Event Details

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Fourth Annual Gaming and Hospitality Security Conference

October 24-25, 2022

The Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, NV

Event Details

The Fourth Annual Gaming and Hospitality Security Conference will be on October 24-25, 2022, at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

This unique conference will cover one of the most important aspects of running a casino, hotel, or another enterprise: security. Crime has no preference whether you are a tribal-owned or commercial-owned establishment. Every day, you are at risk for a wide variety of threats, including physical violence, theft, fraud, and other inappropriate behaviors that risk the welfare of your patrons.

You will learn from top security and surveillance experts from around the country regarding the best practices to protect your employees, customers, and brand. All sessions ensure you bring back knowledge to your enterprise to help create a safer, more secure organizational environment.

Our goal is to deliver an educational event with maximum networking opportunities and create a one-of-a-kind experience for all participating.

Fantastic Networking

From all meal functions in the exhibit hall to one-on-one meetings with conference delegates and sponsors, this is an excellent opportunity for you to meet leaders and executives who share your goals and challenges.

Extensive Learning

This symposium offers a variety of engaging sessions, panels, case studies and speakers which provide delegates a complete update on industry trends, new technologies, and what to look forward to in the field.

Business Solutions

The exhibit hall features numerous security and safety solution-providers who will showcase their products and services to help you achieve your goals.

Who Should Attend:

  • Tribal/Commercial Casino & Hotel Executives & Owner Operators
  • Security Directors, Managers, & Coordinators
  • Surveillance Directors. Managers, & Coordinators
  • Information Technology (IT) Directors & Staff
  • Compliance Directors, Managers, & Coordinators
  • Human Resources Directors
  • Cyber Security Directors & Staff
  • Public Safety Directors & Staff
  • Emergency Management Directors & Staff
  • Gaming Commissioners and Staff
  • Tribal Leaders & Council Members
  • Facility Managers
  • Homeland Security Professionals
  • Law Enforcement Professionals
  • Business Leaders
  • Security Consultants
  • Security/Law Enforcement Instructors
  • Security Service Providers
  • Brand Protection Experts
  • Security Trainers
  • Architects & Engineers

To speak with a representative about attending, speaking, sponsoring or exhibiting, please call us at 201-857-5333 or email sales@nativenationevents.org.

Register Now To Attend

For Professionals, Executives & Leaders from Government or Tribal/Commercial-Owned Enterprises

Tribal Super Early Bird

$695

Tribal Early Bird Rate

$795

Expires 01/22

Tribal Standard Rate

$895

Group Rate (4 or more paid from same tribe or entity)

Group Super Early Bird

$595

Group Early Bird

$695

Expires 10/23

Group Standard Rate

$795

For Other Industry Professionals

Pro Super Early Bird

$795

Pro Early Bird

$895

Expires 10/23

Pro Standard Rate

$995

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HOTEL INFORMATION

THE PALMS CASINO RESORT

4321 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Room Rate: $119

To reserve your room: 702- 942-7777

Cut-Off Date: September 30, 2022

Fourth Annual Gaming and Hospitality Security Conference

October 24-25, 2022 - The Palms Casino Resort

Agenda at a Glance

Monday, October 24

7:15-8:15 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:15-8:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks

8:30-9:30 AM

Being a Great Leader to an Outstanding Team

Coach Jim Stroker

Jim Stroker

Coach | Native Nation Events

  • The magic trick of all great leaders.
  • A leadership story that can boost your team 37%.
  • Creating clarity with your personal philosophy.
  • Creating your own M.V.P. game plan.
  • Cultures that sustain and create the extraordinary.
  • The confidence code.

9:30-10:30 AM

Latest Advances in Technology and Surveillance

Edwin Coello

Director of Public Safety and Data Governance | FaceFirst

Anthony Clark

Surveillance Director | Saginaw Chippewa Enterprises & Soaring Eagle Properties

Scott Thomas

National Director of Sales for Signature Brands | Genetec

  • Today’s technology systems are significantly more advanced than just a few years ago. Is your team taking advantage of all of its capabilities?
  • How can technology be used in advance to help detect a potentially hostile situation?
  • Discuss the newest technologies such as baggage screenings, metal detectors, facial recognition,
    artificial intelligence, and the latest research available to ensure your patrons have a safe and
    enjoyable time.
  • Is your team trained to assist first responders or law enforcement in using this equipment to help end a threat/emergency incident?

