Inside Information Revealed! American Society for Industrial Security to Produce Surveillance and Security Briefings for Global Gaming Expo

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Global Gaming Expo

    NORWALK, Conn., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Gaming Expo (G2E) announced
 today that the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the largest
 international organization of security practitioners, has become an official
 G2E education partner.  As part of G2E's conference component, ASIS will
 sponsor a surveillance panel on internal investigations and casino and slot
 cheating scams and a risk management panel on mitigating losses in casinos,
 risk and insurance practices, and safety and OSHA requirements.
     G2E, the first annual gaming event "by the industry for the industry,"
 takes place on October 1 - 3, 2001, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, its
 host venue through 2020.
     ASIS is also presenting full-day sessions for the G2E Training &
 Development Institute, immediately following G2E on October 4, at the
 convention center.  Among the topics are "How to Train Casino Surveillance
 Personnel Through an Innovative Training Session," "Eject, Evict, Trespass &
 86: Dealing with the Unwanted," "South African Security Concerns: How Threat
 Levels Have Increased," and "Technical Applications & Equipment."
     In addition to its intensive focus on security and surveillance, the G2E
 Training & Development Institute offers in-depth discussions of casino and
 slot operations, marketing, human resources and responsible gaming.
     "ASIS briefings will demystify security and surveillance for non-
 practitioners and help them integrate these key areas into decisions about
 privacy, technology, staffing, customer relations, player tracking systems and
 data base management," said Douglas L. Florence, Sr., CPP, business
 development, ADT Tyco Gaming & Hospitality, and program chair of the ASIS
 Gaming and Wagering Protection Council.
     G2E conference and institute speakers represent a cross-section of senior
 security and risk management professionals from around the world.  They
 include Derk J. Boss, CPP, director of surveillance, The Stratosphere Hotel &
 Casino, Las Vegas; Steven Van Zwieten, CPP, director of security &
 surveillance, Panthers World of Entertainment, Australia; Johan D. Du Plooy,
 CPP, CEO, Investment Surveys Ltd., South Africa; and Conrad Montanarini, vice
 president, business development, Media Coach e-learning, Canada.
     "ASIS programs are designed to provide a thought-provoking context within
 which gaming executives can examine such issues as protecting properties,
 managing liability, mitigating losses, and providing a safe environment for
 guests and employees," noted Florence.
     With 32,000 members globally, ASIS advances security practices through
 educational programs and materials that address broad security concerns, as
 well as issues relevant to specific industries such as banking, hospitality,
 retail and gaming.  Members include security directors, corporate executives,
 architects, attorneys and federal, state and local law enforcement officials.
     "The alliance between G2E and ASIS means that gaming executives are
 learning from the experts in the field," said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.,
 president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), G2E's organizer.
 "Exhibitors and attendees alike can build their knowledge base about a
 critical concern -- protecting our employees, guests and property."
     The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by
 addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues.  It also serves as a
 clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and
 provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.
     Other G2E partners are the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers
 (AGEM), representing leading gaming device and equipment makers, the
 Asociacion Latinoamericana de Juegos de Azar (ALAJA), which represents Latin
 American operators and suppliers, and the European Gaming Organization (EGO),
 Europe's only official gaming association.
     The more than 180 companies exhibiting at G2E are a "who's who" of gaming
 industry manufacturers and suppliers from around the world.
     Reed Exhibition, G2E's show management partner, is the world leader in
 bringing buyers and suppliers together at trade and consumer events in nearly
 50 industries.  The company is a member of the Reed Elsevier plc group, a
 world-leading business and information provider.
     Exhibitors and buyers can learn more about G2E by visiting its Web site at
 www.globalgamingexpo.com.  Buyers can pre-register on-line for free show
 admission.
 
 

SOURCE Global Gaming Expo
    NORWALK, Conn., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Gaming Expo (G2E) announced
 today that the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the largest
 international organization of security practitioners, has become an official
 G2E education partner.  As part of G2E's conference component, ASIS will
 sponsor a surveillance panel on internal investigations and casino and slot
 cheating scams and a risk management panel on mitigating losses in casinos,
 risk and insurance practices, and safety and OSHA requirements.
     G2E, the first annual gaming event "by the industry for the industry,"
 takes place on October 1 - 3, 2001, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, its
 host venue through 2020.
     ASIS is also presenting full-day sessions for the G2E Training &
 Development Institute, immediately following G2E on October 4, at the
 convention center.  Among the topics are "How to Train Casino Surveillance
 Personnel Through an Innovative Training Session," "Eject, Evict, Trespass &
 86: Dealing with the Unwanted," "South African Security Concerns: How Threat
 Levels Have Increased," and "Technical Applications & Equipment."
     In addition to its intensive focus on security and surveillance, the G2E
 Training & Development Institute offers in-depth discussions of casino and
 slot operations, marketing, human resources and responsible gaming.
     "ASIS briefings will demystify security and surveillance for non-
 practitioners and help them integrate these key areas into decisions about
 privacy, technology, staffing, customer relations, player tracking systems and
 data base management," said Douglas L. Florence, Sr., CPP, business
 development, ADT Tyco Gaming & Hospitality, and program chair of the ASIS
 Gaming and Wagering Protection Council.
     G2E conference and institute speakers represent a cross-section of senior
 security and risk management professionals from around the world.  They
 include Derk J. Boss, CPP, director of surveillance, The Stratosphere Hotel &
 Casino, Las Vegas; Steven Van Zwieten, CPP, director of security &
 surveillance, Panthers World of Entertainment, Australia; Johan D. Du Plooy,
 CPP, CEO, Investment Surveys Ltd., South Africa; and Conrad Montanarini, vice
 president, business development, Media Coach e-learning, Canada.
     "ASIS programs are designed to provide a thought-provoking context within
 which gaming executives can examine such issues as protecting properties,
 managing liability, mitigating losses, and providing a safe environment for
 guests and employees," noted Florence.
     With 32,000 members globally, ASIS advances security practices through
 educational programs and materials that address broad security concerns, as
 well as issues relevant to specific industries such as banking, hospitality,
 retail and gaming.  Members include security directors, corporate executives,
 architects, attorneys and federal, state and local law enforcement officials.
     "The alliance between G2E and ASIS means that gaming executives are
 learning from the experts in the field," said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.,
 president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), G2E's organizer.
 "Exhibitors and attendees alike can build their knowledge base about a
 critical concern -- protecting our employees, guests and property."
     The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by
 addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues.  It also serves as a
 clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and
 provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.
     Other G2E partners are the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers
 (AGEM), representing leading gaming device and equipment makers, the
 Asociacion Latinoamericana de Juegos de Azar (ALAJA), which represents Latin
 American operators and suppliers, and the European Gaming Organization (EGO),
 Europe's only official gaming association.
     The more than 180 companies exhibiting at G2E are a "who's who" of gaming
 industry manufacturers and suppliers from around the world.
     Reed Exhibition, G2E's show management partner, is the world leader in
 bringing buyers and suppliers together at trade and consumer events in nearly
 50 industries.  The company is a member of the Reed Elsevier plc group, a
 world-leading business and information provider.
     Exhibitors and buyers can learn more about G2E by visiting its Web site at
 www.globalgamingexpo.com.  Buyers can pre-register on-line for free show
 admission.
 
 SOURCE  Global Gaming Expo