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February 26-28, 2019 
Hilton Hotel Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
SMART-TECH Government Conference Registration No Charge - click here        
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PGRI SMART-Tech is just three weeks away. 
Below are the topics and basic time-lines of the Conference Agenda.  In attendance and/or on the program are lottery directors and top officers from

43 different lotteries -- the best ever.    
Please let me know if you have questions.   Session themes include presentations and panel discussions:

--  Retail: Disrupt or be disrupted.  The success strategy for Lottery in the transformation of the retail shopping experience

--  U.S. Dept. of Justice revisits its rulings regarding online gaming:
 Implications of the DoJ statements regarding Wire-Act, iLottery, sports-betting, and online gaming

--  What’s Your Why?:  
Integrating your underlying reason-for-being into the brand and messaging.  Why it matters and how to some lotteries are doing it.

--  The fight against Illegal iLottery: Clarifying the nature of the problem and how it threatens to disrupt the U.S. market.   Highlighting the successful efforts to repel illegals and  the need for an international collaboration to enforce respect for jurisdictional regulations

**Extra Special SEMINAR Event –  Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership (WILL) Seminar  sponsored by

will be held the afternoon of Thursday February 28.  All SMART-Tech attendees are invited and encouraged to attend. 
Your SMART-TECH 2019 badge automatically registers you for a very special WILL Session with Lottery Directors/CEO’s

Gretchen Corbin (GA)
Rebecca Hargrove (TN)
Sue van der Merwe (Tatts, Australia)
Cindy Polzin (WI)
May Scheve Reardon (MO)
Lynne Roiter (Quebec)
Sarah Taylor (IN)
and 20+ top women executives in our industry, interactive panel discussions, and Special Keynote Speaker Ann Simmons Nicholson Gaming industry veteran, human resources expert, managing partner of the world-renowned talent management team of the Simmons-Group, and professional speaker and executive coach, Ann Simmons shares a vision for ratcheting up progress, diversity, and inclusiveness in our industry, and forging success strategies for the individual.  It includes an incredible personal history along with an insight gleaned from thirty years of experience and a talent for inspiring action.   Please join us for the fabulous adventure that is the WILL. Networking reception follows WILL session.  

The PGRI SMART-Tech conference and WILL agenda:
The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Tuesday February 26, 5:00 to 7:00 pm: Opening night reception
Wednesday Feb. 27, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions
Wednesday Feb. 27, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:  Reception
Thursday Feb. 28, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions
Thursday Feb. 28, 12:30 to 1:30 pm:  Lunch
Thursday Feb. 28, 1:30 to 5:00 pm: 
Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership (WILL) Seminar
Thursday Feb. 28, 5:00 to 7:00 pm:  Reception
The room block is sold out - The good news is we saved some rooms if you need one
please call 425-449-3000 and we will try to get you in.









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Thank you for participating in LOTTERY EXPO 2018.

I hope the conference experience was enjoyable and rewarding for you as it was for us.  I always appreciate feedback of any kind so please let me know what we can do to improve your PGRI conference experience.   

A special thank you to all of our presenters, and panel discussion panelists and moderators.  I asked a lot of you, you delivered in wonderful fashion, and your audience appreciates you as do I.  Now we look forward to the next PGRI event which will be February 26-28, 2019  in Fort Lauderdale. See you there!!

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The theme of the conference is

What’s your Why?

Why do we do what we do – as an industry and also as individuals who are dedicated to supporting the mission of Lottery. That basic brand-defining question will serve as a catalyst for exploring ways to shape the image of Lottery not just with our players and close circle of supportive stakeholders, but with legislators, general media, general public, and the broadest possible audience. Sports-betting: How will it affect the broader games-of-chance industry, how will it impact Lottery in particular, and what should we do about it.