10:30-11:00 AM

Morning Networking Break

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11:00-12:00 PM

Protecting Your Enterprise From Cyber Security Threats

Laurel Silk

CEO | SilkWeb Consulting & Development

Christer Farr

Vice President of IT | Red Hawk Casino

Renita DiStefano

Chief Information Officer | Seneca Resorts & Casinos

Richard G. Sneed - Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Richard G. Sneed

Principal Chief | Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

  • In today’s world, establishing cybersecurity awareness training with your employees is more important than ever.
  • What are the effects of a cyber security attack?
  • Discuss social engineering and how it is used by cyber threat actors.
  • Identify common cyber threat vectors for frontline employees.

12:00-12:45 PM

Situational Awareness and De-Escalation Training

Dennis Doucette

Vice President of Security | Ilani Casino Resort

Vincent Murillo

Director of Security | Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Doug Simpson

Chief Security & Surveillance Officer | Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass

Willard Light

Director of Security | Ute Mountain Casino Hotel

  • What are situational awareness and de-escalation training? Employees should have the guidelines and tools to take appropriate and quick action for safety in an emergency, no matter their location.
  • Can de-escalation training stop or reduce violence in the workplace/education settings?
  • Our behavior influences the behavior of others. Our approach changes everything.

12:45-1:45 PM

Networking Lunch

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1:45-2:30 PM

Product Demonstration: Concealed Weapons Detection System

Boe Young

CEO | SafePointe Security

Christine Craft

Chief Marketing Officer | SafePointe Security

  • The global leader in free-flow security screening.
  • Detects concealed threat items in backpacks, pockets, suitcases.
  • Highly accurate at 7,200 people walking by per hour.
  • Immediate notification of concealed weapons goes to your on-site security.
  • Sensors and cameras are hidden, silent.
  • Free flowing customers at entrances: no line-ups, no stanchions, no waiting, no searching.
  • World’s best artificial intelligence combined with human analysts, 24/7 coverage.
  • Based on military technology invented to protect the troops.

2:30-3:15 PM

Surveillance Director’s Roundtable

Cory Wilson

Sales Director | Face First

Jolene Stewart

Director of Surveillance | Snoqualmie Casino

Dacia Schuitema

Director of Surveillance | Oaklawn Racing Casino

Joseph Tatonetti

Director of Surveillance | Palms Casino Resort

  • This moderator-led, open floor discussion will feature leading surveillance directors from casinos and enterprises throughout the country who will discuss pressing topics within the security industry.
  • What are the most significant issues facing surveillance teams right now?
  • How do you train the surveillance staff to assist first responders or law enforcement in using this equipment to help assist in an emergency?

3:15-4:00 PM

Preparation and Response to a Natural Disaster

David Cook

Chief Security Officer | Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprise

Brian Hunt

Security Manager | Twin Pine Casino

Walter Gunn

Director of Safety & Security | Tachi Palace Casino

  • Discuss the importance of developing and implementing an Emergency Action Plan.
  • How has your staff been trained for a natural disaster?
  • Is there a plan in place with local, regional, and national government agencies to support relief
    efforts?

4:00-5:00 PM

Security Directors Roundtable

Charles Johnson

Director of Channel Development | Omnigo

Gregory Goll

Vice President of Safety & Security | Palms Casino Resort - Palms Place Hotel & Spas

Susan Persell

Operations Manager for Security and Transportation | Mill Casino, Hotel and RV Park

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Clint Johnson

Executive Director of Security | Chumash Casino Resort

Steve Gomez

Chief Physical Security Officer | San Manual Band of Mission Indians

  • This moderator-led, open floor discussion will feature leading security directors from casinos and enterprises throughout the country who will discuss pressing topics within the security industry.
  • Discuss the importance of the relationship between security and surveillance teams and how it
    benefits the overall safety and security of guests and patrons.
  • How does it affect the overall security operation being left out of planning when it comes to
    renovations and projects? How does this make security an after thought?
  • What COVID protocols have been made permanent with the virus becoming a new part of life?

