It seems that there is a constantly growing line-up of trade shows and exhibition around the world each year yet, for me at least, there is something special about Day 1 of G2E Asia.
As someone who is ensconced in the Asian gaming industry each and every day, G2E Asia is the one time each year that Asia’s vast array of developers, manufacturers, distributors and operators all come together in the same place and at the same time.
It’s also the show at which hundreds of brand new products developed specifically for Asia are unveiled in all their glory, providing a fascinating insight into how the region’s gaming floors will look over the next few years.
And of course, it’s a week in which we’ll all come together at an array of networking events – be they tonight’s G2E Asia Awards or some of the segment-specific drinks sessions in the exhibition hall itself – to wind down and catch up with friends old and new.
Strap yourself in for G2E Asia 2019!