Summit is an essential meeting for casino and hotel executives, regulators, developers, public officials, tourism executives and anyone involved with the gaming industry.

Among the highlights:

— A gathering of top executives of the gaming industry.

— Keynote speakers Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, former U.S. Senator Richard Bryan.

— Cutting-edge seminars.

— Continental breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks.

— Gala dinner honoring this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

— Participate in naming of American Gaming Summit’s Most Innovative New Gaming Products for 2002.

Year after year, attendees rave about the value of attending informative conferences. This year’s topics include:

State of the Market ”” Where do we go from here?

Panelists: Lorenzo Fertitta, President, Station Casinos, Inc.; Gary Loveman, Chief Operating Officer, Harrah’s Entertainment Inc.; Glenn Schaeffer, President & CFO, Mandalay Resort Group

Indian Gaming: The Great Success Story

Panelists: Anthony Pico, PR Committee Chairman, California Nations Indian Gaming Association; Dan Reaser, Vice-Chairman, Administrative & Gaming Department, Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Reno; Teresa Poust, Commissioner, National Indian Gaming Commission; Richard G. Hill, President, The Hill Group; Invited: Ernest Stevens, Jr., Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association

Unions & the Gaming Industry

Panelists: Howard Cole, Chairman, Labor Practice Group, Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Las Vegas; Marty Levitt, Author of Confessions of a Union Buster; Mike Sloan, Sr. Vice President & General Counsel, Mandalay Bay Resort Group; D. Taylor, Staff Director, Las Vegas Local Culinary Union

Security in a Changing World

Panelists: Derk Boss, Director, Security Chiefs Association; Douglas Florence Sr., Business Development Manager-Gaming & Hospitality, ADT Tyco; Bill Young, Deputy Chief, Sepcial Operations Division, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.

The Impact of Interactive Gaming on the Traditional Gaming Industry

Panelists: Povl Dalsgaad, Conax; Joseph Erickson, Partner, Accenture; Andrew Pascal, President, Silicon Gaming; Scott Scherer, Member, Nevada State Gaming Control Board

Wall Street Update

Panelists: Jason Ader, Sr. Managing Director, Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.; Mark Mutkoski, Managing Director, Deutsche Banc Alex, Brown Inc.; Todd Jordan, Director, Gaming and Lodging Equity Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein-Grantchester; Lawrence Klatzkin, Managing Director, Jefferies & Co.; Jane Pedreira, Senior Vice President, Lehman Brothers; Harry Curtis, Managing Director, Salomon Smith Barney; Robin Farley, Leisure & Gaming Analyst, UBS Warburg