With G2E Asia 2008 still three months away, more than 135 exhibitors from 23 different countries already have claimed their space among the 7,900 sq.m. of show floor already reserved for this year’s installment of Asia’s premier trade show and conference event for the gaming industry. With the space reserved to date, the show floor at G2E Asia 2008 will already be three times as large as the size of last year’s inaugural G2E Asia show floor (2,589 sq.m.) – making G2E Asia the largest gaming trade show in Asia – and exhibitor participation has already increased 75 percent. G2E Asia 2008 will be held June 4-5 with the G2E Asia conference June 3-5 at the Cotai Strip Convention and Exhibition Center at the Venetian Macao.
“Our inaugural G2E Asia last year experienced strong attendance and exhibitor participation, and the significant increase in exhibitor participation we are seeing already this year confirms that G2E Asia is fulfilling the growing needs of a thriving Asian gaming marketplace,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “Anticipating the needs of both our exhibitors and attendees, we are introducing new features this year – including the introduction of pavilions on the show floor and an extra day of conference content – to help professionals in the Asian gaming industry maximize their success.”
Two new pavilions – Security & Surveillance and iGaming Business – will debut on the show floor at G2E Asia 2008. According to show organizers, these two pavilions demonstrate how technological innovations are changing the way casino companies approach the business of gaming – both in gaming operations and in the back of the house. The new pavilions at G2E Asia 2008 will help gaming professionals stay up-to-date on the latest trends in these important areas.
G2E Asia 2008 also will offer an expanded conference, providing three full days of expert-led professional development sessions on a variety of key industry topics. The conference will now feature a new multi-track structure this year featuring subjects such as Asian Markets, Casino Design, Corporate Social Responsibility, the Gaming Floor, iGaming, Macau, Marketing, and Security & Surveillance. G2E Asia 2008 also will offer a wild card conference track that will include important sessions on topics not covered in the other conference tracks.
In addition, this year marks the introduction of the G2E Asia Gaming Management Certificate program, a one-day training workshop of expert-led sessions specifically designed to address the subjects and trends that are most crucial to success in today’s competitive gaming marketplace. The G2E Asia Gaming Management Certificate program, which will be held June 3, 2008, at the Cotai Strip Convention and Exhibition Center at the Venetian Macao, is produced in partnership with the University of Macau and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Singapore campus.
Gaming professionals attending G2E Asia 2008 also will enjoy more of the one-of-a-kind networking opportunities that are a hallmark of the G2E brand, including the Welcome Reception which will be held June 3 at the Venetian Macao. Attendees also will have the opportunity to explore some of Macau’s most incredible casino resorts during this year’s new property tours.
G2E Asia is the premier gaming exhibition and conference event dedicated to the Asian gaming markets. For more information about G2E Asia, and to register for free exhibits-only admission and early bird discounts to the conference, visit our website.