Michael Graydon, CEO,BCLC
BCLC Welcomes You to Vancouver

On behalf of BCLC, Iím very pleased to welcome you all to Vancouver, and to the 2011 Canadian Gaming Summit. These are exciting times for gaming in British Columbia and indeed across Canada as we take innovation to a new level through new platforms and inter-provincial collaboration.

Canada is at the forefront of gaming innovation and the Canadian Gaming Summit provides an important opportunity for regulators, operators, and experts to share best practices and information to further advance the industry. BC is proud to host this Summit, particularly as we have had an exceptional year launching North Americaís first regulated online casino website and in collaboration with our colleagues at Loto-Quebec, offering online peer-to-peer poker. We are also proud of the strides we are making as an industry in Corporate Social Responsibility, particularly in the area of responsible gambling. While weíre proud of these achievements, the hard work continues. In order to remain competitive and relevant to players, everyone in our business understands we must be committed to continuous improvement and innovation in our products and services.

This Summit is the preeminent opportunity for our industry to do just that - to learn from each other through informative sessions and social activities. With the pace of change in our industry, itís important that we take the time to see what is beyond the horizon and share best practices in all aspects of our business including marketing, security, responsible gambling and operations. This yearís conference provides a full range of sessions that will expand your knowledge and understanding of our business. And of course, our vendor community will showcase the latest products and services on the Summitís Exhibition floor.

Itís our privilege to be the host province for this yearís event. We know it will be an engaging experience and we hope you take the time out of your busy schedules to join us. Each year the Canadian Gaming Summit offers great value to our dynamic industry and I look forward to welcoming you all to ďBeautiful British ColumbiaĒ this April.

"Where the Canadian Gaming Industry Meets"


The Canadian Gaming Summit is the only conference and trade show in Canada that serves the entire Canadian Gaming Industry. This year's Summit will be taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre located in Vancouver, B.C. This annual event delivers face-to-face interaction with senior decision makers directly involved in the procurement and purchasing of gaming-related products and services. Summit attendees are from all gaming sectors, disciplines and regions within Canada and beyond - including Senior and Operational Executives from Provincial Lottery, Gaming and Regulatory Agencies, First Nations Gaming, Casinos and Race Tracks and Charitable Gaming including Bingo. Responsibilities of attendees include Slot and Table Games, Procurement, Operations, Entertainment, Marketing, Security, HR, Finance and Investment, Legal and Regulatory, F&B and more.

In addition to the latest products and services that will be displayed on the Summit’s Exhibition floor, this year’s event will continue to provide a top-notch information and education experience – including specific “Conferences within the Conference” that include First Nations Gaming and Charitable Gaming. This year's conference sessions cover a wide array of gaming-related topics that we are sure you will enjoy and find extremely informative.