G2E announces keynote speakers for two sessions

September 28, 2023 3:27 PM
Photo: CDC Gaming Reports
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
September 28, 2023 3:27 PM

Leaders and executives from DraftKings, FanDuel, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, the National Congress of American Indians, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians are among the Global Gaming Expo’s keynote speakers announced Thursday.

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“We are excited to welcome this impressive group to G2E’s biggest stage,” said American Gaming Association President and CEO Bill Miller in a statement. “These leaders will highlight both the diversity of the gaming community and the entertainment experiences we provide as they discuss where our industry is today and where we’re headed.”

On Oct. 9, at 3:50 p.m. PT, Shattering Ceilings: Women Leaders in Tribal Gaming will feature an Indigenous Peoples Day discussion hosted by Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens. Panelists include Poarch Band of Creek Indians Chair & CEO Stephanie Bryan, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe CEO Melanie Benjamin, and National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.

The Playmakers: A Conversation with Amy Howe and Jason Robins will be hosted by CNBC reporter Contessa Brewer on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. PT. Howe is FanDuel’s CEO, and Robins is the co-founder and CEO of DraftKings. The discussion is presented by Sportradar.

G2E’s education programs start Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. PT.