vailable through the G2E Web site, www.globalgamingexpo.com, G2E Gaming Network provides year-round, 24/7 access to new product information, industry news, educational Webinars, job openings and more. These offerings complement the offerings at G2E 2009, the industry's premier international trade show and conference event, which will be held November 17-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
"For years, G2E has offered a number of online resources that bolster and enhance the value gaming industry professionals get from G2E's trade show and conference events. The G2E Gaming Network brings these resources together with new offerings to provide busy professionals with a one-stop shop for their professional development and business needs," said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA). "The G2E Gaming Network will enable gaming professionals to access the latest industry information and news, foster professional relationships, and prepare for the business opportunities at G2E 2009."
The G2E Gaming Network will include a number of new and existing online tools and resources: The G2E Gaming Product Gallery will feature an extensive range of products and suppliers, from small, start-up companies to some of G2E's largest exhibitors. In this, the most comprehensive and diverse online product gallery in the gaming sector, industry professionals can see the latest product debuts, learn more about existing products and browse a database of suppliers.
G2E Online Education Center: The G2E Online Education Center is a go-to source for educational content on a number of industry issues and hot topics, such as Asian gaming, corporate social responsibility, gaming technology, security & surveillance, human resources and more. The Center includes Webinars, podcasts, white papers and industry reports.
AGA SmartBrief, a G2E Production - NEW: AGA SmartBrief, a G2E Production, is a free daily e-newsletter that provides subscribers with a summary of the latest news on the gaming industry. News stories highlighted in the AGA SmartBrief cover a variety of topics, including regulatory issues, new gaming expansion, new gaming products and tribal gaming. People may subscribe to AGA SmartBrief via a link in the G2E Gaming Network section of the G2E homepage, www.globalgamingexpo.com.
Casino Careers Online - NEW: G2E has partnered with Casino Careers Online (www.casinocareers.com) to provide the latest industry job offerings worldwide. It includes opportunities that visitors can view and apply to directly, as well as information to assist job seekers in presenting their credentials effectively and making successful career transitions.
G2Exchange is an online networking tool that gives attendees the opportunity to connect and interact with vendors and other gaming professionals prior to the trade show in November. Registrants can use the tool to create a profile detailing their business needs, build a personalized event agenda and search for key business connections and must-attend events.
Social Media Resources - NEW: G2E attendees can stay up-to-date on the latest news and new offerings from the show by following G2E on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
"Through the constant evolution and refinement of our offerings, G2E has established a reputation for providing professionals in the gaming industry with the valuable and relevant resources they need to excel in the marketplace, and the G2E Gaming Network is a natural next step in this process," said Courtney Muller, a group vice president at Reed Exhibitions. "With events and resources created by the industry, for the industry, no other brand offers the unique combination of professional development and solutions-oriented business opportunities provided by G2E."