The highly-anticipated Global Gaming Expo (G2E) has made its grand return to Las Vegas, transforming the city into the epicenter of cutting-edge advancements in the gambling industry. Running from October 9 to 12 at The Venetian Convention Center, this major trade event has brought together key stakeholders from various sectors of the gaming industry, promising to be a game-changer. G2E 2023 is poised to shine a spotlight on the latest technological breakthroughs and emerging trends in gaming. Organizers have even set their sights on achieving the “most international attendance yet in the post-pandemic era.”
At a press conference, Maureen Beddis, Senior Vice President of the American Gaming Association, and Korbi Carrison, G2E Event Vice President at RX, unveiled exciting details about this year’s show. G2E 2023 boasts a sprawling 269,000 square feet of exhibition space, accommodating 368 exhibitors—an impressive increase from 2022’s 252,000 square feet and 350 exhibitors. Furthermore, they have high hopes that attendance will surpass last year’s 25,000 participants.
Media, attendees, and exhibitors are in for a treat as this year’s expo introduces several new features and enhancements. The iGaming Zone, a fresh addition, will unite iGaming solution providers in a dedicated space to explore the future of online casinos. Reed Exhibitions, the organizer, is also unveiling a “reimagined” The Lab, focusing on emerging trends and technologies. Attendees can look forward to the G2E Networking Lounge, where themed meetups and events will foster a sense of community, and the New Exhibitor Zone, a dedicated area for first and second-time G2E exhibitors.
The first day of G2E commenced with a keynote session titled “Shattering Ceilings: Women Leaders in Tribal Gaming.” This inspiring session celebrated the vital roles women play in tribal gaming, business, and politics. The panel featured distinguished figures such as Stephanie Bryan, Chair & CEO of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and Melanie Benjamin, Chief Executive Officer of Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. The discussion was moderated by Ernest L. Stevens, Jr, Chairman of the Indian Gaming Association.
Mike Miller, the General Manager of G2E, expressed excitement about this year’s speakers, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome some of the biggest names in gaming to the G2E 2023 keynote stage, each bringing decades of experience and unique perspectives as they discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for our industry.” He emphasized the pivotal role these conversations play in shaping the future of gaming.
G2E 2023’s education program runs from October 9 to 12, while the expo hall is open from October 10 to 12. With over 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest gaming technologies and solutions from around the world, and nearly 100 educational sessions, G2E is undoubtedly the gaming industry’s premier event.
As Las Vegas transforms into the epicenter of gaming innovation, G2E 2023 promises to be a beacon of progress, fostering dialogue, and shaping the future of the gaming industry.