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Investments, M&A, and Financial Analysis of Gaming Markets
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
State of the Markets: Impact on Gaming Room: N117 ~ 8:00 am - 9:00 am (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)
A panel of gaming analysts will discuss the downturn in the economy and how it affects gaming. Discussions will include growing demand in different parts of the world, increasingly oppressive tax rates, non-gaming revenue, public vs. private companies, spin-offs and more.
SIGNATURE SERIES: State of the Economy: Gaming CFO Roundtable Room: N102 ~ 9:15 am - 10:15 am (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)
With a negative economy having a worldwide impact, this session will examine how gaming companies, large and small, are reacting to fiscal uncertainty. Members of the companies' financial teams will talk about containing costs, expansion plans, corporate valuations and more.
Bill Newby - Managing Director, Global Head of Gaming Investment Banking, Jefferies & Company
Bill Clifford - Chief Financial Officer, Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Daniel D'Arrigo - Executive Vice President & CFO, MGM Resorts International
Simon Dewhurst - Executive Vice President & CFO, Melco Crown Entertainment
Finding Financing: Capital and Funding For Mid-Market Companies Room: N117 ~ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)
In today's credit crunch major companies still seem to be able to find capital, if at a higher than historical price; but what about the mid-market companies? A panel of experts will explore funding options for projects needing less than a billion dollars from traditional sources, as well as the opportunity to find funding from new sources or use creative structuring approaches.
Matt Sodl - Managing Director, Innovation Capital, LLC
Dennis Bloch - Managing Director & Head of Middle Market & Gaming Debt Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Dean Decker - Managing Director, Investment Banking, Credit Suisse
Steve Snyder - Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Structuring Deals: Developing in International Markets Room: N117 ~ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)
A panel of development experts will discuss the commonalities and idiosyncrasies of development around the world. The session will cover such topics as tax rates, fees and hidden costs; finding the real government decision-makers; creating enforceable agreements and imposing development conditions; customs and immigration concerns; multi-cultural and multi-language issues; and preparedness of the workforce.
Money, Money, Money: A Private Capital and Licensing Update Room: N117 ~ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)
With many of gaming's largest companies now owned by private equity firms, many question how this will impact the industry in these tough economic times. In wake of recent events, this session will provide an update on how private equity investments and financing have changed the licensing model for the industry.