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G2E 2013 Poised To Have Event's Largest Show Floor Since 2008

The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions (Reed) today released sales figures that show Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2013 is on target to have the event's largest trade show floor since the 2008. To date, more than 455 companies have registered for more than 285,000 square feet of exhibit hall space-an increase of more than 25,000 square feet, or nearly 10 percent, over 2012 sales numbers. The 2013 event also will feature more than 110 new exhibitors in 23,000 square feet of exhibit space, and 77 international exhibitors in 46,000 square feet of event space.

G2E is the premier trade show and conference event for the international gaming entertainment industry and provides gaming professionals with access to cutting-edge products and technologies, valuable networking opportunities, and unmatched educational programming. The 2013 event will be held Sept. 23-26 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

"We are extremely pleased to announce that the trade show floor at G2E 2013 will be the largest showcase since 2008 and will feature the latest technologies, products and services that will shape the business of the gaming industry for years to come," said Courtney Muller, senior vice president at Reed. "G2E is the top show in the world for the gaming industry and once again will provide attendees with a one-of-a-kind experience that will keep them at the forefront of the latest trends and insights."

Some of the largest overall sales increases have been seen in the iGaming Zone, the destination for industry leaders looking to find cutting-edge suppliers and stay abreast of the latest developments in the sector. The iGaming Zone will feature more than 19 exhibitors in 2,900 square feet of event space-an increase of 1,100 square feet-61 percent-over 2012. Between the iGaming Zone and the general trade show floor, iGaming exhibitors will be featured in more than 5,000 square feet of event space at G2E 2013.

The Food, Beverage and Hospitality Pavilion, which features products and services to help food and beverage executives enhance their menus and create the ultimate dining experience, also is seeing a large increase over 2012 sales numbers. More than 86 exhibitors with more than 5,153 square feet of event space will be in the Food, Beverage and Hospitality Pavilion-an increase of more than 2,353 square feet, or 84 percent, over 2012.

For more information and to register for G2E 2013, visit www.globalgamingexpo.com. To stay up-to-date on G2E, year-round educational opportunities and the latest news and issues in the industry, connect with G2E on the G2E Blog, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the international gaming trade show and conference "by the industry and for the industry."  Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, G2E made its debut in fall 2001, defining itself as the pre-eminent show for the gaming-entertainment industry. 

The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues.  The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.

Reed Exhibitions is the world's leader in organizing a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. In 2006 Reed brought together more than 6 million industry professions from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 34 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 37 fully staffed offices. Reed's portfolio of more than 460 events services 52 key industry sectors.

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article Gaming Association chief to be 2013 hall inductee
(Las Vegas) -- Former gambling industry advocate Frank Fahrenkopf (FA'-rehn-kawf), Caesars Entertainment CEO and President Gary Loveman and Las Vegas Strip headliner...

8/30/2013

press release G2E 2013 Poised To Have Event's Largest Show Floor Since 2008
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions (Reed) today released sales figures that show Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2013 is on target to...

8/29/2013

article AGA Hopes Hollywood's "Runner Runner" Will Spur Online Gaming Legislation
(Hollywood) -- A new film starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck could become the catalyst for an online poker campaign by the American Gaming Association. The AGA...
press release The Second City kicking off Global Gaming Expo
(Las Vegas) -- Global Gaming Expo G2E 2013There will be laughs galore when the Global Gaming Expo 2013 gets underway at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas...

8/27/2013

press release Honor Gaming's Best Communicators at the AGA Communications Awards Luncheon
(Las Vegas) -- Join the American Gaming Association as we recognize the gaming industry’s most outstanding marketing, advertising and communications efforts at the...

8/17/2013

article BLOG: AGA Turns to Hollywood to Promote Online Poker Message
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association is mulling the option of using the soon-to-be-released movie about online poker, Runner Runner to promote its...

8/6/2013

article Fahrenkopf's leadership continues to reverberate
(Nevada) -- Frank Fahrenkopf, who retired this summer as president of the American Gaming Association, left a considerable legacy, notable in substance and...
press release G2E 2013 Keynotes To Bring Laughs, Learning And Leaders At Gaming's Premier Trade Show And Conference Event
(Las Vegas) -- Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2013 will feature an exciting series of keynote events that are sure to provide attendees with endless entertainment, unmatched...

