HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 27Issue 29G2E 2021 Returns In-Person October 4 – 7

The 2021 Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the premier event for commercial, tribal, and international gaming professionals, will take place from October 4 – 7 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. The event combines a wide variety of educational events and an opportunity to explore cutting-edge gaming technology and innovative new experiences. Educational Events take place from October 4 – 7 and the Exhibition is open from October 5 – 7. 

G2E kicks off on October 4 with G2E Connects: Working Together to Find Solutions. This opening keynote session offers attendees an opportunity to participate in group discussions on developing solutions to the industry’s most pressing problems. The discussions will focus on adapting to customers’ changing needs and the future of the gaming industry. This opening event is open to all G2E badge holders.

The keynote events continue on October 5 with the G2E Welcome and State of the Industry, moderated by American Gaming Association President and CEO Bill Miller. Harnessing his decades of governmental relations experience to discuss the gaming industry’s road to recovery with a focus on the industry’s future growth. This event will be followed by Leading Nevada’s Recovery Against the Odds, led by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and U.S. Representative Dina Titus. Sisolak and Titus will discuss the role of the gaming industry in Nevada and how the state will continue its post-pandemic growth. Finally, October 5 keynote events will conclude with Gaming & Diversity: Pushing the Industry Forward. Contessa Brewer, a CNBC correspondent, will moderate a panel of speakers to discuss the role of gaming companies in improving the industry’s efforts at diversity, equity, and inclusion. The panel consists of Apoorva Gandhi, Senior Vice President for Multicultural Affairs, Social Impact, and Business Councils for Marriott International; Suzanne Clark, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of  Commerce; and Jyoti Chopra, Senior Vice President and Chief People, Inclusion, and Sustainability Officer for MGM Resorts International. 

On October 6, Contessa Brewer will moderate Raising the Stakes: Gaming Leaders Take on the Future of the Industry. At this keynote event, CEOs throughout the gaming industry will break down the impact of the pandemic on the future of gaming. Speakers include Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International; Bill Hornbuckle, President and CEO of MGM Resorts International; and Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts. G2E’s keynote events will conclude on October 6 with Cards on the Table: A Conversation with Arizona Cardinals’ Michael Bidwill. Bill Miller, AGA President and CEO will moderate the discussion with Bidwill, the owner and president of the Arizona Cardinals. The pair will discuss the football team’s new sports betting partnership with Gila River Hotels & Casino and BetMGM, and the future of legal sports betting. 

In addition to the six keynote presentations, G2E offers attendees several educational events throughout the exposition that cover a variety of topics in the gaming industry:

  • Finance Investment
  • Research, Regulations, and Responsibility
  • The Business of Sports Betting
  • The Customer Experience 
  • The Future of Gaming
  • Tribal Government and Gaming

G2E will also host a wide variety of exhibitors from myriad product categories throughout the gaming industry.  G2E has instituted a thorough health and safety plan to ensure in-person attendees remain safe throughout their time at the event. Additionally, G2E is offering a virtual attendance option that provides access to live and on-demand education sessions.


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