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US – NIGA hopeful of staging Nevada trade show in July

By - 15 February 2021

The National Indian Gaming Association will move its 2021 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention to Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 19 to 23, 2021.

The Tradeshow will be held in conjunction with the RES 2021 Conference at the Bally’s and Paris Hotels. Indian Gaming’s Tradeshow Floor will be at the brand new Caesar’s Forum Convention Center located directly behind Bally’s and Paris.

We are excited to announce this partnership with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), which hosts the annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES). Combined, we expect this to be the largest Indian Tradeshow Conference in history with over 10,000 expected attendees.

Indian Gaming was forced to re-schedule the April 2021 San Diego tradeshow due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. Moving to Las Vegas will allow more time for the vaccine rollout and hopefully further declines in the Covid-19 infection rate. It is the National Indian
Gaming Association’s intention to safely conduct a full access Tradeshow in Las Vegas.

Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr., said: “Our two great organisations have a long history of coming together to support one another. In this unique year, the joint venture helps coordinate our two shows in one venue, and allows for the maximum amount of time for our attendees to secure vaccinations and safely travel.” He added, “We are finalising the details that will allow our Tradeshows to work through the Covid-19 precautions and provide a safe environment for what we believe will be the largest Tribal economic development event in history.”

Chairman Stevens shared that the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention will present almost all aspects of the tradeshow that attendees have come to expect. In addition to the 250,000 sq.ft show floor with over 350 companies, it will include the annual membership meeting, conferences, workshops, the gaming commissioner certification series, and the ever-popular Native American arts and crafts booths.

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