AGA Launches New Gaming Industry Education InitiativeCDC Newswire · June 19, 2018 at 12:12 pmAGA Elevate to begin with Las Vegas event in AugustThe American Gaming Association (AGA) today launched AGA Elevate, a new education program focused on providing value to the gaming-entertainment industry, and opened registration for AGA Elevate’s inaugural event, AGA Elevate | Lead – Adapt to Win.The first AGA Elevate event will take place on Monday, August 13, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, and will focus on leadership development. Led by author, consultant and executive coach Dr. Mary C. Kelly, the event will help attendees better foster adaptive capacity to improve business efficiency and profits.AGA Elevate follows the fourth pillar of AGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan, which aims to leverage the power of the industry to build member value beyond advocacy. The innovative education program will offer face-to-face and virtual opportunities to engage in critical business topics:Grow: Emerging trends, business growth and development and new or potential market expansion opportunities for the industry;Innovate: Opportunities to maximize operations through technology;Lead: Essential leadership and professional skills; andRespond: Crisis management and emergency preparedness.“AGA Elevate is a first-of-its-kind program that will address current industry trends while raising the profile on issues that impact the future of the gaming industry, including human rights, robotics, emotional intelligence and payments solutions,”said Allie Barth, vice president of industry relations of AGA.For more information about AGA Elevate | Lead – Adapt to Win, click here.###About AGA: The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include commercial and Tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gaming’s modern appeal and vast economic contributions.