With less than a week until doors open for the long-awaited Australasian Gaming Expo, it’s your final chance to register and secure your ticket to the Expo, book your seat at the Industry Networking Lunch, and schedule your seminar session attendance. The three-day event will be held from Tuesday, 9 August, to Thursday, 11 August, at ICC Sydney.

This year’s event has been three years in the making for the organisers and many of the event’s exhibitors, with two consecutive years of postponements due to the government’s health orders.

The-Drop took an opportunity to speak with GTA’s CEO, Jinesh Patel, who confided, “we’re thrilled that so many events have already taken place at ICC Sydney this year, providing everyone with confidence that large-scale events like the AGE can proceed safely”.

“The AGE is a comprehensive trade show, and we’re working with event partners to provide the best content and systems for delegates so they can make the most of their three days at the AGE,” Patel said.

Delivering a trade show the size of the AGE is an enormous undertaking at the best of times. So along with stakeholders, the AGE organisers have developed plans and measures to provide AGE delegates with the assurance and confidence that the 31st AGE will have their health and safety as the number one priority.

At this year’s event, aisle sizes have been increased to allow for social distancing. Dedicated networking areas have been established to let delegates have somewhere to meet without over-crowding any one space. The entrance zone will now allow event delegates free flow on and off the expo floor. And ICC Sydney, the premier event space in the heart of Sydney, has its EventSafe guidelines in place, ensuring health and safety are central to every event hosted at the venue.

Over the coming days, 220 exhibiting companies will arrive at the venue to begin their set-up for the event. Everything from gaming machines to commercial kitchen equipment, compliance monitoring, Christmas trees and hospitality robots will be displayed, complemented by an Industry Networking Lunch discussing the way forward for the industry, and two full days of educational sessions.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the innovation that has come about due to these challenging times. And we look forward to networking and meeting with old and new friends,” Patel said.

The AGE will run over three days, from Tuesday, 9 August, to Thursday, 11 August. Register at and follow the AGE on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.