April 28, 2021
Contact: Allison McCoy
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Program honoring next generation leaders continues to broaden industry representation
LAS VEGAS - The Innovation Group, organizers of the Emerging Leaders of Gaming program, and Global Gaming Business magazine (GGB) have announced the opening of their annual nomination process for the Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40, a program that recognizes young professionals making significant impacts in the casino gaming industry.
The nomination process is an open call to the industry, allowing stakeholders to nominate colleagues or themselves. Nominations are reviewed by an industry advisory board whose guidance informs the selection of the top 40 candidates. Individuals named to the Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40 are profiled in GGB, honored at an annual reception during Global Gaming Expo (G2E), and offered other opportunities for increased exposure across the industry.
"Now more than ever, Emerging Leaders of Gaming is an opportunity for young executives in gaming to connect, share ideas, and gain a competitive advantage," said The Innovation Group President Michael Soll. "Thanks to GGB and continued industry support, this program has evolved into the industry's quintessential leadership collaborative."

Said Roger Gros, publisher of GGB, "Emerging Leaders of Gaming has become a showcase of talented young executives in the industry. Through mentorships, marketing, webinars, and seminars, these young people will develop into the leaders of the next generation of gaming."
Nominations can be submitted through GGB's website until August 13. The Emerging Leaders of Gaming Cocktail Event during G2E will be held on Wednesday, October 6 at SUSHISAMBA Las Vegas.
About ELG: Emerging Leaders of Gaming has established itself as the go-to network for young professionals assuming the next generation of leadership in gaming, entertainment, hospitality, food and beverage, tourism and leisure. It supports the growth and development of these rising stars on their path to success and future senior-level and C-suite positions. 
About GGB: Global Gaming Business magazine, a division of Casino Connection International, is the leading monthly gaming trade publication focusing on the international casino industry. Distributed to 14,000 of the industry's most important executives around the world, as well as public officials, regulators, attorneys and Native American governments, GGB magazine is the casino industry's complete source for business information.
About TIG: The Innovation Group 
has long been recognized as the world's most respected and sought-after research and advisory firm, specializing in the gaming, entertainment, hospitality and leisure industries. To date, our research and analyses have driven over $100 billion in investment decisions across more than 80 countries and six continents. The Innovation Group's accuracy and reliability is unparalleled, with our forecasts historically tracking within 5% of actual revenues across the most complex of gaming jurisdictions throughout the globe. 
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