he conference at G2E 2008 is scheduled for November 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with G2Es three specialized professional education events the G2E Training & Development Institute, G2E Leadership Academy and Casino Design all scheduled for November 17.
The conference at G2E 2008 will offer 17 distinct tracks focusing on subjects ranging from finance to food and beverage, and from entertainment to corporate social responsibility. In addition to providing professional education in these varied industry areas, this years conference sessions will include a specific emphasis on helping attendees maximize their professional knowledge in order to best address the current economic slowdown, and also will include interesting perspectives on what effects this years U.S. presidential election may have on the overall economy and the business world.
“As with any consumer-driven industry, professionals in the gaming entertainment industry must be prepared to navigate not only a competitive environment, but also economic slowdowns such as the one the United States currently is experiencing,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA).
In addition to offering industry professionals the most comprehensive and tailored professional education and training available, G2E 2008 will provide gaming professionals with the guidance and tools they need to weather the current economic situation and continue to operate their businesses successfully.
Included in the 17 tracks at the 2008 G2E conference are four new tracks: casino design, finance, racino and retail. In addition, many of the tracks will feature G2E Signature Series conference sessions, which represent the must attend sessions for attendees who have limited time to spend at the conference.
This years Signature Series includes important topics such as The Hard Way: Lessons from Gamings Most Challenging Political Environments, State of the Economy: Gaming CFO Roundtable and Brave New World: Emerging Games and Alternative Technology.
G2E 2008 is offering attendees further opportunities to increase their professional knowledge with three specialized events being held Monday, November 17. The first is Casino Design, the only conference dedicated solely to casino architecture, design and construction, which will provide professionals in this field with the latest information and industry best practices on topics such as sustainable design, renovation, restaurant design and more.
The second specialized event is the G2E Training & Development Institute, which provides industry professionals with targeted, workshop-style sessions on particular industry subjects to help them round out their professional skills. Lastly, the G2E Leadership Academy offers industry managers the opportunity to build their business savvy with expert-led, limited-attendance sessions that allow for more in-depth examination of key business issues and greater development of crucial management skill sets.
All of the professional education content at G2E 2008 is endorsed by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) International Gaming Institute. Attendees of the G2E conference and G2Es specialized professional education events are eligible to receive an official Certificate of Completion from the UNLV International Gaming Institute for the sessions in which they take part.