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21 January 2012

EiG 2012 to take residence at its spiritual home

Clarion Events has confirmed that 11th annual EiG, the definitive conference and exhibition for the European iGaming sector, will be moving back to its spiritual home at Fira Barcelona, Spain and will be held over the 16th, 17th and 18th October 2012. The news, which has been released in the week prior to ICE Totally Gaming, follows discussions with a cross section of EiG stakeholders who were unanimous in their desire for EiG to ‘move back home.’

Kate Chambers, Portfolio Director responsible for EiG believes the decision to relocate will provide a platform for EiG to take the next step forward in its development. She explained: “EiG is a feature-packed, value-laden learning and networking event which has been successfully serving the needs of the European iGaming community for over a decade. All of the people who have been associated with EiG from day one, speak about Fira Barcelona in exalted tones and there’s a real affinity with the venue and of course the host city.

“EiG is their event and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to deliver on their wishes. EiG is where the elite of the industry meet and do business: where better to do that than in Barcelona, one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities? We are all looking forward to the move and the team has been exploring a range of initiatives to enhance further the opportunities EiG provides for networking, learning and improving business. The move to Fira Barcelona also sits comfortably with the legislative timetable which will see the opening of the Spanish iGaming market pushed back to June/July 2012, just months prior to EiG 2012.”