Jim Ryan to speak at G2E 2012
5 March 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions announced today that Jim Ryan, co-chief executive officer (CEO) of bwin.party digital entertainment plc, will serve as the exclusive conference keynote speaker at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 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. The premier trade show and conference event for the international gaming entertainment industry, G2E 2012 will be held October 1 - 4, 2012, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Ryan's conference keynote address will be held on Wed., Oct. 3, from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. and will be open to G2E 2012 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."
Prior to the 2011 merger of bwin Interactive Entertainment AG and PartyGaming Plc, Ryan served as the CEO of PartyGaming. Before this, he served as the CEO of St. Minver Limited where he was responsible for the formulation and implementation of the company's strategy to deliver high levels of customer service and industry-leading products to its partners. He also has held senior posts at three publicly-listed companies, including president and CEO of Excapsa Software Inc, chief financial officer (CFO) of CryptoLogic Inc. and CFO of SXC Health Solutions Corp.
Ryan earned a business degree with first-class honors at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. He also obtained professional qualifications as a chartered accountant from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
G2E is attended by nearly 26,000 industry professionals from around the world. For more information on G2E 2012, visit www.globalgamingexpo.com and connect with G2E on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.