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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)
        - (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
    More information including a conference agenda can be found at: An audio web cast of conference
will be available: ( (enter code:
boston2007). Please note that the list of companies presenting is subject to

    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.

For further information:
For further information: Tom Wallis, Communications & Public Affairs,
CIBC, (416) 980-4048,