Most important in-person gaming shows of 2021

Despite the appearance of new COVID-19 strains, thanks to the advance of vaccination at a global level, the industry awaits with great expectation the realization of a series of face-to-face events scheduled for this year. Here, we present an updated calendar of some fairs on different continents.

Although the industry quickly adapted to the current times of pandemic, organizing many virtual shows during 2020, there is hope that, in 2021, different in-person meetings would return.
Although the industry quickly adapted to the current times of pandemic, organizing many virtual shows during 2020, there is hope that, in 2021, different in-person meetings would return.

Like so many sectors of the economy around the planet, gambling was severely impacted by the spread of the Coronavirus. One of the key aspects of the business has always been the possibility of meeting with peers at vibrant and dynamic world fairs to learn about new products and trends, share networking spaces and close commercial agreements. In 2020, only two relevant in-person events took place: ICE London, UK, in February (before COVID-19) and Enada Spring in late September, in Italy. The rest of the shows were altering their dates until the cancellation, while the virus was advancing in each of the countries.

In parallel, dozens of virtual conferences were held that set the tone for a new type of meeting for the industry. But the year 2021 promises the return of several face-to-face events, if vaccination continues to progress globally to control the spread of COVID-19 and immunize the population. In that sense, show organizers were announcing the possible dates of their fairs for this season. Although it is still necessary to know if they will definitely be held, G&M News lists the main future in-person meetings that, in compliance with the necessary care and health protocols, could gather again gaming executives.

FEBRUARY

Event: SAGSE Latin America (http://www.sagselatam.com/)

Date: February 24-25th

Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Venue: The Palermo Horse Racing Track (Buenos Aires, Argentina),

Organizer: Monografie

MARCH

Event: Chile iGaming (https://www.eventus-international.com/chile-igaming)

Date: March 4-5th

Venue: Sun Monticello Casino & Hotel (O’Higgins, Chile)

Organizers: Eventus International

Event: ENADA Spring (https://en.enada.it/)

Date: March 24-26th

Venue: Rimini Expo Centre (Rimini, Italy)

Organizers: Italian Exhibition Group + SAPAR

APRIL

Event: Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention

(https://www.indiangamingtradeshow.com/511/indian-gaming-tradeshow-information.htm)

Date: April 12-15th

Venue: San Diego Convention Center (San Diego, U.S.)

Organizer: NIGA

Event: SiGMA Europe (https://sigma.com.mt/events/europe/)

Date: April 13-15th

Venue: MFCC – Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre (Malta)

Organizer: SiGMA Group

MAY

Event: ICE North America (https://www.icenorthamerica.com/)    

Date: May 13-14th

Venue: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (New Orleans, U.S.)

Organizer: Clarion Gaming

Event: G2E Asia Macau (https://www.g2easia.com)

Date: May 25-27th

Venue: The Venetian Macao (Macau)

Organizer: Reed Exhibitions

Event: GAT Expo Gaming & Technology (https://www.gatexpo.net/)

Date: May 26-27th

Venue: Cartagena de Indias Convention Center (Cartagena de Indias, Colombia)

Organizer: 3A Productions

Event: SiGMA Asia + ICE Asia

(https://www.sigma.com.mt/en/events/asia) (https://www.ice-asia.com)

Date: May 27-28th

Venue: SMX Convention Center Manila (Manila, Philippines)

Organizers: SiGMA Group + Clarion Gaming

JUNE

Event: ICE London (https://www.icelondon.uk.com/)

Date: June 29th – July 1st

Venue: ExCeL London (London, UK)

Organizer: Clarion Gaming

AUGUST

Event: Australasian Gaming Expo (https://austgamingexpo.com/)

Date: August 10-12th

Venue: International Convention Centre Sydney (Sydney, Australia)

Organizer: Gaming Technologies Association

Event: Peru Gaming Show (https://www.perugamingshow.com/)

Date: August 11-12th (To be confirmed)

Venue: Jockey Exhibition Center (Lima, Peru)

Organizer: AMG

SEPTEMBER

Event: SiGMA Americas (https://www.sigma.com.mt/en/events/americas)

Date: September 13-14th

Venue: Tivoli Hotel (São Paulo, Brazil)

Organizer: SiGMA Group

Event: iGB Live (https://www.igblive.com/)

Date: September 28th – October 1st

Venue: RAI Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Organizer: Clarion Gaming

OCTOBER

Event: G2E Las Vegas (https://www.globalgamingexpo.com/)

Date: October 5-7th

Venue: Sands Expo (Las Vegas, U.S.)

Organizers: Reed Exhibitions + AGA

Event: ENADA Roma (https://en.enada.it/enada/enada-roma/presentation)

Date: October 6-7th

Venue: Fiera di Roma (Roma, Italy)

Organizers: Italian Exhibition Group + SAPAR

NOVEMBER

Event: G2E Asia @ the Philippines (https://www.g2easiaphilippines.com)

Date: November 10-11th

Venue: Manila Marriott Hotel (Manila, Philippines),

Organizer: Reed Exhibitions

Event: MGS Entertainment Show (http://www.mgsentertainmentshow.com/)

Date: November 16-18th

Venue: The Venetian Macao (Macau)

Organizer: Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association