ow do you evaluate GSA’s participation in ICE?
ICE was terrific for GSA. As Yogonet’s readers are aware from other recent stories, GSA standards continue to be adopted all over the world. Specifically in Europe, for example, regulators rely on GSA’s S2S and G2S standard for central monitoring, which is critical to their functionality. At ICE, we were able to have several, very meaningful discussions with operators, suppliers and regulators about the very promising future of standards, in Europe and around the world.
What was the business climate that you could perceive in Earls Court halls?
Earls Court has been a great place for ICE, and this was yet another very busy ICE. That said, we are excited to move to the ExCel Centre, and to see the industry take advantage of everything it has to offer. In a way, the move from Earls Court to the ExCel Centre is analogous to yesterday’s standards and GSA standards. Yes, casinos were able to function with the older protocols, and now their potential is unleashed with GSA standards.
What was the feedback that you received from the public that visited your stand?
Our standards continue to gain significant traction around the world and in every segment of the industry. The feedback we received was very positive from suppliers, regulators and operators who utilize GSA standards, and there was a very good level of knowledge-seeking from those who are in the process of implementing GSA standards.
What are the next shows that you will attend to as exhibitors?
Next for GSA will be the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) show in April, G2E Asia in May, and the Gaming Technology Summit in June, where GSA will be playing a very significant role in the conference agenda. Then, the G2E Las Vegas show in October.
What do you expect for the next ICE in ExCel?
We expect great things. The venue itself is very flexible and will allow exhibitors to be very creative in their displays and stands, plus the support that surrounds the facility (such as meeting rooms) will be very helpful to making ICE 2013 a great show.