New Zealand Gaming Expo 2008 conference speakers confirmed

The organisers of the New Zealand Gaming Expo confirmed Richard Hadlee, Rod McGeoch and Allan Pease as presenters during the trade show’s conference program at the Skycity Auckland Convention Centre March 4-5, 2008.

“Each of these speakers are leaders in their respective fields, and we are delighted that they have agreed to share their experiences and opinions with delegates,” said Ross Ferrar, Executive Officer of the event’s organiser, the Australasian Gaming Machine Manufacturers Association (“AGMMA”).

“The conference will no doubt provide invaluable and important perspectives from these influential and successful individuals,” he said.

Richard Hadlee is a legendary former New Zealand cricketer who played club cricket for Canterbury Cricket Club, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and Tasmania. He is regarded as one of the best fast bowlers of all time, and was knighted in 1990 for services to cricket. Hadlee is currently the chairman of the New Zealand board of selectors.

Rod McGeoch has a remarkable career at the forefront of business, sports administration and the legal profession. He is perhaps best known as the leader of Sydney’s successful Olympics 2000 bid, and is currently Chairman or Director of a wide range of major corporations including SkiCity Entertainment Group Limited, a diversified gaming and entertainment company with operations in New Zealand and Australia.

Allan and Barbara Pease are one of Australia’s most successful publishing teams. Their inspirational products boost personal and organizational growth around the globe. Together they have published 14 best selling books sold in over 100 countries, videos, audio programs and TV shows. Pease is also known as an expert on body language and personal image, as well as developing a range of sales and communication systems.

Ferrar added that all three speakers are accomplished presenters, with outstanding career highlights.“They will deliver compelling insights into corporate strategies, leadership, team motivation and personal development techniques,” he said.

Following the conference each morning, exhibitors include gaming machine manufacturers and industry suppliers, will showcase the latest gaming equipment and services.

The New Zealand Gaming Expo provides experiences to learn about the most recent developments in the country’s gaming industry, business networking opportunities, as well as viewing the latest technology products and services.

New Zealand is home to six casinos, 630 lottery retail outlets, race and sports betting through around 500 Totalisator Agency Board (TAB) outlets and around 20,000 gaming machines in non-casino venues. Further information on the show can be found at