5:00-6:00 PM

Networking Mixer

Tuesday, October 25

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

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8:30-9:00 AM

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9:00-10:00 AM

Security Measures Preparing for Large Events

Tony Unfried

CEO | CSA 360

Juan Baca

Vice President of Security & Entertainment | Sycuan Casino Resort

Justin Preble

Security Operations Manager | River Spirit Casino

George Jenkot

Vice President of Security & Surveillance | Firekeepers Casino Hotel

  • What security procedures should be implemented at large events and entertainment venues? What effect could more invasive security measures have on overall event participation?
  • Utilization of K9s for Event Security.
  • Dealing with unruly patrons and handling alcohol and drug-related situations.

10:00-10:30 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:30-11:30 AM

Mass Casualty Prevention, Preparedness, and Response

Douglas DeLancey

Chief, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Strategy, Integration & Communication Section | Office for Bombing Prevention Department of Homeland Security

Daniel “Oli” Olivares

Security Operations Manager | Chumash Casino Resort

Doug Ladd

Public Safety Administrator | Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

  • Having an Emergency Action Plan in place for a Mass Casualty Situation.
  • The importance of having a risk assessment done on your property to identify weak points.
  • Do you have a plan in place with local first responders?
  • The Security and Resiliency Guide for Countering IEDs serves as a foundational resource through which OBP assists stakeholders to build C-IED capabilities.
  • The Lodging Sub-Sector defines tasks and related processes that security managers and staff at lodging venues can use to understand and improve their ability to perform C-IED activities and make decisions.

11:30-12:15 PM

Product Demonstration: You Don’t Know Who You’re Missing – Learn How Facial Recognition Can Help You Overcome This Challenge.

Henry Valentino

President & CEO | eConnect

Malcolm Rutherford

EVP of Strategic Operations | eConnect

  • How actionable data insights can make your security department more proactive.
  • How Artificial Intelligence is automating communications in gaming environments.
  • How to keep bad actors out of the casino while focusing on valuable guests.
  • How to reduce labor when conducting surveillance research and investigations.
  • How ID Scanners are being connected to surveillance rooms.
  • How surveillance & security departments are finally showing an ROI for their system investments.

12:15-1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15-2:15 PM

Training and Response to Active Shooter Incidents

Donnie Bowin

Security Operations Manager | Muscogee Casino

Darrell Clifton

Director of Security | Casino Del Sol

  • Today, after all of the active shooter incidents that have occurred recently, many organizations are motivated to implement active shooter and situational awareness trainings for employees.
  • Armed security and/or armed personnel are becoming an essential element of modern-day security. What qualifies an individual to safely carry a firearm and potentially aid in a response?
  • Discover the best way to substantially decrease your legal liability if an incident, such as an active shooter, happens.
  • What are the benefits of participating in an active shooter simulation?

2:15-3:15 PM

Case Study - A Behind the Scenes Look at the San Manuel Intelligence Division

Dino Beltz

Head of Intel Division | San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Mike Abel

SVP, Emergency Services & Intel | San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

  •  How an All-Risk Intelligence Division supports a Sovereign Tribal Nation.
  • “We All Play a Role” – Empowering all our employees to be better equipped in their reporting of suspicious activity.
  • Intel Disciplines and products. A glance at utilizing intelligence to support various nontraditional stakeholders.
  • Software force multipliers as a critical component in capturing indicators of suspicious
    activity, customizable notifications, and Artificial Intelligence and early detection systems.

3:15-4:00 PM

Product Demonstration: Monitoring the Modern Building with Hybrid Cloud Security

Joyce Zheng

Field Marketing | Verkada

  • Join us to learn how to monitor your casino, hotel, or other enterprise building behind a single pane of glass with natively integrated video security, access control, alarms, and sensors.
  • Improve efficiency and simplify surveillance across IT and physical security.
  • Set up proactive security alerts & notifications leveraging artificial intelligence.
  • Share footage or live camera feeds with law enforcement within seconds.

