G2E to Host Industry Leaders in Pre-Show Event

The world’s largest gaming trade show is planning an online kick-off October 14 in which three of the industry’s big names will talk about pandemic recovery. The regular show will follow later in the month with an array of features promising a unique virtual experience.

G2E to Host Industry Leaders in Pre-Show Event

The Global Gaming Expo will launch this year’s virtual trade show with a free online session on October 14 in which three as-yet unnamed industry leaders will discuss strategies for recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“G2E always brings the gaming industry together to learn, share innovation and conduct business that will chart the future of gaming,” said Cait DeBaun, senior director of strategic communications and responsibility for the American Gaming Association, which produces the industry’s largest annual trade show in partnership with Reed Exhibitions.

The show, which attracts around 30,000 visitors, had been planned for October 5-8 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center just off the Las Vegas Strip but those plans were scrapped in response to a statewide ban on large gatherings.

Instead, the show will take place online October 27-28.

“While we all wish we could be together in Las Vegas we’re excited to bring some of the G2E experience to attendees and exhibitors all over the world,” DeBaun said.

The virtual program will be extensive, nonetheless, and will include keynote addresses, education sessions, pre-planned meetings and networking opportunities. It also will feature a platform for enabling exhibitors and buyers to conduct business through virtual showrooms, product demos, AI-driven matchmaking and one-on-one meetings.

“This platform allows us to bring the G2E experience directly to attendees wherever they are, providing access to education and enabling the connections that make the in-person event special,” said G2E Event Director Korbi Carrison.

Participants in the October 14 event along with the full show schedule haven’t been announced yet, but additional details are available at globalgamingexpo.com.