8/4/2013

article AGA reconsiders legislative stance in face of Congressional gridlock
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Peter King (R-NY) was trawling the hallways of Congress this week, looking for support for the online gambling bill he unveiled in June. King...

7/31/2013

article New AGA Chief Says Frustrated Industry Leaders May Look Beyond Congress [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Trends in the marketplace and the inability of Congress to pass legislation may force the casino industry to change its position of supporting...

7/18/2013

article AGA Backs Online Poker, Not Casino Games
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) gave a thumbs up to yesterday's Senate subcommittee hearing on online gambling and took the opportunity to...

7/17/2013

article Gaming Industry Applauds Senate Focus on Proper Regulation of Online Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Senate Commerce subcommittee held a hearing today called “The Expansion of Internet Gambling: Assessing Consumer Protection Concerns....

7/7/2013

article After 18 years as gaming's face in D.C., Fahrenkopf steps aside
(Washington D.C.) -- The wall of framed photos with political heavyweights from Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to Barack Obama — reputedly one of the more...

7/4/2013

article Gambling Lobbyist Hands Over the Reins
(Washington D.C.) -- Frank Fahrenkopf Looks Back on Having Helped Casinos Expand by Creating a Political Playbook for 'Vice Industries'

5/8/2013

article AGA chief honored for contributions to casino industry
(Mississippi) -- The 20th Southern Gaming Summit opened Wednesday with a standing ovation for Frank Fahrenkopf Jr., retiring American Gaming Association president and...

4/22/2013

article AGA: A Commitment to Philanthropy: Surveying Charitable Giving and Volunteering in the Commercial Gaming Industry
(Washington D.C.) -- Corporate social responsibility (CSR) isn’t just a buzzword in the gaming industry — it’s a way of life. As part of its annual...
article The New Head of American Gaming Association and Internet Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- According to a report by the Associated Press, a 38-year-old former COO of the U.S. Travel Association will become the new head of the American...

4/21/2013

article AGA Names Freeman as President
(Washington D.C.) -- The board of directors of the American Gaming Association last week appointed Geoff Freeman as the president and CEO of the American Gaming...
article STUTZ: Careful, this new job could get dangerous
(Las Vegas) -- Overseeing the American Gaming Association is not like herding cats. It’s more like herding mountain lions. One misstep and you’ll lose body...

4/18/2013

article Fahrenkopf To Take Successor Under His Wing [sub. req']
(Arizona) -- The gaming industry’s chief lobbyist in Washington, D.C. beginning July 1 will be 38 year-old Geoff Freeman, formerly chief operating officer of the U...
article Travel association executive will lead US gambling lobby, seek consensus on Internet wagering
(Las Vegas) -- The new head of the U.S. casino lobby is a 38-year-old with ties to the travel industry who says he will seek consensus on Internet gambling. The American...

4/12/2013

article Travel group executive is top choice to head American Gaming Association (LVRJ)
(Las Vegas) -- A top executive from the U.S. Travel Association is the leading candidate to replace retiring American Gaming Association President Frank Fahrenkopf.

1/8/2013

article Fahrenkopf to step down in June at American Gaming Association
(Washington D.C.) -- Frank Fahrenkopf, a Reno native and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said Monday he will step down as president and chief...

1/7/2013

article American Gaming Association chief Frank Fahrenkopf to step down; led group since 1995
(Washington D.C.) -- The executive who has headed the country’s main casino industry lobbying organization since its inception in 1995 announced Monday that he...
article Fahrenkopf stepping down as head of American Gaming Association
(Washington D.C.) -- The president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, Frank Fahrenkopf, is leaving his position at the end of June, the gaming industry lobbying...
press release Fahrenkopf to Step Down at AGA
(Washington D.C.) -- Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), announced today that he is stepping down from his AGA position,...
article Fahrenkopf to step down in June at American Gaming Association
(Washington D.C.) -- Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, is stepping down from his position, effective June 30, the Washington, D.C...
article President Of Casino Industry's Top Lobbying Group To Step Down This Summer
(Washington D.C.) -- Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, announced Monday that he is stepping down from his position this summer.

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