|Montreal's Palais Des Congres saw over 650 attendees from 40 different countries attend the ninth annual Global Interactive Gaming Summit And Expo (GIGSE) to get a glimpse into the redefined future of interactive gaming last week.|
The Expo was hosted and organized by Clarion River City Group and featured conference sessions addressing topics across a variety of issues confronting the global industry. There were also 68 speakers presenting their research and views on items ranging from financial, jurisdictional, legal and political considerations for businesses in this arena.
“Having attended both GIGSE and EiG conferences in the past, I found GIGSE 2007 to be the most educational and productive yet,” said Emery Brett Ledger, Ledger and Associates Senior Partner.
“Nelson Rose’s opening comments were truly insightful and inspirational. Those who attended had an opportunity to conduct more business than ever due to the intimate level of the crowd.'
Although the Canadian city is only about 40 miles from the United States, conference sessions were designed to provide balanced coverage of many jurisdictions with special focus on the burgeoning Latin American, Asian and European markets. These were moderated by some of the industry's foremost observers and executives and extended hours on the exhibition floor allowed representatives from across the industry's software, payments, technology, consultancy, legal and editorial sectors to showcase the latest products, services and information.
'Although the (attendance) numbers were down this year, we found that we were able to spend more time with people, which was most beneficial,' said David Hedge, Director of Ezybonds Global.