Featuring 195 exhibitors across 17,000 square metres of exhibition space, the Australasian Gaming Expo 2016 is easily the biggest event of its type in Australia and one of the world’s.
Australia.- The Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island opened its doors today, receiving manufacturers, operators, regulators and professionals related to the gambling industry who gathered at the Australasian Gaming Expo 2016 (AGE).
Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) is hosting the three day event, which presents across 17,000 square metres, showcasing the world’s best gaming and related equipment and services. The Expo is also acknowledged among exhibitors as being superior to other similar events, offering excellent business potential.
Featuring 195 exhibitors this year across 22 different supplier categories, including Gaming Equipment, Entertainment, Building Supplies, Security Services and Food & Beverage, the Australasian Gaming Expo is easily the largest event of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.
The event owners and operators, the Gaming Technologies Association, added to the fun by offering a trip for 2 to Las Vegas for each day of the Expo which on Tuesday was won by Ron Kent from the Vikings Group, in the ACT.
The Association also presented a Best Stand award, which took the judges some time to decide. Based on a strict set of criteria, it was agreed that a number of exhibitors had excelled in terms of creative execution of brand identity and key messages; innovative and efficient use of space; simplicity of form and aesthetics; imaginative use of materials, colour and lighting and most importantly, visitor engagement and interaction.
195 exhibition stands put in a huge effort to make the event a welcoming, entertaining and innovative exhibition showcase. Of these, the judges’ compliments were extended to Brand + Slater and Round6 Architects for their stand.
The Best Stand award winner for 2016 is Satelight, on stand 611. Although this Melbourne based business has been trading for 18 years, this has been their first year at AGE and they have certainly brought some “wow factor” to the show with the judges described their stand as fulfilling all the criteria.
Ross Ferrar, CEO of GTA, said: “There have been three factors that have caused the growth in the Gaming Expo: First, the hospitality industry in Australia is a dynamic and vibrant one that continues to grow and we have been able to capitalise on that growth; second, improvements in Digital Marketing technologies have allowed us to improve our visitor marketing to more effectively generate more attendees; and lastly, we expect to see even further growth next year when re re-locate the site to the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.”
Visitors to the event can arrive by complementary ferry from Darling Harbour, complementary bus from Central Station and Pyrmont, or by taxi or by private car.