Australasian Gaming Expo amps up on Day Two

By Gaming Technologies Association, 15 August, 2018


Media Release: 15 August 2018

Trade and technology continued to dominate at the second day of the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) at ICC Sydney today. AGE uniquely draws over 200 exhibitors across three days to showcase the global hospitality and gaming industry in one place. Thousands of local and international visitors flooded the show floor to network and hear from industry experts from all sectors of gaming, hospitality and technology.

The informative AGE seminar series resumed with Food, Hospitality, Service and Events in focus during the morning’s sessions. Sudhir Kale, CEO, GamePlan Consultants, discussed the topical Millennials & Generation Z, while Morgan Stewart, CEO, Club Taree and Grant Imerson, Hospitality Expert, highlighted ways for F&B operations to better connect with gaming and entertainment in their combined seminar, A Balanced Diet.

Panel discussion, Spotlight on Responsible Gambling, moderated by Nadine Grinblat, Chief Executive, Australasian Gaming Council, was particularly popular amongst CEOs and club management visitors.

At a time of optimism within the industry, AGE is key for networking and trade opportunities between local and international business. First-time exhibitor, Kevin Gaumnitz, Atrient, shared enthusiasm following the first day of trade, stating AGE is vital to continuing their momentum in building an international client base.

Gaming Entertainment Systems (GES) launched a new product, Poker Room Bonus, at the show yesterday after 12 months of development. The technology is a full-featured, low-cost progressive system that combines table games with gaming terminals and mobile devices.

Simon Witty, Gaming Entertainment Systems, shares,

“The reaction at the show has been incredibly positive. We have our products in venues all over NZ and Australia and [AGE] is an opportunity to develop the good relationships we have with customers in this market.”

As the largest Expo of its type in the southern hemisphere, visitors, suppliers and buyers from hotels, clubs and casinos engaged with stands spanning everything from security, POS systems and gaming machines, all the way to TAFE, interior décor selections and hospitality services.

Drawing sizable crowds, food and beverage stands are presenting innovative ways for small business operators to cater for gourmet tastes with minimal infrastructure. ELAG and Electrolux are demonstrating technology to enhance speed, quality and creativity with fresh, tasty food samples flying out to visitors.

Stylish options for upgrading the end-customer experience on display included bespoke pieces from Nufurn Commercial Furniture Solutions. Alfresco Spaces kept cool with their new Mist360 fan and Plant Image brought a vibrant touch of greenery to the expansive ICC Sydney Exhibition Halls.

AGE will continue on Thursday 16 August with an exclusive Exhibitors Breakfast from 9:00am, where the hotly-anticipated Best Stand awards will be announced. The Pubs/Hotels Summit seminar sessions will run from 10am – 12pm.

For more information or to register, visit austgamingexpo.com

Source: Gaming Technologies Association