he pavilions of Banamex Exhibition Center will gather, from today, operators and manufacturers of all America, which, together with representatives of Europe and Asia will welcome visitors, authorities, special guests and businessmen of the sector.
The Latin American Games of Chance Exhibition of Mexico (ELA) will count again with the 2nd Latin American Summit of Gaming Operators. “In this occasion, the event will exceed considerable the excellent results achieved in last year’s edition in Monterrey, in which more than a hundred persons assisted,” assured the organizers.
The most important novelty in the 2009 summit is that it will be organized together with the Association of Games and Draws Licensees in Mexico (APJSAC), the magazine Casinos de Latinoamérica and ELA show itself.
The presidency of this summit and the inaugural conference would be in charge of Fernando Gómez-Mont Urueta, Secretario de Gobernación de México. Other important officers, national legislators and senators have also been invited.
The central issue of the Second Latin American Summit of Gaming Operators will be: “The development of legal gaming in Latin America and its influence in the decommission of the illegal activity. The specific case of Mexico.” Once the event concludes, a cocktail will be offered to speakers and participants, sponsored by APJSAC. Then, it will be held the official inauguration ceremony of ELA-2009 with the traditional ribbon-cut.
“We are impressed with the response we received from the sector and the interest to participate in ELA. Except from Las Vegas event, I don’t know any other international exhibition in this industry in which its second edition presents so high real growth perspectives as ELA”, commented Pablo G. Jara, general director of Expoazar S.A.
Besides, Casinos de Latinoamérica has chosen ELA to develop a new edition of its traditional prizes called “AS de Oro”. “Las year, we developed the ceremony of “As de Oro” in Monterrey and now we decided to do it in Mexico City, because we think it is the ideal place. Reasons are very simple. The key one is that the 2009 ELA edition will be much better than the 2008 edition, which has already been extraordinary. The change of the contest to the Mexican capital has been a total success. The event has increased its space considerably after several expansions, and the number of exhibitors hired as well as the number of visitors registered are much higher than last year,” explained Pedro Galindo, editor of the magazine.
“Unlike other events held in Central America and the Caribbean, which are being suspended or are a real desastre due to the lack of exhibitors and public, ELA is, no doubt, the event of reference for the whole geographic area. And it will be even more, because growth is evident,” added Galindo.