Amusement Expo 2015: Immerse Yourself in Education...For FREE!
For this year's March 24, 2015 "Expo Education Day" in Las Vegas, the concept of active participation is being embraced and encouraged with the theme, "Get In the Game!"
The rationale is that, these days, it's just not good enough to be watching from the sidelines. Operators, distributors, suppliers and manufacturers of the out-of-home entertainment marketplace need to get--and stay--involved in continuing education opportunities to make an impact in the coin-op world around us!
This year's lineup offers a deep, diverse mix of subjects and speakers, with formats to include one-person presentations, small-group panel sessions and interactive roundtable group discussions.
So, on Tuesday, March 24th, Expo opens with:
--A full day of FREE educational offerings;
--Lots of time for networking with industry colleagues;
--Complimentary coffee and lunch for all attendees; and
--NEW: The All-Industry Gala will be held at the conclusion of the education program
Currently, the lineup includes a total of 12 offerings and is open to all registrants for the 2015 AAMA-AMOA Amusement Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Many trade show and conference organizers apply hefty registration fees to attend their educational sessions. Not Expo! It's included as part of your admission to the trade show. All AMOA operators and distributor members receive two free badges to the event as part of your annual dues...so it's a "value-added" membership benefit!
To date, here are details on the topics and speakers for the 2015 Expo Education Day:
- Expo Keynote Address: "How to Beat Your Best Year Ever," by Bryan Dodge, president, Dodge Development, Inc.;
- "Salesmanship: Shoot and Score!"--a special industry panel;
- "The Cashless Consumer and What it Means for Your Business," by Eugene De Silva, senior vice president, global, small and medium enterprises, MasterCard;
- "Recognizing and Responding to the Ripple Effect of Organizational Change," by Kara McClure, manager of learning and organizational development, University of Notre Dame;
- "Knowing--and Following--the Rules of the Redemption Road," a panel featuring Michael Zolandz, partner, Dentons LLP, George Smith, president, Family Entertainment Group, and Rick Kirby, divisional executive vice president, Betson Enterprises;
- "Take Ownership of Leadership in Your Own Life," a special encore luncheon presentation by Bryan Dodge;
- "What You Need to Know About in Location Agreements," by Paul Jenson, partner, Taft, Stettiniust & Hollister, LLP;
- "A Two-Part Roundtable Session on Key Topics for Operator Survival and Success."