GameWorks, Inc. CEO Philip N. Kaplan Honored as Gold Winner in Two Categories of the Annual 2019 CEO World Awards®

GameWorks, Inc., a full entertainment and dining experience for millennials, teens and families, announced today Chairman and CEO Philip N. Kaplan has been named the Gold winner in two categories of the CEO World Awards®.


Kaplan was named CEO of the Year, Media & Entertainment and also earned the top spot in the Achievement in Management, Media & Entertainment category. Both entries earned Kaplan and GameWorks recognition for successes relating to the Company’s new trajectory since Kaplan’s joining in the summer of 2018.

The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO excellence studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world. Organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations.

“It’s an honor to be named Gold winner by CEO World Awards in two categories and to earn this type of esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Kaplan. “These awards are a testament to our team’s commitment to ensuring our guests have the best entertainment and dining experience each time they enter our venues.

“Since joining GameWorks last year, we have made great strides in enhancing our concept and expanding the guest experience. These efforts, coupled with our focus on leading the fast-growing esports sector, has allowed GameWorks to emerge the #1 national esports platform and a prime destination for gamers throughout the country. This has required deep dedication on the part of all our team members, and we greatly appreciate their efforts. This awards program acknowledges all we’ve done as a Company in the past year,” Kaplan explained.

Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2019 award winners. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, October 28, 2019 during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner attended by the finalists, winners, judges and industry peers.

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