Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the premier gaming trade show and conference Commercial and Native American gaming professionals.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Balancing Act: Managing Budgets in a Financial Downturn Room: N108 ~ 8:00 am - 9:00 am (Tuesday, November 18, 2008)
A decline in business requires careful adjustments in expenditures and personnel. This session will present quantitative and qualitative analysis about the benefits and effects of budget cuts and staff reductions. Experts will evaluate the results and make recommendations about the most reasonable course of action during difficult financial times.
Risk Management: Understanding and Predicting Room: N120 ~ 8:00 am - 9:00 am (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)
Given human fallibility and unpredictability, how do you manage uncertainty? Can you afford not to have risk management programs in place in fast changing markets? Learn how to identify risk, understand what drives that risk, quantify potential upside/downside outcomes, develop countermeasures to mitigate risk and make rational risk-adjusted decisions.
Judy Patterson - Senior Vice President & Executive Director, American Gaming Association (AGA)
Paula C. Gentile - Senior Vice President & General Counsel, MGM MIRAGE Risk Management
Sponsorships: Finding Additional Revenue Streams During Tough Economic Times Room: N108 ~ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)
As consumer disposable income decreases and unemployment rates climb, the looming recession is impacting everyone. Casinos, too, will soon be forced to seek additional revenue streams. In this session, a panel of experts will share trends and best practices that can help your operation increase revenue through the powerful medium of sponsorships. Learn how sponsorships can be leveraged to drive more visitors to your property and enhance their overall experience.
Retail, Dining and Entertainment: Striking a Balance Room: N115 ~ 8:00 am - 9:00 am (Thursday, November 20, 2008)
While some venues seem to have pushed retail, dining and entertainment (RDE) almost to its limits relative to quantity, price and quality; others have been slow to grasp and harness the full potential of these amenities. Experts will discuss how to identify and design a mix of RDE activities that can be independently successful but also combine to make your casino more appealing, competitive and profitable.
Mark Birtha - Vice President Development / Project Manager, Marriott Las Vegas