ICE Totally Gaming: A recruiter’s view on London's largest iGaming conference

11 February 2016 By Alastair Cleland

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​Last week saw a number of lead consultants from Pentasia jet in from around the world to attend ICE Totally Gaming, the Interactive Gaming and Gambling’s industry’s foremost international trade exhibition.

Now that the dust has settled, we caught up with Russ Davis, one of our Managing Consultants for IT and a first time attendee, for his thoughts.

Russ - How would you summarise ICE Totally Gaming to someone who has not attended before? 

The exhibition is held in London annually and is all about interactive gaming and gambling. It provides a great insight into the industry landscape with regards to companies and products. As an attendee you can learn about the industry and its suppliers and gain valuable insight into current trends and innovations.

ICE also provides a great opportunity to learn about the industry by attending seminars and try out new products in the flesh, which gives you a much richer picture.

As someone who's actively recruiting candidates, what did you find most useful about ICE? 

As a recruiter, ICE Totally Gaming helps you become more knowledgeable about recruitment trends and requirements in the industry. Networking at ICE is also a valuable aspect of the conference as the event sees well over 30,000 people attend in 3 days. People travel in from all areas of the globe so there is huge potential to engage with new business contacts and meet with existing clients and candidates.

In a candidate short market like iGaming, meeting and forming strong relationships is an essential part of a recruiter’s role. It's always good to get out and about!

And how did you find the event from a personal point of view? Any highlights? 

ICE Totally Gaming is a must attend event for anyone interested in Interactive Gaming & Gambling. The show takes over 40,000 square metres of the Excel Exhibition centre in London, which is no mean feat, and some of the investment in stand space is truly breath taking. It really opens your eyes to what the industry has to offer. I’ve heard from others that the show keeps on getting bigger and bigger. It will be interesting to see how everyone tops this show next year!

Pentasia attends industry conferences including Ice Totally Gaming throughout the year. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to find out where we are - and we'll look forward to seeing you there!