Hospitality Business Magazine

Save the dates for Australasian Gaming Expo 2016

rsz_gamingTuesday 9th to Thursday 11th August are the dates for the 2016 Australasian Gaming Expo to be held at Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island.

Featuring more than 200 exhibitors across 17,000 square metres of exhibition space, the Australasian Gaming Expo is easily the biggest event of its type in Australia and one of the world’s biggest. All indications are that the exhibition will again be full to capacity with a wide range of companies showcasing the world’s best gaming and related equipment and services.

Following on from last year’s Gaming Expo where we saw a 16.5 per cent increase in visitors over the previous year’s Expo, there are a number of improvements being introduced this year. These include greater use of the Glebe Island site resulting in a 9% increase in floor space, the installation of a visitor’s lounge that takes advantage of the panoramic views of the harbour and an exhibitor’s sales area that will preview the Australasian Gaming Expo for 2017.

This year’s event still includes complimentary ferry travel from Darling Harbour to Glebe Island, providing all visitors with a spectacular Sydney Harbour cruise. Of course there’s more to the Expo than a cruise, with one visitor summing up their Gaming Expo experience in the following words: “I find the AGE great for networking and I’m easily able to compare products & services under the same roof.” In fact, our post show research showed that 93% of the visitors saw the Expo as an opportunity to see new products and technology.

Event owner and operator, the Gaming Technologies Association, will again add to the fun by offering a surprise trip for 2 to Las Vegas for visitors at each day of the Expo, which was won last year by Liz Jacobs from the Hellenic Club in the ACT, Rod Pittorino from the Bayview Hotel at Gladesville in NSW and Gavin Hood from Skycity in Auckland.

Of course the Gaming Technologies Association’s members, whose exhibition stands would sit comfortably alongside the world’s best at any global event, will be in full force at the Australasian Gaming Expo – which is the “must attend” 2016 gaming trade event.