The American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions announced that last month that Jim Ryan, co-CEO of bwin.party digital entertainment (left), will serve as the exclusive conference keynote speaker at Global Gaming Expo 2012.
Ryan is highly regarded for his knowledge of the internet gambling industry and his leadership of bwin.party digital entertainment, the world’s largest listed internet gambling business. G2E will be held October 1-4 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Ryan’s conference keynote address will be held on October 3, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., and will be open to G2E conference delegates only. He plans to address the growth in the global internet gambling phenomenon and its future potential. Ryan joins a prestigious list of past G2E conference keynote speakers, including Gary Loveman, president, CEO and chairman of Caesars Entertainment Corporation; and James J. Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.
“We are honored that Jim Ryan will be serving as the conference keynote speaker at G2E 2012,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the AGA. “As efforts to legalize and regulate internet gambling in the United States advance and the global market continues to grow, Jim is the ideal person to provide a comprehensive overview of this developing sector of the industry. His expertise, experience and success in internet gambling are matched by few others, and G2E 2012 conference attendees are sure to benefit from his invaluable insights on how to succeed in this sector.”