The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) was held last week to an enthusiastic crowd of over 8000 delegates at ICC Sydney over three days.
After a welcome address from the Gaming Technologies Association’s CEO Jinesh Patel, the event opened to a packed exhibition floor featuring more than 220 over 220 exhibitors from all industry sectors, as well as an information-driven seminar program.
New exhibitor, Uplatform took home the ‘Best Stand’ shell scheme award at this year’s event. Big Screen Video took out the ‘Steve Cowan Memorial Award’, presented to an exhibitor for innovation and participation in the industry.
The three-day seminar program, emceed by Michelle Pascoe, covered AML, cashless gaming, staffing, customer experience, AI, leadership and more.
“We were delighted to see our seminar programs, featuring industry experts, draw strong audiences across the three days,” Patel said.
After the close of day one, many delegates made their way to Doltone House at Jones Bay Wharf for the Inaugural Combined Manufacturers Cocktail Party, hosted by the Gaming Technologies Association’s (GTA). The event brought together the manufacturers with their clients to celebrate with cocktails and canapes overlooking Sydney Harbour.
Three lucky visitors to AGE won an educational trip to Las Vegas to visit the Global Gaming Expo. Drawn daily on the show floor, the winners came from CHRG (Castle Hill RSL Group), Manly Leagues Club, and Sunnybank Community & Sports Club.
A highlight of day two of the event was a surprise visit from Len Ainsworth. Mr Ainsworth connected with exhibiting staff and former colleagues and marked his 100th birthday with a celebration and cake on the Ainsworth stand.
This year the AGE also said farewell to Judy Rayner, the event’s sales agent since its beginnings in 1990.
“We’d like to thank Judy Rayner for her 34 years of involvement in the AGE,” said Patel. “Judy has been an integral part of the event since its start in 1990.”
“The AGE is an excellent opportunity to keep up with all the latest trends and see what services and products are available from exhibitors you may not otherwise connect with. We believe 2023 has delivered maximum value and a satisfying experience for visitors, exhibitors and sponsors,” Patel concluded.
The AGE will return from 14-16 August 2024.