The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2018, a trade show for casino equipment manufacturers and related industries, starts on Tuesday. The three-day event is being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, in the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales.
The venue is on the western edge of Sydney’s central business district. The trade show is occupying a total of 19,000 square metres (204,514 sq feet) of its exhibition space.
“It is the ‘must attend’ event for buyers working within hotels, clubs and casinos,” in Australasia, stated the official website of the event.
“Australasian Gaming Expo is the world’s third-largest hospitality and gaming tradeshow and the biggest event of its type in Australia,” added the portal.
Seven weeks prior to the event, 90 percent of exhibitor space had already been sold. Of those sales, 95 percent came from returning customers.
“We’re making it easier than ever to make valuable business connections, with a range of networking opportunities and a dedicated networking lounge to bring together the whole gaming and hospitality community,” said Ross Ferrar, chief executive of the event organiser, the Gaming Technologies Association, as quoted on the website. Mr Ferrar added that a three-day seminar programme was also being held this year.
As the second consecutive year of the seminar programme, “we’ll be introducing new educational sessions to the event, with almost three full days of seminars on offer. That’s a whole extra day more than last year, with almost double the content.”
A press release issued on behalf of the AGE Seminar Programme stated: “The Australasian Gaming Expo brings together the who’s who from both the clubs, hotel and casino segments with over 5,000 hospitality executives already registering to attend. Last year there were 6,345 visitors which included 813 directors, 500 chief executives, 450 operations managers, 449 gaming managers and 302 managing directors.”
The event this year will be looking at the future of the gaming industry in Australasia, covering topics related to new technology, gaming, hospitality, service and the customer.
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