ECA announces 2023 EDP Diversity Scholarship recipients

ECA announces 2023 EDP Diversity Scholarship recipients

The European Casino Association (ECA) has proudly announced that the two recipients of the 2023 ECA Diversity Scholarship are Kerryjane Craigie from The Hippodrome Casino, London, and Beatrix Fartek-Pap from Casinos Austria, Vienna.

The jury chose these accomplished individuals in recognition of their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the casino industry.

The ECA Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship, now in its sixth year, offers two deserving employees from ECA member companies the opportunity to attend the prestigious Executive Development Programme (EDP) in Lake Tahoe, USA.

A collaborative effort between the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) International Gaming Institute and the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business & Extended Studies, this programme is a key resource for ambitious gaming executives looking to enhance their leadership capabilities and strategic thinking skills.

This year’s EDP runs from November 4th to 12th, as the UNLV hosts its comprehensive professional development programme designed for future C-suite executives within the casino industry.

ECA Chairman, Erwin van Lambaart, expressed the ECA’s unwavering commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the industry, saying:

“The Diversity Scholarship is one of the ways the ECA acknowledges individuals’ efforts towards this goal. Both scholarship recipients have demonstrated exceptional professionalism and dedication in their roles and are expected to gain significant insights from the EDP, aiding their career progression within the casino industry.”

The ECA expressed heartfelt thanks to its partners in the success of this Initiative, including the EDP, AGEM and Clarion, and also to the highly dedicated jury members who devote time each year  to scrutinise applications and select only the most deserving candidates.

Author: Charles Howard