2008 PGRI Smart-Tech Conference

2008 PGRI Smart-Tech Conference
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2008 PGRI Smart-Tech Conference

2008 PGRI Smart-Tech Conference Co-Hosted By
Public Gaming Research Institute & South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL)
Charleston, SC on April 28 TO April 30.





Public Gaming Research Institute

South Carolina Education Lottery

Platinum Sponsor: INTRALOT USA

Theme:  Driving Sales, Building Player Loyalty,

and Breakthrough Marketing Concepts


MONDAY, April 28

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Setup for Exhibits and Registration Open

5:00 pm – 7 pm : Welcome Reception in Colonial Ballroom, Parade of Exhibitors

TUESDAY, April 29

8 AM Continental Breakfast

9 AM – Noon

Conference Welcome

Paul Jason, CEO, Public Gaming Research Institute                                              

Ernie Passailaigue, Executive Director, South Carolina Education Lottery and President of NASPL

Presentations and Panel Discussion Topics:

* Success Strategies and Innovations in the Marketing of Traditional Lottery Games,

Retaining the Loyalty of the Traditional Games Player                                        

Moderator: Clint Harris, Executive Director, Minnesota Lottery and Past President NASPL

* Innovations in Distribution, “Big Box” initiative and more…

* Peter DeRaedt, President, Gaming Standards Association                 

Moderator: Margaret DeFrancisco, CEO, Georgia Lottery Corporation

* Keynote Speech – Platinum Sponsor Tom Little, CEO, Intralot USA                                                              

Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch     

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm :

*** 2008 Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation:

Connie Laverty O’Connor, Sr. V.P. & Chief Marketing Officer, GTECH Corp.            

Presentations and Panel Discussion Topics

* Beyond ‘Privatization’: Lottery Financial and Ownership Structures            

Moderator: Gordon Medenica, Director, New York State Lottery

* Impact of Federal Regulatory Policy on State Lotteries, Internet and Mobile Gaming                             

Moderator: William Murray, Deputy Director & General Counsel, New York State Lottery     

* Leadership Roundtable Looks at the Future

Moderator: Dr. Ed Stanek, Former CEO Iowa Lottery, Current Lottery Industry Statesman

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Reception in Colonial Ballroom



8 am Continental Breakfast              9:00 am – Noon:

* Operational, Financial, and Logistical Challenges of Converting to New Central Server Partner

Moderator:  Ernie Passailaigue, Executive Director, South Carolina Education Lottery

President of NASPL

SMART-IDEAS Presentations and Awards

SMART-TECH Product of the Year Presentations and Awards

Noon to 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Panel Discussions

* Creative Branding and Positioning of Lottery Organizations

* Integrity and Security at the Retail Level

* European and WTO Policy and Decisions Impacting Cross-Border Gaming

4:00 pm : Program Wrap, Conference Adjourns, Evening Open

The PGRI Smart-Tech Conference is about two things. 

First, attention is given to new product concepts and marketing strategies that are driving the growth in our industry. 

Second, we explore the most compelling issues of the day in the form of panel discussions and feature presentations. 

Details regarding topics, speakers, and panel discussions to be announced as they are confirmed. 

As anyone who attended last year's conference at the Wynn Las Vegas will attest, this is the forum for industry leaders to address the most interesting issues and opportunities facing the lotteries today. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 Paul Jason, CEO
Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI,Inc.)
Phone 831-277-2340

Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston has been at the heart of the city's social, business, and community life since opening in 1924.  Meeting rooms are equipped with high-speed Internet connections and the latest audio-visual equipment provided by our onsite audio-visual company.  The conference will be held at the beautiful Francis Marion Hotel.  Located in the center of the delightful historic downtown Charleston, the Francis Marion is surrounded by a walking mecca of restaurants, shops and other activities.  The conference itself will be held in the elegant Francis Marion Colonial Ballroom.

PGRI, INC. 218 Main Street, #203, Kirkland, WA  98033 /

800-493-0527 to Register