LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Sep 4, 2012) - Private and investment bankers, developers, architects, designers, contractors, golf developers, hotel senior executives, attorneys, resort planners, accounting firms, tourism boards, and casino executives are making plans to gather in Las Vegas (Henderson), NV for the Asia Resort Development Conference from October 22-24 to learn the latest and most vital issues confronting the industry today. This is the only conference in the United States that focuses exclusively on educating professionals on the needs and requirements of investing, building and constructing a first class resort in Asia.

"We have a terrific line up of speakers ready to share their insight and case studies on successfully building and doing business in Asia," said Brian Sullivan, President of Great American Exhibitions, producers of the conference. "We are thrilled to announce the addition of a focused session on Vietnam where a panel of experts will share their insights and drill down on the details of developing in this region."

"Getting a group with so much Vietnam HRT and property experience together in North America may be unprecedented. This is a good chance to hear a new kind of 'war story' from Vietnam, this time about the opportunities and challenges in its dynamic resort sector," said Fred Burke, Partner, Baker McKenzie.

Vietnam is one of the top growth areas in Asia for resort development. The session to be held on Tuesday, October 23 at 4:15 pm pulls together the top experts that understand the challenges and success of developing luxury resorts in Vietnam and all of Asia. Open conversation will be presented from these gentleman that bring world class resorts to this area of the world. They offer frank commentary about planning and construction including the new 5 star MGM Grand Ho Tram resort scheduled to open in 2013. Speakers include Lloyd Nathan, CEO, Asian Coast Development; Peter Ryder, CEO, Indochina Capital Corporation; Marc Townsend, Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis - Vietnam and Fred Burke, Partner, Baker McKenzie.

"We are also happy to announce the additions of John Strawn, President and CEO, Hills and Forest International Golf Course Architects; Bo J. Bernhard, Ph.D., Executive Director, International Gaming Institute; Chris Moore, Principal/CEO of DTJ Design and Paul Mattimoe, President of Perspective Magazine to the 2012 Asia Resort Development Conference speaker faculty," added Sullivan. For the most up to date list of speakers visit:

About the Asia Resort Development Conference
The Asia Resort Development Conference will be held Monday, October 22 through Wednesday, October 24 at the Green Valley Ranch Hotel Resort in Henderson, NV. The conference is produced and managed by Great American Exhibition, producers of several events including the very successful Mexico Resort Development Conference. To register for the conference and learn more information about sponsorship or speaking opportunities visit,

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