A very successful inauguration of the World Gaming Expo in Monaco confirmed Igor Gamba’s attention to organize this important event on a yearly basis. The 2018 edition of the World Gaming Expo is scheduled for beginning of December 2018.
Gaming industry from 4 continents meet for the very first time on December 6, 7 and 8 in Monte – Carlo at the lavish exhibition venue – Grimaldi Forum. The inaugural edition was small compared to the gigantic plans Igor Gamba, the founder and CEO of the WGE, has for the future editions but nevertheless the event is considered a huge success as it joined the gaming industry exhibitors, conference speakers, visitors and media from all over the world.
The doors of Grimaldi forum opened on Wednesday when Exhibitors from 14 countries presented their glamorous stands. Some were very impressive, even outshined Las Vegas, as you will have the chance to see in the photos. Already on this first day celebrities joined the WGE exhibitors and visitors. Patrik Antonius, the biggest winner in history of on-line poker and the 2017 WGE guests of honor was accompanied by Hassan N’Dam, 3 times world champion in middle weight boxing, Maro Engel the E-formula pilot with other local sports and entertainment personalities. The celebs were hanging out in the WGE stylishly-furnished VIP lounge sponsored by Espresso Games. Yes “Espresso”, but nothing to do with coffee as the newly re-emerged Italian gaming company with this playful name provides solutions for on-line and land based gaming.
Many Monaco based gaming professionals, including numerous SBM members were there as soon as the doors to the expo opened to visitors. Already on the first day, the WGE team counted visitors from more than 30 different countries and the numbers kept raising through the following days. Without a doubt the most visited part of the exhibition ground during this first day was the open-space conference area where conferences and panels were chaired by incredibly entertaining veteran in the gaming industry Steve Donoughue. WGE team made sure to include the FB fans and shared these exciting debates on FB live stream.