Exhibition Opening and
Lotteries professionals from around the world converged on
Adelaide yesterday to meet, to listen and learn, to share their knowledge and
experience and to establish and benefit from positive networking
Under the theme "The knowledge to Lead. The vision to
Prosper" the 2002 World Lottery Congress burst into life with the opening of
the trade exhibition held at the acclaimed Adelaide Convention Centre. Fourty
five exhibitors showcased the latest technologies and state-of-the-art thinking
in the lottery industry.
Delegates, Exhibitors, Partners and Special Guests were
welcomed to Adelaide by Master of Ceremonies, TV personality Ian Leslie.
The Welcome Dinner featured food and wine designed to
celebrate Australian produce.
June Roache Chief Executive Officer of SA Lotteries gave a
special thanks to WLA Delegates and volunteers who had travelled long distances
to attend the conference. She also paid tribute to the WLA contributors for
their assistance and support.
Ms Roache said delegates would find the business program
challenging, interesting and thought-provoking.
"The theme of our congress is The knowledge to Lead.
The vision to Prosper a theme that we considered most appropriate
when considering the issues facing the lotteries industry worldwide. Our
organisations may be diverse in size, in shareholders, and in geography, but
there are several key common issues as we move forward" Ms Roache said.
Minister for Government
Enterprises The Hon. Patrick Conlon
& June Roache CEO SA
Ms Roache told delegates the congress program will explore
ways in which ethical considerations and government regulations need to be
integrated into strategic thinking.
Ms Roache said the business program has been developed
around four key themes of business ethics, intellectual property, future
enabling technologies, and innovation for sustainable growth.
Ms Roache assured delegates that they will be stimulated,
enlightened and motivated by the line-up of international speakers throughout
the week and that she looked forward to joining delegates in pushing the
boundaries of thinking as the congress theme song says together we
will lead the way forward.
The Congress was then officially opened by the very
entertaining Minister for Government Enterprises the Hon. Patrick Conlon, who
invited delegates and their partners to sample all that beautiful South
Australia has to offer.
Reidar Nordby JR. President of the World Lottery
Association also gave delegates a warm welcome and said delegates would be
inspired by the excellent business program and networking
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