Stuart Hunter, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming, praised senior members of the US-based global gaming industry for their “hospitality, time and expert insight” during a recent research and engagement visit to Las Vegas.
During the three days spent in the gaming capital, the Clarion team held meetings with C-Suite executives from GLI, Light & Wonder, Interblock, BMM, AGEM, Konami, IGT, MGM, Aristocrat and Fontainebleau Casino to promote an ICE and sister show iGB Affiliate 2025. A number of developments, mainly moving to Barcelona from .
reflect the visit Stuart Hunter says: “Las Vegas never ceases to surprise and excite, and being able to meet many of the most influential industry personalities considered the gaming capital of the world was invaluable. Everyone we met was extremely generous with their time and I want to thank them and the Clarion Gaming USA team of Tom Nieman and Roy Student for putting together our meeting itinerary.”
He continued: “I have always felt it was absolutely essential that we continue to immerse ourselves in the industry sectors we serve and take every opportunity to listen to every word that industry thought leaders have to say. Being able to communicate with our attendees about how they view the business development and hear the views of individuals like MGM CEO Bill Hornbuckle was invaluable. ”
“The decision to move ICE to Barcelona in 2025 was unanimous. Many of the Vegas-based ICE exhibitors we interviewed also have a strong presence and infrastructure in Spain, and many anticipate that the new end-January timeline will avoid conflict. Super Bowl, USA “This will result in more C-Level members from the industry joining ICE. They also believe the new Barcelona location will support growth in the LATAM region.”
“Our special focus now is on delivering an outstanding ICE 2024 release that will long live in the memories of thousands of international industry professionals who see ICE as the most important industry event of the year. Based on the meetings we’ve had, our attendees have huge plans to make 2024 the biggest ICE event ever.”