Special Events

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Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 27
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Integrated Resort Experience at G2E, Hall D

Join us for cocktails and entertainment at the G2E Welcome Reception.

Global Gaming Awards Luncheon

Global Gaming Awards

Brought to you by Gambling Insider

This awards program spans the entire global gaming industry awarding the land-based and digital gaming communities. It's a truly independent judging panel comprised of 50 leading industry business men and women. Companies are nominated based on their achievements over the past year.

Winners will be announced during the Global Gaming Awards Luncheon on Monday, September 26, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Open to all G2E Seminar attendees.

For more information, visit globalgamingawards.com

Open to all G2E Education attendees and Global Award Gaming Sponsors.

Emerging Leaders Networking Reception

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Emerging Leaders Scholarship Application and Networking

Wednesday, September 28
5:30 p.m.
TAO at the Venetian

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) and The Innovation Group are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Emerging Leaders program.

The Emerging Leaders program is designed to identify and celebrate individuals who are on the path to executive management or who have achieved this level already due to exemplary achievement within their role. The gaming industry consistently produces employees that are the strongest innovators, have a great work ethic despite constant challenges, and a commitment to the growth and health of the industry.

Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program

Nominate yourself or someone else as an Emerging Leader:

Nominate Yourself Nominate a Colleague

Tribal Gaming & NIGA

Tribal Gaming & NIGA

Tuesday, September 27
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | NIGA Lounge, Booth #4410

Network and make new connections with fellow tribal gaming executives at this networking reception on the show floor at G2E.

The NIGA Lounge will also be open during regular show floor hours for continued networking.

G2E Privileges Networking Reception

G2E Privileges Networking Reception

Wednesday, September 28
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | G2E Privileges Lounge, Booth #4418

Open to G2E Privileges Members only.

Network and make new connections with fellow tribal gaming executives at this networking reception on the show floor at G2E.

The NIGA Lounge will also be open during regular show floor hours for continued networking.

G2E Privileges Lounge

G2E Privileges Lounge

Booth #4418

The G2E Privileges Lounge will be open to all G2E Privileges members throughout the day so members may enjoy the opportunity to network with their peers. Free wi-fi and computer access will also be available in the lounge.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, September 2710:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2810:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 2910:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

AGEM Awards

Wednesday, September 28
4:00 p.m. | AGEM booth No. 3700

AGEM created the Jen Halle Memorial Award Honoring Excellence in Commercial Gaming Professionalism and the Peter Mead Memorial Award Honoring Excellence in Gaming Media and Communications, which will be announced on Monday with the photo opportunity with the winners taking place at 4:00 p.m. on September 28. AGEM created these memorial awards to acknowledge the lasting impact of two gaming leaders following their unexpected deaths last year. Be sure to join us in memory of them.

Chairman's Reception

Chairman's Reception

Wednesday, September 28
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The restaurant formely known as Dal Toro, next to Lagasse's Stadium

By invitation only

Global Gaming Women

Global Gaming Women

Kick Up Your Heels Reception and Fundraiser

Gaming professionals across our international industry will gather together to raise money for the Global Gaming Women Charitable Education Fund, which provides scholarships throughout the year for continuing education opportunities for gaming women. Visit http://www.globalgamingwomen.org/event/kick-up-your-heels for more information.

GGW Lean In Breakfast

Thursday, September 29
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

GGW Lean In Circles are small groups of gaming women who meet regularly to learn, share and grow together. GGW Lean In Circles are as diverse as the gaming industry itself, but participants share a common bond: the power of peer support.

Listen to gaming women executives and Lean In expert panelists discuss how Lean In Circles have improved their business, employee engagement and how GGW will bring together women from all corners of the industry in this unique mentoring experience.

If you are a gaming women looking to step out of your comfort zone and access peer support to empower your career, we encourage you to attend the GGW Lean In Breakfast.

For more information, visit: http://www.globalgamingwomen.org/event/power-leaning-g2e-ggw-networking-breakfast

Gaming Hall of Fame

Gaming Hall of Fame

The Gaming Hall of Fame, organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and its members, recognizes the achievements by gaming industry leaders. Each year, individuals who have distinguished themselves through significant contributions to the gaming industry are inducted to the Hall of Fame, the industry's highest honor. More than 80 people have been inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame since its inception in 1989.

The event is by invitation only. Check back for the 2016 event information. Please contact Kate Carrigan, AGA's director of member events for more information.

Casino Entertainment Awards

Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E

The Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:00 p.m. Red Carpet Reception • 7:00 p.m. Awards Show
Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

The fourth annual Casino Entertainment Awards is the only awards program honoring artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry.

Complimentary tickets will be distributed to G2E attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis (subject to availability) on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 27-28, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Casino Entertainment Awards booth (#6745) in the Integrated Resort Experience at G2E located in Hall D of the Sands Expo & Convention Center.

Honoring lifetime achievement in casino entertainment, Casino Entertainment Legend Awards will be presented to Grammy Hall of Famer Brenda Lee and Tom Cantone, SVP of Entertainment & Sports, Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority.

Nominees for 2016 Casino Entertainment Awards are:

Independent Casino Talent Buyer of the Year

  • Andrew Blank, C3 Presents
  • Billy Brill, Billy Alan Productions
  • Mike Moloney, Mike Moloney Entertainment

Casino Booking Agent of the Year

  • Guy Richard, Agency for the Performing Arts (APA)
  • Jennifer Bluestein, The Feldman Agency
  • Seth Shomes, United Talent Agency (UTA)

Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year

  • Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort
  • Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Biloxi
  • Starlight Theater, Pala Resort Casino

Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year

  • Sandia Casino Amphitheatre, Sandia Resort & Casino
  • Soaring Eagle Outdoor Arena, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
  • Thunder Valley Amphitheatre, Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year

  • Angela Gozzi, Resorts World New York
  • Fedor Banuchi, The Cosmopolitan
  • Monique Sebastian, Foxwoods Resort

Casino Comedian of the Year

  • Gabriel Iglesias
  • Jeff Foxworthy
  • Sinbad

Casino Musical Artist of the Year

  • Clint Black
  • The Commodores
  • Three Dog Night

Casino Entertainer of the Year

  • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  • Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
  • Tony Orlando

Casino Talent Buyers Bash

Casino Talent Buyers Bash at G2E

Sponsored by United Talent Agency

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
8:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Vinyl Showroom at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas

  • Hard Rock Hotel
  • Venue

If you book artists, attractions and other entertainment for your casino, you're invited to network with casino talent buyers nationwide and enjoy live musical performances by A Night With Janis Joplin, Candlebox, Christopher Cross and Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

Present your G2E Badge for complimentary admission. Cash Bar.

Cintas Fashion Show

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Cintas Fashion Show

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Integrated Resort Experience Hall D Stage

Don't miss the eye-popping Cintas Ultra Fashion Show- catch a glimpse of some of the hottest uniforms from leading casinos, ultra-lounges and nightclubs.

Check out this video from the 2015 G2E Cintas Fashion Show:
2015 G2E Fashion Show

Learn more about Cintas in this short video:
2015 G2E Cintas Video

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