Mike Johnson is industry vice president for Global Gaming Expo (G2E) events at Reed Exhibitions, encompassing the casino gaming portfolio for the world’s leading events organizer; in partnership with the American Gaming Association (AGA). In this capacity he is responsible for the overall strategic management of G2E and G2E Asia. During his time with Reed, he has managed a diverse portfolio of business across the United States and Asia, and is also a certified audiovisual technician and lighting designer, having worked previously at Scholastic, Inc. and the law offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. He is a member of Global Gaming Business Magazine’s  top “40 Under 40” for 2013 and a guest lecturer at various universities on the development of the MICE industry as a business and tourism driver throughout the world.

Mike Johnson
United States | 01/09/2014
This past week we saw the first grand opening on the Las Vegas strip in a while with SLS Las Vegas officially opening its doors to an impressive crowd looking to get their first glimpse at our newest casino resort.
United States | 04/08/2014
In running an international portfolio you become accustomed to working late and still waking up to a healthy amount of email on a regular basis. For me that typically includes ongoing dialogue with my teams and customers abroad, but just this morning I awoke to find my inbox filled with breaking news of yet another mega-merger in our industry. Over the past several years we’ve seen a lot of M&A activity—including Scientific Games/WMS, Bally Technologies/SHFL, Aristocrat/VGT, GTECH/IGT, and now Scientific Games’ acquisition of Bally Technologies. Many are wondering what’s happening to drive all of this change, how it will affect the current workforce and operators worldwide, and also what might be next on the horizon. With G2E Las Vegas coming up in just a couple short months many have been asking us how all of this is impacting the show and what our observations are of this activity as well.
United States | 28/04/2014
The G2E team is off and running with the development of this year’s conference programs following an extensive annual research campaign to gain insight into the industry’s most compelling topics, trends, and areas of interest. I’m pleased to share those findings with you here at Yogonet on a monthly basis as we work towards putting content in place to address each key finding at our next event…
United States | 07/04/2014
The G2E team is off and running with the development of this year’s conference programs following an extensive annual research campaign to gain insight into the industry’s most compelling topics, trends, and areas of interest. I’m pleased to share those findings with you here at Yogonet on a monthly basis as we work towards putting content in place to address each key finding at our upcoming events…
United States | 24/02/2014
The G2E team is off and running with the development of this year’s conference programs following an extensive annual research campaign to gain insight into the industry’s most compelling topics, trends, and areas of interest. I’m pleased to share those findings with you here at Yogonet on a monthly basis as we work towards putting content in place to address each key finding at our next event…
United States | 27/01/2014
With the holidays and New Year behind us, the G2E team is hard at work on development plans for our next show, as we are each year in the early first quarter months. Following each show we conduct an extensive amount of research to understand our performance relative to the needs of our attendees and exhibitors to ensure value. We conduct physical surveys, electronic surveys, focus groups, and more, to truly understand the pulse of the industry we serve. In looking to the next year, we start with a clean slate in carefully analyzing the major trends we uncover so we can appropriately reflect upon them with content. I’m grateful for this opportunity with Yogonet to share those trends on a monthly basis along with our plans to try and develop business opportunities in those areas.
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