GIGSE Breaks New Ground, Say Organisers
By philip
Industry specialist, The River City Group, has pronounced the 6th Annual Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo, held in Toronto two weeks ago, resounding success, adding that the conference re-affirmed the group’s history of ’breaking new ground within the industry’.

The event was bigger than ever with fifty-two different companies attending. An expanded exhibit hall of more than 10,000 square feet was needed to accommodate over nine hundred delegates from forty-two different countries from around the world.

Sue Schneider, CEO of River City Group, was delighted with the smooth running of the show and the good response from guests. 'We're pleased with the positive feedback we've been getting from those in attendance,' she said. 'We experimented with some new ideas and they seem to have worked well.'

One such experiment was a charity fundraising sumo-wrestling event, which pitted industry heavyweights against one another and invited guests to have a flutter on their favourite. So far US$30,000 has been raised for GamCare, the problem gambling group.

Schneider says that, although the event has just concluded, preparations for next years are already in the offing. 'We're looking forward with enthusiasm to getting started on planning next year's event in Montreal,' she said. 'GIGSE has built a reputation as the show to attend every year for the real movers and shakers in the industry. Montreal in 2005 will be no different.'

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