AGE 2017 shatters records on its first day

Over 3,000 key industry executives from the Gaming and Hospitality Industry gathered for the first day of the 28th Australasian Gaming Expo at the ICC Sydney at Darling Harbour.

This year’s Expo saw 26 percent more exhibitors than last year, while the first day’s visitor attendance represents an 22 percent increase over the previous year’s attendance.

The event owners and operators, the Gaming Technologies Association, added to the fun by offering a trip for 2 to Las Vegas for each day of the Expo which on Tuesday was won by Mr Lee Cook, Group Gaming Operations Manager, Matthews Hotels, of Kent Town, S.A.

The Association also presented a Best Stand award, which took the judges some time to decide. Based on a strict set of criteria, it was agreed that a number of exhibitors had excelled in terms of creative execution of brand identity and key messages; innovative and efficient use of space; simplicity of form and aesthetics; imaginative use of materials, colour and lighting; and most importantly, visitor engagement and interaction. 246 exhibition stands put in a huge effort to make the event a welcoming, entertaining and innovative exhibition showcase.

The Best Stand award winner for 2017 is Big Screen Video, on stand 953. This exhibitor maximised their use of the ICC’s cavernous ceiling height to bring a “wow factor” to the show, with Ross Ferrar presenting the award to Big Screen Video’s, Mr Paul Ellery.

The exhibition concludes on Thursday 17 August at 3pm.

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