Special Events

Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 3
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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, October 2, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

For more information, visit globalgamingawards.com

Open to Global Award Gaming Sponsors and G2E Education attendees.

Emerging Leaders Networking Reception

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Emerging Leaders Scholarship Application and Networking

Wednesday, October 4
5:30 p.m.
TAO at the Venetian

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) and The Innovation Group are pleased to announce the 6th 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:

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Tribal Gaming & NIGA

Tribal Gaming & NIGA

Tuesday, October 3
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | NIGA Lounge, Booth #4408

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, October 4
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | G2E Privileges Lounge

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

The G2E Privileges Lounge is open to all G2E Privileges Members inside booth #4618. Members can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and snacks throughout the day.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, October 3 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 4 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 5

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

AGEM Awards

Wednesday, October 4
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 Wednesday, October 4. 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, October 4
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Location TBD

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-heels-presentation-patty-becker-pay-forward-award-2017/ for more information.

Global Gaming Women Breakfast

Thursday, October 5
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 2017 event information. Please contact Jonathan Michaels, AGA's director of member events for more information.

Casino Entertainment Awards

Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E

The Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:00 p.m. Red Carpet Reception • 7:00 p.m. Awards Show
Location TBD

The fifth 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, October 3-4, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Casino Entertainment Awards booth in the Integrated Resort Experience at G2E located in Hall D of the Sands Expo & Convention Center.

Call For Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Casino Entertainment Awards, the only awards honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry.

Sponsored by the Global Gaming Association (G2E), the Casino Entertainment Awards will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Vinyl, the award-winning nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

Categories for award nominations include:

  • Independent Casino Talent Buyer of the Year
  • Casino Booking Agent of the Year
  • Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year
  • Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year
  • Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year
  • Casino Comedian of the Year
  • Casino Musical Artist of the Year
  • Casino Entertainer of the Year

Nominations will be accepted until June 30, 2017, online at https://fs16.formsite.com/CEA17/Nom/index.html. Finalists will be announced in July.

Casino Talent Buyers Bash

Casino Talent Buyers Bash at G2E

Sponsored by United Talent Agency

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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. Check back soon for artist announcements!

Cintas Fashion Show

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Cintas Fashion Show

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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