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SVP, Emergency Services & Intel | San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Michael Abel has…
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Juan Baca

Vice President of Security & Entertainment | Sycuan Casino Resort Juan Baca is the Vice…
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Dino Beltz

Head of Intel Division | San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Battalion Chief Dino J.…
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Donnie Bowin

Security Operations Manager | Muscogee Casino Donnie Bowin is the Security Manager at Creek Nation…
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Anthony Clark

Surveillance Director | Saginaw Chippewa Enterprises & Soaring Eagle Properties Anthony Clark is the Surveillance…
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Edwin Coello

Director of Public Safety and Data Governance | FaceFirst
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David Cook

Chief Security Officer | Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprise David Cook is currently the Chief Security…
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Douglas DeLancey

Chief, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Strategy, Integration & Communication Section | Office for Bombing Prevention Department…
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Renita DiStefano

Chief Information Officer | Seneca Resorts & Casinos Renita DiStefano is the Vice President of…
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Dennis Doucette

Vice President of Security | Ilani Casino Resort Dennis Doucette is the Vice President of…
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Christer Farr

Vice President of IT | Red Hawk Casino   Christer Farr is a Vice President…
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Gregory Goll

Vice President of Safety & Security | Palms Casino Resort – Palms Place Hotel &…
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Steve Gomez

Chief Physical Security Officer | San Manual Band of Mission Indians Mr. Steven L. Gomez…
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Brian Hunt

Security Manager | Twin Pine Casino Brian is the Security Manager for Twin Pine Casino…
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George Jenkot

Vice President of Security & Surveillance | Firekeepers Casino Hotel George Jenkot is Vice-President of…
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Clint Johnson

Executive Director of Security | Chumash Casino Resort Clint Johnson is the Executive Director of…
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Doug Ladd

Public Safety Administrator | Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians  
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Vincent Murillo

Director of Security | Harrah’s Resort Southern California  
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Susan Persell

Operations Manager for Security and Transportation | Mill Casino, Hotel and RV Park Susan Persell…
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Daniel “Oli” Olivares

Security Operations Manager | Chumash Casino Resort  
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Malcolm Rutherford

EVP of Strategic Operations | eConnect
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Laurel Silk

CEO | SilkWeb Consulting & Development   Laurel Silk is the CEO of SilkWeb Consulting…
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Doug Simpson

Chief Security & Surveillance Officer | Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass…
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Richard G. Sneed

Principal Chief | Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Richard G. Sneed life’s work has been…
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Jolene Stewart

Director of Surveillance | Snoqualmie Casino   Jolene Stewart is the Director of Surveillance at…
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Jim Stroker

Jim Stroker is a Coach with Native Nation Events and has over 30 years of…
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Scott Thomas

National Director of Sales for Signature Brands | Genetec Scott Thomas is the National Director…
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Tony Unfried

CEO | CSA 360 Tony Unfried is the Founder and CEO of CSA360. He holds…
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Henry Valentino

President & CEO | eConnect  
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Boe Young

CEO | SafePointe Security
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Conference Co-Chair

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Platinum Sponsors

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Product Demonstration

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Gold Sponsors

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Exhibitors

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Greenflag Logo Alt Text
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Media Sponsor

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Monday Night Reception Sponsors

Security Directors, Tribal Government & Enterprise Representatives

Sponsors & Industry Professionals

Meet Our Advisory Board

Native Nation Events is excited to announce the Fourth Annual Gaming and Hospitality Security Conference’s Advisory Board. This esteemed group of leaders acts as a guiding hand in preparation for the upcoming symposium; helping to ensure each session is packed with timely content and is full of value. Please join us in welcoming the 2022 member class.

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Gregory Goll

Vice President of Safety and Security,
Palms Casino Resort and Palms Place Hotel and Spa
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Steven L. Gomez Alt Text

Steven L. Gomez

Chief Physical Security Officer,
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
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Nick DeMedici

Executive Director,
SaferSite
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Donald Childers

Vice President of Surveillance and Loss Prevention,
Cherokee Nation Entertainment
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Dyan Clancy

Vice President of Sales,
FaceFirst
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David Cook

Chief Security Officer,
Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprise
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Clint Johnson

Executive Director of Security,
Chumash Casino Resort
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Susan Persell Alt Text

Susan Persell

Operations Manager for Security and Transportation
The Mill Casino Hotel and RV Park
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