San Diego, CA - One of the highlights of the annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention is the ribbon cutting ceremonies officially opening the Exhibitors floor offering opportunities for business exchange, viewing of new products and services and networking.
Tribal leadership, Indian gaming professional, special guests and attendees gathered to explore the hundreds of gaming vendors, tribes, and tribal enterprises showcase the businesses and services they offer. The purpose of the trade show and convention is to create a vibrant hub for Indian gaming industry professionals and foster a dialog to help, reinvent and reposition their facilities and properties to better serve their customers, stay competitive at a higher level and ultimately to provide additional revenues for Governmental programs and services in Indian Communities, and communities and stay competitive at a higher standard.
National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. said, "Today, the exhibitor's floor was bustling with hundreds of world-class exhibitors; many who are our friends of the gaming industry and many Tribally or Native-owned businesses who are eager to build their brands. There is a $30 billion industry behind these doors, and we welcome you!"
Joining Chairman Stevens was rock legend KISS front-man and business entrepreneur Gene Simmons, rising Native American actor Martin Sensmeier, professional basketball legends A.C. Green and Bill Walton and American Gaming Association (AGA) President and Chief Executive Officer Geoff Freeman, National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Chairman Jonadev Chaudhuri and the NIGA Board of Directors.