Las Vegas – The American Gaming Association (AGA), together with its partner Reed Exhibitions, has announced the cancellation of this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the top global event in the gaming industry due to the impact of COVID-19.
The event organizers are dedicated to promoting economic, education, and networking opportunities for the global gaming industry via a series of virtual G2E events at the end of the year to sufficiently reflect the contemporary environment. G2E will take place on October 5-8, 2020. The next private edition of G2E to take place from October 4-7 2021 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
AGA President and CEO Bill Miller said, “In light of continued uncertainty around a viable marketplace at a physical G2E show, global travel restrictions, and currently unknown guidance on large public gatherings this fall, we have come to the unfortunate conclusion that we simply cannot hold an in-person G2E this year. Health and safety have always been our top priority and the uncertainty created by the ongoing pandemic makes this the prudent decision ahead of critical deadlines for exhibitors planning to participate.”
He added, “As the country works to reopen, the American gaming industry continues to adapt and provide the safest possible experience for our employees and customers while continuing to support the communities in which we operate. We look forward to the moment when we can convene together again with our colleagues from across the world and celebrate the resilience that our industry is known for.”
Over the past 20 years, G2E has welcomed nearly 30,000 attendees across the globe annually, including executives representing key industry partners such as the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, Spots betting companies, World’s top casino operators, and FinTech and digital payments facilitators, among others. Event organizers will announce plans for education and virtual events in the near future.