Welcome to AGE 2018 and welcome to this special AGE edition of the Daily Drop. We will be preview highlights and “must sees” each day of the show.


7:30 AM          TABCORP’S BIG PICTURE BREAKFAST WITH MARK BOURIS   Get the day off to a flying start from 7.30am and here Mar Bouris speak about building an innovative customer-driven business in today’s competitive market. For ticketholders only. Level 3, Room C3.3 in the ICC.


9:00 AM          REGISTRATION DESK & CAFES OPEN. FIRST TIMERS PROGRAM  Visitors can pick up their badges from 9am on Level 2, then head down to Level 1 for a coffee and a ready of the AGE Daily, ready for the official opening. The First Timers Program also kicks off in the Networking Lounge on Level 1.


10:00 AM        OFFICIAL OPENING – Level 1


10:30 AM        AUSTRALIA STATE OF THE NATION.  An overview of some of the most pertinent issues facing the industry today and t\a look at the opportunities and challenges facing operators, suppliers and regulators across the sector.  Ross Ferrar, CEO, Gaming Technologies Association. Seminar Room 3.1


10.50 AM        TECHNICAL DISRUPTION & INNOVATION SEMINAR.  Justin Baird is a leading innovationist and technology futurist who is sought after both locally and internationally for his presentations relating to digital, media and marketing futures. Justin Baird, Managing Director of R&D, Technology & Innovation, Accenture, Seminar Room 3.1


11:00 AM        FOOD TRENDS WHICH WILL DRIVE PUB & CLUB SALES IN FUTURE  Presented by Suzee Brain from Brain & Poulter, retail food advisors & strategists for hotels, clubs and retail precincts including The Star, Sydney Opera House and Tramsheds. Big Picture Lounge – Tabcorp Stand 290


11: 40 AM       THE GAMING PRODUCT OF TOMORROW  This session discusses upcoming innovations in the gaming product space and how regulators are responding. We take a look at where the virtual reality gaming market has taken us and discuss the potential of AR technology and skill-based games.
Neil Spencer, Managing Director, Gaming Consultants International (Moderator)
Adrian Halpenny, SVP Australia & Asia, Scientific Games
David Punter, National Sales Manager, Konami Australia
Damian Quayle, Chief Operating Officer – Gaming, The Star Sydney
Paul Newson, Deputy Secretary Liquor, Gaming and Office of Racing NSW
David Ford, Commissioner for QLD Liquor and Gaming   Seminar Room 3.1


12:00 NOON    WHO ARE YOU TALKING TOO? Understanding and communicating with your gaming market segments and what these different demographics mean to your business. Linda Joannides, marketing consultant from Your Marketing Mentor and The Drop Editor. Big Picture Lounge – Tabcorp Stand 290


1:00 PM           DRIVING YOUR GAMING PERFORMANCE  Presented by Riccardo Callegari, Tabcorp Gaming Solutions. Big Picture Lounge – Tabcorp Stand 290


2:00 PM           INTERNATIONAL MASTERS OF GAMING LAW – MASTERCLASS  The IMGL Masterclass will cover international and domestic legal trends of relevance to the Australian gambling industry including operators, regulators, venues and other stakeholders. The session will give an update on Queensland, discussing the current position in the development of Global Tourism Hubs, Sports Betting in the United States, and Gaming Regulation and New Technologies.  Chaired by: Jamie Nettleton, Partner, Addisons Lawyers, Sydney & President, IMGL
3:00 PM           LAS VEGAS PRIZE DRAW   Exhibitor Help Desk


5:00 PM           EXHIBITION CLOSES  Level 1