Chilean Casino Association president becomes non-executive chairman for Juegos Miami

18 March 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Juegos Miami, the bespoke business event for the Pan-Latin American and Caribbean gaming industry, has made a major statement of intent, with the appointment of respected business figure and president-elect of the Chilean Casino Association Marcelo D'Amato as the event's non-executive chairman. The inaugural Juegos Miami, which is being jointly organized by Clarion Events and Urban Expositions, will take place at The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Miami, May 31 – June 3, 2016.

Explaining the significance of the appointment, Julian Graves, chairman of the Gaming Division at Clarion Events, stated, "I have personally been involved in the research, planning and creation of Juegos Miami for more than a year. Throughout our discussions with the community of stakeholders, we made it clear that our vision was to create an event which met the very specific needs of business in what is a vitally important region for gaming.

"Part of that commitment has seen us create the post of non-executive Chairman, and I am delighted that someone of Marcelo's standing has agreed to accept the position. As well as being president of the Chilean Casino Association, a post he has held since July 2014, he is also executive director of casino and hotel developer/operator Latin Gaming and is a finance and international business graduate of Florida International University (1991). I am extremely confident that his support and his insight will contribute significantly to the success of Juegos Miami."

Accepting the position, Marcelo D'Amato said, "I'm delighted and honored to be chairman of the first Juegos Miami. Our industry is on the cusp of significant and far-reaching change and we need an event which brings global expertise together with regional insight and experience. Juegos Miami will be a first on many fronts and I look forward to supporting the team and working with them to deliver an inspiring event."

Juegos Miami is a totally new event concept for gaming, whose foundation stones are relationship-building and top-level networking. The invitation-only event is aimed at industry leaders, senior decision-makers, key operators, major buyers, business owners and legislators.

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