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KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS Keys to the Kingdom 10th anniversary of G2E brings a unique collection of keynote speakers Issue Oriented


The 10th edition ofGlobal Gaming Expo kicks off with a look at the big issues of the day, whether they be economic or political. In a live- ly and non-partisan presentation, Geoff Colvin, the senior editor-at- large for Fortune magazine, will talk about the recently completed mid-term elections—the most sig- nificant since 1994—and how that


Living Legends


For the 10th anniversary of Global Gaming Expo, a spe- cial “State of the Industry” will look back on those 10 years and discuss the progress made and challenges over- come. Moderated by noted Nevada journalist Jon Ralston (top left), the host of the state television program Face to Facewith Jon Ralston, the panel includes members whose background in the industry goes back far more than 10 years. Burton Cohen (top right), today a director with


MGM Resorts International, is one of the casino opera- tors who shaped the modern Las Vegas. The former owner/operator of the Frontier, he later operated the Desert Inn and worked for Jay Sarno, the legendary designer of Circus Circus and Caesars Palace.While he worked for such casinos as the Flamingo, Caesars Palace, Thunderbird and the Dunes, he returned again and again to the Desert Inn, which he called his “first love.” Chuck Mathewson (bottom left) is the former chair-


Tribal Crossfire


The growth of tribal gaming, like that of commercial gaming, has slowed recently. The economic downturn, questions about financing and sovereignty and a change in administration have all worked together to make tribal gaming expansion that much more complicated. At this Native American Leaders Roundtable, one of the most


respected journalists in Indian Country convenes a panel of regional and national tribal leaders to discuss the issues that will shape tribal government gaming in the future.


Moderator: Victor Rocha (left), owner/editor of Pechanga.net.


Speakers: Leslie Lohse, chairwoman, California Tribal Business Alliance Kurt Luger, executive director,Great Plains Indian Gaming Association Sheila Morago, executive director,Arizona Indian Gaming Association Brian Patterson, president,United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc. Daniel J. Tucker, chairman, California Nations Indian Gaming Association Mark Van Norman, executive director,National Indian Gaming Association


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 10:30 A.M. –11:30 A.M., ROOM N250 12 | G2E Preview 2010


Special Conference Keynote Presentation


Gary Loveman, president, CEO and chairman ofHarrah’s Entertainment, is a dynamic and influ- ential speaker who chooses often-contro- versial subjects and provides provocative solutions. At this spe- cial session, Loveman


will discuss “The Stockholm Syndrome: Why Addressing the Misinformation that Plagues Gaming is our Top Priority.” This exclusive Conference Keynote is open to conference atten- dees only onWednesday,November 17, at 2 p.m.


man of International Game Technology.Mathewson was responsible for building the powerhouse that is today’s IGT, and has participated in many of the developments of the slot machines that today are considered crucial ele- ments to casino’s success. Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. (bottom right), president


and CEO, American Gaming Association, has been working in Washington for his entire career. He is the first and only leader of the AGA and has effectively guided the industry through the landmines that can be laid by the federal government. As chairman of the Republican Party, he directed the election of Ronald Reagan for two terms as the president.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 10:30 A.M.–11:30 A.M., ROOM N250


will impact our lives, from a personal and a business point of view. Colvin is one of America’s sharpest


and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, the green imperative,wealth creation, the infotech revolution and related issues.As former co-anchor of Wall Street Week with Fortune on PBS, he spoke each week to the largest audience reached by any


business television program in America. His groundbreaking new book,Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World- Class Performers From Everybody Else, has quickly become a national bestseller.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 10:30 A.M.–11:30 A.M., ROOM N250


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