GAT Events highlights success of Cartagena event and announces GAT Showcase Bogota, its next stop

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Gaming events organizer Gaming & Technology Expo (GAT Events) highlighted the success of the GAT Expo Cartagena event, held from April 9 to 11, and announced that the next stop of its events schedule for the Latin American gaming sector will be GAT Showcase Bogotá, set to take place on September 6 in the Colombian capital.

Regarding the event in Cartagena de Indias, the organizers highlighted that "they continue to receive testimonies and excellent comments on the results of the trade show that gathered businessmen from all continents, around the growth, regulation, and expectations generated by the Latin American markets in the global gaming industry."

They also pointed out that the consolidated figures of the event show that delegates from 40 countries met in La Heroica, including Armenia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Curacao, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, India, Israel, Isle of Man, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, and, of course, the host country, Colombia, which contributed the largest number of operators and attendees, followed by Peru and Argentina.

José Aníbal Aguirre

The number of visitors in the Santa María and Nueva Granada halls reached a record 2,570 people who visited the stands of 75 exhibitors. The Academic Day on April 9th "was a great success" with 36 speakers and 350 participants.

Particularly noteworthy was the presentation by Colombian regulator Coljuegos and the presence of the Paraguayan regulatory authority (CONAJZAR), four Colombian associations (Asojuegos, Cornazar, Fecoljuegos, Fedelco), the international associations AIEJA Mexico, ASFEG-Asociación Femenina del Gaming, SONAJA Peru and APOJA Paraguay.

José Aníbal Aguirre, CEO of GAT, commented: "It is evident the growth of the Colombian show from its 25th anniversary. We see it as the starting point for a new season of the brand, which will be increasingly international, strengthening the academic content and the inclusion of cultural and artistic events. Of course, eSports will be strengthened in the GAT agendas."

"Overall, we will bring more joy and unique experiences in our upcoming meetings already scheduled in Bogota, Santo Domingo, and Cancun, during the current year. In 2025, the Cartagena Las Americas Convention Center has been confirmed for April 8, 9, and 10," he added.

Next stop GAT Showcase Bogotá

The next stop for the Gaming & Technology Expo will be in the capital of Colombia. GAT Showcase Bogota will be held on Friday, September 6, in a single day of exhibition at the Sheraton Hotel, located five minutes away from El Dorado International Airport.

The organization already has several firms that have ratified their participation in this key event to define acquisitions and new portfolios, arriving in the last quarter of the year. "As has become a tradition, all operators holding legal licenses in Colombia attend this commercial showcase every year," the organizers stated.

"Pragmatic Play has once again taken a privileged position as a Sponsor in GAT Showcase Bogota, where Novomatic, Win Systems, IGT, Interblock, BetConstruct, and Pay Retailers will also be present with stands, taking into account the facilities of the stands and turnkey services offered by the organization for the convenience of exhibitors," they added.

About this event, Aguirre stated: "We are working at a very strong pace because we understand that every day our commitment to the legal gaming industry in Colombia and Latin America is getting bigger and more demanding. We can announce that an official inspection visit has already been made to the exhibition hall with the taking of measurements, heights, and application of the floor plans corresponding to the areas that the stands will occupy."

Likewise, he shared that the Exhibitor's Manual is available with all the details for optimal participation of customers and that the organization is responding to requests for commercial offers and closing new contracts. 

Aguirre also announced that on Thursday, September 5, before GAT Showcase Bogota, organizers will hold the GAT eSports Academy "with prominent personalities and institutions that in recent years have focused on the topic that brings together thousands of gaming communities in Colombia and that is currently undergoing a process of professionalization and regulation, essential to ensure transparency and integrity in the world of eSports." An eSports experience at GAT Showcase Bogota will also be held during the following day, he noted.

To conclude, the organizers announced that on September 18th and 19th GAT Events will fly to the capital of the Dominican Republic to GAT Santo Domingo, to be held at the Renaissance Jaragua Hotel & Casino, with conferences and an exhibition. 

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