One-day event, starting at 2:00 p.m.

New edition of GAT Showcase Bogota begins today in Colombia

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GAT Showcase Bogotá will open its doors today at 2 p.m. (local time) at the Sheraton Hotel located in the Colombian capital, thus starting a one-day fair that will seek to "unite and strengthen the gaming industry in Latin America".

"Lighting and sound are prepared, slots and roulettes are tested and each software of the online gaming platforms is verified because today organizers, prominent figures, authorities, and international guests will participate in the brief opening ceremony and ribbon cutting that will give start to GAT Showcase", the organizers of the event pointed out.

In a press release, they explained that this is the second time that the event is held in Bogota and highlighted that "with the innovative format of 'turnkey' stands", produced by City Group Arquitectura, "the number of visitors from the previous year will multiply exponentially, interested in the latest trends for land-based equipment and online betting, sports betting and last generation games that will be exhibited during the day".

Gaming & Technology Expo, organizer of the event, noted that the brands that will be exhibiting are: Novomatic Latam, Merkur Gaming, EGT, Win Systems, IGT, BetConstruct, Pragmatic Play, Interblock, GLI, Altenar B2B, Alfastreet, Aruze, Aristocrat, Mobadoo, JVL, Betplay, Metamap, America Simulcast, Cockpit Gaming.

They added that "Copag, Trebol Carpet, RCFC Legal, RPCol, Radio Marcas, Revista el Congreso and Sadekya, an igaming consultant from Curaçao, will offer their products and services".

The organizers also highlighted the adaptation of the eSports Betting Bar Zone, "a special area assigned to the networking of the event, which will promote betting on electronic sports, a game modality that is bursting with great strength among gamers around the world".

In this regard, CEO of Gaming & Technology Expo, José Aníbal Aguirre, commented: "I thank Coljuegos and the National Gaming Council (CNJSA) for their support on behalf of the Colombian Government. And to Asojuegos, Cornazar, Fecoljuegos, Fedelco and Fedecolde for being an integral part of this family".

"Today it will also be very important to share with those present the launch of GAT Expo Cartagena de Indias, the large-format fair that we will hold at the end of March next year at the Las Americas Convention Center. The gaming community gathered today in Bogota will fulfill its main objective: to showcase its products and close deals with many sales and productive alliances", he stated.

It should be noted that the trade show will be open until 9 p.m. and will feature a special entertainment performance, music, juggling, and circus by the company Rimbombante.

José Aníbal Aguirre, CEO of Gaming & Technology Expo

Gaming situation in Colombia

The organization highlighted that "in Colombia, there is a full reactivation in all the gaming verticals" and affirmed that "the figures presented by the president of Coljuegos, César Valencia Galiano, have become an attractive topic for foreign investors and provide an impulse for the growth of the business of the current operators".

Vice President of Commercial Development of Coljuegos, John Jairo Altamiranda, said: "Due to the good period that the gaming sector is going through in Colombia, which has shown such strong figures this year, we consider that GAT Showcase Bogota is an excellent opportunity to gather very relevant industry players and allows us to share the experience from different visions, identifying the needs and challenges of the sector, in search of its development and sustainability".

"For Coljuegos, this is an ideal space to inform our stakeholders about the advances in regulatory matters, and thus receive the feedback that will allow us to issue regulations in line with the needs of the market and with international standards of security and technology that generate greater confidence in our customers," the executive added.

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