Operator Forum attracts forward-thinking professionals from across Europe

Industry professionals from Europe’s leading casinos will gather in Barcelona on May 13-14 for the International Casino Operator Forum.

Organised by ATE Conferences, this year’s event has already secured a significant number of high profile delegates from operations based in Austria, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA. And with a number of jurisdictions facing deregulation, the prospect of pan-European legislation and the imminent accession of 10 new member states to the European Union, the International Casino Operator Forum is ideally placed to provide focus at a crucial time for the industry.

Keynote Speakers

With a strong focus on income building operating techniques, the line-up of Forum speakers boasts a wealth of experience with experts including Vahe Baloulian (Director, Gaming and Industry Relations, Cassava Enterprises), Michael Boettcher (President & CEO, Storm International), David Wilson (Partner, Joelson Wilson), Tim Cullimore (General Manager, Casino Crans Montana), Yves Devin (Director of Operations, Casino de Montreal), Ander Galvensjo (CEO, Casino Cosmopol), Heliodoro Giner (Secretary General, European Casino Forum), Ian Gosling (Vice Chairman & COO, Regency Casinos), Jon Harris (CEO, Xanadu Casino Group), Armin Karu (CEO, Olympic Casino Group), Pieter Remmers (MD, Assissa Consultancy Europe), Paul Renney (Partner, Addleshaw Goddard), Jan Rodrigo (Executive Managing Director, Amorim Entertainment & Gaming International) and Jonathan Strock (Gaming Manager, Accor Electronic).

Hot Topics

In addition to country-specific case studies from France, Russia, Baltic States and the CIS, major topics will include US ventures targeting Europe, ‘Total Experience’ gaming/leisure models, future prospects of state-owned casino companies, innovation in marketing and promotions, online gaming applications for land-based operators and social responsibility issues in continental Europe.

Opportunities For All

To ensure the Forum remains accessible to the widest possible audience, the English conference programme will be simultaneously translated in French, German, Spanish and Italian, whilst delegates will benefit from a range of social networking events arranged across three days (May 12-14) arranged as part of an all inclusive package.

The International Casino Operator Forum takes place at the Hotel Gran Melia Sitges, Barcelona, Spain on May 13-14. For more information, including speaker lists, conference programme, networking opportunities and online delegate registration, visit www.ATEOnline.co.uk/Conferences,

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