|The seventh annual Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo (GIGSE) is on target to be the largest event of its kind ever held. |
Set to take place June 13-15, 2005 at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, the expo floor has already sold out and is being expanded to accommodate the growing demand for access to the 1,000-1,200 interactive gambling executives from 45 countries who will attend.
With 80 days to the event, the Expo hall is already filled with 63 companies who will use the Palais as their company headquarters for the 3-day event. An additional 13 companies are sponsoring related activities, events or promotions during GIGSE.
The program will include debate and presentations regarding many of the issues facing the industry. In addition to the usual topics discussions regarding marketing concerns, fraud control and cross-border legal wrangles, many of the leading licensing jurisdictions from among the 85 governments globally which sanction internet gaming operations will be featured.
The 2005 GIGSE SE will feature both a Silent Auction and a head-to-head match up of industry executives. The beneficiary of this year's charity events is the California Council on Problem Gambling (www.calproblemgambling.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting problem gamblers and their families, and promoting awareness of problem gambling.
‘We're so pleased that the industry is responding as they are to the planning of this event,’ said Sue Schneider, CEO of River City Group, ‘With the rise of new i-gaming products such as online poker, it's an exciting time for the industry. And we're pleased that we've been able to hold the line on prices for this event for the past three years so that it's not only the largest but the best value in the world for the interactive gambling industry.’