Gamblers all around the globe can now gather in Las Vegas in the coming October 2021 for the launch of the Global Gaming Expo.
The Reed Exhibition and the American Gaming Association along with officials of Global Gaming Expo made the launch announcement last week.
The in-person event will take place in the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The education session will commence from 4th October 2021 the show floor will open the following day. The show is expected to conclude on 7th October 2021.
G2E event director, Korbi Carrison, commented, “For over 20 years, G2E has been the leader in uniting the global gaming community and we are beyond thrilled to come together this October for the industry’s hallmark event.”
Due to the Covid-19 surge and restriction, officials were forced to hold the Global Gaming Expo in a virtual format. This year’s G2E event is also expected to hold some virtual components as well.
The announcement for the commencement of G2E came the same day the Nevada casinos reopened in full capacity, including almost every resort in Las Vegas.
Clark County officials also lifted the restrictions of limited capacity operation and are now open for larger gatherings such as conventions.
AGA Vice President of global events, Meredith Pallante, said, “We can’t wait to bring the industry back together in Las Vegas for G2E 2021. The industry has shown tremendous resilience throughout the pandemic and being able to gather together again will be another great milestone in our strong recovery.”
G2E organizers announced in April that their goal was to hold an in-person show. However, that was largely dependent on them getting the assurances regarding the attendee’s safety which would not be compromised.
Organizers held a survey last month which included the majority of industry stakeholders and discussed their plans for the expo.
More than 80% of the stakeholders confirmed that they were most likely to attend the show if it was held in Las Vegas. More than 93% confirmed that in-person shows might be critical for the company’s business.
80% of the individuals agreed that they would definitely or probably make an acquisition based on attending the show.
The Week Ahead featured the upcoming major convention that is returning to Las Vegas.
World of Concrete is notable as one of the first shows to return to Las Vegas since the pandemic hit the gambling industry. It also serves as the first expo held inside the recently launched expansion called Las Vegas Convention Center.
Nearly $1 Billion was invested to create the 1.4 million square foot west wing Las Vegas Convention Center.
Some of the other major events planned for the upcoming months include the International Security Conference ISC West 2021. The show is expected to start on 19th July 2021, at Sands Expo.
The Health Information and Systems Society (HIMSS21) Annual Conference & Exhibition begins at the Sands.
The Las Vegas Convention Center will host the Society of Human Resources Annual Conference and Expo in September 2021.