HATBORO, Pennsylvania, November 26 /PRNewswire/ --

It was announced today that IGCE, the conference division of The Sports Network, the premiere real-time sports wire service in the United States, will once again be conducting a conference focused on the gaming industry domestically and internationally. Following two successful conferences in San Jose, Costa Rican and Dublin, Ireland in 2006, the IGCE opted for hiatus in 2007 due to what a spokesperson at the time noted as the result of input from speakers, sponsors, attendees and exhibitors.

"There was an obvious logjam when it came to conferences," noted Amanda Manero, IGCE Conference Coordinator, "particularly in the area of gaming, due to heightened involvement of governments from the U.S. to China, and the direction of the industry. The bandwagon was starting to list perceptively. While we enjoyed rewarding responsiveness to our own entries into this arena in 2006, it was incumbent upon us to recognize the situation and realistically react to our core audience. That meant addressing them by rescheduling and determining a venue that was acceptable and accessible to our attendees, sponsors and speakers. It also meant evaluation of the topics that would be of greatest concern to the industry.

"That is when we determined that there was nothing more important and necessary than the legal viewpoint domestically and internationally. It went well beyond networking, exhibitors, technological advances, new games, affiliates, and all the rest. The industry's very existence was, and is, hanging in the balance. That is what has to be addressed. We did that with a roster and faculty of expected speakers that is unparalleled ... among which are Gabi Campus, Martin Owens, Joe Kelly, Ed Dowd, Tony Coles, Emery Brett Ledger, Mark Mendel, Wulf Hambach, Paul Dwyer, Manfred Bodner, Anthony Cabot, Mitch Garber, Andrew Woods, Paddy Woods, and Nelson Rose ... to name just a few."

IGCE has also announced that registration will be accompanied by reservations for specific luncheon seating with designated speakers on a first come, first serve basis and that attendees cannot sit with the same speaker on both days of the conference.

IGCE has indicated that precise dates of the conference are April 22-24 and the venue will be the 5-star Corinthia Lisboa Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Further, all inquiries regarding speaking at the conference, attendance and sponsorship must be made between now and January 15th particularly for attendees to reserve a spot and avail themselves of the early bird special of 1095 Euros. On January 15th the conference registration fee will go to 1295 Euros.

"We are actually limiting attendance to 250 in an effort for attendees and speakers to gain the greatest amount of knowledge and interaction between all. Consequently, we are asking that registration be made via direct contact with our offices right now before we 'open it up' to the Internet and our IGCE site. When we reach that number, we will close out the conference registration."

Additional information on the conference is available by e-mailing Amanda Manero at amanda@sportsnetwork.com or by calling +1-215-441-5887.

About The International Gaming Conference & Expo

The IGCE was created to address issues within the gaming industry and to cover land-based ventures and online Internet efforts. Its founders are experts within the industry and each conference is focused upon coverage of every topic of interest and importance to its attendees with a reach and reputation that is able to gather together the most important voices within the industry on an international level.

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Amanda Manero of The Sports Network, +1-215-441-8444, Amanda@sportsnetwork.com