Clarion Gaming has confirmed that London’s ExCeL Exhibition Centre will host ICE London across April 12/13/14, after the company last month issued a postponement from its traditional slot in early February.
Stuart Hunter, managing director of Clarion Gaming, says that the announcement follows consultations undertaken with the group’s customers amid market concern at the uncertainty caused by the Omicron variant.
“What for many buyers and brands is becoming the most influential week in world gaming succeeds in bringing together upwards of 700 exhibitors to the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, and I would like to pay tribute to the ExCeL senior management team which has worked tirelessly alongside us over the Christmas break in order to accommodate events of this magnitude and help us to deliver the best possible solution to our stakeholders,” explained Hunter.
“During all of our intensive discussions we have been resolute in our commitment to avoid a clash with the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (April 19th -22nd) in Anaheim, California, USA and have been in close contact with colleagues at the National Indian Gaming Association who in turn have been extremely sensitive to the circumstances caused by the Omicron variant.
“Again, I would like to put on the record my thanks for their understanding and support. We will continue to work through any remaining challenges with all of our clients and stakeholders, and support them with their preparations and planning for what is the world’s biggest and most influential gaming industry gathering.“
iGB Affiliate London will take place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14, with ICE Vox, which incorporates the World Regulatory Briefing and the International Casino Conference to be held April 11-12.
Naomi Barton, portfolio director responsible for iGB Affiliate London, explained: “The experience of delivering iGB Live! and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam last autumn demonstrated how vitally important in-person events are and how they provide a focal point for everyone involved in the industry.
“I’m delighted that we have been able to secure new dates a little more than six months after our Amsterdam events. The focus now for my team is to build on the momentum of what was a record breaking show for the iGB brand, and consolidate its ‘best in class’ brand credentials by delivering the largest global igaming affiliate event this April.”