The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is an annual ceremony that regularly draws over 7000 attendees, with top speakers and technology, gaming and hospitality industry experts among them.
The event was first established in 1990 and is now the third-largest gaming and hospitality trade show across the globe.
The 31st edition of the expo will run from the 10th to the 12th of August in 2022. The event has been described as a showcase for new products and services and an environment rich with networking opportunities, and new possible business partners. There is much insight to be gained from the various seminars on offer and online and land-based casino operators along with players will have a wide selection of learning experiences available.
The Expo houses over 200 exhibitions over a 19 000m2 area. The event brings software providers, casino operators and owners, gambling regulators, hospitality and tech experts, designers, and marketers, together to exhibit and discover new tech, products and services.
AGE is a vital fixture for Australia and Asia’s gaming and hospitality industries as it offers immeasurable value for exhibitors and visitors. Close to 75% of the exhibition space is consistently snapped up by repeat exhibitors, allowing players to see what their favourite providers have to offer each year. The exhibitors also gain from instant feedback, allowing them to tweak forthcoming products and services.
AGE 2021 was initially scheduled for August 2021 but was postponed to 2022 in response to COVID-19 restrictions that have left Sydney in a state of seemingly perpetual lockdown. The event is scheduled to take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney and will be organized by Gaming Technologies Association (GTA). The exhibitors will include game providers, security solution firms, banking solution firms, and app solutions among others. Visitors will recognize popular brands like Ainsworth, Atlas, Konami, Aristocrat, Brintons, BSG Australia, IGT, Bingo Australia, and BankTech.
Expectations for AGE 2021 are high while many are hopeful that by the time the event is set to kick-off, the need for pandemic-related lockdowns will have been negated.
Not the only show in town
A trade show that managed to retain its 2021 date is the ‘Regulating the Game’ initiative launched by SENET, the Australian advisory on gambling law, regulation and compliance. The event is geared towards educating organizations in the gambling sector. The event will run from the 8th to the 13th of August 2021, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Aside from the world-class training program, top speakers from the gaming industry will be on hand to share their expertise. Regulating The Game came about thanks to the collaboration between SENET and ICGR UNLV and is particularly targeted at casino operators and owners but is open to the public. Major players in the gaming industry, like Entain, Curby Mc Lintock, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), and Palmerbet are on hand to sponsor attendees.