One of the most-attended convention in Indianapolis has broken a record three months before it kicks off at the Indiana Convention Center. Gen Con 2016 will feature a record number of exhibitors with 518, which is a 26 percent increase from last year.
Gen Con says it believes the boost in exhibitors will lead to an increase in economic activity for the city this year. Visit Indy estimated last year’s event generated more than $67 million for the local economy.
"Gen Con’s expansion to Lucas Oil Stadium and throughout downtown Indianapolis has created an opportunity to give more qualified companies an opportunity to exhibit in 2016," said Scott Elliott, vice president of business development for Gen Con. "With a growing wait list to exhibit, this opportunity is balanced with also offering another record number of gaming events for attendees. Each Gen Con is its own unique, unforgettable experience, and this year will have more new faces and convention partners than ever before."
Gen Con plans to announce activities for Georgia Street in downtown Indy, which will include a Sun King Brewery beer garden, food trucks, and more. The convention announced its expansion in Lucas Oil Stadium in December.
Gen Con 2016 will take place August 4-7.