By David Snook
The show reports will record it all in InterGame’s pages, but there are always parts the reports don’t reach. The travelling industry works hard but also plays hard. At DEAL in Dubai the ageing stalwarts of the international stage were out in force and celebrated in style.
I have to include myself among their ranks, although I didn’t go to Dallas or Riccione – I don’t have the staying power for travelling everywhere any more. I am not a Gene Brogowsky or a Tom Kane.
The problem with DEAL is that we have a great conflict of loyalties. Both of the big distributors hold parties on the same night – the middle evening of the three-day show. The first evening is the organiser’s exhibitor’s party, so that’s sacrosanct and by the third evening many of the visitors are on their way home.
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