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The American Gaming Association (AGA) trade group has announced that its new CEO, Geoff Freeman, has selected to make the upcoming European iGaming (EiG) Congress and Expo his first official engagement outside of the United States.
Freeman officially took over from the retiring Frank Fahrenkopf last week and will be in Barcelona in October for EiG alongside over 100 industry leaders and in excess of 80 exhibitors.
“EiG is a highly respected event that is attracting many of the most significant industry players,” said Freeman.
“From my professional experience, face-to-face meetings of this sort are critical to information sharing and developing new relationships. EiG promises to be a great event, a great opportunity to learn about the future of iGaming and a great opportunity to meet the major players. I’m looking forward very much to joining them in Barcelona.”
Before joining the AGA, Freeman worked as executive vice-president and COO for the US Travel Association, where he was instrumental in repositioning the industry into a leading political force in Washington.
“The AGA is one of the most influential bodies in world gaming and I think Geoff Freeman’s decision to attend, so early into his tenure at the AGA, reflects positively on the status and the reputation that EiG has earned for bringing the industry’s most influential thinkers together and in the process, helping to shape the future of iGaming,” said Kate Chambers, portfolio director responsible for EiG.
“2013 is a big year for EiG and we have pulled out all of the stops in order to continue to deliver the knowledge and the networking, which are the cornerstones of Europe’s defining iGaming business event. Visitors will benefit from a dynamic new format, powerful content and a raft of additional features all designed to deliver enhanced value to our delegates, exhibitors and wider stakeholders.”