Creating opportunities for local community and business
• Which industries will directly benefit from the presence of IRs? Opportunities for local businesses? Tribal gaming example of the economic & social impact of a regional market IR to the local community.
• What job opportunities will IRs create for the domestic market? What sort of roles will be available and in what volume?
• Will the current Japanese workforce be able to satisfy the needs of an IR? Will training be required? Will staff need to be imported from outside Japan?
• Will there be an overlap in commercial opportunities for both IR and Pachinko industry?
Moderator: Mimi Koga, President, Japan Poker Union
Panelists: Chris Gordon, President, Wynn Resorts
Yasunari Asakawa, CEO, USEI Inc.
Koji Ishikawa, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Ichiro Tanioka, President, Osaka University of Commerce
Mikio Chiba, Director of Management Contract Department, Plan.Do.See Inc.
Andy Ebona, Treasurer,National Indian Gaming Association