The head of the organiser of the Australasian Gaming Expo says “no effort has been spared” to ensure the success of the event’s 2017 edition.
The trade show is due to take place at the recently opened International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney at Darling Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, from August 15 to 17.
“This week we start building the event,” said Ross Ferrar, chief executive of the organiser, the Gaming Technologies Association, as quoted in a Monday press release.
He added: “It’s a pleasure and a challenge to be back at Darling Harbour – a pleasure because ICC Sydney is a great venue, and a challenge because we’re building many more stands than ever before.”
The previous three editions of AGE took place at the Sydney Convention Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island.
In July, the promoters had mentioned that the number of confirmed exhibitors for this year’s AGE was up 30 percent. Additionally, online registrations of visitors were up by 20 percent in comparison to the equivalent run-up period in 2016.
“No effort has been spared to make sure that visitors will be dazzled and entertained by the event and its exhibitors,” Mr Ferrar said in a statement included in Monday’s release.
AGE is an annual regional trade exhibition for the gaming and amusement industries, and was launched 28 years ago.
This year the event will have a conference component. A highlight of the conference segment is a panel featuring chief executives of some global companies that supply gaming equipment.
The AGE 2017 exhibitors will represent a range of product areas, including suppliers of: audiovisual equipment; automated teller machines; building services; cash handling and related equipment; financial services; food and drink; furniture; information technology; interior design and fit-out; marketing services; membership management services; paging and communication; point of sale systems; retail services; security; signs and displays; and staff uniforms.
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