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Casino Design Conference Moves To November

Casino Design takes shape as a comprehensive business event with a dedicated Casino Design Pavilion at G2E and expanded networking opportunities

Global Gaming Expo’s Casino Design conference, the only conference dedicated to casino architecture, design and décor, will move to November to be held alongside G2E 2008. By joining with the gaming industry’s premier trade show and conference event, Casino Design will now be able to offer features such as the Casino Design pavilion on the G2E show floor and expanded networking opportunities. G2E 2008 is scheduled for November 18-20, 2008, with the Casino Design conference taking place on November 17, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Casino Design always has provided a unique forum for casino architecture, design and décor professionals to learn about new innovations in the field and build strong business relationships,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “Bringing Casino Design to G2E 2008 allows us not only to expand the conference’s offerings with a new pavilion, but to offer more opportunities for architecture, design and décor professionals to network with professionals from other sectors of the gaming industry.”

The Casino Design conference will offer a full day of educational and networking sessions for professionals in the architecture, design and décor sectors. In addition to participating in interactive, expert-led, educational sessions about the latest trends in casino design and development, attendees will be able to take advantage of the event’s Las Vegas location by experiencing how these trends have been implemented on tours of some of Las Vegas’ hottest casino resorts. Topics that will be covered in this year’s sessions include sustainable design, renovation, restaurant design, highly anticipated casino design projects, Native American casino design and more.

One of the highlights of this year’s conference will be the Casino Design Awards Luncheon, which will honor leading figures in casino design, architecture and construction with Gaming Vision awards and the recipient of this year’s Sarno Lifetime Achievement award. Entries for the awards are now being accepted; submission guidelines are available on the G2E website.

In conjunction with the Casino Design conference, G2E 2008 will offer the Casino Design Pavilion, which will feature exhibitors showcasing products and services in the fields of architecture, construction, interior design, landscape architecture, signage, land use, furniture/fixture, décor, themed environments, golf course design, hospitality lighting and more.

G2E is the leading trade event for the international gaming entertainment community, attended by more than 30,000 industry professionals from around the world. For more information on G2E, and to register for early bird discounts, visit the website at

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