The first Australasian Gaming Expo was held in 1990 and back then it comprised only about 100 exhibitors who managed to fill one hall of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC) at Darling Harbour.
In its inaugural year, it attracted around 1,500 visitors which was considered back then, to be a huge success.
Fast forward to 2019 and AGE has grown to become the world’s third-largest gaming and hospitality industry trade show. With 19,000 square meters of floor space and 229 exhibitors, the organizers are excited at just how big it has grown.
Last year the visitor count at the show was 8,638, which is a 600% increase over its inaugural year and this year looks like being another bumper year with pre-show visitor registrations already beating last year’s record.
A highlight for this year will be the 30-year celebrations starting with several exhibitors who have been at the show for 30 years being acknowledged at a special event.
AGE Seminars a highlight
This year’s show will see the third edition of the AGE Seminars, a three-day seminar program produced by the team at Asia Gaming Brief. The conference covers the top issues facing the Australasian gaming industry, inviting over 45 speakers over three days.
Win a trip for two to Las Vegas
Australia’s Leading Gaming CRM supplier, RedeemX, has partnered with the AGE to deliver a unique experience to AGE visitors. Utilizing RedeemX solutions, visitors will be able to earn extra tickets to the daily “Win a Trip to Vegas” promotion at various kiosk locations on the expo floor, as well as engaging via SMS and playing games. The more visitors engage the more chances they have to win a fantastic trip to Vegas.
The Australasian Gaming Expo is on the 13th to the 15th August 2019. Visitor registration is available at www.austgamingexpo.com.