The American Poker Conference: for the 3rd year North America brings Poker’s central stakeholders together with key players and tournament organizers and gives them a platform to discuss trending industry topics, network, and discover the Global Poker Index’s many new and existing initiatives. This unique conference will lead into the Awards ceremony and give players, industry thought leaders, poker media, and industry operators a forum to connect & discuss the future of the Live Poker Ecosystem.

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 2PM: Introduction speech, Alexandre Dreyfus, GPI CEO


Panel 1:  2:15PM- 3PM
“Growing poker on Twitch” – sponsored by Twitch

Moderator: Farhan Ahmed (Poker Partnerships Manager, – Panelists: Scott Ball (Global Head of Poker Partnerships, + Kevin Martin (Twitch livestreamer)

Panel 2:  3:15PM-4PM
Player’s Panel and Q&A

Panelists: Adam Levy, Max Pescatori, Alec Torelli


Panel 3:  4:15PM-5PM
“The American Poker Landscape in 2017 and Beyond”

Moderator: Lance Bradley (President & Editor in Chief, PocketFives) – Panelists: Ben Erwin (Director of Poker Operations, Thunder Valley Casino Resort), Maria Ho (Poker Player), Sampson Simmons (Vice President of Content, Poker Central)


Panel 4:  5:15PM-6PM
“Rules, Procedures, and Hot Button Issues: The line between customer service and the bottom line”

Moderator: Matt Savage (WPT Executive Tour Director, TDA Founder) – Panelists: Tony Burns (Seminole Hard Rock Tournament Director), Mohsin Charania (Poker Player), Jack Effel (WSOP VP Intl’ Poker Operations, WSOP Director), Sean McCormack (ARIA Director of Poker Operations)