In the United States and the National Indian Gaming Association has announced the inking of a long-term alliance with trade show organizer Clarion Events Limited that is destined to allow the pair to expand their respective brands.
The tribal organization used an official Tuesday press release published by Tribal Gaming and Hospitality magazine to declare that the global arrangement will permit it to utilize the ‘proven international track record’ of Clarion Events Limited so as to grow the influence of its annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention. In return and the group stated that its new partner is to utilize its own ‘multi-platform production reach’ so as to introduce aboriginal gaming into its International Casino Exhibition-branded family of events.
Established in 1995, the National Indian Gaming Association detailed that it works towards preserving and protecting the general welfare and sovereignty of some 184 tribes spread across the United States. The enterprise pronounced that it also liaises with the federal government and members of Congress ‘to develop sound policies and practices’ on issues related to aboriginal gaming while simultaneously providing ‘technical assistance and advocacy.’
Ernie Stevens (pictured) serves as the Chairman for the National Indian Gaming Association and he used the press release to disclose that the next edition of his organization’s Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention is to be held from April 19 to 22 at southern California’s giant Anaheim Convention Center. The advocate moreover asserted that the preceding tradeshow held in July ‘was a success by every measure’ with participating figures in line with those from 2019 despite being ‘the first large scale gaming event to run in-person following the coronavirus pandemic’.
Read a statement from Stevens…
“The work we do empowers our tribal communities and generates important revenues for economic development. We are already building back and, as we look to establish a new normal, we are excited to join forces with Clarion Events Limited. It is an expert in producing large scale tradeshows and conventions and will now honor the mission and vision of the National Indian Gaming Association and support our membership. With this partnership, we will grow the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention and expand tribal gaming’s global reach through the International Casino Exhibition.”
For his part and the North America Chief Executive Officer for Clarion Events Limited, Greg Topalian, proclaimed that his own organization is ‘striving to be the industry’s leading partner’ and has held ‘a great working relationship with the National Indian Gaming Association for the past seven years’. The executive additionally contended that the building of better ties between the two groups will increase ‘standards of excellence’ and allow the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention to achieve ‘new heights.’
Topalian’s statement read…
“We greatly respect the work that the National Indian Gaming Association does for its members and the tribal gaming community. As part our ongoing strategy, we are actively looking to expand upon our current partnerships and work together with new associations to scale events and support their missions.”