Media Advisory - Leading gaming and lodging companies to provide insight to investors on where to place bets at CIBC World Markets Conference
NEW YORK, June 27 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - CIBC World Markets, a leading provider of services to mid- and small-cap growth companies, is bringing together over 20 major gaming and lodging companies in Boston on July 12. The conference will provide investors a valuable mid-year opportunity to assess the current investment issues in the space, including the M&A activity and private equity premium, international expansion, and the outlook for the gaming equipment makers. David Katz, senior Gaming & Lodging analyst, leads CIBC World Markets' coverage in the space, covering over 25 companies; his market insight and perspective are highly regarded in the investment community.Conference highlights include the following: - Keynote presentation "Trends and Opportunities in the Hotel Industry" by entrepreneur Ian Schrager. Mr. Schrager invented the concept of the boutique hotel 23 years ago with the formation of the Morgans Hotel Group. He is today CEO of The Ian Schrager Company, which owns, develops, manages and brands hotels, residential and mixed use projects. Mr. Schrager has achieved international recognition for concepts that have revolutionized both the entertainment and hospitality industries. He recently announced a partnership with Marriott International to create a new hotel brand. Mr. Schrager will discuss changes, evolution and growth in the hotel industry, aspects of creating a new brand, and an overview of his partnership with Marriott. - Canadian gaming panel discussion featuring Evergreen Gaming Corp., Gamehost Income Fund and Great Canadian Gaming. - Presentations from the following Gaming and Lodging companies: - Ameristar Casinos (ASCA) - Bally Technologies (BYI) - Bluegreen Corporation (BXG) - Boyd Gaming Corporation (BYD) - Choice Hotels (CHH) - Gaylord Entertainment (GET) - Great Canadian Gaming (GCD.TO) - Great Wolf Resorts (WOLF) - Hilton (HLT) - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) - International Game Technology (IGT) - Isle of Capri Casinos(ISLE) - LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation (LNET) - MGM Mirage (MGM) - Morgans Hotel Group (MHGC) - MTR Gaming (MNTG) - Multimedia Games(MGAM) - Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) - Progressive Gaming (PGIC) - Red Lion Hotels (RLH) - Steiner Leisure Limited (STNR) - WMS (WMS) - Youbet.com (UBET)In addition, for the first time, the Gaming and Lodging conference will be an extension of CIBC's 7th Annual Consumer Growth Conference (July 10-11), which will feature more than 60 leading mid- and small cap growth companies and allow investors to asses the state of the consumer across a wide number of industries. More information including a conference agenda can be found at: http://conferences.cibcwm.com/consumer07/. An audio web cast of conference will be available: (http://conferences.cibcwm.com/consumer07/) (enter code: boston2007). Please note that the list of companies presenting is subject to change. Media attendance: This event is by invitation only; media wishing to attend, or arrange interviews with the analysts or companies, are required to register in advance by calling Tom Wallis at 416-980-4048. CIBC World Markets is the wholesale and corporate banking arm of CIBC, providing a range integrated credit and capital markets products, investment banking, and merchant banking to clients in key financial markets in North America and around the world. We provide innovative capital solutions and advisory expertise across a wide range of industries as well as top-ranked research for our corporate, government and institutional clients. The Consumer Growth Conference is organized by CIBC World Markets Institutional Equities.
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For further information: Tom Wallis, Communications & Public Affairs, CIBC, (416) 980-4048, email@example.com