AGE to focus on technology and innovation

18 June, 2018 by Andy Young

The 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) will take place at the International Convention Centre in Sydney from August 14-16 and will this year focus on technology and innovation.

This annual event, which is run by the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA), is the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and aims to foster a sustainable and prosperous gaming industry.

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As well as the technology and innovation focus in the program AGE 2018 will also feature over 200 local and international exhibitors as well as industry-led seminars covering new technology, gaming, hospitality, service, and the end customer.

Ross Ferrar, GTA’s CEO, said: “Our event is crucial for the health of the industry – we promote connections, education, regulation, technology and trends, business and more, to casinos, pubs, clubs and hotels. It’s about empowering local businesses to thrive.

“We’ve got a jam-packed show floor this year, featuring the latest innovations direct to the industry. It’s these new technologies driving the evolution of gaming and it’s our job to embrace, explore, train and innovate alongside them. We are proud to provide such a platform for our industry.”

This year’s event will incorporate technology into the visitor experience offering Teleportals, or virtual assistants, across the show floor to aid guests with their enquiries.

All AGE registered delegates will also have a Konduko reader in their lanyard – a small digital platform that can be tapped at exhibitor stands they visit. At the end of each day a “Daily Digest” email containing a full round-up of information from the day is delivered to the delegate’s inbox, in either PDF, PowerPoint, or short video format.

“For 2018, we are really aiming to provide a 360 degree digital-focus, to elevate our event and provide real ROI to our stakeholders. We want to be at the forefront of the industry, to make Australasian gaming, global gaming,” added Ferrar.

Australasian Gaming Expo is the world’s third largest hospitality and gaming tradeshow and will take place at International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 – 16 August 2018.