The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Indian Gaming Trade Show & Convention this week in San Diego. More than $28bn of purchasing power gathers in the San Diego Convention Center in California, as the industry discusses the year ahead for Indian Gaming.
To mark the significant milestone in the show’s illustrious history, NIGA is launching several new initiatives and enhancements this year, including free tradeshow admission, an improved conference program and expanded networking opportunities. Allowing exhibitors to offer their customers free admission is aimed at boosting the show and generating a higher footfall.
“We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary edition with some changes and enhancements that signal the beginning of a brand new era for our show,” said Ernest L. Stevens, Jr., NIGA Chairman. “From show floor admission procedures to education and networking, we’re fine-tuning and enhancing every element of the show to make sure it exceeds the needs to Tribal Gaming community members, as well as businesses that serve and support Indian Gaming.”
New streamlined conference sessions are taking place throughout the week with 50pc new speakers in 15 educational tracks. The Commissioner Certification Trainings series returns this year and keynote addresses include a panel featuring Indian Country’s top CEOs. Several golf tournaments kick off this week’s proceeding, to be followed by the Chairman’s Welcome Reception.
Open to the public on April 1 and 2, the exhibition floor will feature the largest selection of Indian Gamin’s top suppliers and service providers. The biggest booths will be held by IGT, Scientific Games, NOVOMATIC Americas, Aristocrat Technologies and Konami Gaming, to name a few. Products include some international leading gaming innovations, many of which debuted at ICE 2015.
“We are thrilled to present to the Native American gaming market a tremendous breath of customer-favoured gaming devices, systems, online solutions and related services,” commented Gavin Issacs, Scientific Games President & CEO.
A total of 344 exhibitors are lining up to present their offerings as visitors travel to California from far and wide. To help attendees take advantage of the best-in-class gaming exhibition and see the latest products available in the market, the tradeshow floor hours have been extended to 10am – 5pm for both days, with the Native American Arts & Crafts booths opening at 9am each morning.