This year’s edition of Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia is likely to attract 12,000 visitors, say the event’s presenters. It would be a record for the casino industry trade show and conference. The attendees will include 1,000 senior international buyers from a total of 90 countries and regions, said a press release from the organisers, Reed Exhibitions and American Gaming Association, the latter an industry lobbying body.
They noted in Thursday’s release that the event would have more than 400 pre-arranged online and offline business meetings; adding that nearly one-third of the 180 exhibitors would be participating for the first time.
The organisers said that of the 70-plus firms exhibiting online gaming products in 2017, 45 percent would be new to G2E Asia.
“Our goal is to create the most comprehensive experience possible, with conference and in-show features that complement the expo,” said Josephine Lee, chief operating officer of Reed Exhibitions Greater China, in a statement in Thursday’s release.
One new feature for 2017 is live updates, broadcast on-site, of the 10 products most frequently scanned by show visitors via the QR code reader available on the event’s smartphone app.
“In response to G2E Asia visitors’ requests for easier ways to find new products, this year’s show will debut Product Hot Hits. The Hot Hits chart is generated by compiling the number of exhibitor products whose QR codes are scanned by visitors, using the G2E Asia app,” said the Thursday press release.
G2E Asia 2017 takes place from May 16 to May 18 at Cotai Expo at the Venetian Macao casino resort.
Another first for the 2017 edition is a networking event called “Future Technology Leaders’ Get-Together”. It aims to bring together 120 technology executives from integrated resorts, gaming suppliers and governmental bodies.
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