The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions have announced that the gaming industry’s 14th annual trade show in Las Vegas will unite the greatest collection of industry leaders in the show’s history this fall.
The list includes Sheldon Adelson, Thomas Graf, Patti Hart, Jim Murren, Jamie Odell and Steve Wynn. The annual event—known as Global Gaming Expo (G2E)—takes places September 30 to October 2 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas and will feature the largest expo floor since 2008.
“We’re thrilled to bring together an impressive group of industry leaders who have helped to lead the growth of our industry into the economic engine it is today,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the AGA. “We look forward to hearing from each of our speakers about how we can strengthen gaming in the years to come.”
Adelson and Wynn will each offer exclusive keynote addresses to G2E seminar attendees on Tuesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 2, respectively. Additionally, G2E will bring together global leaders for conversations about the state of gaming. The State of the Industry: Operators discussion on Tuesday, September 30 will feature Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International; and James Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International.
The State of the Industry: Suppliers session on Wednesday, October 1, will feature Patti Hart, CEO of IGT; Jamie Odell, CEO and managing director of Aristocrat Leisure Limited; Thomas Graf, CTO of Novomatic AG; David Baazov, CEO of Amaya; and Pat Ramsey, CEO of Multimedia Games.
Both State of the Industry keynotes remains open to all G2E attendees.
G2E’s show floor will be its largest in five years, showcasing more than 450 exhibitors from around the world. In addition to announcing new Hollywood and other entertainment-themed slot machines before they hit casino floors across the country and world, G2E will feature conversations with industry leaders on the most important industry topics, such as: Skill-based gaming trends and consumer behavior; Capturing the millennial customer; and Big data and cyber security.
In partnership with the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association, G2E will also introduce its first-ever Hotel Conference, which will deliver a full spectrum of hotel and lodging content covering the latest trends in revenue management and technology and spotlight non-gaming amenities, products and services that resorts need to drive traffic and create the ultimate guest experience.
“G2E has always been an event ‘by the industry and for the industry,” said Mike Johnson, Industry Vice President at Reed Exhibitions. “The improvements brought to this year’s seminars and exhibitions are a direct response to meet the needs of the diverse gaming industry.”
No other event offers exhibitors as wide an array of products and services to meet every conceivable need in the gaming marketplace. With more than 450 exhibitors already on board and more expected, the exhibition floor will feature everything from gaming security to gaming devices to video gaming technology to slot ticketing innovations to marketing solutions. G2E pavilions will demonstrate iGaming, entertainment, security and food and beverage options.