When the 30th anniversary Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) came to a close in August 2019, the event organiser, the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA), began making plans for the 31st event. Plans for an event experience that would drive the next decade of the industry and the event.

Fast forward 22 months, and final plans for the rescheduled 31st Australasian Gaming Expo, are almost complete.

The Drop took an opportunity to speak with GTA’s CEO, Chris Muir. Muir confided, “we’re delighted 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 once again proceed safely”.

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.

It’s not just the event organisers who are looking forward to holding the AGE. With less than two months until doors are due to open for the 31st AGE, over 140 exhibitors are already preparing to share the best in new and innovative products and services.

And it’s not just what’s happening on the expo floor. There are networking events as well. On the Wednesday of the event, Women in Gaming and Hospitality Australasia are again hosting their leaders’ lunch. You will hear from the former member of Federal Parliament Julia Banks, author of “Power Play – Breaking Through Bias, Barriers and Boys’ Clubs”, about the disruption occurring in Australian politics. Facilitating a panel of industry leaders, Banks will explore how the industry must evolve to create a meaningful future.

The AGE will return with its ongoing commitment to deliver new products and services, the latest knowledge in gaming, regulation and compliance, and the best-practice in customer service, marketing, and customer retention. Everything from gaming machines to commercial kitchen equipment, compliance monitoring and waste management will be on display, complemented by networking events and educational sessions.

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

AGE is the place to network, learn and source the latest products and services for your venue.

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 friends and new ones.

The AGE will run over three days, from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 August 2021.

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