G2E was back to its pre-pandemic best – states Clarion Gaming Managing Director Stuart Hunter

Stuart Hunter, managing director of Clarion Gaming has welcomed the success of October’s G2E Las Vegas arguing that a strong G2E is positive for everyone involved in the global industry and that it augurs well for February’s edition of ICE London which will see the return of all of gaming’s major supplier brands to the show floor.

Stuart Hunter, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming.
Stuart Hunter, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming.
Reflecting on a week packed with partner meetings as well as the ICE London Symposium Stuart Hunter said: “It was uplifting to experience G2E back to its pre-pandemic best and to feel the sense of energy that only a live event can deliver.

“The fact that Clarion Gaming took a significant entourage to G2E in order to meet key business objectives speaks volumes for the power, the influence and the benefits of in-person events.

“We had a great G2E and the feedback from everyone we spoke to was that they were delighted to be back on a busy show floor and that they were already preparing for London in February. A successful G2E represents great news for the global industry and after Vegas all roads lead to London and ICE!”

Clarion’s ICE Symposium, held at Top Golf Las Vegas followed the same format as the summer event staged at Les Ambassadeurs Casino in Mayfair, London in conjunction with the European Casino Association.

Utilising the Open Space model to create an agenda which reflects the issues that are really important to the participants and their businesses, the key topics to come out of the Symposium centred on talent acquisition and retention, adapting the US regulatory model created for land-based gaming to meet the requirements of new technologies and verticals, funding growth in a recession, how to improve the payments experience and the pros and cons of cashless for land-based casinos.

Hunter concluded: “We all experienced the vibrancy and the engagement delivered by G2E and our congratulations go to the organising team for putting on such an encouraging and optimistic event.

“Those qualities will be magnified for us next February when we welcome all sectors of the international industry back for a full scale edition of ICE London. 2023 is on-course to be the biggest and most significant edition of ICE on record and one that’s not to be missed.”

ICE 2023 takes place across 7-9 February, ExCeL London. https://www.icelondon.uk.com