The American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions, after conducting an extensive, annual audit, released attendance figures and post-show survey results for Global Gaming Expo 2012, revealing that the event generated overwhelming interest and satisfaction from gaming industry professionals from around the world.
G2E attracted 15,708 attendees, a year-over-year increase of almost 7 percent, to its 2012 event. Additionally, the conference saw a 6 percent increase in attendance compared to 2011 numbers. Total attendance at G2E 2012, which includes attendees and exhibitors, also saw year-over-year growth, increasing to more than 24,820.
G2E is the premier trade show and conference event for the international gaming industry. The 2012 event was held October 4-6 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
“We are extremely pleased with the tremendous increase in attendance at G2E 2012’s trade show and conference events, and we are encouraged by what these numbers indicate about the current health of the gaming industry,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the AGA. “We also are thrilled with the post-show survey results, which verify that we are achieving our primary goal—to provide gaming professionals with the valuable tools, knowledge and business opportunities they need to be successful in the global gaming industry.”
G2E 2013 will be held September 24-26 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. To date, more than 240 companies have registered for over 245,000 square feet of exhibit hall space. This includes more than 40 international exhibitors with exhibit space exceeding 50,000 square feet. These numbers are tracking well ahead of the 2012 event at the same time last year.
G2E is the only industry event that is independently audited to provide verified attendance data. The G2E 2012 audit was conducted by Exhibit Surveys, Inc. and complies with standards set forth by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission, a not-for-profit commission organized for the purpose of managing and overseeing the exhibition industry’s independent audit process.