February 26-28, 2019
Hilton Hotel Ft. Lauderdale,
505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach
Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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PGRI SMART-Tech is just three weeks away.
Below are the topics and basic time-lines of the Conference Agenda.
and/or on the program are lottery directors and top officers from
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
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
-- 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
**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)
Sue van der Merwe (Tatts, Australia)
Cindy Polzin (WI)
Lynne Roiter (Quebec)
Sarah Taylor (IN)
and 20+ top women
executives in our industry, interactive panel discussions, and
Special Keynote Speaker Ann Simmons
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
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
please call 425-449-3000 and we will try to get you in.
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
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
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New York City
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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.