AGE 2019 declared ‘a booming success’
The 2019 Australasian Gaming Expo celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, with another year of growth seeing over 9000 visits across three days to the 237 exhibitors occupying three halls of Sydney’s International Convention Centre.
When AGE started in 1990 the Expo saw 100 exhibitors greeting 1500 visitors and while this year’s visitor numbers are up just three per cent on last year, it represents a strong 31 per cent growth in visitors since the 25th Expo in 2016.
Organisers said: “As always, AGE presented a broad spectrum of hospitality suppliers including; security, beverage, food, cash handling, furniture, paging and communications, signage and displays, building services, AV, entertainment, financial services and of course gaming.
“AGE continued to be a fun, educational and informative event offering experiences for both Visitors and exhibitors alike.
“Tuesday evening, both visitors and exhibitors were invited to a celebration, with awards presented to the 15 exhibitors who have exhibited at the 30 consecutive Expos.
“Thursday morning there was an exhibitor breakfast where three exhibitors were announced as shortlisted for the Best Stand award. This year the judges shortlisted newcomer, The Christmas Tree Company (Stand 383), Brintons Carpets (Stand 250) and Jem Managed IT Services (Stand 310), with the judges awarding the prize to Jem, for their creative execution of brand identity and high level of visitor engagement and interaction.
“There was also a People’s Choice award for the best stand, based on visitor votes recorded in the AGE App, this year’s winner being IGT (Stand 590).”
The AGE also ran a three-day, 20-seminar program which organisers said was well attended with over 2000 delegates take part in the program.
The expo was also particularly memorable for three delegates who will now be heading to G2E Las Vegas in October, with their partners, just for attending. The winners were Sarah Brock from the Seymour Club in Port Melbourne, Jo Hunter from Campsie RSL and Robyn Withers from Wauchope RSL.
Next year’s Australasian Gaming Expo is on again at the ICC Sydney from the 11th to the 13th August, 2020. Exhibitors interested in participating in AGE 2020 can contact Judy Rayner on 0417 99 00 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org.