US – Business numbers boom at G2E Las Vegas with attendance up six per centBy Phil - 26 October 2018
Global Gaming Expo (G2E) saw more than 27,000 gaming professionals visit Las Vegas October 8 to 11 for the gaming trade show and education presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and organised by Reed Exhibitions.
Figures from key buyers, engagement in the educational programming and overall attendance significantly increased for G2E 2018. G2E 2018 experienced a 16 per cent growth in key buyer attendance on the show floor.
Of the key buyers who attended G2E 2018, 27 per cent of these key buyers were new to the show, demonstrating an expanding marketplace for the gaming industry. Overall attendance for G2E 2018 increased more than six per cent,
This year’s show saw a 30 per cent increase in turnout at G2E 2018’s education programs.
“We are thrilled to see this year’s numbers corroborate the overwhelming productivity that exhibitors and attendees experienced at G2E,” said Allie Barth, vice president of industry services for the American Gaming Association. “Our goal was to create a show that was relevant to today’s gaming professionals and facilitate ways to advance opportunities for industry growth. I believe we’ve taken a great step this year, which will be utilized to further our successes in the years to come.”
G2E Event Director Korbi Carrison said: “The gaming industry is at an exciting moment where evolving technology and aspiring entrepreneurs are creating new ways to innovate. The excitement from the G2E show floor was palpable and will shape how casino-resorts operate for years to come.”
Next year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) will be held October 14 to 17 (Education: 14-17 October; Expo Hall: 15-17 October) in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo.