The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) opened to an enthusiastic crowd at ICC Sydney, with over 7300 delegates participating over the three days. Now in its 31st year, AGE is the cornerstone for all suppliers and buyers working within the hospitality and gaming industry.
After a welcome address from Jinesh Patel, CEO of the Gaming Technologies Association, the event kicked off with a buzzing exhibition floor and a data-driven seminar program.
“We’d like to extend a huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who made AGE 2022 another stand-out event,” said Patel. “We’re thrilled with the quality of visitors, the enthusiasm of the exhibitors and the professionalism of our venue host, ICC Sydney”.
With over 220 exhibitors from all industry sectors, the show floor was bustling with trade and technical demos. Exhibitor, Tempus Two took home the coveted shell scheme ‘Best Stand’ award at this year’s event, and Industric took out the new ‘Steve Cowan Memorial Award’, presented to a new exhibitor for innovation and participation in the industry.
During its two-day seminar program, AGE set the scene for industry discussions relating to cashless gaming, staffing, marketing, and more.
“We were delighted to see our seminar programs, featuring industry experts, draw large audiences across the three days,” Patel said.
AGE’s Road to Recovery Networking Lunch presented the hot topics surrounding the industry at present and provided a productive discussion among the panellists. Moderated by Michelle Pascoe, the audience heard from Trevor Croker, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Aristocrat, The Hon. Craig Laundy, Laundy Group, and Mark Condi, Chief Executive Officer, Bankstown Sports Club.
Official Media and Production Partner, Inside Asian Gaming (IAG), spent time on the show floor interviewing visitors and exhibitors and getting the latest updates on hot industry topics discussed around the event. IAG produced ‘Inside AGE’, the official show guide for this year’s event, filled with interviews with leading industry executives, hot topics and an exhibitor showcase. IAG also provided a robust discussion around the differences between Asian and Australian jurisdictions regarding game themes, mechanics, and regulation, in the two Seminar Panel sessions they led.
Three lucky AGE visitors won a free trip to Las Vegas to visit the Global Gaming Expo, G2E. Announced daily on the show floor, these attendees were lost for words when they realised what they had won. The lucky winners came from The Fraternity Club, Taren Point Bowling Club, and Algester Sports Club.
“AGE strives to deliver a bigger and better show year on year for all our stakeholders. With a core focus on technology and the sustainability of the gaming industry, we believe 2022 has delivered maximum value and a satisfying experience for visitors, exhibitors and sponsors,” Patel concluded.
Add 15-17 August 2023 to your calendar now, and stay tuned for more details about the 32nd Australasian Gaming Expo!